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History of Fancy Colour Diamonds

While fancy colour diamonds have traditionally been a small part of the diamond business, their popularity and availability have grown in the past several decades. In the 1980s the Argyle mine in Australia began marketing its brown stones under trade names like “Champagne” and “Cognac.” Argyle reached its goal of making the public more aware of fancy colour diamonds and dropped its marketing campaign in the late 1990s.

Other most well-known historical and current sources of fancy colour diamonds are India, South Africa, and Australia. Other diamond mine locations, including Brazil, Venezuela, Guyana, and Indonesia, also produce fancy colour diamonds.


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