7808 East 96th Street
Fishers, IN 46037
Ph (317) 845-0777
Hupp Jewelers houses a stunning array of jewelry compared to any retail store. We even have a lovely selection of loose diamonds as well as diamond jewelry. Our experienced staff has the knowledge and training to help you to create handmade jewelry. Come see our diamond store in a relaxed shopping experience.
Our retail store has a great selection of diamonds. The majority of the Champagne color diamonds are found in the Ragged Ranges in the Kimberley region of Australia. In this remote corner of North West Australia is the largest diamond mine in the world the called Argyle Diamond Mine. Diamonds were discovered here in October of 1979.
Retail jewelry store knows that since Argyle Diamond Mine was officially opened in 1985. Since that time, it has produced over 600 million carats of diamonds. By volume this mine is the largest producing diamond mine in the world but only about 5 percent of the stones produced are considered gem-quality. Other diamond mines usually have about 20 percent considered gem-quality.
Our local jeweler can explain to you that there are three primary causes of color variations in diamonds. The first is some type of foreign element was trapped inside the diamond. Nitrogen is the most common element and is responsible for yellow or orange coloration. If boron is responsible then the diamond will be a blue color. The second cause of color variations in diamonds is Natural Radiation and it will cause a green color. These are all considered type I diamonds.
The retail jeweler can go on to explain that Type II diamonds have very few if any nitrogen impurities in them. They get their coloration due to structural anomalies caused by Plastic Deformation during the crystal growth. The intense pressure changes the lattice structure of diamonds and has led to the formation of Red, Pink, Brown, and Champagne colored diamonds.
This leads diamond store to know that the Type II diamonds are rare and constitute less than 2 percent of the gem-quality diamonds available. Most of Australians production of diamonds are of the Type II verity and are usually a steely blue or grey due to scattered boron within the crystal matrix.