Yes! Each diamond is accompanied by a certificate from an independent laboratory (either the Jewellery Council of South Africa or the European Gemmological Laboratory) which uses sophisticated equipment and trained technicians to grade diamonds according to internationally-recognised standards. This certificate also indicates that the diamond is an authentic, natural diamond which has not undergone irradiation, colour enhancement, laser drilling, fracture treatment or fissure filling.
DC offers 3 variations of diamonds and their estimated values at retail level are:
Quarter Carat $ 350
Half Carat $ 1 250
One Carat $ 5 100
No. The glass pendants have no effect on the wine or its taste.
The glass pendant containing the diamond is inserted into the bottles during the disgorging process using the traditional Methode Champenoise process in the making of double fermented sparkling wine.
Diamant Classique is made utilising the exact same age old processes as French Champagne. Some of the DC wine variations use the exact same grape variety and a portion of the wines are aged in French Oak. Only wines made from the grapes grown within the Champagne region of France are allowed to be called Champagne. Even “Champagnes” made in France, but not from the tiny region of Champagne can not be called Champagne. DC has held many blind tasting tests with so called Champagne aficionados who could not distinguish the difference. In many cases they chose the New World Sparkling Wine over the French version.
Yes. The packaging is made up of a solid tube of aluminium. The aluminium tube is clad in genuine leather. There is a cardboard lining within the aluminium tube. These will all keep your bottle of DC chilled until you are ready to pop the cork and reveal the DC experience.