To help you add a little romance this Valentine’s Day we have a special case crammed full of 5 superb wines and a gorgeous bottle of Pink Champagne! Our Champagne Authentic Rosé Brut comes from the House of Edmond Barnaut and is full of luscious fruit, exotic spice and irresistible bubbles. At £49.99 we think this is the perfect gift and we can also send this case to your beloved with a personalised message if you would like to give a Valentine’s Day surprise!
Pink Champagne has become associated with Valentine’s Day over the years and surveys have shown that women prefer the gift of champagne on Valentine’s Day above flowers and chocolate. It’s quite ironic to think that Champagne was invented by a monk! However it now seems that Pink Champagne is associated with another much desired item – the Diamond.
Marilyn Monroe’s rendition of Diamond’s Are A Girl’s Best Friend may need updating as a rare Pink Champagne Diamond broke world records in 2010 fetching $45.75 million (£29 million), virtually doubling the previous record to become the most expensive stone ever sold auction. The rectangular step-cut pink diamond weighs 24.78 carats and was sold by Sotheby’s to top diamond trader Laurence Graff. It’s now known as the Graff Pink.
Most of the world’s Champagne Diamonds come from the Argyle Diamond Mine in the Ragged Ranges in the Kimberley region of remote north of Western Australia. Champagne Diamonds range from light straw to deep rich cognac in colour. Pink Champagne Diamonds are amongst the most rare and valuable – an extremely small proportion of Argyle Diamonds production is pink in colour, in fact less than one tenth of 1% is classified “Pink”. These stones display slight to bold flashes of pink in their fire and come in three ranges of shades, from Light, to Medium and Dark Pink Champagne.
You might think that Pink Champagne Diamonds are a modern fashion with celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Salma Hayek and Beyonce wearing them but the largest Pink Diamond dates back to 1642: The Darya-i-Nur or Sea of Light. The Darya-i-Nur is also the largest Pink Diamond in the world at about 185 carats and was part of the crown jewels of India until 1739 when it was taken by the invading Persian army and carried to Iran where it remains today.
So . . . as you see Pink Champagne really is a girl’s best friend.