It's harvest time in the Cognac region of France. We're in the middle of a walking tour of the brandy vineyards. Big names, little names and every one in between. The trick is to pace yourself. These grapes have been here since the Romans planted them 2000 years ago. They aren't going anywhere.
The vaulted stone hallways of this 11th-century castle are captivating. The old copper stills in the cellar are impressive. But what I'm really looking forward to is a taste. Finally, we make our way to an ivy-walled courtyard and my anticipation is quenched. I swirl the brandy in my fat glass. A sniff, then a sip. It tastes like pure gold and sunshine. I may never leave.
Inspired by the art and science of crafting a fine aged brandy, we created the Cognac Ring, Necklace and Earrings Set. Each piece boasts, an impressive lab-created DiamondAura®. The cushion-cut, brandy-colored centerpiece sits on either side of half-moon white DiamondAura that fits snugly against the pale golden superstar. Cognac-colored diamonds are incredibly rare and have shot up in value over the years. Our goal was to match the subtle color of prized natural stones that can fetch upwards of $15,000 per carat. After close inspection of the Cognac Collection, I'm proud to say that I can raise a glass and offer a toast to our glowing success.