The Champagne Surprise Tour is something we get asked for a lot at Royal Coster Diamonds by companies or more exclusive parties, such as gala’s and premieres. It’s a fun and informative experience for people and one of our guests can go home with a real diamond.
Every guest gets a glass of champagne. In each glass we have placed a real diamond or a zircon (a fake diamond). Nobody can see the difference between a real diamond and a zircon, so we have one of our master polishers available with a diamond loupe to check each diamond to determine if the diamond is a fake zircon or a real diamond.
Of course only a few (or one) of the stones are real diamonds, the rest are zircons. But the guests can keep the zircon as a beautiful memento of the entire night and while the diamond polisher checks their diamond, he explains a bit about the process of recognizing a real or fake diamond. And people always have questions about their own jewellery, which is answered discretely and in a fun manner.
We can have the champagne surprise tour at our premises or on location. 9 out of 10 times it’s done in the evening at a venue of your choosing, which is not a problem. The cost depends on your wishes. A glass of champagne costs € 5 euro, a zircon € 2,50 and a real diamond depends on the size and quality. Usually we take a 0,10 carat diamond which has a retail value of € 450 and sell it to you for € 190 euro. The cost of travel and the expert depends on the location and time we need to be there.