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Dive into a dazzling world where the allure of fancy yellow diamonds transforms mere rays of sunshine into an extravagant display of sparkle and warmth. Uncover the secrets behind these radiant gems that have captivated hearts and adorned fingers with their luminous glow, from historical enchantment to modern glamour.

Who doesn't love a little sunshine? We're certainly not against it — especially when that sunshine is paired with some serious sparkle. Picture golden rays of light dancing within the heart of a brilliant gem, casting a warm glow that evokes feelings of pure joy. Welcome to the world of fancy yellow diamonds. Also known as canary diamonds, yellow diamonds are not just any old gemstone; they are exquisite natural creations that glitter like literal sunshine.

From their formation deep within the Earth's crust to their enchanting hues that range from subtle pastels (fancy light yellow) to intense vivid yellow hues, yellow diamonds have captured the imagination of jewelry enthusiasts and designers alike for centuries. If you're looking to make one of these fabulous gems your own in a yellow diamond engagement ring or wedding band, or just exploring their unique elegance, join us as we discover their exciting history and allure.

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What Are Yellow Diamonds?

Yellow diamonds, also known as canary diamonds for their vibrant yellow color, are a dazzling subset of fancy-colored diamonds renowned for their warm, sunny hues. But how do they come to possess such vivid colors? Well, it's all about chemistry and pressure!

Like other diamonds, these stunning gems are formed deep within the Earth's crust under immense pressure and high temperatures. During their formation, trace elements, particularly nitrogen, are incorporated into the diamond's crystal lattice, which gives rise to their distinctive yellow coloration.

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Canary vs. Yellow Diamonds: What's the Difference?

You might be wondering, what sets canary diamonds apart from regular yellow diamonds? Well, the term "canary" is often used to describe yellow diamonds with intense, vivid hues reminiscent of a canary bird's vibrant feathers. Essentially, all canary diamonds are yellow diamonds, but not all yellow diamonds are canary diamonds. It's all about that extra burst of brilliance!

It's good to know, however, that the term "canary" won't appear on a diamond grading certificate, it is simply a trade term not does not have any true standardization.

Decoding the Fancy Color Diamonds Grading Scale

A fancy color diamond is a term used to describe diamonds that exhibit intense colors beyond the traditional colorless to near-colorless diamonds commonly seen in the market. While most diamonds are graded on a color scale that ranges from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow or brown), fancy color diamonds fall outside this range, displaying hues such as blue, pink, yellow, green, red, and more.

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) uses a specialized grading system for fancy color diamonds that considers three main factors: hue, tone, and saturation.

  1. Hue: This refers to the diamond's dominant color. For example, a fancy yellow diamond has a yellow hue, and a fancy pink diamond has a pink hue.

  2. Tone: Tone describes the lightness or darkness of the color. It indicates how much black or white is present in the color.

  3. Saturation: Saturation measures the intensity or vividness of the color. A diamond with high saturation will have a more intense and vibrant color.

These special diamonds can be found in various shades and combinations, and the rarity of certain colors contributes significantly to their value. For example, red and blue diamonds are exceptionally rare and highly sought after, making them some of the most valuable diamonds in the world.

Are Yellow Diamonds Popular?

While most of what you'll see on the market is certainly in the colorless to near colorless range, there are those who really strive to stand out in their engagement ring style. This includes several celebrities who've opted for fancy color diamond engagement rings, showcasing their unique and personal style, including Jennifer Lopez (who's had both pink and now green diamonds), Beyoncé, Blake Lively, and Jessica Simpson.

These are just a few examples of celebrities who have chosen colorful diamond engagement rings to symbolize their love and commitment. Each ring reflects the unique personalities and preferences of the individuals who wear them, showcasing the timeless style and appeal of fancy color diamonds in the world of flashy romance.

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Shopping for Yellow Diamonds: What to Look For

As with any diamond purchase, it's essential to consider the 4Cs: Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat weight. Cut is the most important of them all when it comes to ensuring your diamond will sparkle brilliantly, however when you're looking for a yellow diamond in the fancy color diamond range, you'll also want to pay close attention to the intensity and saturation of the color.

  1. Color Intensity: The intensity of the yellow color greatly affects the price of a yellow diamond. Vivid and fancy intense yellow diamonds are rarer and thus command higher prices compared to lighter or faint yellow stones.

  2. Carat Weight: As with all diamonds, larger yellow diamonds are more rare and valuable than smaller ones. The price per carat tends to increase with the size of the diamond.

  3. Clarity: Yellow diamonds with fewer inclusions or blemishes are considered more valuable. However, because the yellow color can mask some clarity characteristics, certain inclusions may be less visible in yellow diamonds compared to colorless ones.

  4. Cut Quality: Well-cut yellow diamonds maximize their brilliance and fire, enhancing their overall beauty and value. Diamonds with excellent cuts may command higher prices.

  5. Certification: Diamonds that come with reputable gemological certificates, such as those from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), may have higher prices due to the assurance of quality and authenticity.

The Price of Sunshine: Understanding Yellow Diamond Pricing

While yellow diamonds can be less expensive compared to other fancy colored diamonds, particularly those with intense, rare colorations like blue or pink, high-quality vivid yellow diamonds can still be quite valuable. Ultimately, the price of a yellow diamond will depend on its unique combination of characteristics and how they are valued in the market at the time of purchase. If you're looking for more affordable yelllow diamond engagement rings, you can also explore lab created yellow diamonds.

Yellow lab-created diamonds, just like colorless lab-created diamonds, are created in controlled laboratory environments using advanced technology that replicates the conditions under which natural diamonds are formed. Despite being created in a lab, these diamonds possess identical physical, chemical, and optical properties to their natural counterparts.

The key difference lies in their origin and production process. While natural yellow diamonds are the product of geological processes occurring deep within the Earth, lab-created yellow diamonds are grown in a controlled setting, often through high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) or chemical vapor deposition (CVD) methods.

Value and Market Perception:

While both natural and lab-created yellow diamonds possess beauty and durability, they may have different perceived values in the market. Natural diamonds are often associated with rarity and authenticity, commanding higher prices due to their natural origin. Lab-created diamonds, on the other hand, offer a more affordable and sustainable alternative without compromising on quality or beauty.

Whether you opt for natural or lab-created, yellow diamonds are a dazzling choice to represent your love and add a special touch of sunshine to your jewelry collection.

GOODSTONE East West Half Bezel Solitaire Engagement Ring With Canary Yellow Elongated Radiant Cut Diamond

The East West Half Bezel Solitaire Engagement Ring With Canary Yellow Elongated Radiant Cut Diamond sparkles like no other. Natural or lab-made, both stunning.

Showcasing Sunshine

When it comes to yellow diamond engagement rings, there are endless options to explore and designs to choose from. Yellow diamonds shine brightest when showcased in complementary yellow gold settings, however they can be just as gorgeous in a contrasting white gold or platinum diamond ring. You'll often find yellow diamonds in fancy shapes (other than round) because these cuts highlight the diamond's intense color. A radiant cut diamond ring, for instance? We love this look set in a super modern half-bezel mounting that combines spectacular color with geometric simplicity.

We also love a yellow diamond wedding ring, with a full band of sunshiny brilliance that can be loved forever. Choose from elegant, sparkly oval diamonds or the Art Deco-style Asscher cut diamond for something with a bit of sophisticated flash. Want something a bit more subtle? Let yellow diamonds be an accent to colorless diamonds in nearly any style of ring.

GOODSTONE Asscher Cut Constellation Eternity Band With Canary Yellow Diamonds

TheAsscher Cut Constellation Eternity Band With Canary Yellow Diamonds, a gorgeous addition to your collection. Featuring a pop of color and a unique cut.

GOODSTONE East West Claw Set Oval Eternity Band with Canary Yellow Diamonds

Try theEast West Claw Set Oval Eternity Band with Canary Yellow Diamonds, for a mix of color and versatility, paired with that classic unique east west setting.

Creating Your Yellow Diamond Dream Ring

Ultimately, yellow diamonds are for anyone and everyone, not just celebrities. These radiant bursts of sunshine capture the magic of nature with their mesmerizing hues and captivating brilliance. So, if you're in search of a little sunshine of your own, shop our collection of yellow diamond engagement rings and wedding bands for inspiration, or get to customizing with our team of expert designers and craftspeople.

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