What To Know About Yellow Diamonds | Meaning, Quality, & Cost

What Are Yellow Diamonds

Yellow diamonds, also referred to as Canary Diamonds, offer a beautiful shine to any kind of jewelry, and is now being used in engagement rings and wedding bands more frequently, updating the traditional bride’s look to what’s new and next in diamond couture. Yellow diamonds are available at a variety of price points, making them one of the most popular colored diamond selections.

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Yellow Diamond Meaning

Diamonds are a symbol of love and devotion. Yellow diamonds are that and so much more! Yellow is a color that represents knowledge, intellect, and wisdom. It is a fun, uplifting color that evokes a sense of cheerfulness and optimism. A yellow diamond ring symbolizes the beginning or continuation of a life living happy and in love.

Yellow Diamond Origin

Yellow diamonds can be found all over the world, but they primarily originate from South Africa. They are available in every shape and size, from round to oval, cushion and princess cut. Each diamond is unique, varying in color intensity, ranging from light to vivid yellow.

Yellow Diamond Quality

Like other colored diamonds, yellow diamonds are found mixed with a secondary hue. Often, a yellow diamond will have appear brown, orange, or green in hue. In fact, the most famous yellow diamond is The Incomparable, which has a brownish yellow diamond and weighs in at 407.5 Carats – the third largest diamond in the world. Generally speaking, natural diamonds are worth a bit less than pure yellow (also known as Canary) diamonds.

Yellow Diamond Color Scale

Fancy Light Yellow > Fancy Yellow > Intense Yellow > Deep Yellow > Vivid Yellow

Yellow Diamond Cost

The vividness of the diamond ultimately determines the cost. For example, a Fancy Light Yellow Diamond might cost $3,500 while a Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond might cost $12,500. On average, a 1 Carat Fancy Yellow Diamond can cost $5,000. Natural Yellow Diamonds are a buyer’s most affordable option, priced similarly to traditional diamonds. Canary diamonds are worth a lot of money because they are rare and often found with a high clarity grading.

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