Fancy diamond engagement rings are favored for their show-stopping shades. Yellow diamonds are renowned for their sunshine hue, and are becoming a top pick for colored engagement rings. See how they get their value, and why millions have been captured by the allure of yellow diamond engagement rings.
WHAT IS A FANCY DIAMOND?
When it comes to a regular diamond, the more colorless the stone, the higher its value. A fancy diamond, however, has some degree of color that adds to its value. Colors can include yellow, red, green, blue, pink and more. Fancy diamonds can also range in their hues:
WHAT IS A YELLOW DIAMOND?
Yellow diamonds are the most common color among valuable fancy diamonds.
YELLOW DIAMOND COLOR
“Colorless” diamonds can often still carry a yellow or brown tint, which is undesirable for diamonds in the normal color range. The point where this faded yellow turned into a rich yellow shade is when the stone is considered a valuable and rare yellow diamond.
YELLOW DIAMOND MEANING
Yellow is associated with wisdom, and is revered for its uplifting tone. A yellow diamond engagement ring symbolize joy, cheer, optimism, hope and prosperity.
FAMOUS YELLOW DIAMONDS
One of the largest yellow diamonds ever discovered is the Tiffany Yellow Diamond. When discovered in 1878, the stone weighed 287.42 carats.
One of the largest, and most famous yellow diamond collections was gifted to the Smithsonian Institute in 1994 by Mrs. Janet Annenberg Hooker. The collection, known as the Hooker Diamonds, was designed by Cartier, Inc. in the late 1980’s.
This spectacular collection includes a necklace comprised of approximately 245 carats, matching ear clips and a ring. The fancy yellow diamonds are set in yellow gold and flanked by colorless diamonds as well.
Over the past decade, we’ve seen several celebrities that have been drawn to the rare beauty of yellow diamonds, opting for these exquisite jewels as their ring focal point. Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Rebecca Romijn, and Heidi Klum are just some of the few that have strayed away from traditional colorless diamonds for engagement rings.
Engagement rings should be as unique as the couple they represent. Consider a yellow diamond engagement ring for a vibrant, unforgettable, meaningful engagement ring.