White diamonds will always capture our hearts with their stunning brilliance and timeless appeal, but yellow diamonds have them beat when it comes to rarer stones that you can consider for your diamond engagement ring. They’re not only extraordinary, but they’re also very noticeable among a sea of colorless diamonds.
If you want a diamond engagement ring that stands out from the crowd, both in real life and on Instagram, and that will be completely unique to you, then a yellow diamond engagement ring may be the way to go.
What are Yellow Diamonds Anyway?
Lemonade and sunshine. Gold. Yellow diamonds have a radiant color that gleams like a summer day. These sparkling sunshine diamonds are unusual and undoubtedly lovely. A beautiful yellow diamond engagement ring is a surefire way to make a statement.
The rarest of the rare are fancy colored diamonds. A fancy color diamond is found in only one out of every 10,000 diamonds. That is why these rare, colorful diamonds are among the most costly gemstones in the world, breaking auction records.
However, not all fancy colors are out of reach: fancy yellow diamonds are the most widely available and least expensive of the fancy hues. A fancy yellow diamond can be purchased for a similar price to a colorless diamond, despite the fact that it is rarer. As a result, fancy yellow diamond engagement rings have become increasingly popular among diamond lovers.
When it comes to yellow diamonds, you can choose from a variety of colors, something you won’t discover with colorless diamonds. A fancy colored yellow diamond is one that deviates from the standard D-Z color scale. Fancy Light, Fancy Yellow, Fancy Dark, Fancy Deep, Fancy Intense, and Fancy Vivid are the six color grades used by the GIA to classify colored diamonds.
The intensity of the yellow color is indicated by these ratings. Often, in terms of monetary value, the more yellow the stone is, the more precious it is. Very yellow diamonds are sometimes called canary diamonds, which is not an official term, but is a great way to describe them.
However, paler yellow diamond engagement rings are just as beautiful. Many have the kind of pastel yellow appeal that is both very fashionable and very pretty. And, if you choose, you could also consider a yellow diamond that DOES feature a secondary color, as these can be especially beautiful as well.
Yellow Diamond Engagement Rings: Pros and Cons
Yellow diamonds may be the perfect answer if you’re seeking a genuinely unique engagement ring. Consider that diamonds have a higher level of brightness than gemstones, so if you prefer yellow, consider how much shinier your ring will be if you go with the yellow diamond.
Yellow diamonds look lovely in a variety of stone shapes and settings, whether set in yellow, white, or rose gold, or platinum. A yellow diamond usually compliments every skin tone too
And the biggest advantage of a yellow diamond is that it is more unusual and unique, so your ring will be that ‘very me’ diamond engagement ring that many modern brides are looking for.
Yellow diamonds, on the other hand, are extremely rare, making it more difficult to discover the ideal stone. Great yellow diamond stones with a strong color and a high quality level are very rare and can be hard to find.
Yellow diamonds are also more difficult to buy in terms of quality, so make sure you buy from a reputable supplier. Because they are colored, yellow diamonds are often imitated, and, to the naked untrained eye a yellow cubic zirconia, or even yellow glass might be able to pass for the real thing.
What is the Best Cut For a Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring?
What stone cut complements yellow diamonds the best? This is just one of the many things you will need to consider when shopping for a yellow diamond engagement ring.
When it comes to yellow diamonds, a radiant cut is often preferable to a brilliant cut. For a yellow diamond. A cushion cut is a good example of this. To give you that shine, the facets and shape of both cuts balance the most brilliant yellow color with the utmost brilliance possible. However, there are no hard and fast rules and you can choose the cut that you prefer (and should)
Ring Metal and Yellow Diamonds
What settings and metals complement yellow diamonds the best? When selecting a setting for a yellow diamond, we advise considering how the metal of the setting may alter the diamond’s appearance.
When setting a yellow diamond, yellow gold will emphasize the diamond’s yellow color and is the more common choice. The yellow diamond will have a lighter tint in white gold or platinum settings, but the contrast between the setting and the diamond will allow the yellow diamond to sparkle and pop.
Are Yellow Diamonds as Durable as White Diamonds?
Because yellow diamonds are, after all, diamonds, they have the same level of durability as white diamonds. The hardest gemstone is diamond, which has a Mohs hardness grade of ten. This means that a yellow diamond engagement ring will survive the test of time with the right care.
Are Yellow Diamonds in My Budget?
Most couples do shop for a diamond engagement ring with a budget in mind. Will a yellow diamond engagement ring be in yours, versus a white diamond option?
It will actually depend on the intensity of the color and the secondary hue of the diamond. Yellow diamonds can be relatively reasonable in price, and if they have a lighter yellow color, such as Fancy Yellow, they can occasionally be less expensive than a colorless diamond of the same quality. The price of a yellow diamond with a brown hue, for example, will often be even cheaper; but, a Fancy Intense Yellow or Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond will often cost more than a colorless diamond.
How to Keep a Yellow Diamond Ring in Good Condition
A yellow diamond is cared for in the same way as any other diamond. Simply use a small drop of soapy liquid and a toothbrush or another mild jewelry cleaning item to gently clean the diamond. Soap should be washed away with warm water and dried with a clean towel.