I have recently come across an interesting article from GIA on Yellow Diamonds. After talking about yellow diamonds with clients on a regular basis it was really refreshing to read an article that backed up a lot of the information we have known and tried to spread for many years.
The first thing that is really important to note is these are not white diamonds. So if you know a lot or even a little about white diamonds, try to set that aside and be open minded about yellow diamonds as different factors are important.
Yellow diamonds are rare, unique and so special and when you are staring out on the hunt for a yellow diamond for a piece of jewellery there are a few things that you need to know:
A fancy-color yellow diamond falls outside the GIA D-to-Z color range
GIA assigns one of six “fancy” color grades to your yellow diamond engagement ring
Don’t expect a round diamond for your yellow diamond engagement ring
Mountings can make a yellow diamond look darker
The metal used affects the appearance of a yellow diamond engagement ring
Some yellow diamonds might be treated, lab grown or both
Make sure GIA grades the diamond in your yellow diamond engagement ring
A yellow diamond engagement ring is rare because yellow diamonds are rare
The link to the GIA website where you can find more details about any of the above information can be found below: