White diamonds will always have out heart, but when it comes to rarer stones, yellow diamonds have them beat. Not only are they exceptional, but incredibly standout in a sea of colorless diamonds galore.
First things first if you’re considering a yellow diamond is understanding the spectrum of hues. The range goes from light to dark: Fancy light, fancy yellow, fancy intense, and fancy vivid being the most common classifications (all of which sound super fancy, right?).
Simply put, a canary yellow diamond simply refers to more saturated yellow stones that are the most pure and natural (aka they don’t have secondary hues like orange or brown) within the spectrum like fancy intense and fancy vivid.
Because of their rareness, yellow diamonds come at a greater cost. However, the way we look at it is that the rarer a stone, the more opportunity for a truly one-of-a-kind ring. And what bride-to-be doesn’t want that? Clever, aren’t we?
Now you’re probably wondering why splurge on a rare yellow diamond when you can go for a similar looking gemstone for less? Well, we hear you and totally suggest sticking to a practical budget. Well, the thing to consider here is that diamonds have more brilliance than gemstones, so if you’re fanatic for yellow, think about how much shinier your ring will be if you spring for the yellow diamond? So sparkly!
Whether set in yellow, white, rose gold, or platinum, yellow diamonds are stunning in an array of stone shapes and settings. From solitaire cuts to diamond halos to side baguettes, you can go all-yellow for a bolder look or veer more traditional with colorless diamonds as part of the equation. A subtle pop, if you will.
Love the idea of rocking a yellow diamond engagement ring? Click through to see all of our favorite designs ahead!
Kataoka Diamond Iceberg Ring-Sunrise
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Simon Ardem Fancy Yellow 1.12 Carat Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Platinum Ring
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Xiao Wang Galaxy Light Yellow Diamond Ring
SHOP NOW: Xiao Wang, $5,306
Doyle & Doyle Estate Engagement Ring, Oval Diamond 0.68ct
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Disa Allsopp Yellow Diamond Ring
SHOP NOW: Twist, $5,852
Tiffany & Co. Tiffany True Engagement Ring with a Cushion-cut Yellow Diamond in 18k Yellow Gold Style #38746
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De Beers Yellow Aura Cushion Cut Ring
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Ken & Dana Design Bixton 3 Stone Radiant Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring
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GIA Fancy Yellow Diamond Cushion and White Diamond 3 Stone Ring in 18k Gold
SHOP NOW: Istdibs, $12,650
Anna Sheffield Bea Three Stone Yellow Gold & Yellow Diamond Ring
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Mark Broumand 3.46ct Fancy Yellow Radiant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
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Novel Collection GIA Certified 3 Carat Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring in 18K White and Yellow Gold
SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $59,600
GIA 5.01 Carat Natural Fancy Yellow Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Platinum
SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $145,000
Jemma Wynne Bespoke Radiant Canary and Double Diamond Pear Open Ring
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Harry Winston Classic Winston Oval-Shaped Yellow Diamond Ring
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Bario Neal Custom Avens Symmetrical .55ct Yellow Diamond Ring
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Kwiat Oval Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring
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Leo Ingwer Fancy Yellow Oval
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Material Good Fancy Yellow Radiant Cut Ring with Tapered Baguettes
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David Yurman Capri Pavé Engagement Ring in Platinum with Yellow Diamond, Cushion
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Jacob & Co. Ref. 90503205 Platinum and 18K Yellow Gold Ring set with a 2.24 carat Fancy Yellow Cushion Cut Diamond
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Ashoka Diamond Fancy Yellow Anastasia Ring
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