Yellow Diamond Engagement Rings: The Complete Guide

Square yellow diamond ring

Ken & Dana Design

White diamonds will always have our hearts, but when it comes to rarer stones, yellow diamonds have them beat. Not only are they exceptional, but they certainly stand out in a sea of colorless diamonds galore.

What Is a Yellow Diamond?

A yellow diamond refers to more saturated yellow stones that are the purest and most natural (aka they don’t have secondary hues like orange or brown) within the spectrum like fancy intense and fancy vivid.

Part of 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?). 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.

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. The thing to consider here is that diamonds have more brilliance than gemstones, so if you’re a 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, or 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? Read on to see our favorite designs.

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Kataoka Diamond Iceberg Sunrise Ring

Gold band ring with single yellow diamond

Kataoka

This sleek and smooth gold band is absolutely stunning. And even with such a simple and sweet design, this sunrise-hued diamond catches light to truly make this design shine.

SHOP NOW: Kataoka, $2,280

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Simon Ardem Fancy Yellow Oval-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Pave diamond ring band with yellow diamond

1stdibs

This is what oval-cut diamond ring dreams are made of. A 1.12-carat yellow diamond certainly makes a statement, but the sparkly pavé band completes the design in the most elegant way.

SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $4,500

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Xiao Wang Galaxy Light Yellow Diamond Ring

Small pave ring band with yellow diamond

Xiao Wang

This design from Xiao Wang truly feels out of this world. The center cushion-cut diamond is gorgeous in a natural light yellow hue, complete with small white diamonds to round out the look.

SHOP NOW: Xiao Wang, $5,306

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Doyle & Doyle Estate Engagement Ring With Oval Diamond

Pear yellow diamond ring

Doyle & Doyle

A pear-shaped diamond can offer such a unique, vintage feel. But the other benefits to a pear? More sparkle, and it's an elongating style for a flattering look. This design incorporates a brilliant light yellow diamond with two baguette diamonds in the most charming setting.

SHOP NOW: Doyle & Doyle, $6,800

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Disa Allsopp Yellow Diamond Ring With Textured Gold Band

Hammered gold engagement ring with yellow diamond

Twist

We can't get enough of this rustic design, with a uniquely textured 18K gold band. The bezel-set yellow diamond is the perfect addition to round out this earthy vibe.

SHOP NOW: Twist, from $2,926

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Tiffany & Co. Tiffany True Engagement Ring With Yellow Diamond in 18k Yellow Gold

Solitaire yellow diamond ring

Tiffany & Co.

Why not go bold with clean lines and a yellow diamond? This 18K yellow gold band is paired with a rare yellow cushion-cut diamond for a refined look.

SHOP NOW: Tiffany & Co., price upon request

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Ken & Dana Design Bixton Three-Stone Radiant Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring

Square three-stone yellow diamond ring

Ken & Dana Design

We love the semi-rustic look of a yellow diamond, while still being inherently elegant. This design captures that perfectly, with a platinum band, yellow gold prongs, trillion-cut white diamonds, and a light yellow diamond to be the star of the show.

SHOP NOW: Ken & Dana Design, price upon request

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Anna Sheffield Bea Three-Stone Yellow Diamond Ring

Square yellow diamond ring

Anna Sheffield

What a show-stopper! This one-of-a-kind design from Anna Sheffield incorporates a light yellow radiant-cut diamond with white diamond trillions, all set in 14K recycled yellow gold.

SHOP NOW: Anna Sheffield, price upon request

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Mark Broumand Fancy Yellow Radiant-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Square yellow diamond ring

Mark Broumand

This ring definitely brings the sparkle, with a bold radiant-cut yellow diamond in the center. But the accent of a beautiful white round diamond halo, paired with trapezoid side stones, truly makes it a work of art.

SHOP NOW: Mark Broumand, $20,995

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Jemma Wynne Radiant Canary and Double Diamond Pear Open Ring

Custom yellow diamond ring

Jemma Wynne

This piece from Jemma Wynne is truly one-of-a-kind. The 18K yellow gold band leads into a radiant yellow diamond on one end, with white pear-shaped diamonds on the opposite end for a unique, bespoke design.

SHOP NOW: Jemma Wynne, price upon request

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Harry Winston Classic Winston Oval Yellow Diamond Ring

Oval yellow diamond ring

Harry Winston

This design shines with a bold, yellow hue. A set of tapered baguette diamond side stones lead way to a sparkly oval-cut yellow diamond to truly make a statement.

SHOP NOW: Harry Winston, price upon request

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Bario Neal Custom Avens Symmetrical Yellow Diamond Ring

Oval yellow diamond ring

Bario Neal

We love the symmetry of this look, with a cushion-cut yellow diamond in the center. The polished yellow gold band and white diamonds on either side of the yellow diamond provide the most beautiful complement to complete the design.

SHOP NOW: Bario Neal, $3,950

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Kwiat East-West Oval Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring

Oval yellow diamond ring with pave band

Kwiat

There's just something so special and unique about an East-West diamond, but this design takes it to a whole new level. The oval yellow diamond solitaire, paired with a pavé band, is strikingly beautiful.  

SHOP NOW: Kwiat, price upon request

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Leo Ingwer Fancy Yellow Oval Diamond Ring

Pave oval yellow diamond

Leo Ingwer

Incorporating a yellow diamond is a truly special way to set your engagement ring apart. And a unique setting can take it to the next level. This twisted setting with an oval yellow diamond and pavé band is nothing short of stunning.

SHOP NOW: Leo Ingwer, price upon request

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Material Good Fancy Yellow Radiant-Cut Diamond Ring With Tapered Baguettes

Yellow diamond ring with baguette band

Material Good

What a stunning setting to make a yellow diamond stand on its own. We love the way tapered baguette diamonds sit on either side of this radiant-cut yellow diamond to make a statement.

SHOP NOW: Material Good, price upon request

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David Yurman Capri Pavé Engagement Ring With Yellow Diamond

Pave band with square yellow diamond ring

David Yurman

Add a whole lot of sparkle to your ring finger with this piece. Named after David Yurman's favorite island, Capri, this sparkler is complete with a cushion-cut yellow diamond and gorgeous pavé diamond band.

SHOP NOW: David Yurman, price upon request

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Jacob & Co. Platinum and 18K Yellow Gold Ring With Fancy Yellow Diamond

Three-stone yellow diamond ring

Jacob & Co.

We love a cushion-cut solitaire in any ring, but seeing it in yellow brings a new element of elegance. And set with unique half-moon diamonds on either side, this stunner makes a statement.

SHOP NOW: Jacob & Co., price upon request

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Ashoka Fancy Yellow Diamond Anastasia Ring

Square halo yellow diamond ring

Ashoka

A good halo is always beautiful, but add pavé diamonds all the way around? Simply stunning. We love the way these little white diamonds add sparkle all the way around a yellow diamond.

SHOP NOW: Ashoka, price upon request

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De Beers Yellow Aura Cushion-Cut Ring

Square yellow diamond ring

De Beers

This design was centered around enhancing the character and beautiful hue of the yellow diamond. With a charming pavé halo and platinum band, this ring is truly vibrant.

SHOP NOW: De Beers, price upon request

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Astteria Fancy Light Yellow Diamond Ring

Square yellow engagement ring

Astteria

 

What a way to make a yellow diamond the center of attention! This radiant 9.05-carat yellow diamond is truly beautiful, with two trilliant side stones to bring it all together.

SHOP NOW: Astteria, $126,500

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Monique Péan Rose-Cut Light Yellow Rectangular Diamond Ring

Light yellow diamond ring

Monique Péan

Opting for a yellow diamond doesn't have to be totally bold in color. Yellow diamonds are available in lighter hues, and this design perfectly hits the mark. This rose-cut rectangular diamond is simple and stunning, paired with a white diamond pavé band.

SHOP NOW: Monique Péan, price upon request

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Entre Nous Yellow Diamond Three-Stone Engagement Ring

Square yellow diamond engagement ring

 Diana Vincent

This stunner is nothing short of brilliant. We love the way both platinum and 18K yellow gold are brought together to symbolize two people coming together in love. The addition of two white diamonds with a center yellow stone makes for such a beautiful representation.

SHOP NOW: Diana Vincent, price upon request

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Hugo & Haan Emerald-Cut Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring

Emerald cut yellow diamond engagement ring

 Hugo & Haan

This ring is definitely for the gold-hue obsessed. With an 18K gold band, gold prong setting, and emerald-cut yellow diamond, this ring is boldly elegant.

SHOP NOW: Hugo & Haan, price upon request

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Mark Broumand Vivid Yellow Trapezoid-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Trapezoid yellow diamond ring

Mark Broumand

Want to go with something truly sparkling and totally different? With a vivid yellow trapezoid-cut diamond, paired with round-cut and baguette diamonds, this design is exceptionally gorgeous and truly unique.

SHOP NOW: Mark Broumand, $40,995

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