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?). We know you’re probably wondering, ‘what about canary yellow diamonds’? 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.
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