Engagement ring spotlight: Yellow diamonds
February 22, 2019 • 3 min read
Yellow diamond rings, along with sapphire engagement rings, have become some of the most popular coloured gemstone designs available. This bright alternative to popular white diamond engagement rings is also referred to as a canary diamond. For those of you considering yellow diamond rings, here’s some information about why they have become so loved.
Coloured diamonds are primarily given value based on their colouring with light coloured diamonds being the least valuable and fancy coloured diamonds being the most. Only one carat out of every 10,000 that are mined is a natural fancy coloured diamond! Of coloured diamonds, yellow is the most common which also means that they are the most affordable. Yellow diamonds are believed to be uplifting, cheerful and fun and the precious gemstone is also linked to humility, hope and friendship. Yellow diamonds are formed through the inclusion of nitrogen in the growth process, giving them a natural colouring.
As yellow diamonds are the most common coloured diamond, they are also the most affordable. One of the biggest issues with coloured gemstones other than diamonds is that they are more susceptible to damage since they are lower on the Moh’s scale. This means that yellow diamonds are the most affordable coloured gemstone on the market that is strong enough to easily withstand every day wear. As well as their functional benefits, yellow diamond engagement rings are one of the most unique options available. Yellow gemstones are a rare choice as jewels that are similar in appearance such as yellow sapphires are not as popular as blue sapphire rings and tend to be overlooked.
Yellow diamonds will shine in any design, but there are a few key styling options that truly enhance its beauty. If claws are needed to secure the diamond in place, yellow gold should be used. Even if the rest of the design features platinum or white gold, the claws should match the tone of the diamond so that they appear almost invisible and blend in. White diamonds look lovely when incorporated into yellow diamond designs as they highlight the vivid yellow colouring and make it appear even more vibrant. The white diamonds can be included through a halo or pave design or side stones that are smaller than the featured yellow diamond.
We have designed a range of stunning yellow diamond rings for our clients to treasure for years to come. No matter what your style is, Midas Jewellery can create the perfect diamond engagement ring for you or your loved one. Visit one of our Westfield boutiques or book an appointment online with one of our master jewellers in Sydney to get started in your search for the perfect engagement ring.