Typically, all naturally coloured diamonds are thought to be rare. The rarest coloured diamonds are red and these can command extravagant prices. It is difficult to find a large coloured diamond, due to the nature in which they are formed, therefore yellow diamonds that are of a larger size tend to be very rare and typically more expensive. Yellow diamond rings are the perfect choice for those looking for something a little different to the norm.
Just like white diamonds a yellow diamond’s price will depend on the carat, cut, colour and clarity of the diamond. Colour is considered one of the most important factors when choosing yellow diamonds and those that are brighter and more vivid in colour tend to be the most valuable. Typically, larger coloured diamonds are rarer, so therefore they can be very expensive. At Diamonds Factory we have a large range of yellow diamond rings that will fit most people’s budgets.
Coloured diamonds are graded in a different way to white diamonds. Diamond graders use a different scale to assess the hue, tone and saturation of fancy coloured stones. Saturation represents the depth and strength of colour, hue refers to the shade of the colour and tone represents how light or dark the stone is. The colour you select for your yellow diamond ring may depend on your budget and personal preference.
Yellow diamond rings are definitely on trend. Celebrities like Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson and Heidi Klum have all been proud owners of a yellow diamond ring, whilst Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga and Natalie Portman are among the many that have been spotted wearing the beautiful gemstone at events or on the red carpet.
While the round solitaire is typically the most popular cut for white diamonds, yellow diamonds tend to be favoured in a host of fancy cuts. Some of the most popular cuts for yellow diamonds (and coloured diamonds in general) tend to be oval, pear and cushion. Halo styles are also a very popular choice for yellow diamond rings, as the addition of white diamonds creates a beautiful and striking effect.