Diamond is the gemstone-quality crystalline form of carbon and it is indeed the hardest-known natural substance on Earth, rated at 10 on Moh’s hardness scale.
What is a yellow Diamond?
White diamonds are graded on a color scale from D, which is colorless, to Z which is a diamond that is showing a yellowish tint. Yellow diamonds, or fancy diamonds as they are also referred to, are diamonds that fall beyond that color scale.
Where is yellow Diamond found?
Natural yellow Diamonds can be found throughout the world, but are primarily found in South Africa and Australia.
Are yellow Diamonds treated?
Natural, untreated yellow diamonds are very rare. Some diamonds are treated with irradiation to improve the color of the stone.
Yellow Diamond Cuts and Shapes
Yellow diamonds are often cut into fancier shapes such as pear, oval, radiant, princess (square), emerald (octagon), asscher, cushion, rose cut, heart and trillion shapes.
Yellow Diamond Price
Natural untreated yellow diamonds are extremely rare and command a premium price. As with all diamonds, price also depend on the size and overall quality sought after. Smaller diamonds less than 1 carat typically range in price from $1,500 to $2,500 per carat, while gems over 1 carat can costs anything from $3,000 per carat and up.
Treated yellow diamonds are more affordable and top quality diamonds of less than 1 carat typically range in price from $500 to $1,500 per carat, while gems over 1 carat typically cost from $2,000 per carat and up.
What jewelry is Yellow Diamond suitable for?
Diamonds score a perfect 10 on Mohs hardness scale. This hardness means that yellow Diamonds can be used for all types of jewelry, including of course engagement rings, and can be worn everyday without any fears of being chipped, scratched or broken.