Let’s face it, if you are looking for an affordable natural color diamond accessory, an engagement ring in my case, you are going to end up with only three colors brown, grey and yellow and most of us, with an exception of few different people, are going to pick Yellow over the other.
Naturally, Yellow diamond rings sound and look better than a grey or brown one. (Clearly, my opinion.) Colored diamonds get their color mostly because of impurities that get lodged during the diamond’s production and yellow diamonds get their shade because of the element Nitrogen, which is considered to be the most common impurity. This makes yellow diamonds one of the most common color of diamonds and one of the cheapest when choosing a color diamond. Naturally occurring yellow diamonds are also called as canary diamonds or fancy diamonds. People who have less funding can go for a diamond alternative like topaz or citrine. There are lab produced versions of yellow diamonds, which are generally much cheaper than fancy diamonds. The most popular would be cubic zirconia, or simply CZ, which is a diamond stimulant. Cubic Zirconia will look exactly like a diamond to the naked eye and it comes in various shapes and sizes.
There are many famous and notable yellow diamonds in the course of history. The most famous is the Allnatt Diamond, which was found in South Africa’s Premiere Diamond Mine. Then comes the Florentine, which was designed by Louis van Berquem for the Valois Family in 1467. The Kimberly Octahedron and the Yellow Tiffany were found in South Africa in the year 1972 and 1877 respectively. In the year 1964, the Oppenheimer, which was named in the memory of the Late Sir Earnest Oppenheimer, was found the Dutoitspan Mine located in Kimberly, South Africa and the legendary Briolette of India was brought by Eleanor of Aquitane to England in the 1150’s.
Yellow diamond rings have been sported by celebrities for some time. Singer Carrie Underwood was presented with a yellow diamond engagement ring by Hockey star Mike Fisher. Supermodel Heidi Klum was also given the same by her ex-husband, the singer Seal. In fact, the list of celebrities whose fingers fashioned a yellow diamond engagement ring are actress Rebecca Romijin, presented by actor Jerry O’Connell; heiress Paris Hilton, presented by Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis; singer Kelly Clarkson, presented by Brandon Blackstone; singer Rihanna, presented by fellow performer Drake; and singer Adele (the news of this ring being an engagement ring is not confirmed.)
A diamond symbolizes power, action and energy while the general symbolism of the color yellow would be renewal and hope. So, yellow diamond rings are the perfect for occasions like an engagement or marriage as it is said to bring cheerfulness and happiness to the couple. Even-though yellow diamonds can be purchased from online, it is better to research about the stone and the budget before moving in for the kill. I would also advice to check for a GIA certificate, or any type of gemology certificate, before purchasing.