What is Natural Yellow Diamond?
How would it be to hold a ray of sunlight in your hand? With a happy, comforting glow, a natural yellow diamond might be as close as we can get! Yellow diamond is a fancy colored diamond. These are diamond gems that exist beyond the traditional D to Z color scale we associate with conventional diamonds. With a natural, untouched origin, these yellow jewels undergo no additional treatment beyond a cut and polish. You’re experiencing a yellow diamond as created by Mother Nature.
Determining Yellow Diamond Value
Is natural yellow diamond valuable? The value of diamonds is typically determined by a combination of its color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. Fancy diamonds are graded closer to colored gemstones, with an emphasis on color. These guidelines will help you choose yellow diamonds for your collection.
- Yellow Diamond Color
If you've ever bought a traditional white diamond, then you may already be familiar with the color scale used to assess these gems. Fancy colored diamonds, like natural yellow diamond, are not graded on this scale and are instead valued more like other colored gemstones. The final color is the most critical factor.
Natural yellow diamonds from Shop LC range from light to medium yellow color, like a candy lemon drop. The more intense the color, the more valuable the stone is considered to be.
Colored stones receive their different hues through the presence of trace elements. Small amounts of nitrogen with yellow diamond creates the appealing yellow glow we witness in these stones.
- Yellow Diamond Clarity
All diamonds can fall on a scale of clarity, ranging from stones without visible inclusions to stones that might possess some visible indicators of its natural origin. With natural yellow diamond from Shop LC, stones are likely to show visible inclusions due to the size of the stone. With the smaller stones used, the face-up color, the color you see in finished jewelry, is more important than any other quality factor. For this reason, it’s common and acceptable to utilize stones with visible inclusions. Once arranged, you’re likely not to notice these factors when taking in the breathtaking effect of the finished piece!
- Yellow Diamond Cut
Most natural yellow diamond from Shop LC will be a traditional round shape, with tapered and baguette stones also featuring in jewelry. These shapes work well with the smaller size available when creating jewelry in cluster, melee or other jewelry styles.
- Yellow Diamond Carat
At Shop LC, most yellow diamonds will range in size between one to two millimeters in size. Larger sizes will be rare for this particular stone. In general, diamonds see significant price increases for every, quarter, half or full carat of size.
Yellow Diamond Treatment
These yellow diamonds are natural. This means they have undergone no additional treatment to improve the stone’s color or durability. This natural color will not naturally fade and will last with standard care.
Caring for Natural Yellow Diamond
Diamonds are known for being the hardest mineral on earth, reflecting in its Mohs hardness scale rank of ten. Only another diamond is capable of scratching another diamond. Diamond has good toughness and is excellent for daily wear. However, a sharp blow could still cause this stone to fracture or break. With any jewelry, it’s best to exercise caution when wearing it.
Avoid exposing your stone to household chemicals to prevent potential damage to your jewelry. Diamond is resistant to heat, but avoid instances of exposing the stone to fluctuations in temperature which can cause damage. It’s best to avoid using ultrasonic and steam cleaners with your yellow diamond jewelry.
The best way to care for your stone is with basic jewelry care. Gently scrub your stone with a soft bristled brush, using a solution of mild dishwashing soap and lukewarm water. Scrub until any visible dirt and oil are removed. Then, rinse with fresh and clean water. Gently dry the jewelry with a soft, lint-free cloth.
When not wearing natural yellow diamond jewelry, store your pieces in a lined jewelry box or cloth pouch. Store pieces separate from other jewelry items, as a diamond can scratch anything; even another diamond!
Who Can Wear Yellow Diamond?
At Shop LC, natural yellow diamonds range in size between one and two millimeters. These smaller stones are perfect for use in melee, a jewelry design technique that uses smaller stones to create exciting designs or to surround larger stones. Much of the yellow diamond jewelry from Shop LC embraces this technique in creating unique and one-of-a-kind pieces not found through other retailers.
With the continuing rise in popularity of colored stone engagement jewelry, fancy diamonds are seeing more use. In particular, yellow diamond has been a trendy alternative to classic white diamonds. A wedding band or just a yellow diamond melee band are both great options for ring enhancers for colored stone engagement rings.
With its sunny disposition and positive symbolism, yellow diamonds work best in complementing spring and summer color palettes. Alternately, small accents of yellow will pop against black and white neutrals.
Diamond is also the traditional gift for the tenth wedding anniversary, making yellow diamond a surprising gift for this milestone year.
How Does Yellow Diamond Compare to Other Yellow Stones?
With a bevy of yellow jewels on the market, it’s natural to wonder how yellow diamond compares. With a light to medium color, yellow diamond frequently appears lighter than other yellow stones such as yellow sapphire and canary apatite.
Natural yellow diamonds should not be confused for another famous yellow diamond, the canary yellow diamond. Canary diamonds stand apart for their more saturated color, and lack of secondary tones sometimes seen in other yellow diamonds.
Where Does Yellow Diamond Come From?
Diamonds are known to occur throughout the world, with every continent boasting a diamond-producing country. Shop LC sources our supply of natural yellow diamonds from Central Africa, Brazil, and Australia. In particular, these countries are known for the quality of the stones they produce.
Natural Yellow Diamond Properties
What Does Yellow Diamond Mean?
Traditionally, diamond gemstones are associated with the concepts of enlightenment and wisdom, providing clarity when making tough decisions. Many consider it to be a stone of protection, creating feelings of peace in difficult circumstances.
Yellow is known as a positive color, embodying notions of optimism and happiness. Yellow gemstones are frequently associated with self-satisfaction, a generous nature, and success in pursuing one’s goals.
Disclaimer: The information presented is for information purposes only and should not replace the advice of a trained medical professional.
Is Yellow Diamond a Birthstone?
By tradition in the United States, diamond is the modern April birthstone. Typically, this is represented by the traditional white diamond. However, with the rise in popularity of colored gemstones, many consumers are showing a preference for fancy colored diamonds. Yellow diamond makes for an excellent alternative when choosing April birthstone jewelry.
Natural Yellow Diamond Facts
- Yellow diamond ranks ten on the Mohs scale of hardness.
- These yellow diamonds display light to medium yellow color.
- Shop LC sources our supply of yellow diamond from Central Africa, Brazil, and Australia.
- These yellow diamonds undergo no additional treatment and are all natural.