Yellow diamonds

Basic facts about yellow colored diamonds

All fancy colored diamonds are quite rare. Only 1 in 10.000 diamonds will be natural fancy colored. But inside this niche the yellow colored diamonds are the most commonly found and they usually also have the better clarity grades.
A large proportion of them are found in South Africa, but they also occur in other countries such as Angola, Borneo, Congo and Brazil and Sierra Leone. One of the most special yellows with a very high color saturation is called Zimmi. This is actually named after the mine from where it is found in Sierra Leone.

Yellow diamonds attribute their color to the fact that nitrogen atoms have assembled themselves in the lattice in such a way that they absorb the blue light and hence the stone’s yellow color.

Yellow diamonds as an investment

Investing in colored diamonds is a smart idea if you are looking for a long term luxury investment. Within the diamond market, the natural fancy colored diamonds are always increasing in value due to their extremely limited availability.
When buying yellow colored diamonds, the best investments would be the stronger colors like vivid or intense.

Every stone has it’s own unique beauty which you will enjoy as a jewel forever, whereas it’s value will only increase.

Famous yellow diamonds

The biggest rough yellow diamond ever found is called ‘The Incomparable’. It is a brownish yellow diamond and weighed 890 carats when it was found by a little girl that was going through the wastes of the Miba diamond mine in Mbudji Mayi, Zaïre. After cutting it became the third largest cut diamond in the world, weighing 407,78 carats and graded Fancy Deep Brownish Yellow Diamond, Internally Flawless.

Another truely remarkable yellow diamond is called the Tiffany Yellow, which was found in 1877 at the De Beers Mine. In the rough it was a canary-yellow octahedron , weighing 287,42 carats

The most famous yellow diamond engagement ring is the one Paris Hilton received from billionaire Paris Lastis, but also Whoopy Goldberg got noticed, wearing an 80 carats yellow diamond pendant. Many other celebrities followed too, most notably Dennis Quaid’s girlfriend, Kimberly Buffington, supermodel Heidi Klum, cover girl Varonica Varekova, hockey player Petr Nedved, producer Rodney Jenkins, and singer Joy Enriquez.  Celebrities may be adopting yellow diamonds as the newest hot diamond trend due to their extreme rarity.

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F-0131

cushion 12.08 SI2

fancy yellow

2155046046

ANDI-1

oval 10.05 color only

fancy vivid yellow

2175312908

PP16-12

emerald 6.18 VVS2

fancy light yellow

5171516816

PP14-4

pear 6.03 VS2

fancy intense yellow

2165029026

PP14-41

radiant 5.38 SI2

fancy light yellow

2165772061

164

Heart 5.30 SI2

fancy yellow

2155712212

PP15-44

pear 5.02 SI1

fancy intense yellow

2171233948

PP15-69

pear 5.01 VS2

fancy yellow

6177356620

PNA18-1-1

Cushion 4.41 VS1

fancy intense yellow

5192378726

P11-F-1

Marquise 3.76 VS1

fancy light yellow

5131698278

201776

Marquise 3.52 VS1

fancy yellow

2185709726

PP14-17

pear 3.51 VS1

fancy yellow

2165340147

PP14-47

cushion 3.49 SI1

fancy vivid yellow

1162776197

PP14-8

cushion 3.33 SI1

fancy vivid yellow

2116337441

PP12-25

pear 3.13 SI1

fancy vivid orange-yellow

16259168

P16-A-6

cushion 3.04 VS1

fancy yellow

1172559239

P14C-1

pear 3.03 VVS2

fancy brownish greenish yellow

1162354313

PP12-4

radiant 3.03 VS2

fancy vivid yellow

2145733264

PP15-39

marquise 3.02 SI1

fancy yellow

2176043413

PP15-27

pear 3.02 VS1

fancy yellow

5171194323

PP14-16

pear 3.02 color only

fancy intense yellow

2165155428

PP17-3

Emerald Cut 3.01 SI1

fancy vivid orangy yellow

1182027992

PP11-11

radiant 3.01 VS1

fancy yellow

2145013468

201734

Cushion 3.01 VS2

fancy light yellow

6183304236

PP15-32

pear 2.71 SI1

fancy yellow

2173215117

NAP12-1

heart 2.68 SI1

fancy vivid yellow

1142585070

PP16-35

pear 2.52 VS2

fancy yellow

6177629594

P16-A4

pear 2.52 VVS2

fancy yellow

6177559243

HK12-G-02

cushion 2.44 VVS1

fancy vivid yellow

7141351676

PP14-22

radiant 2.43 VS2

fancy yellow

1162339483

DEN17-3-8

Cushion 2.42 SI1

fancy yellow

7246069512

RAAH-1

cushion 2.34 SI1

fancy vivid yellow

1149430887

PP14-12

pear 2.28 VVS1

fancy yellow

2165238355

PNA18-3-1

Emerald Cut 2.23 VS1

fancy vivid yellow

5191476269

DA2

Cushion 2.08 VS1

fancy yellow

2194790539

PP13-32

cushion 2.06 VS1

fancy yellow

1156660793

2018191

Marquise 2.05 VS2

fancy yellow

6285363728

PP16-36

pear 2.04 SI2

fancy yellow

1172629566

P16A-9

radiant 2.03 SI1

fancy yellow

1176590532

P15G-8

pear 2.02 VS2

fancy yellow

5172308519

PP17-4

Pear 2.02 VS2

fancy vivid orange-yellow

5181659552

HK18-D-2

Cushion 2.02 VS1

fancy yellow

6292124397

DENP17-3-9

Cushion 2.01 SI1

fancy yellow

6225084423

NY17-11-1

Cut-Cornered Rectangular 2.01 VS2

fancy intense yellow

1186867917

P14F-5

cushion 2.01 SI1

fancy yellow

2165844167

DEN17-3-6

Cushion 2.01 VS2

fancy yellow

1182184677

201720

Marquise 2.01 VS2

fancy yellow

2185336002

151

Cut-Cornered Square 2.01 SI2

fancy vivid yellow

1162357763

484

Cut-Cornered Rectangular 2.00 VS1

fancy yellow

5206339418

HK17-U-3

Cushion 2.00 SI1

fancy light yellow

1279416428

211

Round 1.88 VS2

fancy vivid yellow

2165643814

HK15-D-01

cushion 1.82 VS2

fancy intense yellow

1208658691

HK17-V-6

Cushion 1.81 VVS2

fancy yellow

6275486296

P14-F-6

cushion 1.79 VS2

fancy yellow

1162853846

P15G-1

radiant 1.76 VVS2

fancy vivid yellow

2175246717

HK17-V-7

Cushion 1.71 VS2

fancy yellow

1273605730

201703

Square 1.64 SI2

fancy intense yellow

2175588276

P14F-9

trilliant 1.61 SI1

fancy yellow

5161956789

PJC16-1

Cushion 1.61 VS2

fancy vivid yellow

2183089308

2017.4.1

Cushion 1.61 IF

fancy light yellow

1235721037

PP14-50

cushion 1.59 IF

fancy vivid yellow

5161806106

PP14-53

heart 1.57 VS2

fancy yellow

2151566329

PP-12-1

cushion 1.56 VS2

fancy yellow

5141376717

P14F-3

cushion 1.55 VS2

fancy yellow

2165853863

HK17-U-4

Cushion 1.53 I2

fancy yellow

2276416438

HK17-T-1

Cushion 1.53 VVS2

fancy deep brownish yellow

2185869329

CM16-2

cushion 1.52 SI2

fancy intense yellow

5172531449

P13-G-1-A

radiant 1.52 VS1

fancy vivid yellow

2155642945

PP15-38

heart 1.51 SI2

fancy vivid orange-yellow

2196292120

2017.2.37

Emerald Cut 1.50 VVS2

fancy vivid yellow

15804348

201706

Cushion 1.50 VS2

fancy yellow

7248108716

201705

Oval 1.50 SI2

fancy yellow

5172294617

RHK16-2

pear 1.43 VVS2

fancy brownish yellow

7222829909

PP14-43

oval 1.42 VS1

fancy vivid yellow

5166778561

P15G-2

radiant 1.39 SI2

fancy yellow

2171304559

190

Round 1.37 VVS1

fancy light yellow

7208545405

HK17-U-7

Oval 1.33 SI1

fancy yellow

7276416419

P12B-12

radiant 1.33 VS1

fancy yellow

1142866431

HK17-R-1

Cushion 1.33 VS2

fancy yellow

1186379783

SAMPLE-I

cushion 1.32 VVS2

fancy yellow

5111430351

PNA18-2-2

Emerald Cut 1.31 VVS2

fancy vivid yellow

2191380523

P15G-17

radiant 1.30 VS2

fancy yellow

5172348547

HK15-A-01

cushion 1.30 VS1

fancy yellow

7191486140

461

Cushion 1.26 SI1

fancy intense yellow

6212644329

P15G-15

radiant 1.24 VS1

fancy vivid yellow

5172244907

P15G-6

pear 1.24 SI1

fancy yellow

2175349206

2017.3.3

Cushion 1.23 VS1

fancy intense yellow

1182184615

P11-G-27

radiant 1.23 IF

fancy yellow

5131640082

P11-B-17

cushion 1.22 VS2

fancy light yellow

2145867831

P11-G-18

radiant 1.21 VS1

fancy yellow

2135640125

2018148

Cushion 1.20 VVS1

fancy yellow

5181900693

P15H-3

cushion 1.20 VS2

fancy intense yellow

2171396106

PP15-45

round 1.20 SI2

fancy vivid orange-yellow

2171223376

PY12-2

oval 1.19 SI2

fancy yellow

7131638897

HK18-D-9

Oval 1.19 VVS1

fancy intense yellow

2298124332

PY12-1

oval 1.17 SI1

fancy yellow

1138638766

508

Marquise 1.17 IF

fancy yellow

2155566817

HK16-M-9

pear 1.16 VVS2

fancy yellow

6232240669

PP16-26

pear 1.16 SI2

fancy intense yellow

5171700530

P11-B-20

radiant 1.16 VS1

fancy brownish greenish yellow

5141804764

P15G-12

radiant 1.14 VS2

fancy yellow

1176308489

HK18-B-7

Oval 1.13 VS1

fancy yellow

7286781683

HK16M-01

cushion 1.11 VS2

fancy yellow

1237125436

201693

Cushion 1.10 VS2

fancy vivid yellow

5193882282

CMZR-15-1

emerald 1.09 IF

fancy intense yellow

2175444010

P15F-1C2

pear 1.09 SI1

fancy deep brownish greenish yellow

5172380432

PPHK16-4

Round 1.08 SI1

fancy vivid yellow

2214604821

201799

Pear 1.08 IF

fancy yellow

6205411083

P14-F16

cushion 1.08 SI1

fancy yellow

1162913052

HK17-R-6

Cushion 1.08 SI1

fancy yellow

2185415130

P14F-11

round 1.06 I1

fancy yellow

2165898021

BD14-4

pear 1.06 VS1

fancy yellow

5161113335

HK17-R-4

Oval 1.06 VVS1

fancy yellow

2181380547

104

round 1.06

fancy light yellow

2155772119

224

Round 1.06 I2

fancy yellow

6212331141

458

Heart 1.06 I1

fancy yellow

1213086304

P15F-1B1

trilliant 1.05 VS1

fancy deep grayish greenish yellow

5172245138

P14F-12

cushion 1.05 SI2

fancy vivid yellow

5161913019

P12-D-6

cushion 1.05 SI2

fancy vivid yellow

1152175907

194

Octagonal 1.04 I1

fancy grayish greenish yellow

1179221120

P15F-1C1

pear 1.03 SI1

fancy deep brownish greenish yellow

2175380248

P15G-10

radiant 1.03 SI1

fancy intense yellow

2175235182

hk16-p-27

Cushion 1.03 SI1

fancy intense yellow

6245360700

HK16M-05

cushion 1.02 SI1

fancy yellow

6231125425

PP16-25

oval 1.02 SI1

fancy vivid yellow

1172672858

PP14-21

round 1.02 SI2

fancy deep brownish greenish yellow

2165374439

BD14-3

heart 1.02 SI1

fancy light yellow

5161114031

381

Round 1.02 VS2

fancy intense yellow

1162032277

467

round 1.02

fancy light yellow

1208412757

2018163

Cushion 1.01 VS1

fancy yellow

7278847239

HK16-J-25

cushion 1.01 VS1

fancy deep brownish orange yellow

6221415480

HK17-U-8

Cushion 1.01 SI2

fancy yellow

7272486309

PP16-7

round 1.01 SI2

fancy intense yellow

2101453335

P15G-20

heart 1.01 VS2

fancy intense yellow

5172312888

HK17PP-1

Heart 1.01 VS2

fancy vivid yellow

5171314452

P11-H-27

radiant 1.01 VS1

fancy light yellow

2145015843

HK17-R-7

Oval 1.01 SI2

fancy yellow

1186380549

PCR-1

Cushion 1.01 VS2

fancy intense yellow

5101681066 (no pdf certificate)

HK14-A-03

Cushion 1.01 SI1

fancy vivid yellow

2165011303

167

Round 1.01 SI2

fancy brownish greenish yellow

5176723200

HK16-M-6

emerald 1.00 VS1

fancy light yellow

3235107193

HK15-G-06

cushion 1.00 SI1

fancy yellow

2206873413

B10-3-33

cushion 1.00 SI2

fancy yellow

5121721275

HK17-R-3

Cushion 1.00 SI1

fancy yellow

2185379806

283

Round-Cornered Rectangular 1.00 SI1

fancy dark gray-greenish yellow

2175219814

276

Round 1.00 I1

fancy deep yellow

6202513150

470

Round 1.00 SI1

fancy deep yellow

6205717063

DA3

Round 1.00 VS2

fancy yellow

6255884565

PP17-10

Marquise 1.00 VVS2

fancy vivid yellow

6265337695

P11-H-29

cushion 0.95 VS1

fancy light yellow

5131866393

HK16M-12

oval 0.94 color only

fancy intense yellow

7233240694

HK15-G-05

cushion 0.93 VS1

fancy yellow

7201873693

HK15-B-7

cushion 0.92 VVS2

fancy intense yellow

6191663857

BD14-7

heart 0.92 VS2

fancy yellow

2165113826

B10-1-14

cushion 0.92 VS1

fancy yellow

5121116975

HK16-Y-2

cushion 0.91 VVS2

fancy intense yellow

1237826622

HK15-B-06

cushion 0.91 SI1

fancy brownish greenish yellow

2196663738

BD14-5

cushion 0.91 VVS1

fancy yellow

5161113739

BD14-6

pear 0.91 SI1

fancy intense yellow

2165114013

HK17-R-5

Oval 0.91 VS1

fancy light yellow

6252829520

HK15-G-13

cushion 0.90 VS2

fancy light yellow

6205873745

BD14-8

cushion 0.90 VS1

fancy yellow

5161114053

PY12-4

oval 0.90 VS2

fancy yellow

6135638880

462

Cushion 0.90 SI2

fancy yellow

6205717698

P14F-4

heart 0.88 SI2

fancy yellow

5161956782

HK16M-10

cushion 0.84 VVS2

fancy yellow

6232107074

131

round 0.83

fancy vivid yellow

5121693611

142

Heart 0.82 VS2

fancy yellow

5213387357

HK15-B-02

cushion 0.81 SI2

fancy intense yellow

2196486192

HK16M-03

cushion 0.80 I2

fancy yellow

2236125438

HK15-G-23

cushion 0.80 SI1

fancy yellow

2207961445

HK15-A-12A

cushion 0.80 SI1

fancy yellow

3195886257

PY12-99

cushion 0.79 color only

fancy yellow

7131626596

PY12-37

marquise 0.79 I1

natural W to X range yellow

7131643847

HK16-K-02

cushion 0.78 VS1

fancy yellow

7221829754

PY12-7

oval 0.78 SI2

fancy yellow

7131638825

PP17-5

Round 0.76 VS2

fancy vivid yellow

2165739596

PY12-74

radiant 0.76 VS2

natural W to X range yellow

6135627585

PY12-15

oval 0.75 SI1

fancy yellow

7131638098

HK15-G-21

cushion 0.74 SI2

fancy yellow

7203961440

HKY14-1

cushion 0.74 SI2

fancy yellow

6185946595

HK12-E-5

cushion 0.74 VVS1

fancy intense yellow

7141996186

HK15-G-24

cushion 0.73 SI1

fancy light yellow

2204961450

HK15-D-06

cushion 0.73 VS2

fancy yellow

2206313948

HK15-B-05

cushion 0.73 I1

fancy vivid yellow

6192663783

HK17-R-9

Oval 0.73 VS1

fancy intense yellow

1255829502

434

Oval 0.73 SI2

fancy light yellow

5213056766

HK16-J-23

cushion 0.72 SI2

fancy yellow

1229559486

HK15-D-27

heart 0.72 VS2

fancy light yellow

6202658700

HK16-K-4

cushion 0.71 SI1

fancy intense yellow

6225829798

HK16-J-26

pear 0.71 color only

fancy deep brownish orange yellow

7226417090

HK15-C-25

cushion 0.71 VS2

fancy yellow

7208247472

PY12-12

oval 0.71 VS2

fancy yellow

1138638124

PY12-14

oval 0.71 VS1

fancy yellow

1138638106

HK16-J-01

cushion 0.70 VVS2

fancy intense yellow

7228559488

HK15-D-12

cushion 0.70 SI2

fancy yellow

7202313954

2017.3.20

Heart 0.70 VVS2

fancy vivid yellow

1239334851

PY12-8

oval 0.70 VVS1

fancy yellow

7131638800

PY12-6

oval 0.70 color only

fancy yellow

6135638838

HK12-D-06

cushion 0.70 VVS2

fancy yellow

2145967626

HK12-D-13

cushion 0.70 VVS2

fancy yellow

5141967622

HK12-D-11

cushion 0.70 VVS2

fancy intense yellow

1142967621

PY12-73

cushion 0.70 VS1

fancy yellow

1138627597

PP17-07

Round 0.70 VS2

fancy vivid yellow

1152500899

HK18-B-6

Cushion 0.70 VVS2

fancy yellow

7286781407

PY12-21

oval 0.69 SI2

fancy yellow

7131638155

PY12-75

cushion 0.69 SI2

fancy yellow

1138627564

HK12-G-04

heart 0.68 SI1

fancy intense orangy yellow

6145996394

PP17-9

Cut-Cornered Rectangular 0.67 IF

fancy vivid yellow

2185719552

264

Pear 0.67 SI2

fancy intense orange-yellow

2176206632

PY12-80

pear 0.66 color only

fancy yellow

7131626793

HK18-C-18

Cushion 0.66 VS1

fancy vivid yellow

6292124045

PCR-C-1

radiant 0.66 SI2

fancy intense yellow

1112963644

HK16-Y-1

cushion 0.65 I1

fancy intense yellow

2237826638

RH16-4

pear 0.64 I2

fancy intense orangy yellow

7221829646

P15F-1B2

pear 0.64 color only

fancy deep grayish greenish yellow

5171343393

PY12-18

oval 0.64 SI1

fancy yellow

6135638069

PY12-76

trilliant 0.63 SI2

fancy yellow

7131627548

PY12-28

oval 0.63 SI2

fancy yellow

6135638264

PY12-20

oval 0.63 SI2

fancy yellow

6135638040

HK12-D-14

cushion 0.63 VS2

fancy light yellow

1142967641

HK16-P-36

Oval 0.63 VS2

fancy intense yellow

6242360725

PY12-30

oval 0.62 SI1

fancy yellow

6135638278

PY12-29

oval 0.62 color only

fancy yellow

1138638292

PY12-77

cushion 0.62 SI2

fancy yellow

1138627531

HK15-D-10

cushion 0.61 VS2

fancy intense yellow

2206313973

PY12-17

oval 0.61 VS1

fancy yellow

1138638080

HK12-G-05

cushion 0.61 VS2

fancy vivid yellow

1148227920

PY12-34

oval 0.61 VVS2

fancy yellow

1138629075

PY12-27

oval 0.60 color only

fancy intense yellow

6135638251

HK15-B-11

cushion 0.58 SI2

fancy yellow

6191663761

LA-16

cushion 0.58 VS1

fancy yellow

6135637848

HK16M-13

cushion 0.56 SI2

fancy intense yellow

7232107105

PP17-8

Oval 0.56 SI2

fancy vivid yellow

6183713613

PY12-82

cushion 0.55 SI2

fancy yellow

6135638740

PY12-56

marquise 0.55 VS2

natural Y to Z range yellow

1138627756

PY12-58

marquise 0.55 VVS2

natural Y to Z range yellow

1138627710

HK16-J-28

pear 0.54 I2

fancy deep brownish greenish yellow

2227559463

PP17-6

Cut-Cornered Rectangular 0.54 VS2

fancy vivid yellow

2185707821

201841

Pear 0.54 VS2

fancy vivid yellow

5181924270

HK16M-11

cushion 0.53 color only

fancy intense yellow

1235240680

LA-15

cushion 0.53 VS2

fancy yellow

7131637863

HK12-D-08

cushion 0.53 VS1

fancy light yellow

5141967654

HK12-D-15

cushion 0.53 VS1

fancy intense yellow

2145967844

PY-12-90

marquise 0.53 VVS2

natural Y to Z range yellow

7131638497

HK16M-15

pear 0.52 color only

fancy yellow

7233240713

PY12-89

cushion 0.52 SI1

fancy yellow

6135638510

HK16-P-9

Pear 0.52 SI1

fancy yellow

2246360714

HK12-D-29

cushion 0.51 VVS2

fancy yellow

1142967842

HK15-B-03

heart 0.50 I1

fancy intense yellow

6192486209

PY12-84

cushion 0.50 VS1

fancy yellow

7131638658

HK12-D-01

cushion 0.50 VS1

fancy yellow

2145967810

LA-18

cushion 0.50 VVS2

fancy intense yellow

1138637838

HK18-D-25

Cushion 0.50 SI1

fancy intense yellow

1295124130

HK15-H-57

pear 0.49 SI1

fancy intense yellow

7223559481

HK16-P-35

Pear 0.49 VVS2

fancy intense yellow

2246360732

HK15-D-28

cushion 0.45 VS2

fancy light yellow

1209658705

HK15-B-21

cushion 0.44 SI1

fancy intense yellow

6192663801

201842

Pear 0.44 SI2

fancy vivid yellow

2185926680

PHK18-A-8

Cushion 0.43 SI1

fancy intense yellow

3285412794

HK15-B-31

pear 0.42 SI1

fancy intense yellow

6192886228

HK16-J-5

cushion 0.40 VVS1

fancy vivid yellow

1229559497

HK-12-E-04

cushion 0.40 SI2

fancy intense yellow

5151046474

HK12-D-26

cushion 0.40 VS2

fancy intense yellow

2145967793

258

Round-Cornered Rectangular 0.39 I1

fancy intense orange-yellow

2236508306

HK14-A-07B

radiant 0.37 IF

fancy yellow

6175172927

BD14-10

radiant 0.37 color only

fancy vivid yellow

5161114837

LA-10

pear 0.36 VVS2

fancy yellow

6135637897

HK16-J-15

pear 0.35 SI1

fancy vivid yellow

2228561840

HK15-B-27

emerald 0.35 I1

fancy yellow

6192663802

BD-14-11

cushion 0.35 color only

fancy vivid yellow

2165113887

HK15-B-26

emerald 0.34 SI1

fancy yellow

2197663883

LA-4

pear 0.34 VVS2

fancy yellow

6135637867

HK16-J-11

cushion 0.33 I1

fancy intense yellow

1235107132

HK15-B-30

pear 0.33 SI2

fancy intense yellow

6192886238

HK14-C-03

cushion 0.33 SI1

fancy vivid yellow

6175610593

BP13-A-3

round 0.33 SI2

fancy intense yellow

2155645766

HK16-N-50

cushion 0.32 VS2

fancy vivid orange-yellow

5236826655

HK16M-17

Oval 0.32 SI2

fancy vivid yellow

6232240737

HK17-S-6

Cushion 0.32 SI2

fancy vivid yellow

1182777729

HK15-B-23

cushion 0.31 SI2

fancy vivid yellow

7192663803

LEO17-13

Cushion 0.31 VS1

fancy intense yellow

6197119248

HK15-D-35

cushion 0.30 SI2

fancy yellow

1203658721

HK14-A-04B

cushion 0.30 I1

fancy vivid yellow

2165041904

HK11-C-39

cushion 0.30 VS1

fancy intense yellow

6125761564

HK12-E-24

cushion 0.26 VS1

fancy intense yellow

2155046329

HK12-E-19

cushion 0.24 VVS1

fancy vivid yellow

2155046324