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, 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 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 its own unique beauty which you will enjoy as a jewel forever, whereas its 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 890ct 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 407.78ct and graded Fancy Deep Brownish Yellow Diamond, Internally Flawless.

Another truly 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 287.42ct

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 80ct 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.

Natural Fancy LightYellow diamond
PP14-41
Radiant 5.38 SI2
Fancy Light Yellow
Retail price: Price on request Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy LightYellow diamond
20200113
Round 3.49 VVS1
Fancy Light Yellow
Retail price: Price on request Exc. VAT
Natural FancyBrownishYellow diamond
201922212
Oval 3.05 VS1
Fancy Brownish Yellow
Retail price: $17,385.00 Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy IntenseYellow diamond
PP14-16
Pear 3.02 color only
Fancy Intense Yellow
Retail price: Price on request Exc. VAT
Natural FancyBrownishYellow diamond
201922211
Oval 3.02 VS1
Fancy Brownish Yellow
Retail price: $17,214.00 Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy VividOrangyYellow diamond
PP17-3
Emerald Cut 3.01 SI1
Fancy Vivid Orangy Yellow
Retail price: Price on request Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
P16-A4
Pear 2.52 VVS2
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: Price on request Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
PP14-22
Radiant 2.43 VS2
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: Price on request Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
PP13-32
Cushion 2.06 VS1
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: Price on request Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy LightYellow diamond
HK17-U-3
Cushion 2.00 SI1
Fancy Light Yellow
Retail price: $9,450.00 Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy DeepBrownishYellow diamond
HK17-T-1
Cushion 1.53 VVS2
Fancy Deep Brownish Yellow
Retail price: $8,032.50 Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy VividYellow diamond
P13-G-1-A
Radiant 1.52 VS1
Fancy Vivid Yellow
Retail price: Price on request Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy VividYellow diamond
NYNA20-6-1
Cushion 1.16 VVS2
Fancy Vivid Yellow
Retail price: Price on request Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy VividYellow diamond
HK19-D-4
Cushion 1.12 VS1
Fancy Vivid Yellow
Retail price: $15,120.00 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
HK19-9-5
Cushion 1.10 SI1
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: Price on request Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy VividYellow diamond
PNA19-2-7
Cut-C.. Rectangular 1.05 VS1
Fancy Vivid Yellow
Retail price: Price on request Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
HK19-9-1
Cushion 1.02 VS1
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: Price on request Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy DeepBrownish OrangeYellow diamond
HK16-J-25
Cushion 1.01 VS1
Fancy Deep Brownish Orange Yellow
Retail price: $5,454.00 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
NYNA-H2
Square Emerald Cut 1.01 VS1
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: $7,347.75 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
HK19-9-10
Cushion 0.96 VS2
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: Price on request Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy LightYellow diamond
P11-H-29
Cushion 0.95 VS1
Fancy Light Yellow
Retail price: $4,560.00 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
HK15-G-05
Cushion 0.93 VS1
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: $3,487.50 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
B10-1-14
Cushion 0.92 VS1
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: $3,795.00 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
BD14-5
Cushion 0.91 VVS1
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: $3,685.50 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
HK19-9-7
Cushion 0.91 VVS2
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: Price on request Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy LightYellow diamond
HK15-G-13
Cushion 0.90 VS2
Fancy Light Yellow
Retail price: $2,430.00 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
BD14-8
Cushion 0.90 VS1
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: $4,860.00 Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy VividYellow diamond
NYNA11-8
Cushion 0.90 SI2
Fancy Vivid Yellow
Retail price: $5,670.00 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
NYNA19-5
Cushion 0.90 VS1
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: Price on request Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy LightYellow diamond
PC103-21
Cushion 0.81 VS1
Fancy Light Yellow
Retail price: Price on request Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
HK19-9-2
Cushion 0.81 VVS1
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: Price on request Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
HK15-G-23
Cushion 0.80 SI1
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: $2,640.00 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
HK15-A-12A
Cushion 0.80 SI1
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: $3,240.00 Exc. VAT
Natural Natural W To X RangeYellow diamond
PY12-37
Marquise 0.79 I1
Natural W To X Range Yellow
Retail price: $1,422.00 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
PY12-7
Oval 0.78 SI2
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: $2,223.00 Exc. VAT
Natural Natural W To X RangeYellow diamond
PY12-74
Radiant 0.76 VS2
Natural W To X Range Yellow
Retail price: $1,710.00 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
HK15-G-21
Cushion 0.74 SI2
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: $2,442.00 Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy IntenseYellow diamond
HK12-E-5
Cushion 0.74 VVS1
Fancy Intense Yellow
Retail price: $4,218.00 Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy DeepOrangyYellow diamond
55
Round 0.74 SI2
Fancy Deep Orangy Yellow
Retail price: $6,410.25 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
HK15-D-06
Cushion 0.73 VS2
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: $2,463.75 Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy DeepBrownish OrangeYellow diamond
HK16-J-26
Pear 0.71 color only
Fancy Deep Brownish Orange Yellow
Retail price: $3,834.00 Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy VividOrangyYellow diamond
PNA19-1-1
Round 0.71 SI1
Fancy Vivid Orangy Yellow
Retail price: Price on request Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
HK15-C-25
Cushion 0.71 VS2
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: $2,396.25 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
PY12-12
Oval 0.71 VS2
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: $3,834.00 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
PY12-14
Oval 0.71 VS1
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: $2,982.00 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
HK15-D-12
Cushion 0.70 SI2
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: $2,362.50 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
PY12-8
Oval 0.70 VVS1
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: $3,255.00 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
PY12-6
Oval 0.70 color only
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: $2,205.00 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
HK12-D-06
Cushion 0.70 VVS2
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: $3,570.00 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
HK12-D-13
Cushion 0.70 VVS2
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: $3,255.00 Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy IntenseYellow diamond
HK12-D-11
Cushion 0.70 VVS2
Fancy Intense Yellow
Retail price: $3,780.00 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
PY12-73
Cushion 0.70 VS1
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: $3,255.00 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
PY12-75
Cushion 0.69 SI2
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: $2,173.50 Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy IntenseOrangyYellow diamond
HK12-G-04
Heart 0.68 SI1
Fancy Intense Orangy Yellow
Retail price: $4,641.00 Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy IntenseOrangyYellow diamond
RH16-4
Pear 0.64 I2
Fancy Intense Orangy Yellow
Retail price: $3,360.00 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
PY12-18
Oval 0.64 SI1
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: $2,688.00 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
PY12-76
Trilliant 0.63 SI2
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: $3,685.50 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
PY12-28
Oval 0.63 SI2
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: $1,606.50 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
PY12-29
Oval 0.62 color only
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: $1,674.00 Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy VividYellow diamond
HK19-9-13
Cushion 0.62 IF
Fancy Vivid Yellow
Retail price: Price on request Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
PY12-17
Oval 0.61 VS1
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: $2,745.00 Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy VividYellow diamond
HK12-G-05
Cushion 0.61 VS2
Fancy Vivid Yellow
Retail price: $8,235.00 Exc. VAT
Natural FancyYellow diamond
PY12-34
Oval 0.61 VVS2
Fancy Yellow
Retail price: $2,928.00 Exc. VAT
Natural Natural Y To Z RangeYellow diamond
PY12-56
Marquise 0.55 VS2
Natural Y To Z Range Yellow
Retail price: $1,072.50 Exc. VAT
Natural Natural Y To Z RangeYellow diamond
PY12-58
Marquise 0.55 VVS2
Natural Y To Z Range Yellow
Retail price: $1,113.75 Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy LightYellow diamond
HK12-D-08
Cushion 0.53 VS1
Fancy Light Yellow
Retail price: $954.00 Exc. VAT
Natural Natural Y To Z RangeYellow diamond
PY-12-90
Marquise 0.53 VVS2
Natural Y To Z Range Yellow
Retail price: $1,272.00 Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy VividYellow diamond
HK19-9-18
Cushion 0.51 SI1
Fancy Vivid Yellow
Retail price: Price on request Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy IntenseYellow diamond
HK15-H-57
Pear 0.49 SI1
Fancy Intense Yellow
Retail price: $955.50 Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy LightYellow diamond
HK15-D-28
Cushion 0.45 VS2
Fancy Light Yellow
Retail price: $810.00 Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy IntenseOrangyYellow diamond
98
Round 0.41 SI1
Fancy Intense Orangy Yellow
Retail price: $2,905.88 Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy IntenseYellow diamond
HK-12-E-04
Cushion 0.40 SI2
Fancy Intense Yellow
Retail price: $1,350.00 Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy IntenseYellow diamond
HK12-D-26
Cushion 0.40 VS2
Fancy Intense Yellow
Retail price: $1,560.00 Exc. VAT
Natural Fancy DeepBrownish OrangyYellow diamond
HK17-T-6
Pear 0.40 SI1
Fancy Deep Brownish Orangy Yellow
Retail price: $720.00 Exc. VAT

Total diamonds in this category: 74