When you are thinking about shopping for an engagement ring, it’s helpful to brush up on the basics ahead of time. However, you may be puzzled in your search for the right ring when you begin to notice a number of brilliant yellow diamonds in jeweler’s display cases. Aren’t yellow diamonds of less value? Why would they be featured?
It is true that yellow hues affect the value of diamonds, but you need to understand that when diamonds are intensely colored, they are valued according to color grades. Diamonds in the colorless category are lower in value when light yellow hues are present. Moving beyond the rating of Z on the GIA color scale, though, yellow diamonds are rated as Fancy Light Yellow, Fancy Yellow, Fancy Intense Yellow and Fancy Vivid Yellow. These diamonds are clearly yellow, and they are very beautiful. They are also much more valuable.
Choosing a yellow diamond in a bridal set or in an engagement ring is a wonderful option if your bride-to-be likes to wear unique fashion pieces. If she loves yellow, this is an excellent choice. If you want to have a bridal set that is out of the ordinary, a yellow diamond is worthy of consideration both for its style and for its value.
There are many interesting ways that yellow diamonds are used in engagement rings. They may be coordinated with colorless stones that are used to surround the central gem. They may be used in contrast to a white gold setting. A halo design is particularly elegant when crafted with a white gold rim surrounding a yellow diamond. When a yellow diamond is set in a pavestone design, elegance and a sense of antiquity create a beautiful vintage piece. Knowing your bride-to-be, you are able to determine whether a simple setting or a more elaborate design is appropriate. You will find yellow diamond engagement rings that appeal to both contemporary and old-fashioned interests and tastes.