The magic of yellow diamonds lies in the combination of colour and sparkle that is so typical of polished diamonds. In jewellery from the KLENOTA jewellery studio, you’ll most often find diamonds from the “fancy yellow” colour category.
Jewellery with yellow diamonds
How a yellow diamond will look in a piece of jewellery is largely influenced by the colour of gold it is paired with. Yellow gold is a natural choice since its warm tone enhances the colour of the stone and makes the whole look very harmonious. White gold on the other hand makes yellow diamonds stand out and shine in all their glory. A ring with a yellow diamond is also great as an engagement ring, especially for women who like to be different and who are not afraid of originality. Like classic white diamonds, yellow diamonds are very durable and are therefore ideal for everyday wear.
The answer to why colour diamonds, including the yellow ones, are so rare can be found in chemistry. A diamond is made up of carbon atoms tightly bound together in a crystal lattice. It is almost impossible for this structure to be disturbed and for a foreign element to enter it. And yet, it does happen on rare occasions and that's exactly when a colour diamond is born. The yellow colour is specifically due to the addition of nitrogen.
Some interesting facts about yellow diamonds:
Diamonds are a symbol of devotion. This is also true of yellow ones, which are moreover said to bring optimism and joy for the joint journey through life.
In artificial light, you will be pleasantly surprised since the diamond will appear even more saturated with colour and radiant.
The first yellow diamond was apparently discovered in South Africa by a poor boy in the grass. His mother gave it to a neighbour as she was unaware of its value. Today, the piece is called the Eureka Diamond and it is on display at the Mine Museum in Kimberley in South Africa.
The largest natural diamond which weighs 616 carats is a yellow diamond called the Kimberley Octahedron and it was discovered in 1972.