Sunday, August 25, 2013

Yellow Diamond Engagement Rings

The French are glad to die for love.
They delight in fighting duels.
But I prefer a man who lives
And gives expensive jewels.
A kiss on the hand
May be quite continental,
But diamonds are a girl's best friend.

Who could disagree with Marilyn Monroe as she danced her way to this little tune from the 1953 movie Gentleman prefer Blondes? Even today if there is one thing synonymous with love and it's expression, diamonds reign supreme. If you are planning to propose to your loved one, while you could opt for run-of-the-mill regular diamond (though which diamond is actually regular), something that would declare to your beloved the thought you have put into choosing the ring is opting for yellow diamond engagement rings. Canary yellow diamonds or yellow diamonds as they are called are the rarest type of diamonds in the world with only one in 1000 diamonds matching the specifications of classification as yellow diamond and most jewelers never even deal in jewelry or diamond rings made of yellow diamonds.

Yellow Diamonds

How valuable a yellow diamond is completely depends on the color of the diamond. The yellow of the diamond is due to the presence of nitrogen in the crystal. Varying levels cause a difference in the color of the diamond. The most common among yellow diamonds and widely used in fancy yellow diamond engagement rings are diamonds that are a light yellow in color. Vivid and intense yellow diamonds are extremely difficult to find. But many antique yellow diamond engagement rings have diamonds of a vivid yellow shade. Shades of yellow that have a brownish tinge are less valuable and are extremely cheap as compared to other varieties of yellow diamonds. On the other hand, yellow diamonds that have greenish shades are very rare and highly priced.

Most diamonds that are used for jewelry are enhanced by treating them so that the color of the diamonds seems to be more vibrant. After being treated it is possible to obtain diamonds in shades ranging from a pale lemon shade to a color tone similar to marmalade. Most naturally found yellow diamonds are mined in areas such as Africa, South America, and Australia. These stones are perfect for diamond engagement rings and if accentuated with normal colorless diamonds make for pieces of jewelry that are truly spectacular.

Yellow Diamond Engagement Rings

While choosing engagement rings someone who truly understands diamonds would always appreciate yellow diamond engagement rings because these are extremely rare and valuable. Canary yellow diamond engagement rings are considered the ultimate status symbol, thanks to the style and sophistication associated with the diamonds. A ring of this style is perfect for a woman who is unique and loves being the cynosure of all eyes.

Choosing the setting and design for yellow diamond engagement rings can be a bit of a task due its unique coloration. It is extremely important to pay attention to the cut and shape of the stone. Badly cut diamonds can lose their brilliance making them appear dull and opaque. Opt for a single yellow diamond as it may be difficult to find many yellow diamonds of the same shade. You could opt to combine it with colorless diamonds as that will bring out the color of the yellow diamond. As with most colored diamond engagement rings, choosing the proper metal for a yellow diamond ring can be a task as not all settings will suit it. Yellow diamond engagement rings look most beautiful when they are set in yellow gold. Platinum tends to diffuse the color of the yellow diamond especially if the stone is light colored. Choose an unusual setting for yellow diamond engagement rings as it will draw attention to the stone itself. A Solitaire is a good option and there are many brilliant designs for single stones set in yellow gold. You could also opt for three and five stone rings or a cluster. Both these are good designs for yellow diamond engagement rings.

There is no such thing as cheap yellow diamond engagement rings but in case you like the alternative of a colored stone it may be a good to look at options like yellow sapphire rings or stones like topaz. With celebrities like Paris Hilton and Heidi Klum sporting yellow diamond engagement rings, it is not wonder that these options for engagement rings have become so popular.

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