Fancy Yellow Diamonds
Fancy yellow diamonds have captivated jewelry aficionados for centuries. The unique method at which light reflects and refracts within the diamond makes color diamonds more fascinating that gemstones found in the same colors. Around the world, there are diamond mines that are known for more fancies found in their mines than others, but they appear completely at random. It is thought that for every 10,000 gem quality diamonds are mined, one will be a fancy color. Some colors are so rare that only 3-4 rough diamonds are found a year.
Regardless of its fancy color diamonds are graded equally. They are graded by carat weight, clarity and quality of cut. Color grading for fancies is more complex with saturation of color, hue and tone are examined. It's the relationship of these three properties that gives the diamond its fancy color. Diamonds will be placed into categories defining how much color the diamond has. The categories are Faint, Very Light, Light, Fancy Light, Fancy, Fancy Dark, Fancy Intense, Fancy Vivid and Fancy Deep, being the most rare and expensive.
When looking at the color of a diamond, it is important to notice an even distribution of color. The color should look rich and full throughout the diamond without pale and dark areas appearing. Diamonds that look like the color waxes and wanes within the diamond are far less valuable and will have. Because the value of fancy color diamonds can be 10 times the value of a white diamond, it essential to know that there is a difference between natural colored fancy diamonds and enhanced. Fancy colored diamonds that have been enhanced do not have the same value as natural colored diamonds, and enhanced color diamonds may lose their color enhancements over time. Natural diamonds do not lose their color, nor do they change in color over time.
Reputable grading companies like GIA will not grade color enhanced diamonds, additionally, any business selling an enhanced diamond of any kind must disclose the enhancements to their customer. Fancy color diamonds have an extraordinary way to present color and brilliance simultaneously, which is why they look like no stone of equal color. The allure of the fancy diamonds has a history going back centuries. Fancy colored diamonds have been presented to royalty and have their historic place, marked in museums around the world. Enjoying a beautiful gem like a colored diamond is like owning a natural unique piece of art that made its journey over a billion years.