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Our intense fancy yellow diamonds are proving so popular that we have created a new website - Yellow Diamonds - especially for them. Please take a look at it. We no longer update this page.
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We have recently purchased a small number of fancy yellow coloured diamonds, as shown on our photograph. Natural fancy coloured diamonds are very rare and expensive. These particular diamonds are enhanced or treated. If this fact puts you off owning one, then please stop to consider that every diamond has been enhanced by facetting, and most coloured gemstones are heat treated to enhance their colour. We will add a page devoted to gemstone treatments when we have more time, although we do discuss gemstone treatment on the individual gemstone pages linked to our A to Z of Gemstones section. To the best of our knowledge the treatment is permanent.
Some people believe that yellow means poor quality as far as diamonds are concerned, and that the best diamonds are completely colourless. The view demonstrates that a little learning is dangerous. What matters more is personal preference not received dogma. All colours have different psychological effects. Yellow is a high attention colour, and can be perceived more quickly than other colours, for this reason it is often used for safety clothing. Yellow is not, for most people, a high preference colour, so it is not as popular as other colours for gemstones. Strangely, if you asked most people for a list of their favourite colours, they would list blue, red, green, pink, amongst their favourites. Hardly anybody would list white (alright we know that white is not strictly a colour), yet so many people insist that they only wear diamonds, and don't wear coloured stones. We think these people are missing out very badly.
Our photograph of the canary yellow diamond shows a few dark, brownish areas in the stone, the actual stone looks better, but it is difficult to get good photographs of small highly reflective objects such as diamonds. We will try to replace it with a better photograph later.
Canary, Lemon & Marmalade
It's quite difficult to describe colours accurately, but we try to find the most apt description for each colour. The first fancy yellow diamonds we saw were canary or intense lemon coloured, we have recently bought a small batch of a deeper orange-yellow colour which we call marmalade.
The marmalade diamonds could be called orange diamonds, but we feel that they are more of a deep orangeish yellow rather than a true orange colour.
We intend initially to make a solitaire diamond ring with each of the colours we have. We could, of course, make a diamond pendant, but we tend to specialise in rings. We could always make a pendant to order.
Other Ring Designs
We considered making a number of two-stone diamond rings, with either one white and one coloured diamond, or with two matching coloured diamonds. One of the problems is that it is difficult to find a perfectly matching pair of these coloured diamonds. Some jewellers might be content with a near match, but we aim for an excellent match. One of the most attractive ideas we had was to make a number of three stone diamond rings, firstly with a coloured diamond centre, with two smaller white diamonds, alternatively with a larger white centre diamond and two matching coloured side stones. With this design, the match between the two coloured stones does not need to be quite as precise. We could of course make other designs, such as five stone diamond rings, clusters, or eternity rings. We can always make these to order, as the possible variations are almost limitless.
Ear-Rings & Pendants
Our coloured diamonds would make startling solitaire pendants or solitaire diamond ear-studs. Once again, we could always make these to order. Please be sure to allow us plenty of time, it is not quick or easy to find matching stones of the right quality and size. Because coloured diamonds, even enhanced ones, are far rarer than whitish ones, this job is even more difficult.
Fashion Leaders & Independent Spirits
Fancy coloured diamonds will only currently appeal to fashion leaders, and not to the sheeplike followers. They will also appeal to those who know their own minds and are capable of thinking for themselves. One day, maybe, coloured diamonds will become "fashionable", and then everybody and his dog will want one. By that time, we at Chard will have moved on as usual. When we say fashionable we really mean "as defined by the media", in other words hyped. It's your choice whether to be a slave or a free spirit.
Unmounted Yellow Diamonds
Please contact us for current prices and availability.
|Weight||Shape||Description||Clarity||Avail||Per Carat £||Price £||Price $|
|0.25||Round||Bright & Attractive Canary||VS||Yes||£2,300||£575||$734|
|0.29||Round||Bright & Attractive Canary||VS||Yes||£2,100||£609||$859|
|0.30||Round||Bright & Attractive Canary||VS||Yes||£2,100||£630||$888|
|0.30||Round||Bright & Attractive Canary||SI||Sold||£2,050||£615||$788|
|0.32||Round||Bright & Attractive Marmalade||VS||Yes||£2,300||£736||$940|
|0.32||Round||Bright & Attractive Canary||VS||Yes||£2,100||£672||$948|
|0.34||Round||Bright & Attractive Marmalade||VS||Yes||£2,300||£782||$998|
|0.36||Round||Bright & Attractive Canary||VS||Yes||£2,100||£756||$1,066|
|0.37||Round||Bright & Attractive Canary||VS||Yes||£2,300||£851||$1,086|
|0.42||Round||Bright & Attractive Marmalade||VS||Yes||£2,300||£966||$1,233|
|0.46||Round||Bright & Attractive Marmalade||VS||Yes||£2,400||£1,272||$1,794|
|0.53||Round||Bright & Attractive Canary||SI1||Yes||£2,300||£1,058||$1,351|
|0.71||Round||Bright & Attractive Canary||VS||Yes||£3,000||£2,130||$3,003|
Avail = Availability
Judging from the number of enquiries we get for pink diamonds, some pop star must have recently been reported as having acquired a pink diamond. If you would like a natural fancy coloured pink diamond of, say, one carat, be prepared to pay about a million pounds for it! We have recently bought a small parcel of pink diamonds of between 0.16 and 0.29 carats, and are hoping to source more soon.
Natural Fancy Coloured Diamonds
We recently sold the last of a small parcel of natural fancy coloured diamonds. Each was about half a carat, two out of the four sold to a retail jeweller, the other two we sold direct to their new owners. The last one was a striking orange colour.
For unmounted diamonds, please see our Unmounted Diamonds page.
For other unmounted gemstones, please see our Unmounted Gemstones page.
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