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Diamond Certificates

Diamond certificates from independent organizations such as the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) provide a diamond grading report, that gives you valuable information about the 4 C's that were taken into consideration when the diamond was priced.

It's important that you be sure to get the diamond's certificate that you are interested in.

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Reasons to have Diamond Certificates

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Certificates and Appraisals

While understanding the 4 C’s in determining how to buy a diamond, you should also learn how to read diamond certificates. These certificates describe in detail the facts about the diamond in its unmounted state. Perhaps you have a specific diamond you want to have professionally appraised by an independent organization.

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Diamonds are Forever

diamond anniversary ringSome time ago you both made a promise. A promise to each other. Now it’s time to recognise that you both meant that promise, and that now you both still mean it.

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Fancy Yellow Colored Diamonds

Facts About Fancy Yellow Diamonds

Yellow diamonds were once thought to be inferior. Paler yellows, such as canary yellow, are more common but are not as desirable as their darker counterparts. Intense fancy yellow diamonds are the most rare and valuable of the yellow diamonds. A tiny .25-carat yellow diamond can be priced as high as 10,000 dollars depending on its clarity and cut. Several larger 6 carat Fancy Vivid Yellow diamonds have just recently been sold for $57.000 per carat.

Yellow diamonds are colored because of the impurities that are trapped inside diamonds when they are created. If a few of the millions of carbon atoms have been replaced by nitrogen atoms, then structure of the diamond will not be significantly altered but the diamonds clarity will be changed. The amount of the diamonds color displayed is dependent on the amount of nitrogen involved.

Reflection of Color

When we see color it is because the object we are looking at reflected a specific wavelength of the light spectrum. A good example of this is a yellow flower. The jeans absorb all of the light except the blue light, which is reflected by the yellow flower. fancy yellow colored diamondsThe increase the popularity of the Yellow diamonds has been caused by several factors. Celebrities are increasingly purchasing the very rare but beautiful Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamonds. Johnny Damon, the Red Sox baseball star, married Michelle Mangan last year, everyone was dazzled by the brilliant yellow engagement ring she was wearing, so the yellow diamond has begun to take over the spotlight. Many other celebrities jumped on the bandwagon, most notably Dennis Quaid's main squeeze, Kimberly Buffington, supermodel Heidi Klum, cover girl Varonica Varekova, hockey player Petr Nedved, producer Rodney Jenkins, and singer Joy Enriquez. Celebrities may be adopting fancy yellow color diamonds as the newest hot diamond trend due to their extreme rarity. Fancy yellow colored diamonds are rarely found in diamond mines. Only estimated 1/10 of 1% of diamonds mined have an intense yellow color.

Fancy Yellow Tiffany Diamond

The Tiffany Yellow Fancy Diamond is one of the most famous of the fancy yellow diamonds. It is believed that the diamond was found in 1877 or 1878 at the De Beers Mine in South Africa. In the rough, the stone was a beautiful canary-yellow octahedron weighing 287.42 (metric) carats and it was valued at $12,000.000 in 1983. It is difficult to get an accurate description because no Major Gemological organization has ever formerly examined the diamond.

Kimberly Octahedron

The Kimberly Octahedron was discovered in the Dutoitspan Mine in South Africa in 1964. At 616 carats it is considered the largest yellow diamond in the world.


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