In today’s world, you really can have anything you want and jewelry is no different. You know about diamonds, or at least you know of white diamonds. What you may not realize is that there are colored diamonds, too. This opens up a whole new world of opportunities in regards to your jewelry box, the types of looks you can create with jewelry, and the bejeweled gifts that you can give for every special occasion. So, without any further ado, let’s explore a new option in regards to jewelry, the canary yellow diamond–a gem that celebrities rave about.
While colored diamonds have been on the market for years, they are growing in popularity because of their exotic look. In the past, when someone wanted to wear colored jewelry, they thought their only option was to use Topaz, Emeralds, or Sapphires. Celebrities brought colored diamonds to the forefront of fashion.
Celebrities Love Them
Marilyn Monroe was the celebrity who started the yellow trend. She famously wore a necklace with a 24 carat canary yellow diamond to a premiere in Hollywood. Since that day, stars have loved them and they have been wearing them ever since. At any star studded event, you can probably find a star wearing canary yellow diamonds somewhere as part of his or her look. Canary diamonds have been featured in everything from pendants to earrings to even being sewn into dresses and suits.
Jennifer Lopez is a more modern sensation who is known to be a yellow diamond lover. She wears them regularly and was even given one for the birth of her twins. Carrie Underwood is another star rocking yellow. Her engagement ring is a 5 carat yellow diamond. Heidi Klum also was given a canary diamond for her engagement ring.
All of the celebrities chose the canary yellow diamond because it adds an element of class and pizazz. Famous people are always trying to make themselves stand out, which can be hard in their world. With white diamonds, they focus on how big it is. Now the focus is how different it can be besides just the carat. That’s where this unique color comes in.
What to Look For in Canary Yellow Diamonds
When shopping for diamonds, there is more to them besides the appearance to the naked eye. There are four C’s of diamonds: color, clarity, cut, and carat. These are crucial to understand before purchasing diamonds.
Color for white diamonds in particular has to do with how colorless it is. The less color, the more expensive.
Clarity speaks for its natural inclusions or lack of. The higher that clarity, the more expensive. Natural inclusings are flaws, like traces of minerals, that may be seen with or without a microscope.
The cut of the diamond can be in Princess, Round, Emerald, or Baguette. What makes the cut important is not just the shape, but the craftsmanship of the cut. A bad cut can ruin a diamond. A good cut will enhance the way the light travels through it which creates the shine and sparkle.
Carat refers to the size. Diamonds are measured in carats. In the diamond world, the bigger the better.
What Makes Them Special
These diamonds not only stand out on you, but they stand out in the world of diamonds, too. How many times had you heard of canary yellow diamonds before reading this article? Probably not many.
Everyone has white diamonds, classic but common. Chocolate and champagne diamonds are still a popular trend. You’ve probably seen those stones many times. Canary yellow diamonds stand apart from their peers, because you don’t see them often in people’s accessories.
People notice canary yellow diamond pieces right away. These sunshine stones will help brighten any outfit, turning an outfit with bland, neutral colors into the perfect backdrop for this splash of color.
One good example would be wearing a black and white professional looking outfit to go to work, but then adding a canary yellow pop of color. Yellow diamonds are a way to add a bit of personality and fun to any wardrobe, while maintaining a professional, classy appearance. Even if your outfit has a lot of color already, these gorgeous gemstones will perfectly match the brightness of your ensemble.
They Make Excellent Gifts
Canary yellow diamonds are the perfect color of diamond because they are gender neutral. Yellow diamonds can adorn everything from watch faces to wedding rings, so the options are limitless. It doesn’t matter whether the person that you are buying the piece of jewelry for is masculine or feminine, canary diamonds work for either.
Although not worn often, canary diamonds are actually some of the most common colored diamonds found in nature. They are also some of the clearest diamonds found in nature, meaning that it will have a true yellow hue that stands out from the rest of the diamonds out there.
Canary yellow diamonds make wonderful gifts because they are so different from the other types of stones out there. White diamonds are beautiful, pearls are sophisticated, sapphires stunning, rubies are rich, but with the canary yellow diamond, it’s totally different.
These stones have such a unique look. The can be classic, beautiful, sophisticated and stunning all in one diamond. This makes them an investment that you can be sure of.
They Pair Well With Other Jewels
In deciding what piece of jewelry you want next, think diversity. Yellow diamonds pair especially well with amethysts or purple gemstones because yellow and purple are complementary colors, meaning that between the two of them, they use all of the primary colors and look great together.
They can also pair well with any given birthstone, meaning that you can buy yourself a birthday treat and make it especially bright and fun by having your jeweler add canary diamonds to your piece.
For a fun look, try wearing a monochromatic blue outfit with a canary yellow necklace and a ruby ring. This way, all of the primary colors stand out in one single, cohesive look. It creates a nice, bright ensemble that can shake up any wardrobe.
Try the same thing with warm colors, wearing red and then combining that with a canary yellow bracelet and a black diamond necklace.
They Are a Great Investment
Canary yellow diamonds do not require any special maintenance, nor do they fade with respect to time. This means that even if you never get your canary yellow jewelry pieces professionally cleaned, something that you should do with other jewelry to prolong the appealing look of it, the look of these pieces will never suffer.
However, if you do get your pieces professionally cleaned, the jewelry would probably appreciate it! So if you are someone who is into low maintenance things and like to lead a low maintenance lifestyle, then canary yellow diamonds are the perfect accessory that you may not have even known existed.
Because canary yellow diamonds retain their look, they are pieces that can be passed down from generation to generation as a secure investment for the future. Like gold and other previous materials, yellow diamonds are valuable to have in times of financial crisis because they keep their value.
All the other colors of diamond that exist out there are beautiful in their own ways, but a canary yellow diamond is a force to be reckoned with. They have stood strongly as the fashion trend of celebrities for many years, and that doesnt see to be going anywhere any time soon. While looking for the perfect piece of jewelry, remember the four C’s.