Fancy Yellow Diamonds breathtaking beauty, bright shine, warm color, and the fact that they are rare but affordable for most people make them the coveted engagement ring, the ideal diamond. Like all natural diamonds, natural yellow diamonds are formed in a long and fascinating process in the belly of the earth. Just as challenges and difficulties toughen us and make us stronger in our own lives, the world’s most mesmerizing diamonds too are subjected to harsh conditions of 1,000 to 2,000 degrees centigrade combined with tremendous pressure at a depth of 150-200 km below the Earth’s mantle, in a continuous process spanning over millions and billions of years. All this results in the formation of a rare & beautiful crystal with unique qualities, such as a natural shine, high penetration of light, extraordinary strength and toughness, all of which making its cost skyrocket.
The yellow diamond actually gets its distinct color by ‘sullying’ the pure carbon mineral crystal with nitrogen molecules. The nitrogen molecules linked to the carbon molecules generate a yellow tint of various intensities and shades, in hundreds of potential combinations that often differ depending on the origin of the diamond and the chemistry that occurred during its formation.
The definition of saturation in yellow diamonds and fancy colored diamonds in general is manifested through the color’s intensity, presence, and strength. The color intensity scale begins with bright pastel colors and ranges up to live, dark and deep colors. The intensity scale of yellow diamonds is divided into 9 levels as follows: faint, very light, light, fancy light, fancy, fancy intense, fancy dark, fancy vivid, fancy deep.