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Yellow Diamonds
What exactly are Yellow Diamonds? Diamonds can occur in nearly any color, though yellow and brown are by far the most common. The Yellow diamond is a member of the Carbon family and is the hardest substance known. The word Diamond is derived from the Greek word "adamas" which means "hardest metal" reflecting the property of the stone. Diamonds with a detectable hue, other than yellow or brown are known as colored diamonds. If the colour is strong enough, a stone may be referred to as a fancy colored diamond by the trade. There are Natural fancy color diamonds and Synthetic Color Diamonds. For more information on any of these subjects please refer to the Index.

Definition of Diamond Color
What is the Definition of a Yellow Diamond? Colored diamonds contain impurities or structural defects that cause the coloration. The most common impurity, nitrogen, causes a slight to intense yellow coloration depending upon the type and concentration of nitrogen present. Natural yellow diamonds contain the element nitrogen (N).

Symbolism & Meaning of Yellow Diamonds
The traditional properties closely associated with diamonds  are action, passion, and energy. Jewelry containing diamonds are believed to enhance relationships, increasing inner strength and provide the wearer with balance, clarity and abundance. It is believed that wearing jewelry containing a diamond will focus the energies of the precious gemstone through the gem. The symbolic meaning of the color yellow was renewal and hope, however, the color was also associated with envy, greed and treachery.

Names of Famous & Rare Yellow Diamonds:
The most famous Yellow diamond is the Allnatt Diamond. There are several other famous rare Yellow diamonds including the Allnatt, Kimberley Octahedron, Oppenheimer, De Beers, Red Cross, Star of Peace, Hope of Africa, Florentine, Algeiba Star, Golden Hue, Tiffany, Stewart, Meister, Vainer Briolette of India, African Yellow, Rojtman, Soleil D'or, Golden Door, Deepdene, Sunrise, Shah of Persia and Stern's Star. Information about the most famous and rare of these diamonds is detailed below:

    Allnatt Florentine Tiffany Kimberley Octahedron Oppenheimer Briolette of India Deepdene

Rare Yellow Diamonds - The Allnatt
The Allnatt Fancy Vivid Yellow 101.29 carat Diamond was found in 1950 at the Premier Diamond Mine in South Africa.

Rare Yellow Diamonds - The Florentine
Louis van Berquem designed the the 137carat Florentine Diamond  for the Valois Family in 1467

Rare Yellow - The Yellow Tiffany
The Tiffany Yellow was found in South Africa in 1877.

Rare Yellow Diamonds - The Kimberley Octahedron
The Kimberley Octahedron weighed 616.00 carats as a rough diamond and was discovered at the Dutoitspan mine, South Africa in 1972.

Rare Yellow Diamonds - The Oppenheimer
The Oppenheimer was named in memory of the late Sir Ernest Oppenheimer. The rough 253.7 carat  diamond was discovered in the Dutoitspan Mine, Kimberly, South Africa in 1964.

Rare Yellow Diamonds - The Briolette of India
The legendary Briolette of India was brought to England by Eleanor of Aquitaine in the 1150's

Rare Yellow Diamonds - The Deepdene
The Deepdene gets its name from the Pennsylvania estate of the owners Cary W. Bok and his wife. It is a cushion-cut, 104.52 carat and believed to have been subject to irradiation treatment

Yellow Diamonds in Jewelry
Yellow diamonds in jewelry are becoming extremely popular especially for engagement rings and as solitaires. Yellow diamond earrings, bracelets, necklaces and of course engagement rings and eternity rings are the most popular types of jewelry. In 1477 Mary of Burgundy became the first known recipient of a diamond engagement ring given to her by the Archduke Maximilian of Austria and the history and tradition of the engagement ring began.

Diamonds - Precious - Stone - Guide - Color - Facts - Information -Info - Jewelry - Jewellery
Properties - Rare - Famous - Jewel - Gem - Gemstone - Rare - Famous - Rare
Allnatt, Florentine, Tiffany, Kimberley Octahedron, Oppenheimer,
Briolette of India and the Deepdene

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