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A Brief Guide to Loose Yellow Diamonds

30 Jun 21

Diamonds come in all shapes and sizes — and colours, from yellow and brown to pink and black. Naturally coloured diamonds present a unique investment opportunity due to the demand for their rare beauty.

Are you looking to invest in yellow diamonds? In this guide, we will talk you through everything you need to know about loose yellow diamonds to ensure you make the right investment decision. We will cover:

What are yellow diamonds?

Yellow diamonds are just one of many kinds of ‘fancy coloured diamonds’. Diamonds are typically clear and colourless, but fancy coloured diamonds are found naturally as well, and they make an alluring alternative for both investment and accessorising purposes.

Colourless diamonds can sometimes have a yellowish hue, which generally lowers the value of the stone. However, once the yellow becomes the dominant colour, the diamond’s value begins to rise again as a fancy coloured diamond.

Loose yellow diamonds can have shades of other colours present too, like oranges and browns. However, the most desirable — and therefore valuable — diamonds are those with an intense yellow colour. These are often referred to as ‘Canary Diamonds’.

Yellow diamonds are found all over the world, but the most intense yellow diamonds are found in South Africa.

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Where do yellow diamonds get their colour?

The unique colour that yellow diamonds exude comes from the nitrogen present in their composition. Unlike colourless diamonds, nitrogen takes the place of carbon in the formation process. The nitrogen molecules absorb blue light, making the stone turn a yellow shade (yellow being the complementary colour to blue). The amount of nitrogen directly affects the intensity of the yellow colour.

Are loose yellow diamonds a good investment?

From an investment perspective, loose yellow diamonds are a strong choice, as the demand for naturally coloured stones has grown significantly over the past decades as they become rarer and harder to find. In general, only 0.01% of all diamonds mined are naturally coloured diamonds, making any coloured diamonds a unique investment.

Nevertheless, if you choose to invest in yellow diamonds, the quality of the stone still matters. Keep in mind the 4 Cs and pay particular attention to the colour. In general, experts prefer fancy intense yellow diamonds and fancy vivid yellow diamonds as an investment option, as diamond collectors and investors tend to favour Canary Diamonds.

Why buy yellow diamonds from BNT Diamonds?

BNT Diamonds is part of an exclusive group of diamond traders with immediate access to special diamonds like loose yellow diamonds. BNT Diamonds’ shareholders – some with more than 100 years of experience in the diamond trading industry – and its worldwide network means it gains access to rare diamonds that may not be available through other partners.

In addition, BNT Diamonds purchases all coloured diamonds directly from the source to offer unique diamonds to customers worldwide at the best rates on the market.

For more information and tailored advice about investing in coloured diamonds, please consult the diamond specialists at BNT Diamonds.

With this article, BAUNAT strives to inform you thoroughly about investing in diamonds. No investment can be guaranteed to be without risk or fully according to your expectations. That is why we recommend to research the risks and aspects of investing in diamond properly to ensure that you make the right choice for your portfolio.