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