The shades and combination of hues within the collection of natural yellow colored diamonds are many, ranging from the vivid and intense pure yellow canary and the orange yellow sunflower, passing through the rich dark and deep tones of the golden brown-orange-yellow to the suggestive and exotic pastel shades of the amber orange-brown-yellow stones.
Although they are more widespread than many of the other fancy colored diamonds, they are so outstanding and glamorous, that the demand has constantly increased over the last years making them affordable and excellent investment stones.
The mysterious that always finds its way into the story of diamonds did not overlook the yellow shades of the family. One of the most important of all stones is a yellow diamond nearly 140 carats in weight called the ‘Florentine’ which belonged the famous Medici family in Europe then changed hands into the Emperor of the Hapsburgs and after nearly two hundred years when the family moved into exile into Switzerland, the stone just vanished. Perhaps the most famous is the Tiffany Yellow Diamond it weighed 287.42 carats in the rough when discovered in 1878 in the Kimberley mine in South Africa, and was cut into a cushion shape of 128.54 carats with 90 facets to maximize its brilliance. The gem was on loan from Tiffany & Co. to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. and whilst on display there, the museum’s gem curator, said that this is the largest diamond on display in the U.S. The diamond was worn by Audrey Hepburn in 1961 in publicity photographs for the legendary film Breakfast at Tiffany's.
We have seen the celebrity world associated with aristocracy, adventure and heroism being inspired to purchase yellow diamonds; from politicians like Hilary Clinton to supermodels like Heidi Klum and actresses like Whoopi Goldberg all joining the yellow bandwagon.
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