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: