Yellow diamonds are a unique take on the traditional diamond and often appeals to those looking to make a statement. Their color comes from the presence of nitrogen in their composition. The nitrogen molecules absorb blue light, making the stone a yellow shade. Depending on the amount of nitrogen, a yellow diamond could range from light to dark.
The Gemological Institute of America recognizes 5 grades when determining and assigning a color grade to natural yellow diamonds. Color is graded for its “intensity” with some yellow diamonds having a very strong color while others are much lighter with just a yellow tint. Also taken into consideration are “tone” and color “saturation” of the diamond. For that purpose an intensity color scale was invented specifically for yellow diamonds with 5 grades as follows: Fancy Light, Fancy, Fancy Intense, Fancy Deep, and Fancy Vivid. We offer a variety of these color grades in a wide array of cuts and carat weights.