About the Yellow Colored Diamond

A yellow colored diamond is another type of the colored diamonds. It is mined in South Africa, Brazil, Russia and India, though mainly in South Africa. A yellow colored diamond is often called a canary diamond. The Eureka, a 10.73-carat yellow colored diamond, was the South African authenticated diamond. The Florentine diamond is another example of a famous yellow colored diamond, first belonging to the Medici family and then to Emperor Francis I before vanishing after the collapse of the Hapsburg Empire.

Like other colored diamonds, a yellow colored diamond is known as a "fancy" diamond. They have a wide range of color and intensity. A yellow colored diamond will also often be set with yellow prongs and a gold band to complement its color. Most professional jewelers can match colored diamonds with various prongs and settings based on color comparisons.

A yellow colored diamond is also due to impurities in the stone. The amounts of nitrogen atoms that are trapped in the diamond are the basis for the intensity of these colored diamonds. These nitrogen atoms are concentrated in diamonds more than any other element found in these stones. The yellow colored diamond is actually less rare than other colored diamonds; it does not typically have to be color treated since the nitrogen atoms would make it naturally yellow and that is the desired color. However, a yellow colored diamond may still be treated to achieve a different hue.

Cleaning a yellow diamond is important for the upkeep of your jewelry. When cleaning a yellow diamond, it is important to make sure that the cleaner or polish being used is approved by your jeweler. Certain chemicals in some cleaners will react with the chemicals in the diamond, creating a potential change in color. Also, any colored diamonds should not be scrubbed because they have a heat treated coating that will be scrubbed off. If these rules are followed, then the care for a yellow diamond is not very complicated.