Natural Fancy Color Yellow Diamonds
- Fancy Yellow Diamonds are the most popular of all Natural Color Diamonds. In fact, it is estimated that 60 percent of all Natural Color Diamonds belong in the Fancy Yellow category.
- Large investment-quality Fancy Vivid or Fancy Intense Yellow Diamonds, often called Canary Diamonds, are very rare, commanding record prices at international auction houses and a select group of the world’s most exclusive diamond dealers.
- One of the largest known Canary Diamonds, the 205.07-carat Red Cross, was discovered as an uncut stone by DeBeers in 1901. The company presented it in 1918 to Christie’s London to be auctioned to benefit the British Red Cross Society. Its current owner is unknown.
- One of the most famous al all Natural Fancy Yellow Diamonds is the 24-carat Moon of Baroda, which was worn by Marilyn Monroe in 1954 to the premiere of her film “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” The pear-shaped, rose-cut yellow stone sparked an infatuation with Fancy Yellow Diamonds that has grown stronger over each successive decade.
Beyond rare in size, color and cut. The long Emerald Cut is rarely seen in large yellow diamonds, adding even more value to the magnificent stone. Flanked by a pair of Trapezoid diamonds, this rare 30+ carat Canary is a once-in-a-lifetime gem, as well as a long-term strategy for capital preservation. GIA Certified.