Post # 1
I’ve been debating a yellow diamond ring because they’re so beautiful – when I pick what I like, I can drop hints to my SO! However I want a ring with as much finger coverage as possible… from looking online it seems that yellow diamonds cost significantly more than a white diamond of the same size. More to the point I could get a larger white diamond for the same price as a smaller yellow diamond.
Am I right in thinking that yellow diamonds cost significantly more? As that’s the major thing which is currently putting me off choosing one.
Post # 3
It depends on how “white” the white diamond is and how “yellow” the yellow diamond is. The same goes for any other coloured diamond. The more vivid the colour the stone is (including white), the rarer it is and the more valuable it becomes. The white diamonds you find in rings tend to have a hint of yellow in them – once you take them away from the bright lights in the store!
Have a good look around, you might find a paler yellow that you love at a more reasonable price.
*Disclaimer: I only know this from my time working in a jewellery store a few years ago, I’m no expert!!
Post # 4
Fancy colored diamonds (yellow, pink, etc) do cost significantly more than white/clear diamonds.
However, if you go really low on the color scale of a clear/white diamond they can have a yellow tinge but not the vibrant canary diamond color.
Here’s a site where you can browse different colored diamonds and their prices. With colored diamonds though I’d really want to see them in person before making a purchase if at all possible.
Post # 5
If you get a diamond on the X, Y, Z end of a diamond color instead of a “fancy” variety or a canary, you can get a nice lemony color without the premium.
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Post # 8
Hmm, looking on that fancydiamonds.net site the prices of yellow and white diamonds seem pretty close. However the yellow diamonds seem to be of a higher quality overall.
There are loads of SI1 white diamonds but no SI1 yellow diamonds, so I guess clarity is more important in a coloured diamond. Also there are loads of white diamonds which have a less than ideal colour, but fewer yellow diamonds with a less than ideal colour.
I guess cheaper diamonds look more acceptable in white, and it has to be a better quality diamond in order to look good in yellow. So an acceptable looking diamond in yellow is going to cost more than an acceptable looking diamond in white, as it has to be better quality in order to look good in yellow.
I’d be looking to compromise on clarity and colour in order to spend more money on size. So I guess if size is important I’ll have to go with a white diamond!
Post # 9
This link has some great pictures of rings with L and below color that I think you’ll like! http://www.pricescope.com/forum/show-me-the-ring/warm-diamonds-l-and-lower-t123090.html