Fancy yellow diamonds are usually more expensive than white diamonds, but are often significantly less expensive than other fancy colored diamonds: A 0.7 carat cushion cut white diamond may be around $1,500. A 0.7 carat fancy vivid yellow diamond may be around $6,500.
Is yellow or white diamond better?
When it comes to appearances, white diamonds have better sparkle and brilliance because of the way they are cut. On the other hand, yellow diamonds are often cut to retain color saturation at the expense of brilliance.
Which diamond color is the most expensive?
Still, their rarity and their intense, crimson color make them the most expensive per carat of all the colored diamonds, and on average will cost over $1 million per carat. The largest red diamond ever sold, weighing 5.11 carats, was bought for $8 million, at $1.6 million per carat.
Are white diamonds more valuable?
The rarity, and therefore the value, of these diamonds is based in part on how closely they approach colorlessness. All things being equal, the more colorless the diamond, the more rare and expensive it is.
Are yellow diamonds worth it?
The yellow diamonds themselves are generally considered a good investment because of the are trends towards coloured jewellery which make them more in demand. Buying yellow diamond jewellery that is high quality, above two carats, and a pleasing hue of yellow (Fancy Intense or Fancy Vivid) can make a smart investment.
Do yellow diamonds hold value?
Diamonds with a light yellow tint are typically not as valuable as those that are completely colorless. Fancy Vivid, or Canary, diamonds are usually the most valuable and can cost more than a white/colorless diamond of the same shape and size.
What color diamond is the cheapest?
To group the colors based on prices the relatively affordable colored diamonds are grey, brown and fancy yellow. Going to mid ranging prices it can be an intense and vivid yellow diamonds and orange diamonds. A group higher in prices are pink, purple, violet, green and blue diamonds.
How much are yellow diamonds worth?
The price for a 1-carat good quality Intense Yellow diamond ranges between $6,500 and $8,000. A fancy light yellow diamond is good value at about $3,500 per carat. Fancy yellow diamonds (the next step up) range between $4,500 and $5,000 per carat.
Are colored diamonds less valuable?
Rare and Expensive colored diamonds
The most expensive, and rarest, colored diamonds are significantly more expensive than white diamonds, with a value that rises exponentially the higher the carat and color intensity. These includes pink, purple, green, blue, violet and pure or “pumpkin” orange diamonds.
Why is yellow diamond cheaper?
This is because they are rarer than both white diamonds and other colors of diamonds. Diamonds lower on the color grading scale however can be much more affordable because yellow is the second most common color among diamonds behind brown.
What color diamond is the best?
D color diamond is the highest grade and is extremely rare—the highest color grade that money can buy. Eight percent of customers choose a D color diamond.
Are yellow diamonds trendy?
When experienced jewelry buyers, ring specialists and celebrities dream of diamonds, they picture unique and rare colored stones, often yellow diamonds. Yellow diamonds are having their big moment, not only in the jewelry industry, but all around the world as well.
How much is a 9 carat yellow diamond worth?
9 Carat Diamond Ring Price
The price of a 9ct diamond starts around $19,000 per carat, taking into account minimum grades of K/SI2 in color and clarity. Realistically you can expect to spend between $20,000 and $40,000 per carat for a decent quality 9 carat diamond.
What are yellow diamonds called?
Fancy Vivid graded yellow diamonds, also known as canary diamonds, tend to be the most expensive and sought after of the yellow diamond grades. Depending on size, the intensity of coloring, and grade of diamond, yellow diamonds can be an expensive rarity or a cost-effective gift.