You’ve heard of the “Green Eyed Monster” — right? Shakespeare introduced the concept in The Merchant of Venice (Act 3, Scene 2) however the concept is probably as old as time… Whether your beloved admits it or not, she probably secretly desires for her friends to be jealous of her jewelry collection, that’s why they’re always trying to one up each other over lunch, showing off the latest addition to their wardrobe, entries for the competition range anywhere from a simple manicure, to a new pair of shoes, a new dress, or a piece of jewelry. In which case, if you want to make her friends “Green with Envy” then buy her a ring from the Brian Gavin Yellow Diamonds Collection, it will be different from what they’re used to seeing, and truly unique as every fancy yellow color diamond is cut specifically to bring out the highest intensity of color possible within the shade of possibility for that particular piece of diamond rough.[separator]
I really like the design of this 18k white gold ring from Brian Gavin that is set with a 3.56 carat, fancy light yellow Radiant cut diamond, which is tucked away nicely in a halo setting accented by white diamonds. The diamond is graded by the GIA Gem Trade Laboratory (GIA-GTL) who states that the distribution of color is even, which means that it is evenly distributed throughout the diamond, so the cutter did a great job of ensuring that this diamond looks great! Be aware if you’re of the Excellent / Ideal polish and symmetry mindset, as I tend to be since my primary focus over the past 30 years in the diamond business (that anniversary is this October, wow!) that fancy color diamonds are not cut to the same standards as colorless diamonds, because the entire focus is on producing the best saturation and intensity of color.[separator]
One of the challenges that people face when shopping for fancy yellow color diamonds is that the majority of rings tend to be quite expensive, for instance the ring reviewed previously runs about $35K however it’s also 3.56 carats, so what do you expect? However fancy yellow diamond rings don’t have to be horrendously expensive to make an impression, this 1.22 carat, fancy yellow oval diamond ring from Brian Gavin is less than $10k and I think that it makes quite a statement! Once again the fancy yellow color is evenly distributed and the diamond looks clearly stunning! By the way, be sure to check out the 3D video that is incorporated into the details page of every ring design![separator]
One of the factors that affects the price of fancy yellow color diamonds is the intensity of color, thus this 1.01 carat, fancy light to fancy yellow cushion cut diamond ring from Brian Gavin is less expensive because the intensity of color is lighter, however as you can see the diamond exhibits a beautiful shade of yellow that is quite pleasing! Setting the fancy light yellow color diamond in a halo setting of white diamonds is brilliant, because it helps to intensify the color of the center stone by creating contrast. And the ring is just a little more than $5K which enables you to buy a gorgeous one carat diamond engagement ring at a price that is truly affordable, and have it be uniquely special.[separator]
While there are quite a lot of beautiful diamonds and ring designs to choose from in the new Brian Gavin Yellow collection, you might want to take a more hands-on approach to selecting the center stone for your diamond engagement ring, and thus you might want to explore the options available in Brian Gavin’s inventory of Fancy Color Diamonds.
The reality is that natural diamonds are available in practically every color of the rainbow, and there are different degrees of hue and intensity to consider, each variation having an effect upon price of course… As always, I’m happy to help you choose the best options available if you’d like to drop me a note via my free Diamond Concierge Service.
Todd Gray is a professional diamond buyer with 30+ years of trade experience. He loves to teach people how to buy diamonds that exhibit incredible light performance! In addition to writing for Nice Ice, Todd "ghost writes" blogs and educational content for other diamond sites. When Todd isn't chained to a desk, or consulting for the trade, he enjoys Freediving! (that's like scuba diving, but without air tanks)
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