Canary yellow diamonds, also known simply as “yellow diamonds,” are a type of colored diamond with a distinctive bright yellow hue. They range in color from a light cape yellow to a rich sunny yellow. There are no official defining characteristics that separate a “canary diamond” from a “yellow diamond.” Both terms can be used interchangeably when referring to these beautiful yellow gemstones!
Canary Diamonds in Iconic Fashion
Perhaps the most well-known yellow diamond was first worn by Audrey Hepburn in the promotion of her film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” which featured the Tiffany Yellow Diamond. This diamond, weighing 128.54 carats, is one of the world’s largest and most famous yellow diamonds. In 2019, the Tiffany Yellow Diamond graced the neck of Lady Gaga at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. This was 58 years after Audrey Hepburn’s appearance wearing the diamond. Most recently, Beyonce wore the beautiful Tiffany Yellow Diamond as part of a promotional campaign for Tiffany & Co. This stunning gemstone has cemented its place in fashion history!
Styling Canary Yellow Diamonds
Canary yellow diamonds are often the focal point of engagement rings, necklaces, earrings, and other fine jewelry pieces. They are loved because of their rarity, exceptional color, and uniqueness. Below is a beautiful wedding ring set featuring a yellow diamond surrounded by white diamonds!
Whether you’re wearing a canary yellow diamond engagement ring, necklace, earrings, or any other jewelry piece, here are some styling tips to help you make the most of these beautiful gemstones:
Let the Yellow Diamond Shine!
Yellow diamonds are a statement on their own. Don’t dull their sparkle by over-accessorizing. Keep it simple by choosing a minimalist setting and let the diamond shine. Yellow diamonds pair beautifully with complementary colors like navy blue and emerald green or even contrasting colors like black and white. The visual contrast of the yellow diamond and the darker colors make the yellow diamond stand out. Imagine this beautiful custom designed fancy pear shaped yellow diamond pendant styled with a black v-neck dress!
Mix and Match Metals with Canary Diamonds
Yellow diamonds can be set in various metals, including white gold, yellow gold, and platinum. Mixing and matching metals adds depth and character to your look. This beautiful custom yellow diamond ring is a mix of white gold and yellow gold! Isn’t the sparkle a showstopper?
Combine yellow diamonds with other gemstones to create a striking contrast. For instance, yellow diamonds and sapphires or yellow diamonds and white diamonds can make for visually appealing combinations. The contrast of the sparkling white diamonds next to the yellow diamonds in the butterfly pendant below really makes the pendant pop!
Casual Elegance or Sophisticated Style
Yellow diamonds can be worn casually too. A pair of yellow diamond stud earrings or a simple pendant can add a touch of elegance to your everyday attire. In the same way, dressing up for a formal night out with your yellow diamonds gives an air of sophistication and glamor to any outfit! Imagine this gorgeous custom-designed 6-carat yellow diamond ring paired with either jeans and a white top for casual elegance or with your little black dress for that special night out!
Isbell Jewelers is Your Source for Canary Yellow Diamonds
With over 40 years of experience in the jewelry industry, Isbell Jewelers is your source for canary diamonds and all of your fine jewelry needs. We are Birmingham’s leader in custom jewelry design and we would love to help bring your jewelry dreams to life. Stop by our showroom to browse our galleries. We are always adding new jewelry to our collection that includes vintage, antique, and heirloom jewelry as well as the latest styles!