The pear-shaped Sun-Drop Diamond is the largest known Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond at 110.03 carats. It sold in November 2011 for $12.4m.
|For centuries the most prized diamonds have been pure white or deep blue, red, pink, or green. Yellow diamonds have not been highly prized, and have been seen as inferior to white diamonds.|
Yellow diamonds are rare and are much more appreciated today. Yellow diamonds range from a pale delicate yellow to a pure rich canary or sunflower yellow. The term 'canary' diamonds has been incorporated into the modern term “Fancy Yellow”.
The GIA grades natural Fancy Yellow diamonds as Fancy Light, Fancy Yellow, Fancy Intense and Fancy Vivid.
The Graff Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond weighs 100.09 carats and is graded VS2 clarity. It set a world auction record for a yellow diamond in 2014 at $16,347,848
75.56-carat cushion modified brilliant-cut Fancy Vivid yellow diamond - $ 3.8m
|Yellow diamonds may have secondary shades, primarily orange or brownish, which affect the clarity of the color. Greenish or pinkish secondary shades are extremely rare and valuable. Yellow diamonds are graded similarly to white diamonds, with the exception of color and cut.|
Unlike white diamonds, which are prized on the lack of color, yellow diamonds are graded for clarity of color. Fancy Vivid Yellow grades are very rare.
The Tiffany Yellow Diamond was a 287.42 carat rough. It was cut to 128.54 carats in a cushion shape with 90 facets to bring out the brilliance of the stone.
|At 234.65 carats, the De Beers is the seventh largest faceted diamond in the world. After its display in Paris the Maharaja of Patiala bought the stone.|
In 1928 Cartier set it as the centerpiece of the Patiala Necklace.
|The biggest diamond ever found in North America was unearthed by Dominion Diamond Mines and Rio Tinto Group.|
The 552.74 carat yellow gem quality stone was found at the Diavik mine and is among the 30 largest diamonds ever discovered.
|Mountain Province Diamonds tendered a 60.59-carat, fancy vivid yellow rough diamond last year.|