Yellow fancy color diamonds - commonly referred to as canary diamonds – are the most popular of the fancy color diamonds because of their unique beauty and affordability. Unlike white diamonds which sometimes appear yellow-ish, yellow diamonds are considered fancy only when they are graded so according to the following terms: light yellow, fancy light yellow, fancy yellow, fancy intense yellow, fancy dark yellow, fancy deep yellow and fancy vivid yellow. Approximately sixty percent of all fancy color diamonds are considered fancy yellow.
Natural green diamonds are among the rarest fancy color diamonds, next to yellow, blue, and pink diamonds. Like most fancy color diamonds, pure green diamonds are few and far between. Green color diamonds range from blue-green to yellow-green and sometimes display hints of grey or brown as well. Natural green diamonds that have no traces of additional colors are incredibly rare and valuable.
Green diamonds are graded as follows: faint green, very light green, light green, fancy light green, fancy green, fancy intense green, fancy dark green, fancy deep green, and fancy vivid green. Fancy vivid green diamonds are more expensive than faint green diamonds as they are rarer.
James Allen offers a beautiful collection of green color diamonds as well as green diamond engagement rings, in all shapes and carat sizes. Green diamond engagement rings are a great option for women who prefer something a bit more colorful than the traditional colorless engagement ring. If you are looking to add to your diamond selection and appear especially striking when set in a platinum or white gold setting.