Many women love diamonds. They add a certain special look and feel to a woman’s attire and are a woman’s best friend. Although many women would be thrilled to be presented with a diamond of any size, shape or color diamond on their finger, ears or around their neck, there is nothing like a canary diamond. These precious stones come from 75 to 120 miles beneath the Earth’s crust where the temperatures exceed 2000 degrees.
Most diamonds pick up the gases in the Earth and appear colorless. However, the canary diamond picks up nitrogen and makes them appear yellow. This is how they got their name. Just how yellow or “canary” color a diamond is depends on the amount of nitrogen that is present inside of them.
These diamonds can vary greatly in color from very light, pale yellow to a deeper, more intense yellow color. The color grades for canary diamonds are light yellow, fancy light yellow, fancy yellow, fancy intense yellow and fancy vivid yellow.
The rings in which these diamonds are set are unique and popular among many celebrities. Canary diamond rings look best with gold or platinum bands and are complemented with other gems of orange or red hue. A canary diamond ring set amidst other colorless diamonds make the yellow diamond stand out in a stunning way.
If you are, however, in the market for this type of diamond, one thing you must know is that since they are one of the rarest diamonds out there they can get a bit expensive. Some people believe though that they are well worth the price since they are not like a typical diamond in that they have color to them and they stand apart from what an average diamond would look like.
Since most canary diamonds are yellow in color, they symbolize the color of the sun and therefore signify cheerfulness, brightness and happiness. It is the birth stone for the Zodiac sign Leo and these are the fingers that are showing off this type of diamond the most.
Canary diamonds are very classy and elegant and are the perfect accessory to an evening gown or cocktail dress. They are beautiful and very unique. There are well-known canary diamond engagement rings: The Allnat, the Oppenheimer, the Tiffany and the Kahn. The first three diamonds carry a weight of over 100 karats and are very distinctive in their beauty.