The ring is designed by Dr. Rezepa-Zabel known from the German TV show “Bares für Rares”. For her, jewelry is ideal when the relationship between beauty and wearability is balanced. This unique fancy diamond is set in yellow gold prongs that do not contrast it in color. The accompanying diamonds nestle exactly against the center stone, held in place by an almost invisible three-prong setting crafted in platinum. The stones follow the natural curvature of the finger with a subtle transition to the ring band in terms of design: it shoes no step, no edge and no disproportion. The ring was crafted as a unique piece to ideally bring out the stones.
A diamond that clearly shows color is called a fancy diamond. The colors of diamonds are produced by chemical intercalations or by deformation of the crystal structure. They are a freak of nature and produce infinite color variations. A yellow color is the result of intercalated nitrogen atoms. Their intensity depends on the amount and nature of these trapped trace elements. Approximately 10% of all jewelry-quality diamonds have a yellowish color. However, only about 0.2% are so-called fancy diamonds. Even more rarely diamonds show other colors like blue, brown, pink or green. Their share is only about 0.1%.
“Fancy Diamond” is a color designation that is not given lightly by a recognized laboratory and may ONLY be given to natural, untreated diamonds! It is not uncommon for this color designation to be used frivolously and without justification.
Uniformly solid, bright fresh colors are extremely rare in nature. The “Fancy Intense Yellow” with which the Antwerp laboratory “Hoge Raad voor Diamant” (HRD, Flemish for “High Diamond Council”), respected worldwide for diamond certification, has rated this stone is a designation established according to a rating scale for naturally colored diamonds. According to its definition, the intensity and saturation of this fancy color with very good clarity is clearly perceived by the top and bottom of this stone as an intense, fresh yellow. A weaker color in the fancy range would be “Light Yellow” and even weaker to light the so-called “Faint Yellow”. Stronger and thus more golden yellow, more autumnal is the “Fancy Vivid Yellow” and the “Canary yellow”, the so-called canary yellow.
The color designation “Fancy Intense Yellow” has also been given to the famous 205.07 cts “Red-Cross Diamond,” which was auctioned at Christie’s in Geneva on May 11, 2022, for 14.2 million francs (about US$12 million). The largest yellow diamond is the “Tiffany Diamond” with 287.42 cts. Both this and famous “Red-Cross Diamond” sparkle in the most beautiful cushion cut, as does the fancy diamond offered here. A dream!