3. Fancy yellow diamonds
At first thought you might not associate yellow diamonds with engagement rings, but choosing this colour is becoming more and more popular. Celebrities such as Nikki Minaj, Kelly Clarkson and Heidi Klum all wear a yellow diamond and the signs are it will be a big trend in 2018. They are the most common of all the coloured diamonds, but the range of colour is quite large and, as with colourless diamonds, no two yellow diamonds will be exactly the same.
Did you know? – the largest yellow diamond is owned by Tiffany and Co and is called the Tiffany Diamond. It was discovered in the Kimberley Mine in South Africa in 1878 and cut by 23-year-old George Frederick Kunz, who studied the stone for a year. In its rough form it weighed an astonishing 287.42 carats and was eventually cut into a 90-facet antique cushion cut. The diamond has only ever been worn by two women in its lifetime – by Mrs. Sheldon Whitehouse at the 1957 Tiffany Ball held at Newport on Rhode Island and by Audrey Hepburn for publicity photos for the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s.