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The beauty of a Yellow Diamond

8.25ct Fancy light Yellow Diamond Radiant cut


Who doesn't love a yellow diamond? Yes, this yellow stone is not a yellow sapphire or citrine but a diamond!

Its unique color comes from the presence of nitrogen in its composition. Depending on its concentration, a yellow diamond range from light to dark. To be called fancy yellow, a diamond doesn’t contain any trace of whiteness whatsoever!


GIA grading scale color: Faint, Very Light, Light, Fancy Light, Fancy, Fancy Intense, Fancy Vivid. The grader will grade subjectively the color.

My personal not is:

**It is very important to check the diamond and not buy on a certificate.** Or you will probably get very disappointed with the stone. 

As the color gets stronger the price gets higher.

A Fancy light diamond will price similarly to an I color white diamond.


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The particularity of a round brilliant diamond

Round brilliant diamonds are THE most favorite shape for an engagement ring in the USA.

Let's understand why!

Because its cut maximizes the sparkle of a diamond. On a less technical point of view, its circular shape could represent the circle of life and love with no end!
It’s an elegant & classic shape that will never go out of style!
When choosing a round brilliant diamond there are few things to bear in mind...

The CUT is the most important factor. Round brilliant is the only diamond shape that GIA grades for CUT as it determines how sparkly & bright the stone will look.

** I advise going no lower than Very Good as a lower grade can have a great impact on its sparkles.**


The color ranges from D (colorless) to Z (brownish or yellowish). The whiter you’ll choose, the higher the price will be. Click here to know more.

** G and H is are very good comprise for a good stone but not overly expensive.**

With the round brilliant, cut the inclusions (clarity grade) are very well hidden by the 57 or 58 facets of the diamond so you don’t have to choose the highest quality. Click here to know more about clarity.

** I recommend choose no lower than Si1 as above that grade the inclusions can be seen without a loop.**

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Discover a new stone.


A new gemstone and so many new possibilities...

When I first heard about Aquaprase™️, a gemstone that was recently discovered, I got super intrigued. What? a precious gemstone that was discovered in 2013? How incredible… Its bluish-green color got me hooked. I needed to know more.
Here is what I learned and why I’m obsessed.

Aquaprase™️ is
• Found in Africa
• Its color is caused by the chromium & nickel present on it
• 100% natural & non-treated
• Ethically mined & responsibly sourced
• Uniqueness: each stone has its unique pattern and unique color.
This is the 1st gemstone discovered in the 21st century.

I can stare at this stone at different hours of the day and will always see a new shade depending on the light, new veins or shapes. It has the “power” to take me someplace else. I really found it soothing in that way.

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