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Yellow Diamond Anniversary Gemstone

 

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The yellow diamond anniversary gemstone is for the 20th wedding anniversary. Emeralds are also associated with this anniversary. Natural yellow diamonds are very rare, and the yellow diamonds that you purchase are often treated to obtain the color.

 

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Yellow Diamond Anniversary Gemstone Jewelry

There are some very pretty pieces of jewelry to choice from with yellow diamonds as the center piece. These include pendants, rings, earrings, bracelets and brooches.

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yellow Diamond Cuff Links

Find a pair of yellow cuff links. Maybe purchase a tie pin to go with them. Buy a tie and shirt to present the cuff links and tie pin on.

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Vacation

Take a vacation to Australia where some of the more colorful diamonds are found.


Where Do Diamonds Come From?

Diamonds are the hardest of the known natural materials, measuring 10 on the Mohs scale. This makes it very useful for industry and jewelry. Diamonds make excellent abrasives because they can only be scratched by another diamond. The use of diamonds in drill bits and engraving tools also dates to very early in history.

About 130 million carats (26,000 kg) are mined annually, with a total value of nearly 9 billion USD. About 100,000 kg are also synthesized annually.

Diamonds are commonly valued by the “four C's”: carat, clarity, color, and cut. The cutting of a diamond is a skilled operation, so that the brilliance is shown to the best advantage. Between 50 and 60% of the diamond is lost during the cutting and polishing process. If the diamond is badly flawed then the loss can be significantly higher.

The Tiffany Yellow Diamond is one of the largest yellow diamonds ever discovered weighing 287.42 carats before it was cut to its present 128.54 carats. It was discovered in 1878 in the Kimberley mine in South Africa. In 1877 the rough diamond was purchased by New York jeweler Charles Tiffany and then cut by his gemologist who studied it for a year before beginning work on it.

Diamonds originate from central and southern Africa, although other sources diamonds have been discovered in Australia, Brazil Canada, India and Russia.

The diamond has been treasured since at least 2,500 years ago when they where used as religious icons in India.


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