PRESENTING OUR NEW, IN-HOUSE, CUSTOM FANCY YELLOW DIAMOND NECKLACES FROM THIS PAST MONTH. READ ON TO LEARN ALL ABOUT OUR CUSTOM JEWELRY DESIGN SERVICE, THE PROCESS, FANCY YELLOW DIAMONDS, YELLOW GOLD AND THE SETTINGS WE CHOSE FOR THE FANCY YELLOW DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACES FEATURED IN THIS POST.
Although custom, in-house jewelry design is only one of the many premium services we offer at Raymond Lee Jewelers, it is a favorite. We absolutely love to create a piece of jewelry completely from scratch. Nothing compares to bring a new piece of jewelry to life, from start to finish, and then presenting that to our customers in hopes that they will love the design as much as we do.
Custom, one-of-a-kind jewelry is something to admire, cherish, and pass down to future generations. It’s meaningful, it’s a work of art, and it holds a lot of value.
We take great pride in the process. Everything is done entirely in-house, from start to finish. We use raw materials and loose diamonds for all of our creations.
Custom Necklace Design Process:
Here is our step by step jewelry making process (with the process for the featured pieces in this article in parentheses)…
STEP 1: IDEA/CONCEPT
The first step of our in-house custom jewelry designs is to come up with a concept. Our team of designers and jewelry makers brainstorms ideas based on hot trends, customer insight, vintage styles and more.
We also take inspiration from other areas outside of jewelry. We consider designs based on nature, the fashion industry, color schemes, and time periods.
At this point, we essentially have a mood board full of the main ideas that we want to incorporate into our design. Sometimes the design is simple and elegant, other times it is intricate and sophisticated. Every piece is unique so it’s all just a matter of what the inspiration is at that moment.
Once we have all of our ideas and the main concept mapped out, we look through our extensive selection of loose diamonds and gems. We choose the stones we want to be the centerpiece, whether its a pendant or accent diamonds, we lay them all out on the table.
Having a clear understanding of the concept, we are able to select the right metal that will be the most fitting for the new piece of jewelry we are designing.
From here, we sketch out designs on paper and choose the best one(s) that we want to create based on what we love and what we think our customers will appreciate. Again, we use research-based concepts to give us the best chance at successfully creating a design people will love.
Inspiration for these Fancy Yellow Diamond Necklaces
For the custom necklaces featured in this post, we decided on a yellow theme with a simple yet traditional bezel set fancy yellow diamond pendant. We wanted something that’s understated but at the same time gorgeous and unique. We choose yellow gold for the chain necklace as it offers a classic look, and the fancy yellow diamond is a great spotlight of beauty.
Yellow diamonds are a symbol of love and devotion. And, the color yellow represents knowledge, intellect, and wisdom.
STEP 2: CAD DESIGN
CAD = Computer Aided Design.
Once we decide on a sketch, our in-house jewelers bring the idea to the virtual world by creating a 3D computer generated image.
This digital 3D model created by our master jeweler is then thoroughly reviewed to ensure it meets our highest design standards.
This image will be the master jeweler guide to make sure every detail is exactly how we want it to be.
Adjustments within the CAD are easily made to perfect the design. There are tons of features to work with.
After we finalize and confirm the 3D design, we move onto the next step, which is bringing the piece to life.
Note: For these particular pendant necklaces, we skipped the CAD design and jumped right into creating the piece entirely by hand.
STEP 3: HAND-CRAFTING
This is the step where things come to life.
For many jewelry designs, such as custom rings, this would be the step where we use a CAD to make a physical wax model so we can analyze the size, shape and structure of a new piece of jewelry we are making. Wax models allow us to test for fitting and functionality. It is also our last opportunity to make any necessary changes.
However, with this design, as it was simple, everything was done by hand from scratch.
We cut and formed the metal to make a bezel setting around the loose diamonds. We used traditional tools to make sure the form was flawless and we soldered it together.
From here we hand finish and polish the pendant, and we solder the chain necklace to the pendant.
When you look at the steps it takes, it’s all very simple. However, to create the design immaculately, it requires the hands of a very skilled jeweler. Everything needs to be smooth and seamless, and in the end, it’s so perfectly done that it almost appears as if it was made by a machine.
STEP 4: FINAL PRODUCT
After the piece of jewelry is perfected, we polish it to give it that absolutely luxurious finish.
All of our custom, in-house jewelry is then placed in Raymond Lee Jewelers presentation boxes and placed in our showroom for sale.
Fancy Yellow Diamond Necklaces
We made two designs from the same concept, one with a cushion cut diamond and the other with a heart shape. Both represent enduring love and stable commitment. The heart shape being slightly exaggerated while the cushion cut being a bit more under the radar. Nevertheless, both shining bright from now to forever.
We believe this is the perfect pendant necklace for a man to gift his loved one. It can also be a great personal gift for a woman who loves yellow gold and what the color yellow represents – a life full of happiness and love.
Overall, this necklace is strong and classic in color, and wonderfully subtle in design.
Many of our customers want hand-crafted jewelry as it offers a personal touch. All of these in-house jewelers are one-of-a-kind, so you can be proud that you are wearing something unique to you and you alone.
From the moment you enter our showroom, you will be transported to a place where special jewelry becomes reality.
Although we do have an extensive collection of various high-end brands, we want our customers to know they can get something distinct. Something that hasn’t been mass-produced. Something that was made with someone’s bare hands and a few tools.
Now, let’s discuss the finer details of the designs featured here – Fancy Yellow Diamonds, Yellow Gold, and Bezel Settings.
There is no other diamond color that can capture the rays of the sun like a yellow diamond. The color is dramatic and brilliant.
Yellow diamonds glow stunningly, both day and night. They are a red carpet favorite among the famous. Because of this, Yellow Diamonds, aka Canary Diamonds, are the most talked about fancy color diamond.
The distinct color of yellow diamonds is produced by the presence of nitrogen in the composition of the diamond.
Most diamonds contain nitrogen. With yellow diamonds, the nitrogen atoms have grouped themselves in a very particular way. This occurs during and right after the diamond has formed.
The nitrogen molecules absorb blue light, which in turn makes the stone a shade of yellow. Depending on how much nitrogen is in the composition, yellow diamonds can range from very light yellow to dark yellow.
Yellow diamonds are part of the fancy color diamond family, and many yellow diamonds contain different hues, such as orange, green or brown. These hues can decrease the value of the yellow diamond.
Pure, natural, yellow diamonds are an intense shade of yellow, and these are the ones that are referred to as Canary Diamonds. These are, of course, much more expensive. Their color is pure and doesn’t contain much, if any, different color hues.
Notable Yellow Diamonds
Pretty much all of the most remarkably large and vivid yellow diamonds in the world were discovered in South Africa. One of the most famous yellow diamonds is the Allnatt. It is a 101ct cushion shape fancy vivid yellow diamond. It was named after its first owner, Major Allnatt, in the 1950s.
Fun Fact: One of the largest polished diamonds in the world is a 407ct internally flawless brownish yellow diamond. It is called the Incomparable. A very fitting name for such a rare find.
Yellow Diamond Intensity Levels – Grading scale:
As most people are aware of, white diamonds are graded for color from D to Z, D being colorless and Z having a noticeable yellow or brown tint.
Now, if the scale were to go beyond Z, to a rich, yellow color, then you’d have a Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond.
So, once you reach this point where there is no trace of whiteness, you are dealing with yellow diamonds that are fully saturated. This is when the diamond becomes more special.
Here is the GIA color grading scale for yellow diamonds:
Faint, Very Light, Light, Fancy Light, Fancy, Fancy Intense, Fancy Vivid (or Fancy Deep or Fancy Dark)
As GIA is the most reputable institute for grading diamonds, this is the most common scale to use for jewelers across the globe.
As simple as it may read, determining a yellow diamond’s grade on the scale can be difficult to pinpoint. This is because each color grade has its own range before moving up or down the scale.
For example, you may have a yellow diamond that borders on the fancy light and fancy territories, which would make it hard to say which it is. This is why it’s important to trust your jeweler.
At Raymond Lee Jewelers, we pride ourselves on fair dealings and have an outstanding reputation with over 30 years in business.
The rare the yellow diamond the more expensive it will be. Of course, higher up the scale, the more rare.
In general, though, yellow diamonds are relatively common. So, most times, yellow diamonds are quite affordable.
Let’s look at an example to give you an idea of pricing.
If you have a Fancy Light Yellow diamond, that would be similarly priced as an I color white diamond. This could be in the $4,000 range for a 1 carat diamond.
When you get to the most intense yellow color, which is Fancy Vivid, the price increases significantly.
A Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond with eye-clean clarity will run about as much as a D color flawless white diamond (which is the best on the color scale for a white diamond).
Evaluating the price
The most important thing when buying a fancy yellow diamond is to evaluate the price based on the details. Any hue of green or orange will increase the value, while the smallest tints of brown will reduce it. The best thing you can do is buy from a trusted jeweler, as these small details can be hard to notice without an expert eye.
Having trust in your jeweler is the most important aspect of buying jewelry. There is nothing more important than peace of mind when buying something expensive like a Fancy Yellow Diamond Necklace.
Most people think of yellow gold as being “pure” gold.
While we can agree that yellow gold is the most classic, natural color of gold out of the three (white, yellow and red), jewelry makers don’t use pure gold for their jewelry. Pure gold is too soft and it’s less durable.
The best gold will be 18K or 14K, as it is easy to care for, it can be worn every day, and it will last forever.
18K and 14K yellow gold is an alloy made from pure gold, copper, silver, and zinc.
Lighter 18K yellow gold will typically have 75% gold, 12.5% copper and 12.5% silver.
Darker 18K yellow gold will be 75% gold, 15% copper, 10% silver.
These alloys will give you the closest look to natural pure gold.
Who is yellow gold good for?
The great thing about yellow gold is that it looks good on anyone. It is particularly gorgeous for olive and darker skin tones.
Yellow gold is the least durable of the three gold colors. So it requires more aftercare. If it gets any scratches, you can always polish them out though. That’s the beauty of yellow gold. All it takes is a good polishing for it to look brand new again.
Why we chose yellow gold for these necklaces?
We chose yellow gold for a couple of reasons:
- It goes amazingly well with yellow diamonds.
- It offers a vintage look.
- It’s classic. You can’t go wrong with yellow gold. Ever.
Bezel setting uses a kind of elevated color which encircles the entire rim of the diamond, making for a complete metal edging.
As yellow gold is very pliable, we were able to easily form this bezel setting by hand.
We chose a bezel setting as it is the most secure setting of them all. You’ll never have to worry about losing your diamond when you have a bezel setting. Also, it protects the diamond from all angles.
Another reason we chose a bezel setting is that it goes with the theme of “classic” and “vintage”.
Buy Fancy Yellow Diamond Necklaces
If you are interested in purchasing one of these fancy yellow diamond necklaces, please contact us for special pricing.
Custom Diamond Jewelry Service
Have an idea for a piece of jewelry that you want to create? Our premium custom design service can turn your dream piece of jewelry into a reality. We work with you every step of the way to ensure you get your perfect piece of jewelry that is uniquely you.
We do necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings of all styles.
About Us – Raymond Lee Jewelers
Raymond Lee Jewelers has been serving Boca Raton and South Florida’s insatiable need for diamonds for over 30 years. Our team of diamond advisers dedicates themselves to assisting you in selecting the perfect engagement ring. We aim to provide unparalleled customer support and satisfaction. Our A+ BBB rating can vouch for this.
We are Sunny Florida’s best engagement ring retailer since 2016.
Our vision has always been to forge a unique, professional, and intimate vibe. We provide a shopping experience that works for all generations. We especially know what the modern jewelry buyer wants; and we keep traditions that never fade intact, such as sensibility, artistry, and craftsmanship.
If you are interested in any of our in-house jewelers or our premium custom design jewelry service, please contact us today with any and all questions you may have. You can also simply pop into our store any time we are open. We look forward to hearing from you.
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