A brilliantly vibrant yellow hue – “Illuminating” as it’s technically coined – has been named by colour authority Pantone as one of 2021’s colour and quite frankly, this spirited shade is precisely what we all need right now as we hope to begin the year with a healthy ray of optimism. And how better to keep us in a cheerful disposition than with glorious jewels set with striking yellow diamonds? Here are a few magnificent pieces that caught our fancy – pun intended.
Go home or go big and of course we’re going for the latter. And surely you can leave it to the king of diamonds Harry Winston to deliver with this radiant-cut solitaire yellow diamond ring that weighs over 80 carats. Astounding!
Cindy Chao The Art Jewel
For a more sculptural piece, these earrings by Cindy Chao The Art Jewel from its Four Seasons collection is the one to have. It’s set with cushion-cut yellow diamonds, each over four carats, surrounded by more diamonds set on white and rose gold.
This glorious necklace by Graff is set with flawless fancy yellow and white diamonds totalling 97.86 carats and in a multitude of cuts.
Piaget’s Heliconia necklace is finished off beautifully with a 6.46-carat pear-shaped fancy vivid yellow diamond, which is surrounded by 16 brilliant-cut diamonds. A transformable piece, it can be worn three other ways apart from how it’s shown here: a ring, diamond pendant and as a purely white diamond necklace.
For something more dramatic, De Beers’ Electric Cichlid high jewellery detachable necklace fits the bill. The piece features a 3.06-carat, oval-shaped white diamond, surrounded by fancy yellow rough and polished diamonds and round brilliant white diamonds.
Van Cleef & Arpels
A sure-fire conversation piece, this Plumes d’Icare bracelet by Van Cleef & Arpels is a stunningly crafted jewel made in yellow gold and white gold, and set with a 2.04-carat oval-cut fancy vivid yellow diamond highlighted by yellow and white diamonds.
This Cartier Magnitude High Jewellery Yuma Necklace is surely not for the faint-hearted. Crafted in platinum, the necklace is set with a variety of fancy brown yellow, intense orangey yellow and yellow diamonds, presented in many cuts – from briolettes, beads, moon-shaped and brilliant cuts.
Hailing from Bulgari’s latest high jewellery collection Barocko is this platinum ring set with a shield step-cut 5.02-carat fancy vivid yellow-orange diamond surrounded by fancy yellow pavé-set diamonds and and 38 fancy step-cut diamonds.
A necklace fit for royalty, this Roubachka necklace by Chanel from its Le Paris Russe collection is made with a combination of yellow gold and platinum, headlined by a baguette-cut flawless yellow diamond complemented by more multi-cut yellow and white diamonds.
Fancy a tiara? Chaumet’s Soleil Glorieux tiara from the Les Ciels de Chaumet collection is the perfectly Pantone option. Made in white and yellow gold, the tiara features a cushion-cut fancy intense Yellow IF diamond weighing 2.51 carats, which is complemented by 21 cabochon-cut rock crystals and brilliant-cut diamonds and yellow diamonds.
Turn heads with this pair of Chopard Red Carpet Earrings made in white and yellow ethically-mined gold, set with 19.2 carats of pear-shaped fancy-cut yellow diamonds and 13.7 carats of pear-shaped diamonds.
Tiffany & Co
With this ring set with over 7 carats of fancy intense yellow diamond by Tiffany & Co, you will be looking down at your hand more than usual and you know what, no one can blame you.