EDMONTON – Birks, synonymous with fine jewellery since 1879, is exhibiting one of the world's rarest yellow diamonds in its Edmonton location starting this week. The stunning, 16.01-carat fancy intense yellow diamond is set into a platinum ring adorned with diamond pavé.
The diamond's colour is of natural origin, and its large size and stellar high clarity makes it exceptional. Recently discovered, the Birks fancy intense yellow is guaranteed conflict free and has been sourced ethically through a responsible chain of custody. The diamond will be traveling to Calgary following the Edmonton showing.
Fancy colour diamonds are in fact accidents of nature, and to this day research gemologists are still exploring the physical reasons of their creation. There are four recognized hue descriptors specific to yellow diamonds: fancy light, fancy yellow, fancy intense and fancy vivid. In the case of the fancy yellow diamond, nitrogen molecules absorb blue light of the spectrum, and the human eye sees the diamond as a pure yellow.
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