Bright as yellow

April 1998


Bright as yellow

The spotlight turns to colored diamonds

Move aside, Liz Taylor and your perfume – if this year's first Christie's catalog is any indication, yellow diamonds of all shades are the fascination of the luxury jewelry world.

Considered tightly knit with trends since they started to commission their own jewelry for sales in the past decade, the auction houses are no strangers to colored diamonds.

But of the diamond rings with important center stones offered at Christie's auction in St. Moritz, Switzerland, in February, the first of 1998, 16 were made with diamonds ranging from light yellow to deep yellow-brown, including one 48.62-ct. yellow diamond.

And since it's the 1990s, the auction house proudly chose to be frank when listing one artificially colored diamond as "A Diamond and Yellow Treated Diamond Cocktail Ring, By Chaumet."

Copyright © 1998 by Bond Communications.


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