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."
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