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The Symbolism of Yellow Diamonds: Adding Sunshine to Your Jewellery Collection

Woman wearing a yellow diamond engagement ring

Yellow diamonds, also known as canary diamonds, have become a defining characteristic of Hancocks Jewellers for over a century. But the question stands, what are the defining characteristics of a yellow diamond? And how do you know whether to choose a yellow diamond as your forever ring? For many, this diamond is unmistakably regal and a desired colour by many. In this blog, we will be delving into the history, symbolism, and style of these sensational diamonds. If you love a traditional diamond and you’re looking for a simple twist, then canary diamonds are certainly the one for you. Check out our effortlessly stylish collection of yellow diamond engagement rings here.

The Rich History of Yellow Diamonds

Yellow diamonds have not been as widely known as many other gemstones, in fact they were only first discovered in 1867 by a young boy in South Africa. Unbeknown to its immense worth and rarity, after being found in some grass, the boy gave the stone to his neighbour. Fast forward to today, this rarefied stone is known as the Eureka diamond and can be found in a museum in Northern Cape, South Africa. After the Eureka diamond was named, the discovery of significant yellow diamond mines, such as the Cullinan Mine, played a crucial role in bringing yellow diamonds to the forefront. The Cullinan Mine yielded some of the world’s most famous diamonds, including the Cullinan Diamond, the largest gem-quality diamond ever found. In the 20th Century, yellow diamonds finally received the recognition they truly deserved, gaining popularity with the royal family and celebrities. This popularity has only grown, and they are still extremely sought after to this day.

Cushion cut yellow diamond ring


The Symbolism of Yellow Diamonds

Yellow diamonds embody positivity and energy due to their links to the sun. This sunshine energy gives off a strong sense of optimism and joy, ensuring any wearer is guaranteed to carry these important elements on their finger. The canary diamond’s clear yellow hue also has a strong link to clarity and focus, suggesting that wearers will be rewarded with mental clarity and clear thinking when wearing this vivacious piece. Check out our beautiful Platinum Pear Cut Yellow Halo Diamond Ring to wear a piece of the sun wherever you go.

Pear cut yellow diamond ring


How To Style Yellow Diamonds

A common query we receive when helping our customers choose their dream engagement ring is how to style it! Individuals may be more reserved when it comes to coloured stones as opposed to traditional diamonds as there is a perception that they’re harder to style. But this couldn’t be further from the truth! A pop of colour is the perfect way to add some personality to any look. Take our Yellow Diamond Cushion Cut ring as an example. This beauty would look amazing with an all-white outfit, whether that be a white suit for work or a summer dress, to add an element of colour and sparkle to your look. Another great ensemble would be a purple or deep blue outfit with your stunning ring. Purple is on the opposite end of the colour spectrum to yellow, so you can rest assured that this combination will have your ring sparkling in the light for any onlookers to adore.

Yellow diamond cushion cut ring

Visit our Manchester showroom where our in-store specialists will be happy to show you the collection of yellow diamond engagement rings we have available. They are also on hand to offer sound advice and guidance when it comes to finding a yellow diamond engagement ring that speaks to your heart, mind, and soul.


The perfect yellow diamond ring awaits you at Hancock’s. Book an appointment with us today!