Will yellow diamonds trend in 2024? It certainly looks that way! Next year marks a major shift in the diamond engagement ring industry as light yellow tinged diamonds have become all the rage. From subtle hints of yellow to more vibrant tones, these eye-catching stones are making their presence known in the world of diamonds. In this blog post, we'll explore the reasons why light yellow diamonds are becoming the go-to choice for couples looking for a unique and stunning engagement ring. We'll also discuss what sets these diamonds apart from other gemstones and why they are sure to be the main trend in 2024.

Table of Contents 

The Rise of Light Yellow Diamonds in Engagement Ring Trends
Why Are Light Yellow Diamonds Gaining Popularity?
How to Choose the Perfect Light Yellow Diamond for Your Engagement Ring?Adding white diamonds to a light yellow centre stone 
Do yellow diamonds suit all skin types? 
Are yellow diamonds cheaper than clear diamonds?
Can you buy lab grown yellow diamonds?
Frequently Asked Questions 

The Rise of Light Yellow Diamonds in Engagement Ring Trends

In recent years Morgan & Co have seen the trend for engagement ring diamonds shifting towards more unique and non-traditional colours. While white diamonds remain the most popular choice, light yellow diamonds have been gaining popularity in the engagement ring market. These diamonds fall under the M to Z diamond colour range and can even range into canary diamond hues - click here for some additional education which details a diamond colour chart. Yellow diamonds offer a distinct and warm glow, adding an element of sophistication and individuality to the ring. Light yellow diamonds have become increasingly popular with those who want to break away from traditional engagement ring styles and are looking for something unique. Morgan & Co will be delighted to show you their beautiful range of loose yellow diamonds. You can make your complimentary consultation here and meet the bespoke team at their intimate Buderim studio, located half an hour from popular destinations such as Perigian Beach and Noosa

Why Are Light Yellow Diamonds Gaining Popularity?

One of the primary reasons why light yellow diamonds are gaining popularity is because of their uniqueness. Unlike the traditional white diamonds, these diamonds boast a subtle, yet striking, hue that adds an element of uniqueness to the engagement ring. Another reason is the affordability factor, as these diamonds tend to be priced lower than the traditional D to Z diamond colour scale. The canary diamond, which is a type of yellow diamond, has been particularly popular among celebrities, adding to its allure. Furthermore, the versatility of light yellow diamonds allows them to be set in different metals, making them an ideal choice for all engagement ring styles, from vintage to contemporary. Whether you prefer a cushion-cut or a pear-shaped diamond, a light yellow diamond can add an element of interest and character to your engagement ring. For further information on diamond shapes, read our diamond education page here

How to Choose the Perfect Light Yellow Diamond for Your Engagement Ring?

When choosing a light yellow diamond for your engagement ring, it's important to consider the diamond's cut, clarity, and carat weight, in addition to its colour. A diamond with an M to Z diamond colour rating will have more of a yellow tint, whereas a diamond with a higher colour rating will have less. You'll want to find the perfect balance of yellow hue that fits your style and budget. Consider also the setting and metal choice for your ring. A yellow gold band can complement the yellow tones in the diamond, while a white gold or platinum band can provide a subtle contrast. Morgan & Co can guide you on choosing the perfect light yellow diamond for your engagement ring. You can make your virtual or in studio consultation here. The Morgan & Co studio is a local jeweller and is based on Australia's Sunshine Coast in Buderim. Morgan & Co is a short drive from Perigian Beach and Noosa. 

Adding white diamonds to a light yellow centre stone 

One way to add more sparkle to a light yellow diamond engagement ring is by pairing it with white diamonds. The contrast between the two colours can create a stunning effect that will make your ring stand out. However, it's important to choose the right quality of white diamonds to complement your light yellow centre stone. If the white diamonds have a lower clarity or a warmer colour they may not match well with the light yellow diamond and could detract from its beauty. Morgan & Co will help you select the right white diamonds for your engagement ring. Ultimately, it's all about finding the perfect balance and making sure your engagement ring reflects your personal style and tastes. Book your free consultation here to discuss your engagement ring options. 

Do yellow diamonds suit all skin types? 

Yellow diamonds are a versatile option that can flatter any skin tone. However, it's essential to choose the right shade of yellow that compliments your skin tone. If you have warm undertones, choose a yellow diamond with a brown or peachy tint. If you have cool undertones, a light yellow diamond with a hint of green or blue undertones will suit you best. If you're unsure about which shade to choose, visit a jeweller, such as Morgan & Co, who specialises in yellow diamonds, and they will help you select the perfect diamond for your engagement ring.

Another factor to consider when choosing a yellow diamond for your engagement ring is the colour of the metal setting. A yellow gold setting complements the yellow tones in the diamond, while a white gold or platinum setting can make the yellow diamond appear brighter and more vivid.

Ultimately, the most crucial factor when choosing an engagement ring is personal preference. If you love the unique and vibrant look of a light yellow diamond, then it's the perfect choice for you, regardless of your skin tone. Just remember to take the time to choose the right shade, setting, and shape to create the perfect engagement ring that you'll cherish for a lifetime.

Are yellow diamonds cheaper than clear diamonds?

Contrary to what some may believe, the price of a yellow diamond does not necessarily correlate with its colour intensity. Other factors such as carat weight, clarity, and cut quality can also affect the price. However, in general, yellow diamonds can be slightly less expensive than colourless diamonds due to their relative rarity and less demand in the market. Nevertheless, larger or more vividly coloured yellow diamonds can still command a high price, just like any other diamond.

It's important to note that the value of a yellow diamond is still determined by the same 4Cs (cut, clarity, carat, and colour) as any other diamond. In summary, while yellow diamonds can be a more budget-friendly option compared to colourless diamonds, it's important to remember that they are still a valuable and precious gemstone. Ultimately, the value and price of a yellow diamond engagement ring depend on the specific characteristics of the stone, as well as personal preference and style.

Can you buy lab grown yellow diamonds?

Yes, you can absolutely buy lab grown yellow diamonds. These diamonds are made in a laboratory and are essentially the same as natural diamonds, except they are created under controlled conditions. Lab Grown yellow diamonds are becoming increasingly popular as they offer a more affordable option compared to natural yellow diamonds. Additionally, lab grown diamonds are an eco-friendly, ethical, alternative as they don't involve any mining.

One thing to keep in mind is that not all lab grown diamonds are created equal. Morgan & Co Lab grown diamonds are ethical, follow sustainable practices and are of the finest quality. Book your consultation here to find out more. 


Whether you choose a natural or lab grown yellow diamond for your engagement ring, the most important thing is to choose a diamond that speaks to you and your style. At the end of the day, the colour of the diamond should complement your personal taste and be a reflection of your unique love story.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. What are yellow diamond engagement rings?

A. Yellow diamond engagement rings feature a centre stone with a yellow hue, often referred to as a fancy yellow diamond. These diamonds are prized for their unique and vibrant colour.

Q. How are yellow diamonds different from traditional white diamonds? A. Yellow diamonds are different from traditional white diamonds due to their colour. White diamonds are colourless or have minimal colour, while yellow diamonds exhibit varying degrees of yellow shades.

Q. What causes the yellow colour in yellow diamonds?
A. The yellow colour in yellow diamonds is caused by the presence of nitrogen molecules within the diamond's crystal structure. The more nitrogen, the stronger the yellow colour.

Q. Are yellow diamond engagement rings expensive?
A. The cost of a yellow diamond engagement ring varies depending on the size, quality, and intensity of the yellow color. Generally, yellow diamonds can be more expensive than white diamonds with similar characteristics.

Q. How do I choose the right shade of yellow for a yellow diamond engagement ring?
A. Yellow diamonds come in a range of shades, from light to vivid. The choice of shade is a matter of personal preference, but it's important to select one that appeals to you and complements your partner's style.

Q. Are yellow diamonds as durable as white diamonds?
A. Yes, yellow diamonds have the same durability as white diamonds. They are graded using the same criteria, including cut, clarity, carat weight, and overall quality.

Q. Can yellow diamond engagement rings be customised?
A. Yes, most jewellers offer customisation options for yellow diamond engagement rings, allowing you to choose the diamond shape, setting, and metal type that suits your preferences.

Q. Do yellow diamond engagement rings require special care?
A. Yellow diamonds do not require unique care compared to white diamonds. Regular cleaning and maintenance will keep the ring looking its best.

Q. Are yellow diamond engagement rings suitable for all skin tones?
A. Yellow diamond engagement rings can complement a wide range of skin tones due to their warm, inviting colour. However, personal style and preference play a significant role in the choice of ring.

Q. Where can I find reputable jewellers for yellow diamond engagement rings? To find a reputable jeweller, it's advisable to do your research, read reviews, and ask for recommendations. Look for jewellers with a history of working with coloured diamonds and providing certifications for their diamonds.

October 13, 2023 — Morgan Gaskin