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Natural Yellow Color Diamonds

Natural yellow color diamond, emerald cut set in platinum and white baguettesNatural yellow color diamonds are more common than the other color diamonds. They are still rare considering that for every 10,000 white diamond there is one color diamond. This count includes all the hues.

Traditional Wedding Anniversary Gifts

First: Paper

Second: Cotton

Third: Leather

Fourth: Fruit or Flowers

Fifth: Wood

Sixth: Candy or Iron

Seventh: Wool or Copper

Eighth: Bronze or Pottery

Ninth: Pottery

Tenth: Tin

Eleventh: Steel

Twelfth: Silk or Linen

Thirteenth: Lace

Fourteenth: Ivory

Fifteenth: Crystal

Twentieth: China

Twenty-Fifth: Silver

Thirtieth: Pearls

Thirty-Fifth: Coral or Jade

Fortieth: Ruby

Forty-Fifth:  Sapphire

Fiftieth: Gold

Fifty-Fifth: Emerald

Diamond Dictionary

 Table, Crown, Girdle, Pavilion, Culet, Facet

AGS- The American Gem Society, founded by Robert M. Shipley in 1934, is a non-profit professional organization of jewelers in the US and Canada. Its goal is to encourage ethical practices, advance knowledge and improve and maintain the image of the jewelry industry. AGS maintains the AGS Labs to develop and promote acceptable standards for grading a diamond's cut.

Diamond Certification

A certificate is a written professional gemological report from an accredited laboratory that explains and describes all of a diamond's attributes including: shape, diameter, length, width, weight, depth percentage, table percentage relative to the diameter, girdle characteristics, culet description, polish and symmetry conclusions, clarity, color, and fluorescence. A certificate also contains a front and back diagram of the diamond with a plot of its inclusions.