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rjdodd

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The questions never end....

If I was looking for a fancy yellow diamond that appeared a kind of butter yellow (or champagne yellow color - not the brown diamonds), what grade would it be? Definitely not vivid I would guess but how far down the grade list would it be? My guess for the photos I''ve seen would be plain ''fancy yellow'' (which I realise covers a lot of gound).

Thanks everyone.
 

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Date: 1/14/2007 9:57:18 PM
Author: Richard Sherwood
Are we talking ''land-o-lakes'' or ''winn-dixie'' yellow?
LOL!!!
 

Garry H (Cut Nut)

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Date: 1/14/2007 9:32:30 PM
Author:rjdodd
The questions never end....

If I was looking for a fancy yellow diamond that appeared a kind of butter yellow (or champagne yellow color - not the brown diamonds), what grade would it be? Definitely not vivid I would guess but how far down the grade list would it be? My guess for the photos I''ve seen would be plain ''fancy yellow'' (which I realise covers a lot of gound).

Thanks everyone.
this is not a great image of this chart - but can you see that you probably want something on the yellow line in the ''Deep'' zone, which you would likley only get in a bigger than say 1ct size, and probably not round.

This is really complex stuff.
But if you want to learn more then visit here

http://oct.gemology.ru/oct/projects/fancycolor.phtml

Fancy color chart.JPG
 

Lorelei

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Date: 1/14/2007 9:57:18 PM
Author: Richard Sherwood
Are we talking ''land-o-lakes'' or ''winn-dixie'' yellow?
I know what Land - O Lakes is but do I assume Winn - dixie is butter too?
 

diagem

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Date: 1/14/2007 11:57:54 PM
Author: Garry H (Cut Nut)

Date: 1/14/2007 9:32:30 PM
Author:rjdodd
The questions never end....

If I was looking for a fancy yellow diamond that appeared a kind of butter yellow (or champagne yellow color - not the brown diamonds), what grade would it be? Definitely not vivid I would guess but how far down the grade list would it be? My guess for the photos I''ve seen would be plain ''fancy yellow'' (which I realise covers a lot of gound).

Thanks everyone.
this is not a great image of this chart - but can you see that you probably want something on the yellow line in the ''Deep'' zone, which you would likley only get in a bigger than say 1ct size, and probably not round.

This is really complex stuff.
But if you want to learn more then visit here

http://oct.gemology.ru/oct/projects/fancycolor.phtml
Garry, ever heard the word "ZIMMI" in conection with Fancy Yellow??
 

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Date: 1/15/2007 3:27:10 AM
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Date: 1/14/2007 9:57:18 PM
Author: Richard Sherwood
Are we talking ''land-o-lakes'' or ''winn-dixie'' yellow?
I know what Land - O Lakes is but do I assume Winn - dixie is butter too?
It''s a store. Maybe referring to their brand?

http://www.winn-dixie.com/
 

kenny

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Fascinating link Garry.

Thanks.
 

diagem

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Date: 1/15/2007 6:06:43 AM
Author: Garry H (Cut Nut)
no DG
Its a term used to identify a yellow vivid hue (just like the yellow livestrong rubber bracelets that Armstrong was marketing with Nike.)
They are considered in the trade as the best vivid yellow.
 

rjdodd

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As always - very helpful info.

Rich, unsalted land-o-lakes might be a little light, but definitely not full organic fresh market butter (which looks orangeish yellow to me). And defnitely not that dehydrated bathroom visit color either.

Gary, great chart, now I just have to read up in the link enough to understand it. If I go for a yellow, i''d be looking for probably a 2-3ct oval, so at least it would fit the non-round, large qualifier you specified.
 

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Date: 1/15/2007 6:26:07 AM
Author: Ellen

Date: 1/15/2007 3:27:10 AM
Author: Lorelei


Date: 1/14/2007 9:57:18 PM
Author: Richard Sherwood
Are we talking ''land-o-lakes'' or ''winn-dixie'' yellow?
I know what Land - O Lakes is but do I assume Winn - dixie is butter too?
It''s a store. Maybe referring to their brand?

http://www.winn-dixie.com/
Hee - thanks El !!
 

Ellen

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Date: 1/15/2007 9:12:39 AM
Author: Lorelei


Hee - thanks El !!
Welcome!
 
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