With their cheery colour and striking vibrancy, there is huge demand for fancy canary yellow diamonds in Australia. Among the most desired of all coloured diamonds, they not only have a timeless association with love and romance, but they also provide a point of distinction from traditional diamonds. And with many celebrities recently seen flaunting canary yellow diamond engagement rings, their popularity has only continued to grow.

Colour Scale

Unlike white diamonds, where colorlessness denotes quality, fancy coloured diamonds are graded and valued based on the prominence of their colour. Ranging from lightest to brightest, the colour grading scale for yellow GIA certified diamonds is as follows:

  • Fancy Light
  • Fancy Yellow
  • Fancy Intense
  • Fancy Vivid


The lustrous, vibrant colour of Fancy Vivid makes it the rarest and most desirable of the Australian yellow diamonds.

Yellow Diamonds – A Unique Choice

We have a proud history of producing quality GIA certified diamonds in Australia, with two of the world’s leading mines located in the Kimberley region of WA. These include Argyle Mine – the world’s largest volume producer of natural diamonds – and Ellendale Mine, which produces 50% of the world’s supply of fancy yellow diamonds.

Each Ellendale yellow diamond is unique, with colours ranging from subtle primrose to vibrant shades of canary. The more intense the colour, the more valuable the diamond is.

Here at MDTdesign, we have a large inventory of Australian yellow diamonds from both the Argyle and Ellendale mines. Our range includes shapes such as cushion, pear, round brilliant and oval, with options ranging from fancy to fancy vivid colours.

GIA colour grading scale for colourless white diamonds (Photo credit: www.gia.edu)

GIA colour grading scale for colourless white diamonds (Photo credit: www.gia.edu)

For more information on our range of GIA certified canary yellow diamond jewellery, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


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