Creating a Diamond from cremated ashes is a happy occasion. Why? Because you’re creating an opportunity for your loved one to shine—again!

Eterneva creates brilliant, lab-grown Diamonds that are as genuine and unique as your loved one. This is accomplished through a sophisticated, highly collaborative process between you, your customer experience team, and our Diamond experts.

During your Diamond journey, one of the first choices you will make is selecting the color of your loved one’s Diamond. Our color catalog includes blue, yellow, red, black, green, and colorless Diamonds.

When it comes to customizing your creation, how do you choose the color? At Eterneva, we love all of our Diamonds. However, in our mission to bring brightness to loss, we truly believe there’s no better way to celebrate your loved one’s natural light than with a yellow Diamond.

Come along with us as we delve into the meaning behind yellow Diamonds and how they’re made!

Yellow: The Happiest Color

Yellow evokes happiness. Synonymous with sunlight, this wonderful wavelength directly impacts our nervous system to stimulate communication, concentration, and imagination. A marriage of red and green light, yellow inspires myriad positive emotions. Let’s take a closer look at the 4 C’s of the color yellow.

1. Clarity: Yellow is believed to have a strong influence on the left side of the brain, and therefore fosters sound, analytical thinking.

2. Creativity: Warm and jubilant, yellow opens our minds to receiving positive energy and success. Interact with yellow for a burst of creativity and productivity!  

3. Confidence: Yellow inspires optimism, encourages an enthusiasm for life, and boosts confidence.

4. Caution: A high-energy color, yellow is often associated with caution. It can guide us to look inward and re-evaluate when something is not quite right or if we are not reaching our full potential.

Yellow has the innate power to lift our spirits, improve our self-esteem, and quite simply: make us happy! When we interact with the color yellow, we’re soaking up the sun’s life-giving rays, we’re wandering in a field of daffodils; we’re tasting the lemon meringue pie our grandmother used to make, and we’re playing fetch with our favorite golden retriever again.

If yellow makes you feel joy—lean into it. After all, in the words of the poet Mary Oliver: “Joy is not made to be a crumb.”

The Sunshine Diamond

Eterneva’s co-founder, Adelle, created a stunning yellow Diamond with her grandmother's ashes. Her grandma was the famous actress, Marjorie Lord, who starred in The Danny Thomas Show, an American sitcom that entertained households from 1953 to 1964.

Adelle wears her precious pendant around her neck as a reminder of her grandma’s vivacity and cheerful energy. “I always told her she was my sunshine,” shares Adelle. “Now, she continues to be the star of the show.”  

"She was my sunshine... Now, she continues to be the star of the show."

The Science of Yellow Diamonds

Yellow Diamonds' unique hue comes from the presence of nitrogen in their composition. Parallel to colorless and blue Diamonds, yellow Diamonds are grown directly from the cell. The carbon dissociates through the liquid metal alloy, affixes to the seed plate, and grows in the crystal lattice structure. The difference is that the metal alloy has elements that facilitate nitrogen to disrupt the carbon crystal lattice. The nitrogen molecules absorb blue light, making the stone yellow.

Depending on the amount of nitrogen, a yellow diamond can range from light to dark. In other words, the more nitrogen, the more yellow!

Yellow Diamond Grading

While most natural diamonds are colorless, yellow lab-grown Diamonds can offer an eye-catching and alluring conversation piece.

Colorless Diamonds are graded on a color scale of D to Z. D refers to a colorless Diamond, and Z means the stone has a distinct yellow or brown tint. What would happen if the scale continued past Z? Voila! You would be ogling a Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond.  

The IGI color grading scale for a yellow Diamond is:

Ask Our Diamond Experts!

We asked our Diamond experts about which cuts and shapes produce the ideal yellow Diamond, and here’s what they shared.

“It’s all about light return,” explains Eterneva Diamond Expert, Cheryl. “The longer light has to travel through the diamond, the deeper the color it’s going to reflect back.”

All yellow Diamonds are beautiful, and all can have angles cut to lighten or deepen the color. If you’re dreaming of a lighter, Yellow Diamond, however, we  recommend a shape that has large windows such as an emerald, asscher, or radiant.

Eterneva: Your Diamond, Your Journey

Yellow is a bright and cheerful shade that exudes positive energy, manifests creativity, and offers hope in times of uncertainty. When you wear your yellow Diamond, you will experience greater confidence, joy, optimism, growth, and the courage to keep moving forward.  

At Eterneva, our mission is to help you create a Diamond that is as stunning and unforgettable as your loved one. Regardless of which color Diamond you choose, your loved one’s creation should hold significance for you.

Get in touch with us today! We would love to help you create a Diamond that best represents and reminds you of your loved one.