The Tiffany Yellow Diamond: The Star of the 2019 Academy Awards

The 2019 Academy Awards hosted hundreds of stars this year, and Lady Gaga was among the most anticipated to walk the red carpet — but not for a meat dress or sky-high heels. While she typically rocks daring looks, Lady Gaga was the epitome old Hollywood glamour in an Alexander McQueen gown, leather opera gloves, and the legendary Tiffany Yellow Diamond around her neck.

What’s So Special About The Tiffany Yellow Diamond?

The Tiffany Yellow Diamond is one of the largest Fancy Yellow diamonds in the world and has only been worn a handful of times. Not only is this the first time it has seen the flash of paparazzi cameras at an award show, it is also the first time it has been worn by a starlet since 1961. Last worn by Audrey Hepburn in promotional photos for Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Tiffany’s released this diamond from their vault specifically for Lady Gaga. She introduced this diamond to the glitz and glamour of modern Hollywood along with Tiffany & Co. white and yellow diamond earrings as accessories.

The stone weighs over 128 carats and was discovered by Charles Lewis Tiffany, founder of Tiffany & Co., in South Africa 141 years ago. “The rarity, beauty and sheer magnetism of the Tiffany Diamond are unprecedented,” said Tiffany & Co. chief gemologist Melvyn Kirtley. The legendary diamond is a brilliant cushion cut with 82 facets and is said to be priceless.

What Does Dallas Gold & Silver Have to Offer?

While we don’t quite have a diamond of this size at Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange, we have plenty of diamonds that probably fit within your budget! Come in and see our GIA-certified diamonds whether you are looking to make a splash or for the perfect stone for an engagement ring. We have everything from cushion cuts like the famous Tiffany diamond mentioned, to pear and heart-shaped diamonds.

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