A Buyer’s Review: Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond Ring

Ever since I developed a passion for the jewelry industry, colored diamonds have always intrigued me. Known for their fascinating hues, rare fancy color diamonds have also been in the headlines for their record breaking auctions.

And I’m not alone.

Over the years of managing Beyond4cs.com, I noticed a growing interest on colored diamonds (specifically, yellow diamonds). Most of the questions received are usually related to making stone selections and who’s a reliable vendor they can trust when shopping for natural yellow diamond rings.

cushion cut yellow diamond engagement rings

Recently, I pulled the trigger on a fancy intense yellow cushion cut diamond ring from Leibish.com. This purchase was meant as an anniversary gift for my wife and being the blogger I am, this was a fantastic opportunity to document the process for you guys.

In today’s post, we are going to unbox the Fedex package that was delivered by Leibish and show you what you can expect to receive when making a purchase from them.

Overview of the Cushion Cut Yellow Diamond Ring

Leibish is a world renowned vendor who specializes in fancy color diamonds. And in the niche market of colored diamonds, you definitely want to work with someone who’s trustworthy and reliable.

And so, I started my search at Leibish.com in mid-June 2016. Later in the month, I got in touch with their customer support to confirm my order on the following items.

queens halo small diamond ring setting halo

loose fancy intense yellow cushion cut vs2 clarity

The checkout process was pretty straightforward and Leibish.com’s service staff was there to guide me through the transaction. Once payment was made, Leibish commenced work to fabricate the order. It took roughly 22 days to complete the ring and another 2 days for FedEx to deliver it.

Leibish Delivers Via FedEx

FedEx is undeniably one of the most recognizable logistic companies in the world. Besides being timely and reliable, FedEx is also able to perform worldwide shipping no matter where you are based.

Leibish offers free shipping for products purchased on their website and fully insures each package. This completely protects you as a consumer and gives you a peace of mind.

Leibish delivery fedex from israel

The package has to be signed and received physically.

I Recorded a Video on the Complete Unboxing Process


If you are shopping for a fancy yellow diamond engagement ring, make sure you check out Leibish first. They hold one of the largest inventories of fancy color diamonds across all shapes, sizes and budgets.

Let’s Take a Detailed Look at the Contents of the Box

luxurious brown casing leibish box

Stylish packaging that feels nice to the touch!

items inside fedex present box organize

The ring box is fitted snugly to minimize movements during shipment.

colored diamonds bookmark and brochure sheet

A colored diamond bookmark and information brochure.

gia report plastic sleeve, stub and receipt

The original GIA grading report for the cushion cut center stone.

original copy of the GIA certificate

Diamond specifications and clarity plot are laid out clearly in the GIA report.

appraisal document fancy intense yellow diamond halo ring

The appraisal document of the yellow diamond ring is useful for insurance purposes.

invoice that shows price and billing

A copy of the invoice. I bought the yellow diamond halo engagement ring at a price of $5,710.

natural yellow cushion cut diamond ring

Presentation of the ring box together with the external casing.

appraisal document for diamond jewelry

An overview photograph of the contents and what you can expect from Leibish’s packaging.

Closeup Views of the Beautifully Made Halo Ring Setting

I’ve done a separate write up where I analyzed Leibish’s final craftsmanship of the jewelry piece. If you are interested in the various aspects of how a high quality ring should look like, click here.

gold prong encrusted halo with melees

Colored prongs intensify hue and secure the fancy intense yellow diamond in place.

stunning handmade custom colored diamond ring

Tilted view to showcase streamlined shanks.

face up view of color saturation in yellow diamond

Face up view of the halo mounting with alluring yellow diamond.

side profile pave french shank melees

Extreme consistency in melee matching and French pave workmanship.

All in all, the shopping experience at Leibish is top notch. With detailed information on diamond listings and hundreds of stunning ring designs to choose from, you can easily put together a special ring for that special someone.

I highly recommend Leibish & Co. if you are in the market for fancy engagement rings and natural colored diamonds. As always, feel free to drop a comment below if you have any questions or feedback.

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  1. Patrick-
    August 23, 2016 at 6:33 am

    Very informative post. I’m looking for a pink diamond and prices are insanely high everywhere I look. Even a small pink diamond costs upwards of $10,000 at Leibish. Do you have any other recommendations where I can reliably buy a pink diamond halo ring?

  2. Paul Gian-
    August 23, 2016 at 9:42 am

    If you are looking for natural pink diamonds of the best quality, Leibish.com (started by Leibish Polnauer) has beautiful selections of different color saturations and intensities. Some of their inventory also includes the rare and elusive Argyle Pinks which can only be won at a yearly tender by invited businesses. There’s a reason why these diamonds are expensive. Basically, you get what you pay when it comes to pink diamonds. If you can’t afford it, consider buying a lab created fancy color diamond instead.

  3. Carolyn Johnson-
    October 25, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    Dear Paul, Thank you for the detailed and very interesting article on helping your friend buy an engagement ring from Cartier. It spurred me into fishing out the details of my own solitaire diamond ring which my husband bought for me many moons ago. It was not purchased from Cartier but from Al Futtaim here in the United Arab Emirates. I wonder if you would be so kind as to let me know of the pros and cons of my particular diamond if I sent you a photograph of the details by e-mail? I am not too sure of all the %ages and girth measurements …. too fine, too thick etc.

    I am nearing my 60th decade and it crossed my mind of how I might improve things should I ever get the chance to buy another diamond!

    I look forward to hearing from you but will understand if you are not able to help out.
    Thank you.
    Kind regards

    Carolyn Johnson

  4. Paul Gian-
    October 26, 2016 at 3:07 am

    You could send the details but there’s only so much I can do to offer an accurate analysis. It’s like asking me to perform a health diagnostic remotely without seeing the patient in person.

  5. Lynette Ramoutar-
    August 14, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Your cushion cut yellow diamond ring is absolutely stunning! I am now inspired to get myself one :)

  6. Roddy Yang-
    October 5, 2018 at 2:22 am

    Hi Paul, i’m new in coloured diamond. What do you think of this fancy yellow diamond from Rox ? Many Thanks in advance for your expert opinion. There is a yellow diamonds rings sale ongoing here and there is no GIA certificate I believe. https://www.rox.co.uk/yellow-oval-diamond-halo-ring-0-78cts-62191

  7. Paul Gian-
    October 5, 2018 at 9:13 am

    Well, then rest assured you are in for a giant rip off and misrepresentation of the diamond’s qualities if there’s no GIA reports. There isn’t even a proper photograph of a ring and a stock image is used instead. So, that’s a double red flag for you. There’s a reason for fancy color diamonds to be graded by GIA. And that’s to ensure there isn’t any misrepresentation of what is being sold to you.

  8. Yossi Pariente-
    January 19, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    That’s a gorgeously done french V cut pavé setting. I’m an artisanal goldsmith and stonesetter and that’s my favourite type of pavé. It takes great skill to perform it correctly and yours is beautiful. The centerstone claws are beautifully executed too!
    What’s your take on symmetry in fancies, I see this one’s graded Good. Is that because of lack of availability of better stones or because the brilliance is anyways diminished and less important in an intense colour grade?

  9. Paul Gian-
    January 21, 2022 at 8:48 am

    The symmetry grading is somewhat less important than how the diamond appears in real life. Symmetry is largely technical in nature and deals with issues such as accurate point to point contact of the facets, the shapes of the facets etc. As long as the diamond looks the way it should, (i.e. a pear cut should look like a pear cut instead of a misshapen triangular shape) the grade of Good or Very Good or Excellent doesn’t bother me.

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