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

Lady Gaga in Black Dress

The 2019 Academy Awards hosted hundreds of movie stars, famous directors, producers, and creators. Unsurprisingly, Lady Gaga was one of the most anticipated stars 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, matching leather opera gloves, and the famous 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. It has only been worn a handful of times. Not only is this the first time this diamond has seen the flash of paparazzi cameras at an award show, it is 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., 141 years ago in South Africa. “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 a unique 82 facets — it 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 collection of GIA-certified diamonds for sale 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.