What is Yellow Sapphire?
Close your eyes for just a moment and think 'sapphire.' Chances are the first image that pops into your mind is probably a dazzling blue gemstone. However, there are other varieties of fancy colored sapphires, rarer than the classic blue like yellow sapphire.
Sparkling like the sun, yellow sapphire lights up with happy yellow hues. The warm and soft hues of this brilliant gemstone makes it an ideal choice for jewelry. In the tropical zodiac, sapphire is associated with the star sign Taurus.
Determining Yellow Sapphire Value
Is Yellow Sapphire valuable? We determine the value of colored stones by color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. This is no different when determining what yellow sapphire is worth. These guidelines will help you choose sapphire stones for your collection.
- Yellow Sapphire Color
The enchanting color of yellow sapphire bears a resemblance with the warmth of sunlight in springtime streaming through a window. This brilliant gemstone displays a range of hues from bright, sunny yellow, to subtle, bubbly champagne. Some yellow sapphires can be compared to the color of a canary diamond, and some have a slightly orangey color.
- Yellow Sapphire Clarity
Yellow sapphire belongs to the Type II category of the GIA clarity grading system, meaning that it contains inclusive material. But after treatment, this gemstone appears eye clean when viewed without magnification.
- Yellow Sapphire Cut
The cut of yellow sapphire depends on several factors. It needs to have the right color, composition, and freeness from inclusions. This yellow gemstone is available in all standard cuts and shapes such as rounds, ovals, pears, hearts, cushions, and trillion.
- Yellow Sapphire Carat
Yellow sapphire is rare. Therefore, gemstones in larger sizes are particularly hard to find.
Also, the price per carat of yellow sapphire primarily depends on the gemstone's clarity and color saturation. Meaning, the higher the color saturation and better the clarity, the higher the price will be. Most yellow sapphire ranges between 4x3 millimeters to 7x5 millimeters.
Yellow Sapphire Treatment
Yellow sapphires are heat treated and undergo a diffusion process. The treatment enhances the color and increases the value of the jewel.
Caring for Yellow Sapphire
Yellow sapphire measures nine on the Mohs scale of hardness. It has excellent toughness, making it a durable stone for regular wear. However, exposure to high heat could damage the stone’s color or clarity. Avoid harsh detergents when cleaning your stone. Avoid exposure to harsh chemicals. Ultrasonic cleaning and steam cleaning are usually safe.
The most reliable way to clean your yellow sapphire is with a solution of warm, soapy water. Gently scrub the stone with a soft-bristled brush, and rinse with fresh, cold water. Dry gently with a soft, lint-free cloth.
Also, despite good hardness, yellow sapphire can still be scratched, so it should be wrapped in a soft cloth and stored separately from other gemstones. Or, store your jewelry in a lined jewelry box designed precisely for this purpose.
Who Can Wear Yellow Sapphire?
For anyone who loves dazzling colors and fascinating gems, yellow sapphire is a perfect pick. Those born in September or any gem enthusiast can wear sapphire jewelry. The incredible luster of dazzling yellow sapphire makes it an ideal gem to wear for daytime events or evening outings.
The gorgeous yellow hues of the gemstone go well with almost all colors such as white, orange, green, pink, blue and brown. Although this gemstone is a favorite choice for rings, this gemstone's color makes it ideal for different jewelry styles, such as pendants, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, or brooches.
Sapphire is also the traditional anniversary stone for the 5th and 45th wedding anniversaries.
How Does Yellow Sapphire Compare to Other Yellow Stones?
Yellow sapphire is a stunning variant among sapphires, popular for displaying warm, and intense hues of yellow, symbolizing happiness, sunshine and optimism. For someone looking for a jewelry piece that shows wisdom and enlightenment with a high luster, yellow sapphire is just perfect.
Consider yellow sapphire if you want to own an exclusive, compelling and enchanting jewel and love the exquisiteness of citrine, topaz or tourmaline.
Where Does Yellow Sapphire Come From?
Sapphire gemstones are known worldwide. Yellow sapphire undergoes a special treatment to produce its warm color. Shop LC sources yellow sapphire from Madagascar, Thailand & Sri Lanka. These three countries are well-known for their gemstone production.
How is Yellow Sapphire Mined?
Mining for the rough yellow sapphire is time-consuming and labor intensive.
Miners sift and sort through alluvium, which is loose soil washed down and around riverbeds. Earlier, miners used sieves and other traditional sifting tools to find the rough sapphire crystals. Sometimes, they dug around the roots of the trees or pits up to 10m deep to reach sapphires in consolidated sediments. Now-a-days, use of water-pumps, hoses and larger sieves make the entire process of finding gemstones more efficient and less-tiring.
Only about 15% of mined rough yellow sapphire is suitable to be used as a finished gemstone.
Yellow Sapphire Properties
What Does Yellow Sapphire Mean?
Sapphire is one of the four ‘precious gemstones,’ including diamond, ruby, and emerald. For a very long time, sapphire was a gem reserved only for the nobles. As each color displays its unique metaphysical properties, yellow sapphire is said to stimulates the intellect and improves overall focus, enhancing wisdom.
Many gem therapists believe sapphire to be one of the most effective healing stones, especially for the nervous system. They think that sapphire helps us emotionally heal and combating depression by inviting positive energy into us. It is said to enhance the wearer’s willpower and give them the strength to get better.
Disclaimer: Use of any stone or mineral is not a substitute for professional medical care or treatment, and nothing herein constitutes medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Information provided should not be used to treat any illness, injury, medical condition, or ailment without prior consultation with a qualified health professional.
Is Yellow Sapphire a Birthstone?
Sapphires are the modern birthstone for September, which includes yellow sapphire! While blue sapphire is thought of from a traditional perspective, any fancy colored sapphire is suitable as a September birthstone.
Yellow Sapphire Facts
- Yellow sapphire ranks 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness.
- Yellow sapphire displays a color range from sunny yellow to champagne.
- Shop LC sources our supply of this yellow gem from the Madagascar, Thailand & Sri Lanka.
- Yellow sapphires are heat treated and undergo a diffusion process.