Yellow Sapphire, the semi-precious gemstone belonging to the corundum family owe its color to the presence of iron. The ideal color of this fancy sapphire is often described as the vibrant canary. Yellow Sapphires, according to Hindu mythology came to be associated with planet Jupiter. These fancy yellow sapphires are adorned by September born as their birthstone.
Yellow Sapphires are available in nature in countless hues of yellow and are most loved for their magnificent golden yellow sparkle.
Yellow Sapphire is a rare fancy color in the family of sapphires making it desirable while the hardness of sapphires grants it longevity.
Associated with the planet of prosperity, Jupiter, yellow sapphires are believed to bring prosperity, luck and wisdom to the wearer.
Yellow Sapphire color range is quite wide ranging from pastel light and lemon yellow, to deep orange-yellow to bright golden yellow. Bright deep colors fetch higher prices.
Sapphires tend to have fewer inclusions and the hence the transparent Yellow Sapphires should be checked for eye-clean inclusions before buying them.
In case of the Yellow Sapphires, we are in debt of the cutters who with their skills cut them in different styles and shapes to improve their clarity and color up to an extent.
The weight of Yellow Sapphires is measured in terms of Carat Weight and usually shortened to Carat or Cts.
Blue Sapphire come from a few specific locations in the world and they being Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Madagascar.
Yellow Sapphire Ring is quite easy to clean due to their hardness and durability. However, a few things must be kept in mind like avoiding contact of the gemstone with make-up, harsh chemicals, abrasives.
While cleaning the ring take use of lukewarm water and mild cleaning detergent. Soft toothbrush can be used to clean the underside of the Yellow Sapphire. Also, the ring must be individually kept to avoid contact with other jewelry to avoid unnecessary scratches.
Yellow Sapphires are certified under the norms and regulations of the GIA and hence must be checked before buying the gemstone.
The price for a single carat Sri Lankan Yellow sapphire can vary from $185 to $310 per carat depending on the quality of the gemstone.