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Everything You Need to Know About Yellow Sapphires

Everything You Need to Know About Yellow Sapphires

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Everything You Need to Know About Yellow Sapphires

Sapphires are one of the most beloved gems in the world and it’s easy to see why. These beautiful stones are incredibly versatile with an unmatched sparkle and they come in a wide variety of colors. One of the most stunning and rare types of sapphire is the yellow variety. This golden-hued gem brings a little sunlight to your life, even on the cloudiest days.


The yellow tone of this variety of sapphire is caused by the presence of aluminum oxide or trace amounts of iron. They come in a wide variety of shades of yellow, from brilliant gold to more pale tones, from vivid canary yellow to more spring-y tones of yellow-green.

Labs have also been able to treat and enhance yellow sapphires naturally using low-level radiation. This is a quick and inexpensive way to get a desired shade of yellow, but many jewelers aren’t fans of these treated gems.

A yellow sapphire’s value is based on the purity and brightness of its tone and the most desired hue is canary-colored.

Gemologists will inspect a yellow sapphire to ensure its the real thing by checking for inclusions. If there are none, they may suspect that the stone is synthetic or made of glass. They suggest that people who purchase yellow sapphires choose a stone that comes with genuine documentation.


The stone holds a special place in Hinduism. In Vedic astrology, it is known as pukhraj, one of the nine sacred gems, and is related closely to the planet Jupiter. It is believed to bring a wearer good fortune, knowledge, wisdom and power.

Many people treasure the stone for its resemblance to the sun, bringing light and joy to those who wear it.


Colored gems have increased in popularity in recent years. Many people have been turning to sapphires over diamonds due to their affordability. Yellow sapphires are also incredibly rare, which makes it a uniquely beautiful choice for jewelry lovers.

Where They Can Be Found

The primary source of the finest quality yellow sapphires in the world is Sri Lanka. The gems are also found in other places like Burma, Thailand, Australia and Madagascar, but the colors aren’t quite as vivid as those found in Sri Lanka. Luckily, the origin of a stone doesn’t affect its value.

If you’re interested in selling your yellow sapphire jewelry, contact Ralph Mueller and Associates or call us at 480.949.9299. Our knowledgable staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have.