Among the many fancy colored sapphires, yellow sapphires possess the most mystical allure. In Indian folklore it is said that, when worn in a certain way, at a certain time, on a certain day of the week, it will fulfill the owner’s ambitions of wealth and prosperity. But, putting lore aside, this rich golden, canary yellow color gemstone, cannot but bring happiness to those who admire it, as it burns like the midday sun. Yellow sapphire comes in a range of colors, from light to dark greenish-yellow or rich orangy-yellow. It is colored by color centers or iron, sometimes with other trace elements such as titanium, which, when present, will impart a green hue to the stone. Like other members of the corundum family it is widely imitated and treated, but it is the natural yellow sapphire that concerns us here: a gem of never-ending beauty.
Yellow sapphires tend to be free of inclusions and blemishes, which further enhances their brilliance. Not only is its durability second only to diamonds, but its optical and physical properties give it a color and brightness very close to diamonds themselves. The yellow sapphire is a sophisticated gemstone, imbuing the wearer with a sense of wealth and happiness and a warm sense of fulfillment. DM