Yellow sapphires are natural gemstones and range from greenish yellow to orange yellow. They are often mistake for yellow diamonds as they appear extremely similar. The most expensive yellow sapphire is a vivacious canary yellow--a medium shade. Natural yellow sapphires get their sunny yellow color from traces of iron, low-level radiation within the earth or by lab-induced radiation. Yellow sapphires usually have fewer inclusions than other blue or pink sapphires, and are held to higher clarity standards. Like all gemstones, they are evaluated according to the 4 C’s— color, clarity, cut and carat. Color is most important when pricing yellow sapphires.
Yellow sapphires are thought to bring honor, prosperity and good health. Mythology says that yellow sapphires bring good luck when looking for a soul mate. For centuries, women have worn yellow sapphires to attract men to marry. Yellow sapphires are therefore popular choice for engagement rings, as they symbolize good luck.
James Allen offers a stunning collection of yellow sapphires as well as yellow sapphire engagement rings. Yellow sapphires look especially stunning when set in yellow gold and contrasted against diamonds.