Yellow Sapphire

Yellow sapphire, also known as "Pukhraj" in some cultures, is a gemstone cherished for its captivating and sunny yellow hues. This variety of sapphire is highly esteemed for its vibrant and cheerful color, which can range from delicate pastel yellows to intense and vivid shades. The finest yellow sapphires exhibit a pure and saturated yellow, reminiscent of the warmth of the sun. Their remarkable color is often associated with positive energy and is believed to bring prosperity, wealth, and good fortune to those who wear them.

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Yellow Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 5.63ct (YS0035)

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Yellow Sapphire price per carat $2,824.93
$15,904.34

Yellow Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 3.28ct - 10x8mm (YS0034)

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Yellow Sapphire price per carat $1,611.70
$5,286.36

Yellow Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 2.04ct - 7mm (YS0033)

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Yellow Sapphire price per carat $1,211.32
$2,471.08

Yellow Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 7.95ct (YS0031)

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Yellow Sapphire price per carat $2,629.96
$20,908.21

Yellow Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 8.01ct - 11x9mm (YS0030)

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Yellow Sapphire price per carat $1,689.90
$13,536.10

Yellow Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 6.02ct - 11x9mm (YS0029)

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Yellow Sapphire price per carat $2,879.96
$17,337.35

Yellow Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 5.09ct - 10x8mm (YS0028)

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Yellow Sapphire price per carat $1,636.67
$8,330.65

Yellow Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 4.56ct (YS0027)

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Yellow Sapphire price per carat $1,305.44
$5,952.81

Yellow Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 5.58ct - 11x9mm (YS0026)

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Yellow Sapphire price per carat $1,359.75
$7,587.40

Yellow Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 3.06ct - 9x7mm (YS0025)

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Yellow Sapphire price per carat $1,225.66
$3,750.51

Yellow Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 2.05ct (YS0024)

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Yellow Sapphire price per carat $1,026.80
$2,104.95

Yellow Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 3.03ct (YS0023)

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Yellow Sapphire price per carat $932.30
$2,824.88

Yellow Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 3.82ct (YS0022)

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Yellow Sapphire price per carat $2,191.21
$8,370.42

Yellow Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 5.06ct - 9x7mm (YS0021)

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Yellow Sapphire price per carat $1,653.15
$8,364.93

Yellow Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 4.55ct - 9x7mm (YS0019)

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Yellow Sapphire price per carat $1,001.20
$4,555.46

Yellow Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 7.81ct - 11x9mm (YS0017)

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Yellow Sapphire price per carat $1,159.20
$9,053.32

Yellow Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 3.54ct (YS0016)

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Yellow Sapphire price per carat $980.83
$3,472.13

Yellow Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 3.06ct (YS0015)

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Yellow Sapphire price per carat $1,269.57
$3,884.89

Yellow Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 3.48ct (YS0012)

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Yellow Sapphire price per carat $920.11
$3,201.99

Yellow Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 5.02ct (YS0010)

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Yellow Sapphire price per carat $989.69
$4,968.22

Yellow Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 3.62ct - 9x7mm (YS0008)

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Yellow Sapphire price per carat $535.64
$1,939.02

Yellow Sapphire Unheated Sri Lanka 3.04ct (YS0006)

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Yellow Sapphire price per carat $1,059.60
$3,221.18

LEARN MORE ABOUT YELLOW SAPPHIRE

Yellow sapphire is a captivating gemstone known for its vibrant yellow hues. It is often used as a more affordable alternative to yellow diamonds while providing a similar sunny and cheerful appearance. Yellow sapphires are formed through the same processes as other sapphires, with their unique color resulting from trace elements, such as iron and titanium, and the crystal structure of corundum. Their origin, quality, cut, and treatment influence their value in the market.

 

YELLOW SAPPHIRE ATTRIBUTES

Mineral Corrundum
Chemistry Al2O3
Color Pale - Deep Yellow
Refractive Index 1.762 - 1.770
Birefringence 0.008 - 0.010
Specific Gravity 4.00
Mohs Hardness 9.0
 

Yellow Sapphire Value

The value of yellow sapphires depends on factors like color, clarity, cut, carat weight, origin, and treatment. Medium, pure canary yellow stones with high clarity and good cut are the most valuable. Prices for yellow sapphires vary widely, with larger, high-quality stones commanding higher prices. Prices can range from $50 to several hundred dollars per carat, depending on quality.

 

Yellow Sapphire Colors

Yellow sapphires come in various shades of yellow, with some exhibiting hints of green, yellow gold, or orange. The most desirable color is a medium, vibrant canary yellow with no visible green or brown undertones. Other shades include greenish-yellow, orangish-yellow, and lemon yellow. Color preference is subjective, and different shades may appeal to various individuals.

 

Yellow Sapphire Sources

Yellow sapphires are found in various parts of the world, including Sri Lanka, Australia, Madagascar, Thailand, Tanzania, and Burma. Each region produces yellow sapphires with distinct characteristics, such as color and clarity. Sri Lankan yellow sapphires are renowned for their clarity, brilliance, and color consistency. Thai yellow sapphires are known for their unique color, which can range from light yellow to greenish-yellow. Madagascar produces yellow sapphires with a deep yellow color. Tanzanian yellow sapphires are usually lighter in color. Australian yellow sapphires, often called "Lemon Sapphires," can vary from pale yellow to deep golden hues.

 

Yellow Sapphire Properties

Yellow sapphire belongs to the corundum family and has a Mohs hardness of 9, making it highly durable and resistant to scratches. It has a hexagonal crystal structure and can exhibit pleochroism, showing different colors from different angles. Yellow sapphires have a high refractive index (1.76-1.77) and a specific gravity ranging from 3.98 to 4.10. These gemstones can range from transparent to opaque and may display asterism, a star-shaped pattern caused by intersecting needle-like inclusions.

 

Yellow Sapphire Care


Yellow sapphires are durable gemstones but require regular care to maintain their brilliance. To clean a yellow sapphire, use lukewarm water with mild detergent and a soft cloth or soft toothbrush for more thorough cleaning. Avoid using boiling water or cleaning liquids with abrasives, anti-static agents, or moisturizers. Do not expose yellow sapphires to chlorine, perfumes, or hairsprays, as they can dull the gemstone's luster.