You need to know these keywords about yellow sapphire!
As the best alternative to yellow diamonds, yellow sapphire has more choices in terms of color and cutting.
10:58 29 July 2019
In recent years, it has become one of the most popular gemstone for wedding rings. There are some issues to be aware of before buying a yellow sapphire. The following "keywords" can help you better choose the one that suits you best. Let's take a look at it.
The main reason for the coloration of yellow sapphire comes from microelement iron, which has a high concentration of iron. The higher the saturation, the wider the range of colors: from soft light yellow, lemon yellow to yellow or golden yellow with a deep orange tone. The most popular yellow sapphire tones are "canary" with vibrant colors. In general, the brighter and purer the yellow tone, the higher the value of the yellow sapphire. However, color is a personal preference, you can choose your own favorite color, do not have to blindly follow the public.
Sapphire without inclusions is often suspected - it may be an artificial gemstone or a glass imitation. Therefore, it is necessary to check whether the gem has natural inclusions at the time of purchase. The best clarity grade for sapphire is Perfection, which is completely clear to the naked eye. Downward is the VVS and VS grades, which contain very small inclusions inside, but do not seriously affect the appearance of the sapphire. Yellow sapphires tend to have fewer inclusions than other sapphires because the best mid-tone colors (such as canaries) have almost no hidden inclusions.
The main producing area of yellow sapphires is Sri Lanka, but yellow sapphires are also found in Tanzania, Madagascar, Thailand and Australia. Some people may worry that the yellow sapphire will not be equal in value due to the origin. In fact, the origin of the yellow sapphire name bracelets does not affect the price.
Cutting is the main factor affecting the sapphire brilliance. If the cutting is bad, the sapphire will look dull and lackluster. Of course, the cutting here does not refer to the shape of the gem, but to the facets of the gemstones that allow the light to perform optimally when the light penetrates the gemstone. Traditionally, rough yellow sapphire is cheaper than blue or pink sapphire, so it won't sacrifice brilliance to ensure large carats when cutting. In other words, yellow sapphire is easier to have high-quality cutting or even special cutting than other color sapphire colors. If the color of a yellow sapphire is very light, then a good cutting is especially important; a dark yellow sapphire is different, and even if the cutting is not perfect, its appearance can look interesting.
Traditional heating optimization is widely used on yellow sapphire. This process enhances the color and clarity of the yellow sapphire, and the final optimization result is a permanent change to the gemstone, rather than a moment. However, the world always prefers natural unoptimized gems, so when you buy yellow sapphire, you can confirm it from the certificate, which shows whether the jewel has been processed. Beautiful natural yellow sapphires are still rare. For a time, jewelers barely knew any other color sapphire except blue sapphires. In 1980, some gemstone dealers in Thailand began experimental heating of pale yellow sapphires. The final experiment was successful. These colored sapphires changed from soft pastel to richer golden and orange.
Yellow sapphires come from the corundum family, they are colored by microelement of iron. Like all sapphires, yellow sapphires have incredible toughness and scratch resistance – with a Mohs hardness of 9. If you are hesitant about buying yellow diamonds because of the price, yellow sapphire is a good alternative. The price range of yellow sapphire depends on its quality and size. You can refine and filter the selection according to 4C - color, clarity, cutting and carat size. The inlay of yellow sapphires is also worth studying. Generally speaking, in the material of the ring, everyone will choose metal: lighter, softer yellow sapphire is more suitable for setting on silver metal, such as silver, platinum and white gold monogram ring; a strong, dark yellow sapphire is suitable for setting on rose gold or gold rings.
Yellow sapphires, like sapphires, are the jewels of the September birthstone, the 5th and the 45th wedding anniversary, and are known for their source of wisdom and prosperity. Yellow sapphires are especially used in India for Vedic astrology, which is the main reason for the price increase of this gemstone. Many people believe that having yellow sapphire can get good luck and positive energy.