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The Brilliance of Yellow Sapphires

Mar 26, 2008
Yellow sapphires belong to a group of colorful gemstones known as corundums, which is a crystallized form of aluminum oxide. Like other colors of fancy sapphires, the yellow is rather rare, and until recently, most of these more unusual colors were not well known among most people. Yellow occurs when a trace of iron is added to the aluminum oxide.

Sapphires are very hard stones, registering a 9 on the Mohs scale, and second only to the diamond in hardness. This makes the yellow sapphire not only a unique stone, but a very durable stone that can take everyday wear and retain its brilliance. As yellow sapphires increase in popularity, it is easier to find them in rings, pendants and earrings.

Yellow sapphires are mined in eastern Africa (Tanzania), and on the isles of Madagascar and Sri Lanka. Synthetic sapphires are becoming more and more common nowadays because of the rising popularity of these gems and their relative rarity in mines. Synthetic sapphires are no less a "true" sapphire than those mined, and have all of the luster and properties of those from underground, but are a bit cheaper.

Price depends on on the color, size and clarity of the gems. The cut of the gem is also an important element in determining price. A stone which has been expertly cut will sparkle, even out of the sunlight. Mined stones will be more expensive than synthetics and stones that have been heat treated (this enhances their color).

Those who ascribe special meanings to gemstones say that yellow sapphires bring people together, generating feelings of warmth and friendliness. It is thought to alleviate depression, aid concentration and other mental skills and to bring financial success. Healing qualities for the yellow sapphire are said to be related to the respiratory tract and the liver. There is some traditional lore that says a yellow sapphire should only be worn on the first finger of the right hand, although most people don't bother to follow this advice.

Whether mounted in silver or in gold, worn in a necklace or a ring, yellow sapphires catch the eye. Possessing all of the elegance and luster of the other members of the sapphire family, they draw attention and garner compliments where ever the wearer goes. For this reason, they are gaining in popularity as a stone for engagement rings.

If your collection of jewelry lacks a yellow sapphire, what are you waiting for? Far too beautiful to do without, and to ignore once you are wearing it, it is a gem which demands attention.
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If you are looking for a special and unique piece of jewelry, consider yellow sapphires. These are truly spectacular gemstone beauties that will make all your friends jealous.
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