A Note about ‘Sapphire’
Sapphire is a variety of ‘Corundum’. Any colour of corundum except Red, is called Sapphire and there are many sapphire Colours. The name Sapphire alone refers typically to Blue Sapphire. All other colours have the colour name added to the stone, such as ‘Pink Sapphire’, Yellow Sapphire, and Green Sapphire. Sapphires sister stone ‘Ruby’ is the red variety of corundum. Therefore ‘Pink’ Sapphire is the pink Variety of Corundum.
How to buy a YELLOW SAPPHIRE
Buying loose Yellow Sapphires or Yellow Sapphire Engagement Rings and Yellow Sapphire Jewellery - Your Research tips
Yellow Sapphires range in colour intensities from light almost pastel yellow, to a dark deep rich Lemon and sometimes a hot Yellow. When searching for types of Yellow Sapphire, keep in mind that the most important factor when determining the value is its colour. Usually the deeper the yellow the more valuable the stone. Clarity, on the other hand should be viewed as the secondary factor when selecting. Make a decision of what your desired intensity of colour is (whether it is the lighter, mid or darker shade) then, you can move on to the next step which is clarity.
1. Yellow Sapphire Colour
The most sought after Yellow Sapphire colour would be a mid to mid bright Yellow, colour in Yellow Sapphires can also range from that of a warm orange yellow to a very cool shade of yellow. The yellow is usually bright and well dispersed throughout the stone. Lighter yellow sapphires, in recent times have been sought after because of their similarity in colour to that of a Yellow / Canary Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond. The light Yellow Sapphire is becoming increasingly popular for engagement rings. A Yellow Sapphire engagement ring is sometimes made instead of a Yellow Diamond engagement ring because in some cases Yellow Sapphires are a more affordable yellow gem than a Yellow diamond of similar colour. Another reason Yellow Sapphire may be selected is because their hardness second to that of a diamond. When looking at colour, keep in mind the colour can vary quite a bit from one stone to the next; it is rare to find two exact matching yellow sapphires unless they were cut from the same crystal to begin with.
2. Yellow Sapphire Cut
Yellow Sapphire being a precious stone, is generally cut for size. It is found to be cut mostly in Oval Cut Yellow Sapphire. Another cut which is increasing in popularity especially for Yellow Sapphire engagement rings are Cushion Cut Yellow Sapphire. Other cuts that Yellow Sapphires can be found in are: Round Cut Yellow Sapphire, Pear Cut Yellow Sapphire, Emerald Cut Yellow Sapphire, Marquise Cut Yellow Sapphire, Square Cut Yellow Sapphire, Cabochon Cut Yellow Sapphire, and Baguette Cut Yellow Sapphire.
When looking at the cut of a Yellow Sapphire look for general visual proportion balance. If a stone is cut in an oval cut for example, look at it to see that one of the top and bottom are of equal measurements, and that one end does not bulge out more than the other end. Most Sapphire cuts are performed by hand so therefore, often the cut may be slightly off from perfection. Visually you will see when the proportions are great and when they are too poor, with the naked eye.
3. Yellow Sapphire Clarity
Yellow Sapphires have a range of clarity types. There is generally always some type of inclusion found in a Yellow Sapphire. The most common type would be that of Silk. Yellow Sapphires host many different inclusions and even the highest quality stones are expected to posses some type of inclusion when viewed by a 10x loupe. It would be very rare to see a Yellow Sapphire free from all inclusions, and therefore should be considered whether it is a synthetic stone or a glass imitation.
4. Yellow Sapphire Hardness
Yellow Sapphires are one of the hardest gemstones available. Moh’s scale of hardness is a universal scale for minerals showing their position in the scale as to compare which ones are harder than others. As an example the hardest known mineral is Diamond, given a 10 on Moh’s scale. The softest known mineral isTalc given a 1 on Moh’s scale.
Yellow Sapphire comes in at a hardness of: 9.
A Natural Yellow Sapphire usually displays quite a high amount of its diagnostic inclusion ‘Silk’. One of the treatments that is commonly adapted and widely accepted to Yellow Sapphire is that of Heat treatment.Heating a Yellow Sapphire at certain laboratory temperatures may aid in the displacement of some of the silk that was there naturally, and therefore allows the Yellow Sapphire to display a higher brilliance than before.
Buying Yellow Sapphire Jewellery
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