When searching for your own piece of yellow gemstone, be glad that you have accidentally stumbled upon this page as you will be spoilt for choice!
Yellow is such an exciting and warm color and lights up your beading creations! And when you incorporate it in your wardrobe, it will make you appear glamorous and luminescent.
Our part 2 of yellow gemstones will give you more options to dazzle your jewelry creations.
Yellow Sapphire. Most people think sapphires only have a vivid blue color. Not many know that this gem also has striking yellow hues. Yellow sapphires may be second to diamonds when it comes to hardness (Mohs’ ranking of 9) but they are tougher because of their composition. They can also be extremely resistant to chipping and damage. Sapphires come in a variety of yellow hues, ranging from light to intense yellow. The higher the amount or iron would mean the color is more vivid and the stone is of higher value.
Yellow Chrysoberyl. Featuring a range of yellow tones from light to vivid, chrysoberyl is a rare gemstone that is robust and can resist breakage. It ranks at 8.5 on the Moh’s scale. The highly valuable and extremely rare alexandrite and chrysoberyl may come from the same family, but yellow chrysoberyl is a bit common and very affordable. Because of its durability, this is an ideal gemstone for engagement rings. If you can find a faceted yellow chrysoberyl, you’re in for a treat as this type of stone has a good sparkle.
Yellow Topaz. Originating from the Sanskrit word tapas which means fire, topaz gives off a golden hue. Ranking at 8 on the Mohs’ scale, this gem rarely has visible inclusions and has an excellent clarity. It is also a brilliant stone when faceted. While Imperial Topaz, with its dark orange-yellow color, is costly and rare, yellow topaz is inexpensive and quite common.
Yellow Tourmaline. Deemed as the rainbow gemstone, tourmaline comes in every color imaginable. Of all the tones, yellow is one of the rarest. It’s a bit tricky to spot yellow tourmalines at most brick and mortar stores as many jewelers don’t stock them. Exhibiting an intense color, yellow tourmaline is a very dazzling stone that ranks at 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs’ scale and can last a long time with regular maintenance.
Yellow Fire Opal. Fire opals have a dominant red, yellow, or orange hue and can range from transparent to translucent. If these gems are cut smooth or faceted, the outcome is a gorgeous finish and texture. Fire opals are soft and rank at 5.5 on the Mohs’ scale. It can be susceptible to scratches and can be easily damaged or chipped. But fret not as these gems make amazing earrings and pendants because of the smooth and subtle feature.
Now that the list is complete, it’s time to take yourself on a shopping spree and make sure you get your favorite yellow gemstones for your beading creations. From striking warm tones to playful hues, yellow gemstones can be a bold statement or an elegant one depending on how you style them.