At Gemvara, we believe that the jewelry you wear should be one of a kind, like you. That's why we make each piece to order, one at a time, just the way you want it. Choose citrine and yellow gold or black onyx and palladium: it's your choice. Mix and match gems and precious metals for a look that's exactly you. It's jewelry for all life's occasions, from a wedding or birthday to your own personal milestones and celebrations. Gemvara uses only the highest quality materials to craft your jewelry design with meticulous attention to detail. Our precious metals are recycled or responsibly mined. Our wide selection of jewelry by Martha Gomez Gutierrez, David West, Jessica Behzad, and other talented designers means you can find jewelry that's exactly your style. You can also shop by style, choosing our Delicate, Twists & Curves, or Casual & Fun Collections. Gemvara's fine quality jewelry is designed to be passed down for generations to come, crafted by hand in the United States.
Yellow sapphire is like a ray of sun on a cloudy day, with a sunny yellow color, excellent brilliance, and the lasting value of sapphire.
Sapphire is the gem of truth, symbolizing fidelity and the soul. In ancient times, a gift of a sapphire was a pledge of trust and loyalty. This tradition makes yellow sapphire engagement rings as meaningful as they are beautiful.
Since the word sapphire is synonymous with the color blue, many people don't realize that sapphire comes in yellow too. Sapphires in other colors are known as fancy sapphires, just like diamonds in other colors are known as fancy diamonds.
When you wear a yellow sapphire, people are likely to guess that you are wearing a fancy yellow diamond. For the lucky few who take own one, this gem's understudy status means that yellow sapphire is more affordable than either blue sapphire or yellow diamond.
Rare and beautiful, yellow sapphire complements yellow gold and takes center stage set when contrasting against white gold and diamonds. This gem's durability means the beauty of yellow sapphire rings will last.
Before their final polish, most yellow sapphires are heated to almost 2,000 degrees in order to improve the color and clarity. Heat enhancement is stable, does not require special care, and does not reduce the stone's value. You should assume every yellow sapphire has been heated without a report from a respected lab like GIA or AGL that says otherwise.
Some yellow sapphire on the market is diffusion-treated: chemicals are introduced into the top layer of the gem to create a rind of more intense color. These stones are less rare and so less valuable. Gemvara does not sell diffusion-treated sapphires.
Sapphire is the September birthstone, the gem of the fifth and 45th wedding anniversary, and the zodiac gem for Virgo.
Yellow sapphire rings are durable and suitable for everyday wear. Clean with mild dish soap: use a soft brush behind the stone where dust can collect.
Gemvara jewelry is designed to be made your own. Choose any piece and customize the gems and metals to suit your style. When you have it just the way you want it, we'll make the piece to order just for you. Make It Personal »