Top 10 Yellow Gemstones

Gemstones aren't only luxury items - they are related to history, culture, science, traditions, and sometimes to expressing emotions (engagement rings).

When you hold a gemstone, you hold something more than a beautiful jewelry - for example, diamonds were formed over a billion years ago, one hundred miles beneath the Earth’s surface.

The Top Ten

1 Yellow Diamond

Yellow diamond is the most common of all colored diamonds and is the most affordable colored diamond (the least affordable is the red diamond). - Metal_Treasure

2 Amber

Amber is a unique gemstone because:
1) it's organic and is made of fossilized tree resin (one of a few organic gemstones)
2) this is also one of the several gemstones where "inclusions" don't lower the value of the gemstone. Amber inclusions look beautiful. Inclusions can be plants or insects, or parts of them. Imagine a jewelry with a real, naturally mummified ant or bee in it. Or, depending on your preferences, a spider. Or a flower, leaf, feather...
And entombed insects from prehistoric times. Some of the amber pieces are 80 million years old. - Metal_Treasure

3 Yellow Chrysoberyl

(aka cymophane or cat's eye chrysoberyl)
A very durable gemstone - it's very tough, resisting breakage. Hardness on Mohs Scale: 8.5 (excellent)
Due to its durability, it's recommended for engagement rings. - Metal_Treasure

4 Yellow Sapphire

Sapphire is associated with the color blue but they can also be yellow - Metal_Treasure

5 Yellow Topaz

It is quite common and affordable, and is a brilliant stone when faceted. - Metal_Treasure

I love topaz, - Masochismismagic

6 Citrine

I really love this stone. It is gorgeous!

Called citrine after the French word citron for lemon. - Metal_Treasure

7 Yellow Tourmaline

Tourmaline is known as the Rainbow Gemstone because tourmaline can be found in every color. Of these, yellow tourmaline is one of the rarest. - Metal_Treasure

8 Rutilated Quartz

Beautiful and pretty hard - at 7 on Mohs hardness scale - Metal_Treasure

9 Yellow Sphene

It isn't a mainstream gemstone because it is very rare and is quite costly. Here's why: it has a very high refractive index and ability to play with light. Actually a well-faceted yellow sphene is as fiery as a yellow diamond. - Metal_Treasure

10 Yellow Zircon

Although zircon looks very much like a diamond, it is much softer (at 6 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale). - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Yellow Fire Opal

It is beautiful but not very durable, and is susceptible to scratches (fire opal is relatively soft - at 5.5 on the Mohs scale) - Metal_Treasure

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