Professional Jeweler Archive: Hello Yellow

November 2001

Gemstones & Pearls/News


Hello Yellow

The colors of sapphire leave a lasting impression, but none like fashionable yellow


The gem is durable. The color is stylish. What more could you ask of a colored gemstone? While most customers still know sapphire for its blue hue, its yellow version is an increasingly popular shade of ripe lemons or sunflowers.

The interest in yellow gems parallels the renewed interest in yellow gold. Yellow will liven up the brown, black and navy always found in fall apparel. It also pops against red, deep merlot and green. Suggest customers take advantage of the look to add pizzazz to their wardrobes and wash away the winter blues.

– by Lorraine M. O’Donnell, A.J.P.


18k heart pendant features a 7.43-ct. yellow sapphire and 0.89 carat of diamond pavé.

Charles Rolier, New York City; (401) 949-2427, fax (401) 949-4188.

Platinum ring and earrings are set with yellow sapphires surrounded by round diamonds. Suggested retail, $7,100 (ring) and $11,300 (earrings).

Jack Kelége, Los Angeles, CA; (213) 622-1290, fax (213) 622-0363.

18k pin has 33 carats of yellow sapphires and 1.08 carats of diamonds. Suggested retail, $28,000.

J.R. Gold Designs Ltd., New York City; (800) 999-0583 or (212) 922-9292, fax (212) 922-2992.

18k gold ring features a 25.18-ct. yellow sapphire and 5.30 carats of blue sapphire baguettes. Suggested retail, $45,000.

Oscar Heyman & Bros. Inc., New York City; (212) 593-0400, fax (212) 759-8612.

18k rings and pendant are set with yellow sapphire and diamond pavé. Suggested retail, $4,500-$21,000.

La Nouvelle Bague/Howard L. Grant Inc., New York City; (212) 750-5554, fax (212) 750-0033.

Hourglass bracelet is crafted in 18k gold with 70 carats of yellow sapphires.

Tamara Comolli/KWM Exclusives, New York City; (877) KWM-GEMS or (212) 570-6065, fax (212) 570-6720.

Yellow sapphire turtle has diamond pavé head, legs and tail and ruby eyes.

Ellagem, New York City; (212) 398-0101, fax (212) 302-0153.

14k white gold ring carries a 1-ct. yellow sapphire and six 1.4mm blue sapphires. Keystone, $490.

C. Priolo, Fairfax, CA; (415) 459-5769, fax (415) 459-1513.

18k earrings hold 0.67 carat of round precision-cut yellow sapphires. Suggested retail, $810.

Ernesto Moreira, Houston, TX; (713) 523-2899, fax (713) 523-8933.

18k ring holds 3.23 carats of pear-shaped, 2 carats of marquise-shaped and 1.75 carats of princess-cut yellow sapphires in three hues and 1.08 carats of diamonds. Suggested retail, $8,735.

Alfieri & St. John, East Northport, NY; (888) 768-4953, fax (631) 261-6379.

Photo by Robert Weldon.

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