A List of Yellow Gemstones
1. Mali Garnet
Mali in Africa
yellow, green-yellow, golden-yellow, brown
WHY YOU’LL LOVE MALI GARNET
Mali garnet is one of the rarest of the garnet group with a spectacular brilliance and dispersion that will turn heads wherever you go.
HOW TO WEAR MALI GARNET
This rare beauty is suited for all kinds of wear - the sky is the limit...
A PEEK INTO THE HISTORY OF MALI GARNET
Mali garnet was named after Africa's Republic of Mali where the gem was first discovered in 1994. Mali continues to be the only known source of this stone to this day.
Mali garnets first appeared on the market around the 2000s when parcels were offered by African dealers in Bangkok. The lack of water and the high temperatures in Mali makes the mining of these stones problematic and production has been declining, making this jewel more of a collectors item - rare and valuable.
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2. Golden Beryl
Namibia, Brazil, Madagascar, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka
WHY YOU’LL LOVE GOLDEN BERYL
Golden beryl is another gemstone with great durability - suitable for daily wear in rings, bracelets, earrings, necklace and any other dream jewelry piece. If you've dreamed of a rare yellow stone that's different from the rest, this one is a beautiful alternative.
HOW TO WEAR GOLDEN BERYL
With its great hardness and durability, golden beryl would make a beautiful solitaire engagement ring but if you're looking for a different daily-wear piece, this stone is also for you!
A PEEK INTO THE HISTORY OF GOLDEN BERYL
Golden beryl was discovered in Namibia in the early 1900s in a deposit where aquamarine was normally found. (Aquamarine is the light blue variety of the same gem species "beryl"). It had been found in other places such as Brazil and Madagascar at an earlier time but the discovery in Namibia was the first to make it known worldwide. Golden beryl can sometimes be confused with heliodor, a light yellow-green variety. However, as there is no clear distinction possible in the yellow and yellow-green tones compared to golden beryl, heliodors are generally rejected as an independent precious beryl variety and are rather seen as belonging to the weak-colored golden beryls. Real golden beryls are usually found at a higher price point.
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3. Lemon Quartz
Brazil, Madagascar, USA
WHY YOU’LL LOVE LEMON QUARTZ
Its brilliant tangy yellow color reminds you of a refreshing glass of sparkling lemonade... what's not to love?
HOW TO WEAR LEMON QUARTZ
Quartz has good hardness and can be worn in a stunning ring, set of earrings or necklace.
A PEEK INTO THE HISTORY OF LEMON QUARTZ
The known history of quartz dates all the way to the 1800s, possibly sooner, and has been valued for a variety of uses since then including use as oscillators in watches, radios and pressure gauges. Of course, the colorful varieties of quartz are also valued for fine jewelry design.
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Danbury (Connecticut, USA), Mexico, Bolivia, Burma (Myanmar), Japan, Madagascar, Russia
colorless, light pink, light yellow, light brown/tan
WHY YOU’LL LOVE DANBURITE
It's hardness is up there with the more popular stones like quartz and topaz - making it an excellent choice for a custom, colorful jewelry design.
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HOW TO WEAR DANBURITE
Rings, necklaces, pendants - danburite is suited for all jewelry applications (if you can find one...).
A PEEK INTO THE HISTORY OF DANBURITE
Danburite was first discovered in the early 1800s (1830) in Danbury, Connecticut - from which it was named. Oddly enough, this deposit is buried deep beneath the city and yields no gem-quality danburite deposits. Most of the today's danburite comes from Mexico but gem-quality danburite can also be found in the places noted above (under 'Origin'). Top grade gemstones exhibit high transparency and very few inclusions.
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