The Garbatulla mines in Kenya's remote and breathtakingly beautiful Northern Frontier District, generally produce dark blue inky material,
but very occasionally a pocket of yellow material is found.
These beautiful yellow crystals naturally form this remarkable yellow color as the trace elements in the host rock that they have formed in, are slightly different from the rest of the host rock, changing the color from blue to yellow. The miners simply mine these beautiful crisp yellow crystals straight out of the ground this fabulous color. Other Sapphire mines around the world, such as the mines in Sri Lanka find these pockets of yellow crystals but they are more orange in hue and require heat treatments to remove the orange. Being untreated commands a premium in the Sapphire market.
The Garbatulla Sapphires are also generally more ‘clean’, they have less or no inclusions in them and therefore have a higher clarity and more brilliance.
HOW DO YOU GET HOLD OF ONE OF THESE STUNNING YELLOW
The Rare Gemstone Company, originally a mining company,
founded in 1974, started mining Sapphire in Garbatulla and discovered these remarkable yellow gems.
Our Sapphire Mine in Garbatula, Kenya in the 1970's
Today, although we no
longer own this mine, we do have first option of selecting out the very best
rough from its production and cutting them for our Fancy Sapphire Collection. Pieces from this
mine are rare nowadays as the mine is located in a very insecure part of the
country, and is hence mined sporadically by brave adventurers.
FANCY YELLOW SAPPHIRE JEWELRY
Being a Sapphire they are one of the hardest gemstones and therefore perfect for all types of jewelry settings. Their vibrant color works beautifully in yellow gold but white or platinum is also very attractive. Due to their gorgeous brilliance they are even more explosive set with Diamonds and together they create some very eye catching pieces.
Yellow Sapphire has recently been used as a center stone for engagement rings as the trend for colored engagement rings is becoming more popular. With the increased popularity of Yellow Diamond as well, these beautiful Sapphires are the perfect alternative in cost without sacrificing beauty or quality.
Fancy Yellow Sapphire Rings By The Rare Gemstone Company
YELLOW SAPPHIRE - HEALING & SPIRITUAL
All Sapphire are known as the gems of wisdom, they honor the higher mind, bringing intuition, clarity and self-mastery but also of kindness and wise judgment. However, each color of Sapphire has its own specific energies and healing properties.
° Yellow Sapphire is ideal for boosting physical energy and vitality, and is an excellent support for exercise.
° It activates the Solar Plexus Chakra, the energy distribution center and chakra for relationships
° Known as a vivacious gemstone. Re-energizing the emotional system and allowing ones self to feel more excited joyful.
° It brings the power to solidify new interests and new relationships, helping you to see things in a different light.
° It aids in the development and alignment of one’s personal will with Divine Will, expanding the consciousness to accept a larger overall view.
° They are said to play a major role in Vedic Astrology, which proscribes that good luck and good energy flows from a yellow Sapphire.
YELLOW SAPPHIRE LORE