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A Comprehensive List of Yellow Gemstones

Updated on September 10, 2012

Yellow Gemstones

Yellow Gemstones - Citrine
Yellow Gemstones - Citrine

Yellow Gemstones

Yellow gemstones are fairly popular on the gemstone and jewelry markets today. What many people do not realize is that a yellow gemstone does not necessarily need to be a type of gemstone that everyone knows about. There are a number of gemstones that come in different shades of yellow that are better known for being a number of other colors. Just as an example of one of these yellow gemstones that is better known for being a different color, Garnet can come in shades of yellow and makes an excellent choice for jewelry that will be worn daily due to its strength and hardness.

Yellow gemstones vary from well known varieties such as Citrine, to less known but highly valuable varieties of yellow gemstones like Sphene. No matter what the purpose is for the yellow gemstone you are looking for, you should be able to get some ideas from this list of yellow gemstones. Some of these yellow gemstones are great for the purpose of having them set into a piece of jewelry, while others are less idea for that type of use and are better known as a collector’s stone.

List Of Yellow Gemstones

  • Agate
  • Amber
  • Beryl
  • Chalcedony
  • Chrysoberyl
  • Citrine
  • Diamond
  • Jadeite
  • Opal
  • Sapphire
  • Smoky Quartz
  • Spinel
  • Tiger-eye
  • Topaz
  • Tourmaline
  • Zircon

While this list of yellow gemstones is fairly extensive, there are some other yellow gemstones that may have been left out or missed. In some cases, people may be looking for something well known and valuable, in which case I would recommend looking into yellow diamonds instead of other types of yellow gemstones. If you are looking for something that is more of an “up and coming” type of gemstone that displays exceptional clarity, luster and is hard enough to be set into a piece of jewelry that is intended for daily wear, you may want to look into yellow gemstones like the yellow Spinel.

You can also see a list of all colors of gemstones here.


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      David 5 years ago from Alberta

      I love all types of gemstone, but my favorite has to be blue sapphire

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      Nancy Yager 5 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      So many gemstones. Of you wonderful list I have worked with citrine and tiger eye the most.