Yellow sapphires are the sapphires that are found in the most abundance in Sri Lanka. Because golden yellow is a premium color, it commands the greatest price. Yellow sapphires are preferred by jewelers because they come in a variety of colors ranging from pale yellow to bright lemon to golden yellow. Yellow is prized by collectors and jewelers for its transparency and color saturation, as well as its dispersion and purity.
The main market for yellow sapphires is India. Yellow sapphire is thought to have miraculous characteristics by Hindu astrology believers.