Published 03/09/2022 by Kyra Hensley

All colors deserve a chance in the spotlight, but the fun, energetic and enthusiastic vibes of yellow jewelry are not to be underestimated. Learn how to style yellow jewelry, explore the color symbolism that makes yellow pop in your jewelry collection and learn all about brilliant yellow gemstones that make it possible.

Stick around and we’ll share our top three styling tips on wearing yellow jewelry to ensure that you shine as bright as summer sunshine on your next outing.

Yellow Color Symbolism

Yellow jewelry is vibrant, fun and the perfect color to wear anytime you need a lift or want to brighten your spirits! How could anyone feel down when wearing such a happy color?

This light color reminds us of the warmth of sunshine, as well as happiness and positive energy. Wear yellow jewelry in the summer or any bright day of the year and you'll radiate the warmth and lively energy of the sun wherever you go.

Yellow Gemstones

Yellow gemstones are terrific at brightening your spirit with their bold and vibrant hues. Check out our top three picks of yellow gems that are great for jewelry and joyful vibes.

Citrine

Did you know citrine’s name comes from citron, a French word for “lemon”? Appearing in a radiant array of colors from deep oranges to vibrant yellow, citrine is a variety of quartz and a November birthstone that brings a lot of zest to the table.

If that doesn’t leave you hungry for more, citrine’s sunny radiance has been believed to repel negative energy and brighten up your mood. And that’s not to mention citrine’s durability in jewelry. A seven on the Mohs scale of hardness, you don’t have to worry too much about anything breaking up your balmy, summertime look.

Yellow Topaz

The bright color and alluring look of yellow topaz cannot be understated. Its rating of eight on the Moh’s hardness scale allows it to stand the test of time in your jewelry.

Some believe topaz grants the wearer mental and physical strength, as well as protection from danger. But what we know for certain is that topaz can represent the harmony and warmth of being surrounded by family. Maybe this bright stone is just the right gift for someone to wear for the comfort of home wherever life may take them!

Yellow Sapphire

You might have thought sapphire only came in blue, but we’re here to let you know that sapphires come in all colors of the rainbow, including yellow! Yellow sapphire is classified as a fancy sapphire. Not only is it fancy, but yellow sapphire is vivacious and stunning in any jewelry setting. With a rating of nine in hardness, yellow sapphire is one of the most durable gemstones to feature in jewelry.

Did you know sapphire is September’s birthstone? Most traditionally, blue sapphire is selected for birthstones but if you’re feeling adventurous, yellow sapphire has everything blue sapphire has to offer and a vibrancy that cannot be ignored.

Yellow Jewelry Style Tips

Now that you’ve seen our favorite suggestions for yellow gemstones, check out our tips on how to make yellow jewelry shimmer and shine in your next outfit.

Silver settings with yellow gemstones, a dynamic duo of different colors.

Contrast is king when styling fashion jewelry. Just imagine vibrant yellow citrine or topaz standing out in a sterling silver setting. Whether it’s a bold cocktail ring or a stunning solitaire necklace, you’ll notice the difference right away.

Yellow gemstone and gold jewelry go great together.

Nothing represents sunshine more than yellow gemstones in gorgeous yellow gold. Embrace being the center of attention just like the sun on a cloudless day and go all out with the warm summertime vibes of yellow jewelry. Shop citrine earrings or yellow diamond rings set in 14k or 18k gold and let the bold warmth speak for itself.

Yellow jewelry pairs great with a neutral palette or with bold blue hues.

Neutral colors provide an amazing backdrop for your yellow jewelry to make an impression. White, gray, and black–even semi-neutral colors like navy blue and beige—all give yellow jewelry the spotlight it deserves.

If neutral is not for you, style your yellow jewelry with bold blue hues. Royal or electric blue creates a color contrast that is undeniably adventurous. The color of the ocean or a clear blue sky go hand and hand with the fiery brilliance of the sun, so why not take inspiration from nature itself in your next fashion ensemble?

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