Golden sapphire gemstones are part of the fancy sapphire gemstone family. High quality golden sapphire gemstones should have a pure golden yellow color, with no hints of brownish secondary colors. Loose, high quality faceted golden sapphire gems have always been an AfricaGems trademark. We select our golden sapphires for color, clarity and price. The gem producing island nation of Sri Lanka is the primary source for fine quality golden sapphires gems. The most important factor in determining quality is purity and desirability of color. Off color gems with any brown tones are not as valuable. The brighter the golden color the more valuable the sapphire is. Flaws greatly diminish the value of golden sapphires, much more so than ruby gemstones or blue sapphires gemstones. Most golden sapphires are heat treated and are color permanent. AfricaGems.com will disclose all gemstone treatments on any gemstone we sell. Learn More About Sapphire Gemstones.