Yellow Sapphire is very beneficial in building self confidence and bringing mental/emotional stability in a person
Yellow Sapphire is a variety of Sapphire which is derived from natural mineral species called corundum. Yellow colour develops due to the presence of iron traces. Colour of the Yellow Sapphires ranges from light yellow to orangish yellow. Good quality yellow sapphires are stable(do not fade) when exposed to light or heated and this method is often used to gauge the quality of yellow sapphire. Astrologically speaking, Yellow Sapphire is the gemstone which is ruled by the planet Jupiter. In hindi these are called ‘Pukhraj’.
Sapphires originating from Srilanka are said to be of the best quality.Yellow Sapphire reserves also exist in Australia, Madagascar, Tanzania and Thailand.
Vedic rashi : Sagittarius and Pisces
Who should wear Yellow Sapphire
People who are suffering with problems associated with education, career, marriage and children are advised to wear Yellow Sapphire. Yellow sapphire is also suitable for people facing financial hardships. People who have weak jupiter in their kundli are often recommended by the astrologers to wear Yellow Sapphire.
Benefits of Yellow Sapphire
Yellow Sapphire is a very strong gemstone. It is very beneficial in building self confidence and bringing mental/emotional stability in a person. It enhances the wisdom of a person and converts the person to a more stable and mentally strong. It benefits person in higher studies and brings success in professional life.
How to wear Yellow Sapphire ?
Pukhraj should be worn in gold. A night before wearing, the ring is to be dipped in holy ‘gangajal’. Then in the morning, ring is to be purified and activated by chanting the Guru mantra as given below 108 times :-
“ॐ ग्राम ग्रीम ग्रोम सः गुरवेः नमः “
Day and time to wear : Any Thursday of Shuklapaksha in the morning between 5 am to 7 am.
Finger : Index finger of working hand
Yellow Sapphires are not very expensive gemstones. Price varies depending on its quality depending on colour, clarity, cut and source (natural or treated). The prices can range between Rs 2000/- to Rs 50,000/- per carat. The Srilankan Yellow Sapphire is the best choice as per quality.
Yellow Sapphires of Srilankan origin are a good choice.
While choosing Yellow Sapphire, the colour and clarity of the gemstone are the important selection criteria that must be considered. There are Yellow Sapphires which change colour when treated with heat or exposed to light. Naturally occurring Yellow Sapphire with fine and bright yellow colour is the best choice.
As per vedic astrology Pukhraj ring should be worn on the index finger of the working hand for best astrological results.
4. Is it important to consider the type of cut of Yellow sapphire?
Yellow sapphires which are bright yellow in colour are of good quality.The well cut sapphire would enhance its brightness to some extent even of a sapphire which is of a lower quality as per colour.
5. What should be the minimum weight of Yellow sapphire for astrology?
It should be minimum 3 to 4 carat or as prescribed by the astrologer.
Following are the suggested features that one should consider while buying Yellow Sapphire:-
Srilankan yellow sapphires are the best and as a second choice, Bangkok and Madagascar yellow sapphires are also good both for astrological and ornamental needs.
Bright and pure yellow coloured yellow sapphires are considered the best if their colour does not fade away.
Natural Gemstones do not exist in complete clear forms. Inclusions are always there and yellow sapphires with thin and fine inclusions are good to be bought.