Yellow Sapphire Gemstones
A yellow sapphire is a naturally occurring gemstone, consisting basically of corundum (aluminium oxide), and tinged with slight traces of iron – the metal which leads to its beautiful yellow hue. Found usually in igneous rocks and in alluvial deposits, this amazing stone has long held the admiration and wonder of all kinds of people – from travellers and explorers to kings and queens. Carving and cutting of the natural stone creates the brilliantly lit and cut gemstone that is one of the most valued of all precious stones. A yellow sapphire has considerable sparkle and might display different colours when viewed from different angles. Sapphires can be heat treated, diffused with beryllium or irradiated to preserve and enhance their yellow brilliance – but the naturally occurring coloured sapphires are still the most valued.
Called padparadscha in Sinhalese and Sanskrit, and usually known in India as Pukhraj, the colour of the best yellow sapphire has been considered to be the perfect amalgam of the yellow of a sunset evening and the red of a lotus flower. Sapphires are known for their extreme hardness – next only to diamond – and are today used for a wide range of industrial applications; including lasers, solid-state electronic devices and electronic wristwatches. But of course, the choicest use of sapphires is in jewellery – with necklaces, beads, rings, bands etc.
Did you know? One of the largest yellow sapphires ever found weighed nearly 2020 carats, and was called the Tomahawk Tiger. It was stolen and found nearly six years later!
Significance of the yellow sapphire
The yellow sapphire is connected to the planet Jupiter. Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is associated with virtues of luck and prosperity. The biggest benefit of Jupiter is to propel a person towards happiness and fulfilment, and thus the right use of the yellow sapphire can benefit the same. As Jupiter is rightly called Guru (teacher) in Hindu mythology, one can especially bring himself/herself fortune in the fields of teaching, professorship, law, trade, business etc. People who are Capricorn or Gemini are advised to not wear the yellow sapphire.
The pushkraj is also associated with fertility and good marriage. It's supposed to be beneficial for unmarried women (and men) who are looking for stability in future marriages, and also for married couples for peace and reduction in marital conflicts. In terms of ailments, the yellow sapphire, in touch with the wearer's skin has numerous effects in eradicating throat and thyroid problems. The yellow sapphire gemstone, upon being bought and chiselled, might also carry negative energies, so the ring or stone can be detoxified by dipping it in salt water overnight.
Check for these signs before buying your Yellow Sapphire:
A perfect yellow sapphire won't have miniscule bubbles or scratches
If your sapphire looks dull in terms of lustre, it could be fake and could bring poor health
Milky or asymmetrical yellow sapphires could bring disruptions in mental peace
How to Identify a Real Yellow Sapphire:
A real yellow sapphire is one of the hardest known minerals. It can't be scratched, even by steel and can be scraped only by diamond
It won't show any colour changes if placed in milk for nearly a day
Properties of Yellow Sapphire
Indian Name: Pukhraj
Sanskrit Names: Pusparaga, padparadscha , Puspa-Raja , Guru-Ratna
Hardness: 9 (Mohs scale)
Cosmic Color: Light Blue
Yellow sapphires are most famously found in Madagascar and Tanzania and also in India, Sri Lanka and Russia.
Care for your Yellow Sapphire:
The yellow sapphire stone is very hard, and should be cleaned with warm detergent water and a soft brush.
How to wear after buying Yellow Sapphire
Only a gem expert or a Chakra practitioner can guide you about the proper yellow sapphire stone to buy, because every wearer has a unique range of symptoms and illnesses.
Don't wear a yellow sapphire gemstone that weighs less than 3 Ratti (360 mg).
Yellow sapphires are best studded in gold or diamond rings and are worn on the index finger.
It should be worn on a Thursday.
Mantra: "Om Graam Greem Graum Sah Guruve Namaha".
Best Day for wearing: Thursday.
Best Time for wearing: Pushya Nakshatra ; Shukla Paksha .