What is Pukhraj Stone
The Pukhraj Stone is also known as Yellow Sapphire. It belongs to the corundum mineral family, and sometimes it is also referred to as the twin of Manik and Neelam. It comes in yellow colors. It is linked to the planet Jupiter. At present, maximum duplication is seen in this gemstone in the market.
Physical properties/chemical composition
The chemical composition of Pukhraj stone is AI2 O3 and hardness is 9 according to mohs scale. Specific gravity (S.G.) ranges between 3.98 and 4, and the refractive index (R.I.) lies between 1.76 to 1.77.
Origin Place or Source Country
Pukhraj Stone is found in various parts of the world, such as India, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Australia, the UK, and Nepal. Some of the finest quality pukhraj are found in the Ceylon mines of Sri Lanka. In India, it comes from Jammu. A few pukhraj stone are also found in the state of Orissa, but they are not very high quality.
Synthetic, duplicates, or copy
Synthrtic yellow sapphire, chrysoberyl, citrine, topaz, yellow beyrl, hessonite garnet, sillimanite, synthetic cubic zirconia, etc.
Buying guide – How to value?
Color is the single most essential element in determining its price. Its hue is more significant than its clarity and it is rarely flawless. Even the most costly might have minor inclusions. Superior gemstone values greatly vary with slight color changes.
Fine loose gemstones with excellent color and clarity are in high demand. Pukhraj stone with highly saturated medium or medium-dark yellow tones are the best. Bright lemon yellow, brilliant yellow, and deep Ceylon yellow are all lovely hues.
Significant or even faint natural inclusions like feathers, color zoning, three directional silk needles and crystals are commonly seen in this. The cost of a pukhraj varies due to black inclusions, feathers, and natural cracks.
It is usually cut into an oval shape. It is to preserve maximum weight and obtain a high-carat gemstone. Other common forms are round cushion and emerald cut. Pears and hearts are also famous.
The most relevant factor in price is the price per carat. The price per carat grows as the size increase. The price per carat also depends upon the treatment of the stone. Its price per carat goes from around Rs. 1300 to Rs. 1 lakh and above. A large pukhraj in good condition with a brilliant golden yellow hue is rare.
Use for which rashi / zodiac?
Pukhraj stone is associated with the planet jupiter and jupiter is the Guru of all Devtas, meaning teacher of all planets. It makes it the most powerful gemstone of all. Jupiter is one of the most powerful planets. When it is in the incorrect position, it may create various problems. It has the potential to harm your social and financial standing.
According to indian astrology, Yellow Sapphire(Pukhraj) is suitable for Sagittarius(Dhanu Rashi) and Pisces(Meen Rashi).
benefits / effects
1. Health Incentives
Pukhraj stone helps heal respiratory ailments like asthma, bronchitis, and other lung-related diseases. It provides strength to veins and arteries, which are related to our body’s blood supply. It can also help cure gastric problems, impotence, and pain in knee joints.
2. Better Relationships
It removes the obstacles to true love and marriage. It produces favourable conditions for hastening a delayed marriage, bestows real happiness and marital joy, and enhances the overall quality of life. It promotes affection and harmony in relationships.
3. Brings Good Fortune
When you don’t have luck on your side, you lose your bearings and everything goes wrong.This can offer you good fortune and magical powers. Whether you wear it as jewellery or carry it around with you, the changes around you will improve your life.
4. Improves Intellect
Jupiter is the god of philosophy and wisdom, and wearing pukhraj can help you enhance this by changing the placement of this planet. It is an excellent resource for students and creative workers.
How To Wear?
Weight -1/10th of Ratti’s body weight
Color -Yellow light lemon is the preferred color.
Metal – Gold
Finger – Index Finger of Working hand
Day & Time -Thursday’s Sunset
Mantra 108 times – Om Bhrim Brihaspataye Namah