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Yellow Sapphire

Yellow Sapphire is a highly precious, yellow colored gemstone of the Corundum mineral family. It is one of the most recognized gemstones in Vedic astrology worn for professional success, marital bliss, improved will power and healthy progeny.
Yellow Sapphire (Pukhraj in Hindi) is associated with Jupiter, the most powerful planet in Indian astrology. Before wearing this gemstone, it is important to ensure that Jupiter is favorably placed in native’s birth-chart.


Universal astrological popularity of this precious yellow gemstone has given it many names world over. Pukhraj stone (known in English as Yellow Sapphire) is also addressed as Guru Ratan. Pushkaraj and Pushparagam, Kanaka Pushyaragam and Peetamani in Sanskrit.

Success in business, jobs & academics- Since Jupiter rules knowledge and wealth, Pukhraj ratan is trusted to restore fortunes in businesses or jobs where great deal of intelligence, creativity or practicality is required like judicial services academics and trade businesses.

Improved Financial and Social Status- Astrologers place high trust in it for bringing financial stability in native’s life. Improved will power and wisdom leading to rise in financial and materialistic wealth, is one of the positive effects of yellow sapphire.

Health Rejuvenation- Wearing a yellow sapphire ring benefits people by improving their digestive health as well as preventing ailments relating to Liver and Kidneys. It is also suggested to be worn when dealing with diseases like Jaundice and Tuberculosis.

Marital and Progeny bliss- Pundits strongly advocate Pukhraj for women seeking matrimonial harmony or are facing delays in marriage. As Jupiter also rules progeny, it is worn by childless couples for revigorated fertility.

Alternative Healing- In alternate healing therapies, Jupiter is known to drive or rule Will Chakra in a person’s body. Wearing this gemstone activates Solar Plexus and improves will power and focus, helping people to behold their vision and materialize goals.

Yellow Sapphire Stone Benefits:

Success in Business, Jobs & Academics
Improved Financial and Social Status
Health Rejuvenation
Marital and Progeny Bliss
Alternative Healing

Price of Yellow Sapphire depends on its origin, color, clarity, weight and treatment. All of these parameters are collectively looked into before calculating Pukhraj prices that cover a broad range from Rupees 2500 to Rupees 40000 ($40 to $615).

Origin- Sri Lankan origin is considered to be the best and most expensive because of outstanding clarity and color consistency found in the majority of Ceylon sapphires and can cost between Rupees 15000 and Rupees 30000 ($384 to $460). Thailand or Bangkok yellow Sapphire are more economical costing up to 5000 ($75).

Clarity- Yellow Sapphire fares much better than other precious gemstones when it comes to inclusions. Yet in whatever quantity, nature, volume and location of inclusions lower the overall worth of yellow sapphire. Clean, transparent pieces attract high pricing than heavily included ones.

Color- Color bears some but not much influence on Pukhraj’s value. A bright, yellow or Lemon colored yellow sapphire with good color consistency is more valuable than the ones carrying tint of green, gold or orange.

Carat Weight- When looking at the rarity aspect of precious gemstones, size becomes an extended attribute with direct influence on prices. However, increase in size also heightens the chances of natural contamination, which is why Pukhraj price per carat increases drastically for cleaner, bigger pieces.

Cut- The way a stone is cut doesn’t just enhances its appearance but can cleverly conceal the inclusions as well. Moreover, stone wastage incurred in the processing of a gemstone gets reflected in its increased prices. Therefore, a faceted cut yellow sapphire costs more than round or oval ones.

Treatment- Artificial heat or color treatment is done to inflate the market value of low quality pieces. Untreated, unheated yellow sapphire is more valuable than synthetic, glass filled or lab created pieces. It is better to buy certified Pukhraj whether online or from a dealer.

Gemstone price in India are calculated both in Carats as well as Ratti. Yellow Sapphire price per carat always amounts equally to Pukhraj price per ratti.
1 Ratti= 0.91 Carats

  1. Natural properties of yellow sapphire make it a desirable gemstone, metaphysically and aesthetically. To avoid getting duped by fraud dealers, one should mind the following guidelines while buying yellow sapphire online or from dealers.

Origin- Sri-Lanka, Burma, Thailand and Australia are rich sources of natural yellow sapphires. However, Ceylonese Yellow Sapphire is unanimously popular for its clarity and color consistency, followed by Burma Yellow Sapphire. Thailand, African or Madagascar origins are less popular because of poor color concentration and high inclusions.

Color- Pukhraj stone color covers many hues from pale to bright golden yellow, to green and orange. Yet, bright yellow or lemon is the most desirable color both astrologically and aesthetically. It is found mostly in Sri Lankan or Ceylonese yellow sapphires and less frequently in others.

Clarity- Yellow Sapphires tends to have fewer inclusions than other precious gemstones. But inclusions may still be present, remaining invisible to the naked eye. When visible, these inclusions occur as feathers or finger prints and can lower the cost of Pukhraj gemstone.

Yellow Sapphire is a highly popular gemstone and remains constantly in demand. Different attributes like origin, clarity, color, cut and treatment collectively influence the value of this precious gemstone. Any major or minor changes in any of these gets reflected in Pukhraj prices. Depending on the overall quality, a one carat Ceylon or Sri Lankan yellow sapphire can cost Rupees 12000 to Rupees 20100 ($185 to $310) in the market, whereas a Burmese Yellow Sapphire is easily available in Rupees 25000 per carat ($385 per carat). Thailand yellow sapphire is even more cheaply being heat treated quite often. It should also be noted that other market dynamics like bulk, wholesale or auction purchases also bear an impact on prices.
Ceylon yellow sapphire is most effective for best astrological results. Popularly known as Sri-Lankan Pukhraj, this stone displays deep yellow color with only a fair or acceptable amount of inclusions. Wearing Pukhraj gold ring in the index finer is known to improve native’s finances, career and digestive health. However, if constrained by budget, one can go for other varieties but without compromising on clarity.
To gain maximum Pukhraj stone benefits the ideal carat weight of Pukhraj rashi ratan should be 1/12th of a person’s body weight. Also, it is better to wear a good or even best quality yellow sapphire in lower carats rather wearing a bigger stone of poor quality.
The shape and cut enriches the aesthetic appeal of the gemstone but isn’t relevant astrologically. By astrological standards, it is important to buy yellow sapphire that has minimum inclusions, bright yellow color and is treatment-free.

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