In the gemstone world, Yellow Sapphire is regarded as Lord of all gems. As the name suggest, Pukhraj means a 'yellow gem'. In the Holy Scriptures, sapphire is consistently described as being around the Throne of God. As medieval times passed to modern, the importance of gemstone in astrology for healing properties has significantly increased. As such, Pukhraj now has been considered as the supremest gemstone amongst the 9 precious gemstones, others are Neelam, Manik, Heera, Panna, Gomedak, Moti, Munga, Katela.
The innate beauty of Pukhraj has become so famous that in second half of the 20th century saw sudden rise in the demand of Pukhraj. Many Yellow Sapphires havebeen being sold throughout the world for millions of dollars in various auctions. Due to its unharmed effects, it has also gain lot of popularity in the Indian market.
From many centuries, Pukhraj have been used by every generation for different reasons. Pukhraj gives the wearer the power to take right decisions. Pukhraj harmonizes &benefit the planet of Jupiter, which is also the largest planet in the solar system. It is the planet of creativity, intelligence, spirituality, and progress. Pukhraj guides action in the most positive & harmonious manner and balance the inner & outer power in the body.
It is believed that yellow sapphire performs the action and as well as monitor the mind of the wearer. In astrology, Pukhraj is regarded as the best gem amongst all gemstones. That is the reason that it is worthy to be worn by all. Its potent yellow ray strengthens the health of the skin, digestive system, and helps to live healthy & harmonious life.
Who Should Wear Pukhraj:
Pukhraj is wear for marriage purposes, and to strengthen family relations. It can also be worn for children & prosperity at work. It signifies knowledge, wisdom, virtue, fortune, justice, education, future, religion, philosophy, devotion, children, distant travel, spirituality, truthfulness, prosperity and charity.
Market of Duplicate or Treated Sapphires: As the popularity of yellow sapphires has grown many folds, its value has also increased a lot. It has been noted that Indian market is flooded with duplicate Pukhraj. Many dealers have started selling duplicate or treated Pukhraj by certifying it as Real Gemstone.
Nature is not always perfect, and it is but obvious to find some inclusions, which are known as feathers in a Natural Gemstone. But, with the use of technology & chemicals, the impurities can be taken out easily. Not only people have started making crystal clear sapphires but also started the process of enhancing the yellow color in a Pukhraj, which are known as Bangkok Pukhraj in the market.
Yelllow Sapphires are being treated by various methods; Beryllium Diffusion Method is one of the most sought after. Under this method, a natural pukhraj is being heated with some chemicals at high temperatures (1800 degree Celsius). By following this method, a white or pale yellow colored Pukhraj is being converted into a dark yellow colored Pukhraj.
How to avoid purchasing a treated Sapphire: It is very difficult for a layman to judge the difference between a natural and treated Pukhraj. Here are some measures by which you can avoid buying a treated Pukhraj.
It is recommended that one should avoid Pukhraj which are deep yellowish in color.
0n 99% occasions, a natural Pukhraj will have certain inclusions in it. So do not buy Pukhraj which are crystal clear.
Consult a professional gemologist who can give you unbiased view.
Avoid buying Bangkok Pukhraj, which is a trade term given to treated Pukhraj.
Ask for certificate from a reputed gem laboratory.
All yellow sapphires at www.gemkart.com are natural.