Yellow Sapphire

INTERESTING FACTS

Yellow Sapphire is known as Pukhraj according to Indian astrology . It belongs to corrundum family of gemstones . Jupiter which mainly signifies the Saints, Spiritual Healers, Spiritual Gurus, Holy Places, Holy Rivers and Holy Waters, Religions and teachers. It also signifies Astrologers, Philosophers, Bankers and people dealing in other financial institutions, Physicians, People in public dealing fields and management fields, high officials in government and politics, administrators, some writers and actors and so many other people and things. Jupiter is a moist and warm planet and is considered as a male planet for Astrological purposes. Jupiter are usually keen to do noble and good deeds for the benefit of people around them and are therefore respected very much by the people. Jupiter is a moist and warm planet and is considered as a male planet for Astrological purposes.

THE STORY BEHIND THE STONE

Worn by royalty throughout the ages, Sapphire has been hugely popular through history and venerated amongst all nations and cultures. The rulers of Ancient Persia believed that the sky was painted blue by the reflection of Sapphires. Considered a holy stone to the Catholic Church, ancient lore held that the tablets upon which the Ten Commandments were written were made out of sapphire. During the Middle Ages, Sapphires were believed to cure eye disease and prevent illness. The ancients believed that star sapphires when used as a talisman have the ability to protect travelers and seekers. A famous Sapphire called "The Star Of India" is a huge 536-carat stone and was discovered in Sri Lanka about 300 years ago. Financier and gemstone enthusiast J.P Morgan donated it to the Museum of Natural History but later; the infamous burglar Jack Murphy stole the stone. Luckily it was recovered two months later.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

Due to the variety of colours as well as different shades of blue, choosing your Sapphire can be a very subjective process. Making sure the stone is well cut is a huge factor and the Colour, Clarity and Brightness also come into account when choosing your stone. Natural Sapphires that have a Royal blue color, are transparent and have minimal inclusions are the most sought after. Sapphires can sometimes have a greenish or purplish hue and this is considered less valuable than the pure blue variety. The origin of the Sapphire can also affect the price. Sapphires mined in Kashmir, Mogok, Burma and Ceylon are sometimes considered more valuable than Sapphires mined anywhere else.

Yellow Sapphire

Indian Name: Budha (Sun)

Color: Green shades to colorless