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 पुखराज  (Pukhraj)


The Radiant Jewel of Jupiter

"पुखराजं पुष्परागं च पीतम् सप्तरजोऽपि च।"

"Yellow Sapphire, the gem of seven rays, shines like the blooming flower."

This verse, found in ancient Indian texts, extols the vibrant beauty of Yellow Sapphire and its association with the auspicious planet Jupiter


The name "Sapphire" comes from the Greek word "sappheiros", meaning blue. However, Yellow Sapphires are named for their radiant golden hues


In Sanskrit, Yellow Sapphire is known as "Pukhraj" or "Pushparag", signifying its association with the color of blooming flowers.


Yellow Sapphire, the gem of wisdom and prosperity, is linked with the planet Jupiter (Brihaspati Dev). It symbolizes knowledge, abundance, and benevolent guidance


Yellow Sapphire is revered for its ability to enhance knowledge, attract wealth, and offer divine protection. It is believed to bring wisdom, prosperity, and good fortune to its wearer

  • Enhances wisdom, knowledge, and learning.

  • Attracts wealth and abundance.

  • Provides protection and benevolent guidance.

  • Promotes spiritual growth and virtuous living.

  • Aids in achieving goals and aspirations


Yellow Sapphire is a variety of Corundum, with its chemical composition being aluminum oxide (Al2O3) with traces of iron and titanium responsible for its yellow color


Common treatments include heat treatment to improve color and clarity, which is widely accepted in the gemstone industry and should be disclosed


Yellow Sapphire quality is evaluated based on the "Four Cs":

  • Color: A vibrant, uniform yellow is prized.

  • Clarity: Fewer inclusions result in higher quality.

  • Cut: A well-cut Yellow Sapphire maximizes its brilliance.

  • Carat Weight: Larger Yellow Sapphires are rarer and more valuable.

Quality levels range from low to exceptional, with exceptional Yellow Sapphires displaying an intense yellow color, minimal inclusions, excellent cut, and substantial size.


The finest Yellow Sapphires come from Sri Lanka, followed by Madagascar and other regions. Sri Lankan Yellow Sapphires are renowned for their intense yellow color and exceptional clarity


Color: Vivid yellow to golden

Hardness: 9 on the Mohs scale.
Lustre: Vitreous
Transparency: Transparent to translucent.
Refractive Index: 1.760 - 1.779.


  • Protect from scratches and hard impacts.

  • Avoid exposure to harsh chemicals and extreme heat.

  • Clean with a soft cloth or a mild soapy water solution.

  • Store separately to prevent scratches.

  • Periodic re-polishing may be necessary

Yellow Sapphire, the radiant blessing of Jupiter, is believed to bring wisdom, prosperity, and benevolent guidance into one's life. When worn with reverence and belief, it can illuminate your path to success and abundance, making it a gem of divine significance

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