A Sapphire is a precious gemstone, which is a variety of corundum, consisting of trace amounts of iron, copper, magnesium, titanium, or chromium. A sapphire is typically blue in colour, but due to astrological references and beliefs, the natural “fancy” sapphires also occur in yellow, purple, orange, and green. Fancy yellow sapphires not only scream prettiness, but this crisp brilliance is amazingly affordable. Which is why, it is commonly used as compared to the other gemstones. Yellow sapphires are thus considered as the best alternative as a yellow diamond.
The main cause of the differentiation of the colour gradient largely depends upon the amount of iron traces; increased iron concentrations produce higher colour saturation and the opposite may result in a more crystalline-faded colour. The most commonly used yellow sapphire is a medium vibrant canary coloured one. The brighter colour, the more valuable the sapphire is considered. A very well-known substitute for the same is called the yellow topaz that is widely used because of its availability and low price.
What is its astrological significance?
The Pukhraj ratna is stated to be the most crucial and benevolent gemstone by virtue of its auspicious association with Jupiter. According to Hindu Mythology, it belongs to Jupiter, which is revered as being the teacher of all the planets; it transcends wisdom, self-confidence, fortune, prosperity and humanity. It is also the September birthstone, celebrated as 45th wedding anniversaries, and is the zodiac gem for Virgo. Yellow sapphires are heavily used in India for Vedic Astrology, which also explains the high demand and price-rise of the product. The code of conduct surrounding the usage of the yellow sapphire for yielding maximum benefits include Thursday being the most favourable day, wearing it on the index finger of the right hand between 5am to 7am and many more.
Where is it found for purchase?
Yellow sapphires are commonly found in the basaltic lava rocks and river sands of Burma, Palin Cambodia, Tanzania, Thailand, Madagascar and Australia, although Sri Lanka wins the spot for being a primary source.
What the myths surrounding the use of a Yellow Sapphire?
- People, in whose birth-chart Jupiter is placed correctly, are said to be the primary benefiters of the precious gemstone. People, whose planets are placed in Jupiter, are highly recommended to wear the Pukhraj ratna solely for the stone shall relinquish immense divine power in its wearer life.
- Jupiter is considered as the most auspicious planet, and is said to carry astrological attributes like wealth, prosperity, sound health and wisdom. However, to avail maximum fortune out of it, one must dip it into cow milk or Gangajal for purification and activation purposes. The influence remains for a time period of 4 years, 3 months and 18 days.
- The ideal weight should be of two carats or more as it is believed that the heavier the weight of the stone, the more enhanced its powers are.
- The stone should be embedded within gold or silver in a manner so it touches the human skin. This helps to channelize its positive energy into the life of its wearer.
- Before wearing a yellow sapphire, one needs to consult a competent astrologer to confirm suitability. Since Jupiter rules over the yellow stone, a person who has the planet housed in inadequate places may face counter results.
- It is believed that a Sapphire immersed in water formed an elixir that cures scorpion bites. Alternatively, if it is worn as a Talisman pendant, it protects against evil spirits.
- Sapphires symbolize truth, sincerity and faithfulness that bring peace, joy and wisdom to their owners. It also encourages facing challenging obstacles and getting a speedy solution to it.
There are many people who have a cultural need that stipulates natural sapphire use for good luck and good energy. In modern times, people make use of the stone in various forms, and commonly in wedding / engagement rings.