Yellow Sapphire (Pukhraj)

Yellow Sapphire (Pukhraj)

Yellow Sapphire

Yellow Sapphire, Pukhraj, or Jupiter Stone is the lustrous, canary colored variety from the Corundum mineral family. A soft color that is inherently associated with cheerfulness and success, Yellow Sapphires acquire their natural color from Iron and color centers present within the gem. Warmer toned metals like Rose and Yellow gold complement the sun kissed hues of these yellow sapphires adding to the healing effects these gems radiate.

Color: Golden lemony yellow sapphires with a bright internal glow
Finger: Worn on the index finger of the dominant hand, with the gemstone touching the body
Neck: Worn as a pendant, with the gemstone touching the body
Metal: Yellow gold, rose gold or silver makes a great combination with the warm tones of the yellow sapphire
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius (western) Sagittarius and Pieces (vedic)

Distinguished by its excellent luster, investing in a natural untreated Yellow Sapphire is key. Closely linked to a very strong planet, Jupiter, wearing a natural, canary-colored sapphire has been noted to bring improvements in financial status, prosperity, and better academic results.

An all-rounder, like its ruling planet Jupiter the yellow sapphire brings happiness and vibrance just like the color it radiates.

  • Financial Success
  • Happy Married life
  • Promotes healthy rejuvenation
  • Stability and grounding

Natural untreated yellow sapphires are believed to have strong healing properties making it important to find a gemstone that can connect with its wearer. Understanding a gem’s quality and investing in a certified natural gemstone can make a world of difference. With a complementary ISO certified third party gemologist certificate accompanying each purchase at Navratan, we offer each client an additional layer of security and trust.

These pointers might help when selecting a natural untreated Yellow Sapphire:

Clarity: Clarity features develop within a gemstone as it forms deep within the earth's crust, adding tell tale markers of the growth process. Although fairly clear naturally, the yellow sapphire can have the presence of inclusions, and tiny trace elements that add character, and individuality, making each gem distinguishable from the other. Picking out a natural, untreated yellow sapphire, with a visually clean or eye clean appearance based on budget proves sensible.

Color:Available in a range of yellows, from light greenish, lemony yellows to deeper honey-like hues, the most desirable shades are those that beam a touch of golden yellow. Picking out a yellow sapphire that connects with its wearer with no overall dark/blackish tone and a nice vivid intensity will make a good fit.

Treatments: Treatments, if administered to the gem, must be disclosed at the time of purchase. They can come in the form of color treatments or maybe clarity enhancement. When investing in a natural Yellow Sapphire, understanding the history of the gem is essential and certification in this respect offers an extremely important perspective in understanding the authenticity of the gemstone.

Mined popularly in Srilanka (Ceylon), some of the best golden colored gems at Navratan come from this rich island country. Free from treatments and modifications our in house collection also includes yellow sapphires from Thailand, Africa, Madagascar, and Burma another excellent source of top quality canary sapphires.

Naturally a durable gemstone, at 9 on the Moh scale of hardness the yellow sapphire is an excellent choice for everyday jewelry pieces of jewelry. Faceted gems come to life once light passes through them creating a spectacle of color, fire, and luster. Popularly set in rings, pendant and even bracelets, Yellow Sapphire (Pukhraj) with its versatile golden color is the perfect complement to any outfit.

The price of a natural yellow sapphire is based on a number of factors from clarity, color, carat weight, and even treatments. The average price for yellow sapphire would range anywhere between INR 5,000 - 15,000 per carat and a good quality golden yellow can go up to INR 50,000 per carat.

Depending on one’s budget and the connection felt towards the gem it is always advisable to invest in a natural untreated, certified gemstone.

Color: Color being key, an evenly colored natural yellow sapphire without any tints of green or orange will fetch higher prices.
Clarity: When it comes to clarity, gems with a clean appearance claim higher values because of the rarity to naturally find a gemstone free from any natural internal features. Look for a gem that boasts an eye-clean appearance.
Carat Weight: Larger, spectacular yellow sapphires demand higher values for their rarity, but vividly colored smaller sizes often fetch top value too.
Mining Location: Srilankan (Ceylon) Sapphires demand higher prices because of their clarity and excellent color, whereas Thai yellow sapphires are often heat-treated dropping their values.
Treatments: From heat treatments to fillings or even color enhancements, once the gemstone has been enhanced even slightly, the price and exclusivity of the gemstone tend to drop and must be clearly declared at the time of purchase.


Caring for your natural Yellow Sapphire is imperative. Gemstones over time tend to attract dirt and grime and need an occasional bath.

A safe way to clean your Yellow Sapphire jewelry is:

  • Place gemstone studded jewelry in a bowl of warm soapy water, away from a basin
  • Scrub the piece lightly in the bowl with an old, soft bristled toothbrush
  • Rinse with clean water in a bowl
  • Wipe dry

Bowl is to catch any gemstone that might come out of its setting, but can be returned to the jeweler to be reset.

Do not use any harsh chemicals, light hand soap will work.

Jewelry pieces set with enamel and kundan work should never be washed or put into an ultrasonic machine.

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