- Topaz/Pushkaraj (for Jupiter).
This is one of the most widely used gems
to help achieve better financial status. The wearer may expect
wealth, good health, name, honour and fame if the Gem suits
him or her.
It is also believed that if there are obstructions in finding
a suitable match for a girl, she gets married early by wearing
a Yellow Sapphire. This is normally light yellow in colour.
Topaz or Pushkaraj is a cold gem. It improves vision, gives
life security, protects ones from poverty, removes adversity,
misfortune and melancholy.
In diseases, Topaz cures diarrhea, gastritis, ulcer, rheumatism,
jaundice, insomnia, heart troubles, impotency, gout, arthritis,
pain in knee joints, etc. Topaz should be worn in gold, on
1st finger of right hand on Thursday. The weight should be
of 7 or 13 grams.
Physical Properties of Yellow Sapphire
Sapphires, are simply crystallized alumina
(Al2O3) and in their pure form are devoid of colour.
Sapphires are found in various colours which include pink,
blue, green, yellow, orange and white. In India, Yellow Sapphire
is known as Pukhraj and Blue Sapphire is known as Neelam.
It has a specific gravity of 3.99, mean refractive index (RI)
1.765 and Hardness of 9 on the Moh's scale.
Occurrence of Yellow Sapphire
Sapphires are found in India, Brazil, Sri
Lanka, Russia, Thailand, Australia, U.S.A, U.K., Nepal, Mexico,
Zambia and Nigeria. In India, Sapphires are found in Jammu.
These are considered to be the best in the world. Few sapphires
are also found in Orissa but they are not of very high quality.
Identification of Yellow Sapphire
Natural Sapphires carry within them clear
signs of slow crystallization. Some of the external elements
sometimes remains preserved in the Gem which helps its identification.
Like all other precious gems it should have inclusions which
should be visible to the naked eye or under magnification.
Otherwise, it is a piece of glass or a synthetic substance.
The inclusions are generally like 'feathers' or are like finger
print impressions. Liquid inclusions looking like lace are
also sometimes visible. Synthetic Sapphires are very common
in the market and many traders in order to earn fast money
sell them as originals. These are very clear and under magnification
show bubble like inclusions. Sometimes feather like inclusions
have also seen but they shine abnormally under light.
Wearing Method of Yellow Sapphire / Pukhraj
Its very important before wearing any gemstone we should know it’s methods and importance for
every stone. Talking about Yellow Sapphire/Pukhraj, one should not wear this gemstone less then 3
ratti.The Mantra of “Graam Greem Graum Sah Gurve Namah” is required to be chanted with full belief
and dedication while wearing. Bring pure cow milk and keep it in a small container. Keep the gem stone
ring inside the milk for an hour. Remove the ring from milk and then wash it with water preferable holy
water like Ganga Jal.Thursady would be the most preferable day of wearing this gemstone. Wear the ring
on the first finger of your right hand.