Pukhraj Stone: Pukhraj Stone is a available at Gem Selections from Rs.450 per ratti to Rs.41000 per ratti. You can come to our showroom at A-3 DDA Market, Janakpuri, New Delhi, India see this vast range and select the Gemstone as per your budget. With every Peela Pukhraj you will get a Govt. Lab Certificate and Bill.
Pukhraj Stone is the gem of Jupiter/Brihaspati and this is one of the most cherished gemstone in India seen across the who is who of Industry, beurocracy, politics, artists and nearly everyone who matters in society. But unfortunately 99% of the market is selling fake/heated filled gemstones which have marginal astrological value. These gemstones are mainly sold with a gauruntee of home-made certificates whose certifying authority is mysteriously unknown or misrepresentated.
Whenever you buy a gemstone make sure that it comes with an authentic certificate as shown in the side bar.
At Gem Selections you always get proper Government Lab certified gemstones which come with:
1. Certificate of Originality from Government Lab
2. Strong Aura which actually helps it function and give results.
3. Pooja to give it the divine blessings is performed before it comes into the inventory.
Pukhraj Stone is a more-or-less yellow variety of corundum. It was also formerly known as “oriental topaz”.Pukhraj Stone may be found in a wide variety of colours from pale to canary yellow, gold, honey and brownish yellow. The lighter, brighter colours are more common than dark, dull colours. Like all corundum pukhraj stone have considerable amount of luster. Medium-sized or large stones are often seen, generally with a mixed round cut. Honey-coloured pukhrajstone are less common, smaller, equally lustrous and are given both oval and rectangular step cuts.
Like all corundum, Pukhraj Stone can be distinguished from other gems by its luster but not from yellow chrysoberyl, which is very similar in this respect. Yellow zircon has luster similar to that of pukhraj but is usually distinguishable through a lens by its much larger birefringence, the facet edges appearing much more clearly duplicated and both facets and edges giving an impression of less hardness and greater brittleness. The inclusions in pukhrajstone are also fairly characteristic, at least when viewed through a lens. All in all, however, many yellow gems show resemblance to pukhrajstone and must, therefore be distinguished by their physical properties.
Most light or canary Pukhraj Stone comes from Sri Lanka and only a small propotion from Australia, which, however, supplies most of the less common honey, golden yellow or yellow-brown stones. Limited quantities are obtained from Burma.
Somewhat surprisingly, even very attractive pukhrajs with fine luster are of relatively less value compared with other secondary gems; they are, for example, worth a lot less than the pink variety.
Pukhraj Stone was never really imitated by other substances until synthetic corundum was first ever produced.Since then canary and honey-yellow varieties have been widely manufactured. Like pink and colorless synthetic corundum, the yellow variety produced by the Verneuil flame fusion method is highly convincing and harder to distinguish from its natural counterparts than are rubies and sapphires produced in this way.
Physical Properties of Pukhraj Gemstone:-
Properties of Pukhrajcan be defined by:
Pukhraj Stone is commonly found in a range of hues between greenish yellow and orangish yellow. Deep pure golden yellow without any trace of orange is considered to be the best color for a Pukhraj Stone. Sometimes the yellow color of the stone can be so pale that it can fall into the category of a white sapphire.
Like all colours, yellow covers a huge range. From natural pastel light yellow and lemon yellow, to the deep orangy yellow or golden yellow, all are magnificent. The most sought after yellow, is a medium vibrant canary. The brighter and purer the yellow color, the more valuable the pukhraj is.
Pukhraj Stone comes in Many Different Shades.The main causes of yellow coloration in Pukhraj Stone is the trace of element iron. In general, increased iron concentrations will tend produce higher color saturation, leading to a richer and more vibrant color.
One should always check a Pukhraj’s Report to Make Sure It Is a genuine gemstone as Pukhraj Stone can also be colored enhanced by lab-induced irrradiation. Irradiated pukhrajs are not dangerous, but their color has been known to fade with exposure to heat and light. A treated gemstone also loses its astrological powers.
Pukhraj Stone is quite commonly discovered in oval cut to retain maximum weight.But is too cut and faceted into a lot of frequent and fancy shapes like cushion cut, round, octagonal, square and so on.
The cut is the main factor affecting your sapphire’s sparkle. If the cut is poor it will look dull and lifeless. Cut does not refer to the shape of the stone, rather the facets on the gem’s surface, which allow light and color to shine through at their best.
Pukhraj Stone rough has traditionally been less costly than blues or pinks, so cutters don’t compromise brilliance in favor of weight retention. As a result, well-cut pukhrajs are easier to find than other sapphire colors and are more readily available in specialty cuts. A good cut is especially crucial if the stone color is light. Dark gemstones can look lively and dramatic, even if the cut is not perfect. However, with light or colorless gemstones, the stone’s ability to reflect light is very important.
Because pukhraj is very hard, jewelers typically cut it into complex shapes with crisp edges
Softer yellow glass may feature simple cuts with rounded edges
While smaller pukhrajs may be cut into any style, stones that are more than one carat typically feature oval or cushioned mixed cuts
Large synthetic pukhrajs often feature popular round or emerald cuts
Avoid X cuts or ridges on facets
Synthetic stones may feature an X or "scissors cut" on their facets
Synthetic stones may have grooves on facets
Ratti is the unit of weight by which a gemstone is measured. Because large gemstones are found less commonly than small ones, the price of a gemstone raises exponentially to its size [It follows the law of demand and supply]. The price of pukhraj (or any other stone for that matter) is expressed as per ratti.
Prominently visible or even faint natural inclusions for example feathers, colour zoning, crystals and so on are typically discovered in pukhraj.A sapphire with no inclusions is often viewed with suspicion; it may be a synthetic stone or a glass imitation. It’s important to check that there is genuine documentation for the stone you are purchasing.
The best clarity grade for sapphires is Perfection, which means it is completely clear to the naked eye, ‘eye-clean’.
Pukhraj tend to have fewer inclusions than other colors. What are inclusions? Inclusions are a natural consequence of crystal growth and even the best stones are not expected to be totally inclusion free.
Pukhraj Stone are found in Tanzania, Madagascar, Thailand and Australia, although Sri Lanka is the primary source. While many of our customers worry about how origin might affect the value of their sapphire, with pukhrajs the mining origin doesn’t affect the price.
If you were considering a yellow diamond ring and were put off by the daunting price tag then pukhrajs are the right choice for you. You may well find a beautiful comparable sapphire that is within your price range. The price of pukhraj generally available in the market ranges from Rs 450 to Rs 51,000.
Traditional heating is widely used for pukhrajs. This process can enhance the color and transparency of some stones, and the changes made are permanent.
They are much rarer and consequently hold greater value.
As with all sapphires, they are incredibly tough and scratch resistant, and rate 9 on the Mohs scale (the third hardest mineral, right behind diamond at 10 and moissanite at 9.25)
How to Check the Purity of Pukhraj
Pukhraj Stone is an eye-catching gem, which provides a unique color and sparkle to engagement rings and other elegant jewelry. These sunny yellow stones look great in both traditional gold and white gold settings. They also hold special meanings in certain spiritual disciplines. When selecting a pukhrajs, shoppers must ensure they are getting an authentic stone so that they do not overpay for a synthetic replica. Shoppers can scour jewelry stores, or estate and consignment shops for pukhrajjewelry. A more convenient alternative is buying from eBay, an online auction destination with jewels available around-the-clock, 365 days each year. Before buying, shoppers should understand facts about genuine pukhrajs, and how to discern imitation stones.
Basic Facts about Authentic Pukhraj Stone
Pukhraj Stone belong to the corundum family of gemstones. Corundum is pure aluminum oxide, which crystallizes at high temperatures and pressures to form stones. Most gemstones in the corundum family are sapphires, except for purplish red to yellow red varieties, known asrubies, and rare pink-orange stones called Padparadscha. While the most popular sapphires are blue, these stones also come in other vivid colors including pink, green, and yellow.
Sapphires are very hard gemstones. They rank at nine on the Moh's hardness scale, which makes them second in hardness only to diamonds, which rank at ten on the same scale. As a result, sapphires very rarely display any scratches on their surfaces. Pukhrajs, also called pukhraj , feature a very pure yellow, with no green or orange tinges.
When sapphire is found in the nature and is only cut and polished by machine/ man, without any other interference to enhance or edit its physical properties, it is considered to be natural. When the same chemical, physical and molecular composition is recreated by man, the new product is known as Synthetic Pukhraj.
Chemically and physically the stone tests the same as its natural counterpart unless very high level testing is conducted or some visual 'imperfections' or indications of synthetic building of the stone are present. Here, proper certification of the gemstone becomes a must before buying Pukhraj. We at Gem Selections get all our gemstones certified from Government Lab before keeping the gemstones in our inventory.
Imitation of a Pukhraj:
The imitation stone of a Pukhraj Stone is the one that will 'look' like a real pukhraj but it is essentially not the same in chemical or molecular structure. Anything including a glass, plastic, other natural/ synthetic stones, some non-precious stones etc can be used for imitation stones.
The hardness, the refractive index, the look and definitely the price will differ between a pukhraj and its imitation. Imitation stones are usually used for visual appeal and cost saving only. These can be as inexpensive as a piece of glass or as expensive as a yellow diamond.
This is probably the biggest challenge when trying to predict the value of your pukhraj. Treatments can be temporary in which case they wear off over a period of time or they can be permanent, in which case the chemical or molecular changes are permanent.
Treatments are done on stones to enhance the color, clarity, value or sometimes to create homogenetity. This is a fair enough practice as long as it is declared clearly so that you pay only for what you are buying and no more.
How to 'see' the difference between a Pukhraj and any other stone:
Essentially, it is very difficult for a person without sufficient gemological experience to distinguish between a synthetic Pukhraj Stone and a real one and in most cases even an imitation. However, by process of elimination, you can fairly well rule out any misnomers and imitations.
9 Effective Ways to Identify a Real Pukhraj Stone
The impelling color of the delicate stone pukhraj draws the attention of each pair of eyes toward it. The fine gleam and the appreciating color of pukhraj (also known as pukhraj stone) are solely responsible for making this stone being the most populous gemstone in gem family.
Buying and wearing a synthetic pukhraj will act against its wearer. It is extremely difficult to distinct between a fake and real pukhraj. Thus, by considering the concern to recognize a pukhraj stone easily read the following steps which will aid you in buying a real pukhraj online.
Compare Pukhraj Stone with Glass: Fake gem traders of pukhraj offer their customer’s counterfeit pukhraj stone. Thus, to prevent yourself from getting trapped in the setup of fake gem traders. One should compare this stone with glass before buying this stone. However, on the contrary, both of them look same at a glance, but in reality Pukhraj Stone is rich in color and holds rich clarity. It is also extensively hard whereas a fake or synthetic stone would less hard and on hardness scale it ranks around 5.0 moh to 6.0.
Look for Tiny Bubbles: A natural Pukhraj Stone does not possess any inclusion as such so that it can be seen with naked eyes. Nonetheless, it consists few inclusions, but they can hardly be seen with the naked eyes. Hence, if you spot anything like liquid flowing inside the stone or bubbles with bare eyes. So that is a clear indication that the stone is not original.
Check for Scratches: Pukhraj Stone is a rigid stone. The stone is extensively hard and the hardness of the stone measures 9.0 on moh scale. Therefore, after purchasing a pukhraj try to scrub it against a hard material, unfortunately if it gets scratches then it a fake pukhraj.
Beware of Fake Suppliers Of Pukhraj Stone:
Pukhraj Stone is a powerful gemstone that has obtained immense magical powers under its belt. Therefore, it is extremely difficult for a synthetic pukhraj dealer to trap customers because if customer considers few things he/she can never be dodged. Additionally, a person should only buy pukhraj from a reputed online gem store.
Watch Out for Fillings: Due to high characteristics, it is very difficult to obtain a pure Pukhraj Stone without any impurity; there are some inclusions which are always present in stone to enhance the color and appearance of the stone. While performing these inclusions sometime there exists a negative hole or impurity left in stone. A trustworthy jeweler will not remove it. However, an untrustworthy one will fill it with borax and other impurities to increase its luster. With bare eyes it is very difficult to check this perhaps with the help of magnifier one can easily check this.
Stay away from X sign: If Pukhraj Stone encompasses X-sign on the back of the stone. Then, it sends a clear indication that the stone is fake. Therefore, while buying pukhraj do consider this sign on the stone subtly if you spot this stone, then do not buy that pukhraj stone.
Avoid Grooves: Occasionally, the facets of synthetic stones do not come out as crisp as the facets of a natural sapphire would. This flaw looks very similar to the grooves one might expect to see on a vinyl record, but they can usually be seen only under magnification of a 10x loupe.
Check for Flaws: Whether it’s a natural pukhraj it encompasses few inclusions that can be barely seen with the naked eyes. However, while investing this stone under a magnifier you would see these inclusions. Nonetheless, if you see a gemstone which is included free then don’t buy that stone because it is impossible to find a pure pukhraj.
Warmer than original stone: To check that whether a Pukhraj Stone is natural or fake. One should perform this action, he/she should hold a piece of pukhraj in his/her hand and if stone feels warm to you then it is a natural pukhraj. Instead of that, if sapphire does not feel anything than it is clear indication that the stone is synthetic.
Tips to Spot Fake Pukhraj Stone
Shoppers can learn many of the techniques professional jewelers use when evaluating gemstones. Knowing characteristics that distinguish falsified pukhrajs from genuine is important to anyone who wants to buy a Pukhraj Stone.
Fake pukhrajs may have interior bubbles which are visible to the naked eye
Watch out for scratches
Since Pukhraj Stone has a hardness of nine very few other materials can scratch it
Yellow glass fashioned to look like a sapphire has a much lower hardness and may display superficial scratches
Who to safeguard yourself from buying a fake Pukhraj?
In order to safeguard ourself from buying a fake Pukhraj you must buy the stone with proper certificate and check the authenticity of the certificate issuing authority. We at Gem Selections sell only and only Government Lab Certified gemstones and you can be 100% sure of the originality/authenticity of any gemstone you buy from us.
Why is a Pukhraj Stone is more expensive than most colored stones
• Because of its astrological demand. Not only is pukhraj suggested to most believers for good health, temperament and other positive personal enrichment, but also it is one stone which astrologically does not harm any wearer. The demand is very high for good quality pukhraj
• Rarity: In good color and good clarity, pukhraj is a fairly rare stone especially in larger sizes that are usually recommended by astrologers.
• It belongs to the Corundum family. Technically, a pukhraj is pukhraj, or the 'yellow' colored stone from the corundum family of gemstones. When this stone is red in color it is called "Ruby", when it is blue then it is called "Sapphire", when it is orange it is called "Padprasha" and any other color is denoted by the color name - sapphire ,eg purple sapphire, pink sapphire, green sapphire etc.
• Corundum is 9 on the Moh's scale of hardness which makes it very good for everyday wear
• It is a gorgeous stone which looks rich and elegant. It has been given a lot of credit by designers over a period of time which only enhances its value
PUKHRAJ AND ASTROLOGY
An unblemished Pukhraj Stone gives the wearer good health, wisdom, property, longevity, name, honours, and fame. The wearer is blessed with children and grandchildren. It affords protection from evil spirits. It is believed that if there are obstructions in getting a suitable match for a girl, she gets married early by wearing a pukhraj.
Blemished gemstones are the cause of many troubles. A stone with cracks invites threats of theft. One without luster and transparency creates enemies and causes disharmony in the family. Milky stone invites injuries to the body. The one with a web causes stomach disorders. The stone with black and white colours is harmful for the cattle of the wearer. The one with red dots on it destroys wealth. The stone with a depression causes anxiety and disturbs peace of mind.
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