Sapphires, whether they be blue or yellow are attracting huge customer base because of their royal, exquisite look and magical astrological benefits. But today we are talking about the charming yellow sapphire and its mystique in the gemstone market. There is a lot which goes into picking a perfect Yellow Sapphire.
Especially when it comes to online buying, people have many unanswered queries in their mind. Thus, in this blog we have tried to clear some basic Gemology Queries related to Yellow Sapphire stone with the information compiled from our renowned gemologist.
How to know the authenticity of a Yellow Sapphire Gemstone when buying online?
Authenticity of your stone is of utmost importance if you are buying it for astrological purpose.In India There is a gamut of gemstone certification institutions in India, but GJPEC (Sponsored by The Ministry of Commerce and Industry) and GSI remain towering influences in this market because of government backing.
But in Private Companies, Gemlab Laboratories has become a reputed name for authentication and honesty. So make sure your online seller is providing you a Gem Certificate.
Am I Buying a Yellow Sapphire or a Yellow Sapphire?
Yellow Sapphire is a natural gemstone of Precious Category and Yellow Topaz is merely a semi precious substitute for it. Now you certainly won’t like to pay a hefty amount for a semi precious stone. Consult a learned gemologist to guide you to know the difference between the two.
Are Dark Color Sapphires more effective astrologically?
The color of a natural Gemstone depends upon its origin and treatments performed on it. Astrologically color is not important, the properties are. These myths are created by astrologers. Only a darker tone of gemstone cannot guarantee results. Rather chances are high that your dark yellow sapphire is enhanced because naturally dark sapphires are too expensive.
How do I determine that a sapphire has not been heated?
Unless and until the gemstone is not tested by a reputed Gemological Laboratory, it is impossible to determine. Do not trust hit ant trial tricks suggested by local astrologers to determine the naturality of a gemstone.
After answering these main questions we are also giving here some more important factors to keep in mind while buying pukhraj online:
- A Jyotish Quality Yellow Sapphire will never have scratches or bubbles inside, will always give flawless and smooth finish.
- The stone should not support any kind of dullness.
- A Real Yellow Sapphire cannot be scratched by steel, only a diamond can scrape it.
- Try to keep your pukhraj in milk for a day. A genuine one will not change color.
- Some online sellers are deceiving buyers by selling glass imitations of yellow sapphire.
- A yellow glass stone has quite smooth and curvy edges, whereas a natural one has complex cuts.
- One last thing to do is place your yellow sapphire on a pure white handkerchief, exposed to sunlight.
- An untreated real pukhraj will give a sharp yellow tint / hue on the spot where it reflects light. Its the tint is dim and dull it is an imitation stone.