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Chemical Formula                                                   AL2O3

Color                                                                          Yellow

Hardness                                                                   9

Crystal System                                                         Hexagonal

Refractive Index                                                       1.76 - 1.77

Specific Gravity                                                        3.9 – 4.1

Transparency                                                           Transparent to Opaque

Double Refraction                                                   0.0008

Luster                                                                        Vitreous to adamantine

Cleavage                                                                  None, but may exhibit parting

Mineral Class                                                           Corundum

Yellow Sapphire known as Pukhraj in Hindi and Pushyaraga in Sanskrit. Yellow Sapphire is the most precious and valuable yellow gemstone. It is a very desirable gemstone due to its excellent colour, hardness, durability, and lustre. In the gem trade, Sapphire without any colour prefix refers to the blue variety of the mineral Corundum. However, the term Sapphire encompasses all other gem varieties and colours of Corundum as well, excluding Ruby, the red variety of Corundum, which has its own name since antiquity.

Who can wear?

Consultation with astrologer before wearing as per their birth details is necessary. On General Sagittarius & Pisces zodiac, born people can wear Yellow Sapphire.

Vaastu Direction:

North

Gemstone Enemies:

Emerald, Diamond and all their respective alternative gemstones.

Alternate (Semi-precious) to Yellow Sapphire:

Use of alternate gemstone should be, when one cannot afford precious gemstone like yellow sapphire. The effects of semi-precious gemstones will last less compared to precious gemstones.

Yellow topaz, yellow scapolite, heliodor

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