What exactly do you expect of a gemstone being called “The stone of prosperity” by the most influential sages? 

It must have some magical power to turn your life around for good, right?  Yellow Sapphire, popularly known as pukhraj in Hindi, harnesses the power of mighty Jupiter and blesses wearers with windfall financial gains and abundant life.   

Jupiter is a massive planet and embodies fortune, fame, wealth, communication, and knowledge. Those looking for public acclamation and power can benefit from the pukhraj stone.  Since yellow sapphire harnesses immense power, you should consult a professional astrologer before wearing the stone. 

Read on to get every detail on how to use pukhraj as a catalyst for transforming your life. 

How to wear Pukhraj Stone?

Yellow Sapphire or Pukhraj stone is worn as rings and pendants and is in high demand amongst gemstone enthusiasts. It lies on a broad color spectrum from yellow to yellowish-brown. 

It is essential to wear the gemstone in a suitable metal to ensure maximum benefits. Gold and punch dhatu are the recommended choices for a beneficial metal in the case of yellow sapphire. 

You must dip the stone in raw cow milk for a few minutes and wash it under running water or with Ganga Jal to remove any impurities that might affect its power. 

Astrologers recommend wearing a pukhraj stone on the index/first finger of the right hand. You should wear the gemstone in a way that touches your skin and shows quicker results.   

Precautions After Wearing Pukhraj Stone

Every powerful gemstone needs care so as to retain its sanctity and influence. Some precautions that you need to take while wearing pukhraj stone are as follows: 

  • Usually, Pukhraj stone or Yellow Sapphire’s impact lasts for about 4-5 years. You should buy a new one after the time period to re-energize your life. 
  • Yellow Sapphire takes 3 days to show its impact. If you feel low on energy, start having bad dreams, or witness deteriorating physical health after 72 hours, it is likely that the stone isn’t compatible with you. It is better to get rid of it instead of forcing yourself to continue wearing it.  
  • Sometimes, the Pukhraj stone can temporarily impact your body negatively despite its compatibility. If you feel uncomfortable, anxious, or have a high body temperature, remove it and give rest to your body. 
  • Do not wear the ring for an entire day. Try to take hourly breaks and allow breathing time for your skin. 
  • Try to wear yellow sapphire in rotation with other gemstones like ruby (based on professional astrological advice) to promote its longevity and power. 
  • Do not wear the stone if it starts showing black spots or develops cracks. Continuing to wear it might be detrimental to your physical and mental health and finance 

Who can wear Yellow Sapphire?

  • Vedic Astrologers consider the Yellow Sapphire as a birthstone for September-born people.
  •  People having dominant Sagittarius(Dhanu) and Pisces(Meen) placements can immensely benefit from the pukhraj stone. 
  • Those having a powerful Jupiter influence can reap even greater rewards using the stone. 
  • Those reeling under the harmful effects of weak Jupiter placement can counter the same by wearing the original pukhraj stone. 
  • Aside from these two zodiac signs, yellow sapphire benefits people having their ascendants in Aries, Cancer, Leo, and Scorpio. 
  • Since Jupiter and Mars are positively connected, people having Aries ascendant with Jupiter placement in the 1st, 5th, and 9th houses can benefit from Yellow Sapphire. 
  • Yellow Sapphire offers protection to people with Cancer ascendants. Those having Jupiter in the 1st, 2nd, 5th, 9th, and 10th houses can benefit from the original pukhraj stone.   

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Mantra for Wearing Pukhraj Stone

Gemstones are powerful but can be used to their fullest only when the wearers follow proper activation rituals to harness that power. Once you wash the Yellow Sapphire with Ganga Jal, chant  "ॐ ब्रिम बृहस्पतये नमः" (Om Brim Brihaspataye Namaha) 108 times and prepare the stone and your body to receive Jupiter’s blessings. 

When to wear pukhraj 

Jupiter governs 4th day of the week, i.e., Thursday. You should wear the Pukhraj stone in the early morning hours between 5-7 AM on a Thursday. Generally, the auspicious time to wear the stone is during Shukla Paksha or Waxing Moon phase.


Jupiter commands a more respected status among all planets in the solar system, and astrologers revere it as a teacher(Guru). It is responsible for blessing a person with good health, wisdom, positivity, and abundance- both material and spiritual. Those who want to appease Jupiter can transform their life with Yellow Sapphire or Pukhraj stone.  

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know that my Pukhraj stone is working? 

Usually, a Pukhraj stone takes 3 days, i.e., 72 hours, to show glimpses of the transformation. A drastic change is visible after 30 days. 

Within the first 3 days, 

  • You will feel positive
  • Get some financially good news
  • Become a more confident decision-maker
  • You feel physically active and energized   

How much does a Yellow Sapphire cost? 

The price of Yellow Sapphire depends on clarity, cut, origin, and carat. The prices of Yellow Sapphire start from Rs.10,000 per carat and go to lakhs, depending on quality. The most expensive yellow sapphire is from Sri Lanka for its impeccable quality and color. 

How to know if Pukhraj is real? 

You can follow some simple tests to check for your Yellow Sapphire or Pukhraj’s authenticity: 

  • Ask for an authenticity certification
  • Check for scratches. If you can spot them, it is likely that the pukhraj isn’t pure, as its hardness is comparable with a diamond! 
  • Minor inclusions exist due to natural extraction processes. However, significant marks visible to the naked eye indicate a fake stone. 
  • Check the stone under light and examine it for uneven patches. The presence of such patches indicates that the stone isn’t pure. Yellow Sapphire is totally smooth.