Side effects of wearing yellow sapphire: Who should not wear Yellow Sapphire?

22 February, 2021
natural pukhraj stone

Yellow sapphire, also called Pukhraj, is one of the most precious gemstones in the world. It is a yellow coloured gemstone of the Corundum mineral family. It is ruled by the planet Jupiter and is the birthstone of those born in September. 

In India, it holds a lot of importance as it is associated with Lord Ganesha. Just as Ganesha brings prosperity and wisdom, so does the pukhraj. From time immemorial, people in India and the Middle East have been wearing this stone to bring their businesses immense success. Not only that but it is also worn for professional prosperity, blissful matrimony, enhanced will power, and healthy progeny.

Srilanka, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Thailand, and Australia are the best sources of the gemstone. However, Sri Lankan pukhraj is the most popular of the lot because of its clarity and colour consistency followed by pukhraj from Myanmar. Nonetheless, you don't have to go that far to get your hands on a natural yellow sapphire, you can now buy certified gemstones online! Yes, especially when you buy gemstones online, you have to check if it is certified or not. 

The yellow sapphire ranks 9 on the Mohs scale, which makes it extremely durable. It is one of the Navratnas and highly regarded in India and abroad. 

The original pukhraj price range (for astrological purposes) is ₹ 5,000 ($ 67.23) to ₹ 50,000 ($ 672.34) per Carat as per the quality (Colour, Clarity, Shape, Cut, etc.). Yellow sapphire stones priced below ₹ 5,000 are generally treated, heated, glass or they are of poor quality, thus not suitable for Astrological Purpose.



But, does the bright and beautiful natural yellow sapphire have any side effects? Yes, there are. Here we'll discuss just that and more. 

Side effects of wearing yellow sapphire

  • For people with impoverished Jupiter, yellow sapphire can be harmful. This can especially have adverse effects on couples (married or otherwise). 

  • It can affect social life. 

  • If the stone is inauthentic, purification with milk can not only damage the stone further, but it can also cause negative effects like delirium, confusion, etc. 

  • If a yellow sapphire is light-coloured, transparent, and has great clarity, it will have an excellent effect. Also, if the gemstone has black in it, spots or marks, and cloudiness, it may result in serious health problems.

Note: A crack can induce a fear of thieves in the wearer, while cloudiness can have harmful effects on the progeny.

  • White spots on the gem can appear eventually. When the stone starts showing said white spots, the wearer should immediately replace it. Why? Because otherwise, it might cost him/her their life. 

  • If the gem loses it's colour, it can either become harmful or become worthless. 

Who should not wear yellow sapphire?

First things first, despite being a universally loved gemstone, not everyone can wear the yellow sapphire. 

Any individual choosing to buy Yellow Sapphire online or offline should know whether it is suitable for him/her. Individuals of all signs should wear the gemstone only when the Jupiter periods are operating.

These are the ascendants who are not recommended to wear the gemstone:

  • Taurus Ascendant

  • Gemini Ascendant

  • Virgo Ascendant

  • Libra Ascendant

  • Capricorn Ascendant

  • Aquarius Ascendant

Additionally, people wearing gemstones contradictory to the yellow sapphire should also avoid wearing the pukhraj. Some contradictory gemstones are Neelam, diamond, white sapphire, emerald, and opal. 

Also, sometimes some stones don't align with your life. They may cause more harm than good. So, always keep that in mind. 


Among all the gemstones, yellow sapphire has multiple astrological benefits. Although on the pricier side, it's benefits outweigh the cost. However, as we have mentioned above, it is not without side effects. So, if you are planning to buy natural yellow sapphire, make sure you only buy certified gemstones online or offline from a trusted supplier. Brahma Gems, for example, is a great option if you want to buy yellow sapphire online.

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