Remotely hidden in the lap of the spectacular snow-capped Himalayas is the highest sapphire mine in the world. However it’s not the location that has earned the Kashmir gem it’s legendary status, but instead the superiority of their intense soft blue and the colorfully woven history of their existence and disappearance in the early 1900’s.
Originally in the late 1800’s, the deposit which lies at 15,000 feet elevation produced a quantity of material that flooded the market for nearly a decade. Most people, even today, do not realize that when dealing with colored stones, the supply is limited to the small number of pockets that can be located deep within the earth’s crust. These pockets of gemstones are nothing like the quantity of diamonds that exist in the world’s kimberlite volcanic dikes. The London Mining Journal of June 16, 2000 reported the annual production of diamond to be more than 111 million carats. In November of 1999 Geology Today reported the 1000 mines in Mogok, Burma produced some 300,000 carats of sapphire annually. These mines have produced relatively consistent amount of gemstone for decades, where as the single mine of Kashmir has remained officially unworked since the 1930’s. It wasn’t until 1998 that the Jammu & Kashmir government began mining again and has reported less than 10,000 carats of total production since 1999 from which less than a fraction of a percentage is “gem” quality.
Although these statistics are crude and many other factors could give support when making a comparison of gemstone production, it is not unsubstantiated to suggest the production of sapphire makes up less than 3/10 of 1% of the diamond production and Kashmir sapphire would therefore make up less than 1% of this 1%. We say the Kashmir gem is almost as rare as chicken’s teeth.
Having said this, we hope you gain some idea as to the significance of Kashmir sapphire and it’s true rarity and value. We hope you will continue your research and come to the same conclusion thus adding to your knowledge and collection of this world’s finest gemstone
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How to Identify a Real Blue Sapphire Gems:
-A real Blue Sapphire gemstones is one of the hardest known minerals. It can’t be scratched easily
-It won’t show any colour changes if placed in milk for nearly a day
- Properties of Blue Sapphire
–Indian Name: Neelam
- -Hardness: 9 (Mohs scale)
–Cosmic Color: Indigo
–Chakra: Ajna Chakra
We can guide you about the proper yellow sapphire stone to buy, because every wearer has a unique range of symptoms and illnesses.
It should be worn on a Thursday.
Mantra: “Om Graam Greem Graum Sah Guruve Namaha”.
Best Day for wearing: Thursday.
Best Time for wearing: Pushya Nakshatra ; Early Thursday Morning 1st hour of Sun rise .
– A real Yellow Sapphire Gems is one of the hardest known minerals. It can’t be scratched, even by steel and can be scraped only by diamond
-It won’t show any colour changes if placed in milk for nearly a day
Properties of Yellow Sapphire Gemstones
–Indian Name: Pukhraj
–Sanskrit Names: Pusparaga, padparadscha , Puspa-Raja , Guru-Ratna
–Hardness: 9 (Mohs scale)
–Cosmic Color: Light Blue
Yellow sapphires are most famously found in Madagascar and Tanzania and also in India, Sri Lanka and Russia.
Care for your Yellow Sapphire Gems:
The yellow sapphire Stone is very hard, and should be cleaned with warm detergent water and a soft brush
Blue Sapphire (called ‘Neelam‘ in hindi) is a blue-colored precious gemstone and is considered the most powerful stone of all.
Who Should Wear a Blue Sapphire?
It is the birthstone for Virgo sunsign (23 Aug-23 Sep). According to Vedic Astrology, Neelam is the rashi ratna for Capricorn (Makar) and Aquarius (Kumbh). Blue Sapphire strengthens Saturn (Shani) and hence helps gain prosperity in business, wealth, sharpness of the mind and self-confidence. Ascendants of Taurus, Libra, Gemini and Virgo can also wear the Blue Sapphire gemstone.
Which Blue Sapphire Stone Should I Buy?
- Ideally, purchase a Blue Sapphire gemstone weighing at least 1/12th carats of your body weight (50 kg body weight = 4 carat stone)
- The stone should preferably have high clarity, mid-to-dark blue color, and no chemical treatments.
- Normally, Unheated Ceylon Blue Sapphires are considered the best Blue Sapphires for astrology.
According to Hindu or Vedic Astrology, the yellow sapphire (pukhraj) signifies the planet Jupiter. It is golden yellow with a shade of lemon yellow in colour and is one of the most expensive gemstone. However, it is not as expensive as its blue counterpart. It is worn by people to procure blessings of the planet Jupiter. It bestows the wearer with good health, intelligence, wealth, financial gain, long life, and fame and honour. If Jupiter is well placed in your horoscope, and giving you noble results you can definitely start wearing yellow sapphire or Pukhraj.
It is possible to gain financial stability by wearing Pukhraj. Yellow sapphire is known to increase chances of profit in business and export import deals and it is believed that it boosts the amount of profit too. However, it is very essential to consult an expert Astrologer before wearing pukhraj or yellow sapphire because in case that your horoscope has Jupiter frolicking a malefic role, wearing Pukhraj can also harm you instead of giving you positive results. It is also very favourable for the ladies who are suffering delays in finding a good life partner. Pukhraj or yellow sapphire is said to ensure that there are no hitches and delays in marriage. Not only this, if there are problems of getting a child, Jupiter also raises chances of getting a new one born in your family.
Placing a Yellow Sapphire or Pukhraj in your home or in cash boxes is said to attract riches and is believed to increase earnings. If a Pukhraj or Yellow sapphire is worn by someone or carried, the stone must necessarily touch the body of the wearer, or the effects will not happen. It not only helps in bringing economic abundance, nevertheless in establishing any dream one wishes to realize.
Yellow Sapphire (‘Pukhraj’ in Hindi) is a yellow colored precious gemstone known for its innumerable astrological benefits.
Who should wear a Yellow Sapphire?
Yellow Sapphire is the birthstone for Sagittarius sunsign (22 Nov – 21 Dec). In Indian astrology, Pukhraj gemstone is the rashi ratna for Sagittarius and Pisces. Yellow Sapphire stone strengthens Jupiter (Brihaspati) and brings its wearer wealth, wisdom, spirituality and health. Ascendants of Aries, Cancer, Leo and Scorpio can also wear a Yellow Sapphire.
Which Yellow Sapphire stone should I buy?
Pukhraj stone should ideally weigh at least 1/12th in carats of your body weight. (50 kg body weight = 4 carat stone)
The stone should preferably have high clarity, mid to deep yellow color and no chemical or heat treatments.
For Astrological purpose, Ceylon Yellow Sapphires (Sri Lankan) are considered to be the best Yellow Sapphires.
- Yellow Sapphire or Pukhraj stone brings wealth, status, respect and prosperity to its wearer.
- It is highly beneficial for people in administrative, judicial, management and top level influential jobs.
- Yellow Sapphire benefits people in the Education sector like scholars, teachers etc. as it is symbolic of Jupiter (Guru).
- Pukhraj stone (Yellow Sapphire gemstone) creates auspicious timing for higher educational qualifications and specialization.
- Medically, Yellow Sapphire is said to cure chronic diseases. It is widely worn to help in curing Liver ailments and obesity related conditions.
- Pukhraj benefits childless couples, especially women, in conceiving heirs and children.