A Yellow Sapphire stone is known as a ‘Rashi’ stone. It signifies good fortune and happiness. A Yellow Sapphire stone gives protection against the evil eye and brings prosperity to business.
Yellow Sapphire Stone is said to have been given by Lord Krishna to Arjuna before the war began. According to mythology, Arjuna was very depressed after seeing his family killed in the Kurukshetra War. Then he went to River Ganga where he saw Krishna meditating under the water. Seeing him in this state, Arjuna decided to let go of his ego and surrender himself to God. After this incident, Arjuna started wearing a golden necklace containing a Yellow Sapphire Stone. From then onwards, Arjuna always wore the necklace.
It is said that this yellow sapphire stone gave Arjuna the strength to fight the battle against his enemies in the Kurukshetra War. His enemies were defeated and Arjuna won the war and attained victory and glory. Hence, the stone became famous as a talisman giving victory over one’s enemies.
This stone symbolizes courage, success, and power. The wearer of this stone would be blessed with power and wisdom.
The Yellow Sapphire is often associated with the color gold and the gemstone ruby. These stones both have a deep orange-red color and are considered to bring good luck. In Vedic astrology, these stones are associated with the planet Jupiter.
Some people believe wearing a Yellow Sapphire stone will attract wealth and fame while others believe it may bring them sorrow.
Rashi is a Hindu astrological sign that represents our individual nature. Rashi represents the Moon, the planet that rules over our emotions, mind, creativity, intuition, and feelings. In addition, Rashi represents the 12th house of the horoscope which governs our relationships with others.
Yellow Sapphire is associated with the moon and its power to control moods and alter consciousness. Yellow Sapphire helps us understand how our emotional cycles change day to day, week to week, and month to month. When we have trouble understanding how our minds work and what keeps them going, it is helpful to look at the lunar cycle. Our thoughts tend to be repetitive and predictable. As the moon waxes each month, so does our sense of self. Our actions follow suit. One way to break this pattern is to take a journey outside of time. If we can find a place where we are not bothered by the past, future, or even the present moment, then we can start to learn about ourselves. We may discover how much of who we think we are is based on the opinions of others. We may notice how our thinking patterns repeat themselves. We may begin to understand why we act out certain ways in certain situations. Perhaps we will learn something we never knew before. This is the kind of knowledge that Yellow Sapphire offers.
Rashi refers to the first day of each month in the Jewish calendar. Rashi’s commentary on the Torah was written between 1020 and 1100 CE; the name means “commentary.”
The word “Rashi” appears in the Hebrew Bible only once, in Deuteronomy 30:15, where God says, “But if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments, I give you rain”
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In the Talmud, Rabbi Akiba states that the Sages attribute great significance to yellow sapphires. He writes that the Gemstone is associated with both wisdom and divination. Yellow sapphires are believed to have been brought down from heaven at creation and to possess mystical powers.
The Gemological Institute of America lists the following characteristics of yellow sapphires:
- A high refractive index (RI 1.700-1.800), which makes them excellent optical elements for lenses
- Ideal color contrast
- Very stable chemical composition, resistant to weathering, oxidation, etc.
- High hardness (9.0 Mohs)
- Low density (3.50 g/cm3)
- Excellent fire resistance
- Good conductivity
- Resistance to scratching and chipping
- Color quality of deep yellow to bright orange
Rashi in Gemology
Rashi (rz) is a term derived from the Hebrew language meaning “the head”. In gemology, it refers to the direction where the upper hemisphere of a gem crystal faces; e.g., rz10 o’clock. In general, Rashi refers to the orientation of crystals, either natural or formed through mineral extraction processes, with respect to the earth’s magnetic field.
Yellow Sapphire Stone
Yellow sapphire is called jadeite and is also known as chrysoprase. Jadeite is a variety of quartz and therefore forms a solid solution series of alloys with other silicates. Because of its high content of iron oxide, yellow sapphire is often referred to as “iron-oxide quartz.” The color may vary from grayish to emerald green, depending upon the amount of impurities present.
History of Yellow Sapphire
Ancient Egyptians believed that the sun was made of clear glass and were said to use gems, especially agate, to protect themselves from the rays. Yellow sapphire was prized by the Romans, who valued its deep golden color and thought it could cure eye problems.
The ancient Persian kings regarded the stones as sacred objects, and Emperor Augustus had his own collection of them, along with rubies, garnets, emeralds, amethysts, topazes, and turquoises. It is thought that they took advantage of the magical properties of these stones to enhance the potency of their aphrodisiacal potions!
In medieval times, the famous King Solomon supposedly owned the largest collection of all colored gemstones. He is said to have traded with India and brought back sapphires, emeralds, diamonds, pearls, and even gold. His collection was eventually sold to the British Crown, and today many of Solomon’s treasures remain in the Tower Of London.
Today, yellow sapphire remains an extremely popular gemstone and continues to attract collectors and enthusiasts around the world. These stones are often mined in Sri Lanka and Tanzania.