While science and technology have grown leaps and bounds and is supposed to make our lives easier, advancement in technology can be a curse, at least when it comes to gemstones and precious stones. For example, it has become more accessible and simpler to make synthetic gemstones, such as diamonds, Peela Pukhraj and other precious stones and gemstones.
Due to the rise in popularity of yellow stone astrological benefits, technological advancements have made it simpler and easier for counterfeiters manufacture and produce fake and synthetic yellow sapphire stones using modern laboratory equipment. With further improvements in technology, it has become highly difficult for buyers of Pukhraj stone to distinguish between a natural yellow sapphire from a fake Peela Pukhraj.
However here are some tips to identify synthetic yellow sapphire stones.
- Scissor Sign
Fake or synthetic yellow sapphire stones generally tend to have an X-shaped imprint onto the yellow Pukhraj stone. This is referred as to the Scissors Sign, which is an indication or a form of identification between and precious stone and a not so precious stone.
While buying natural yellow sapphire stones, keep an eye out for these scissors sign to detect a fake or synthetic stone. While it might need focus and require some time, this is time worth spend instead of buying a synthetic Pukhraj stone and ending up paying for a real one.
- The warmth of the Pukhraj stone
One of the sure shot ways to detect a natural and real yellow sapphire stone from a fake and synthetic one is taking a temperature test. Hold the yellow Pukhraj stone in your hand for some time to check its warmth or temperature.
You need to observe how it felt when your first tool the yellow sapphire stone in your palm and how it feels later. Real yellow Pukhraj stone would show no change in warmth or temperature, whereas a synthetic one would absorb your body temperature and feel a bit warmer.
Most natural gemstones and yellow sapphire stones extracted from the earth and gemstone mines have some form of flaws, which are known as inclusions. Many jewellers and gemmologist treat these gemstones to improve its colour or hide their flaws and inclusions.
It should be noted that the chemical and physical compositions yellow Pukhraj stone are not altered by this inclusion. While reputed jewellers and gemmologist do not attempt to hide these inclusions, some unethical ones might try to modify the appearance of the yellow sapphire stones to hide these flaws and inclusions on the gemstone. These jewellers can use borax and various other impurities to cover these inclusions and enhance the lustre of the Pukhraj
Most natural gemstones and yellow sapphire stones extracted from the earth some or the other form of defects and finding a flawless natural yellow sapphire gemstone is almost impossible. Whereas lab-manufactured synthetic yellow Pukhraj stones are often flawless.
When you hold the yellow sapphire gemstone against a source of bright light, you might be able to witness some form of bubble under the gemstone; rest assured that the Peela Pukhraj you are holding is fake or synthetic.
You can detect a real yellow sapphire gemstone from a fake one by looking out for grooves and facets on the gemstone. These grooves and facets might not be detectable to the naked eye. When viewed under a magnification loupe, if you notice grooves which are similar to the ones found on the vinyl record, rest assure that your Peela Pukhraj is genuine. And if the cuts and grooves appear sharp under a magnification loupe, it is best to assume that the yellow Pukhraj stones are synthetic and fake.