Severe Shortage of Natural Yellow Topaz | Fine Quality Topaz is more expensive than Entry Level Yellow Sapphire.

Severe Shortage of Natural Yellow Topaz | Fine Quality Topaz is more expensive than Entry Level Yellow Sapphire.

A Fine Natural Radiation free Yellow Topaz from the Gemstoneuniverse collection

A Fine Natural Radiation free Yellow Topaz from the Gemstoneuniverse collection


For the last 1 year the Gem that has proved to be elusive for Gemstoneuniverse- Take a Guess? Ruby Pearl Sapphire?

Its not Unheated Ruby( Even though market prices of Natural Rubies are climbing by 30% every six months ), Natural Pearl( There is not a single vendor online that carries the range that Gemstoneuniverse does- There are some b2b options but they are providing the Pearls at a price that is more than Gemstoneuniverse selling price with limited options) or Sapphire

The Answer is Natural Yellow Topaz… Surprised here is the reality…

Current Market Situation of Natural Radiation Free Yellow Topaz

1)      For a Gemstone to be effective for Astrological Purposes it has to be fully natural. This is the first parameter without any exception. Then it has to excel on other parameters that make it a true Jyotish Gemstone. We have examined several lots of Yellow Topaz from Brazil as well as Pakistan in the past 15 months but majority of these goods are treated by Radiation and hence rendered ineffective for Jyotish Purposes.

2)      The Minority of the Goods that are radiation free do not touch the minimum Jyotish Quality clarity level of 85% and do not have a pleasing color and hence ineffective for Jyotish Purposes.

3)      The Asking B2B Price in today’s market ( As of October 2013)  for these minority of the goods( just 1-2 pieces) is more than the price per carat of entry Level yellow Sapphires at Gemstoneuniverse. Today when we recheck the prices that we offered to our patrons for Premium Natural Yellow Topaz its mind boggling for us too. Have a Look at the lot Regalia Below:


4)      A Lot of Vendors are deliberately using the misnomer Golden Topaz and selling citrine. Citrine also known as Sunhela is not Yellow Topaz. A few vendors also state that High Quality Citrine is Yellow Topaz- This is an incorrect statement.

5)      The Next Upratna for Yellow Sapphire is the Heliodor and it is going the same way as Natural yellow Topaz. So if you are looking for implementing Gem Therapy with Uparatnas then Heliodors is the way to go presently. We haven’t seen a Jyotish Quality Heliodor Lot since the last upload.

6)      Unless new deposits are discovered the supply outlook of this Beautiful Gemstone looks bleak.


No Wonder the Legendary SM Tagore writes in the Manimala:

“ A man who wears a faultlessly Yellow Topaz

possessed of a beautiful shade, weighty, exceedingly cool,

flawless and perfectly round, reaps fame,

heroism, happiness, wealth and length of days.”


You can look at entry level yellow Sapphires or Heliodors and implement Planetary Gem Therapy.

We stand by our commitment to Planetary Gemology and our patrons. In no which way we shall upload goods that are not Jyotish Quality. For now the situation is bleak and if there are any improvements we shall keep you posted….

While picking gems for use in planetary gem therapy, Gemstoneuniverse makes sure that these gems are top of the line, displaying enviable clarity and great lustre! There are no compromises made on quality and even great looking natural gems are rejected, if they carry internal flaws (doshas) that could interfere with your gem therapy. Your Gem therapy should be absolutely error free with no guess work- We ensure that.


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  1. Jay Boyle says

    It’s true, untreated flawless yellow topaz has gone up in value and is difficult to source. Many are selling citrine and calling it pukraj. This is fraudulent.
    However, fine quality unheated yellow sapphire of eye flawless clarity and good color and symmetry are much more costly than yellow topaz.

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