Pukhraj popularity is not based on color alone. Its hardness of 9 places it next to Diamond (10), making it an excellent choice for jewelry worn daily. It is frequently featured in engagement rings. Ceylon (Sri Lanka) positively produces the finest all-round Pukhraj in the world today. The very name commands a premium, and Ceylon Gems have constantly increased in price. We have always been on top of the Gem market in Ceylon and stay up with current prices and new discoveries.
A. heaviness or high specific gravity that can be felt when placed on the palm
B. rich velvety luster that can be seen with the naked eye
C. transparency, which makes it clean and pure
E. uniformity of color, without any layers
F. solidity, hardness