Blue Sapphire (Neelam)
Blue Sapphire ( नीलम )
Blue Sapphire, also called Neelam or Indraneelam is the most Powerful Astrological Gemstone. Being associated with the karmic Saturn, Blue Sapphire is recommended for people undergoing difficult phase of ‘Shani Sadhe Saati’ or ‘Dhaiya’ in their lives. Since, its effects are quite strong and felt instantly, Neelam gemstone should be worn on recommendation by expert astrologer after careful analysis of your horoscope.
- Indian astrology prescribes Neelam ratna for Makar (Capricorn) and Kumbh (Aquarius) rashi.
- Western astrology recommends blue sapphire birthstone for Libra.
- Neelam birthstone can also be worn by Gemini, Virgo and Taurus.
It is important to wear the Gemstones as per the procedure set in Vedic astrology for best results.
|Carat Weight||Minimum 1/12 of body weight, like 1 Carat (1.1 Ratti) per 12 Kgs. If person choose to go for high quality gemstone, even gemstone of lesser carat weight provides equally good results. Thus, Gemstone Power/Purity is also important than only the weight. Not wise to go for more carat weight & compromise with quality.|
|Color||Color can be Light Blue, Blue or Dark Blue, but the gemstone should be naturally self colored without any treatment like Heating or Glass Filling. Artificially colored / Dyed stones are NOT good for astrological purpose.|
|Metal||Silver is highly recommended, White gold is also used, but Yellow Gold is usually avoided.|
|Finger||Middle finger of the working hand|
|Day & Time||Saturday, Morning between 5 AM – 9 AM|
|Mantra||'Om Sham Shanicharaya Namah’, ऊँ शं शनैश्चराय नमः ।|
Blue sapphire (Neelam) is recognized as the most powerful Gemstone in Vedic Astrology. Being the most powerful astrological gemstone, it is very fast acting & brings instant results. It helps in resolving major financial, professional and health crisis.
Instant Success & Growth - Saturn (Shani) rewards the person with Professional & Financial Growth by breaking/overcoming deadlocks, Losses and turnaround life in no time by wearing blue sapphire.
Brings Fame & Fortune - Blue Sapphire has power to remove misfortunes by rewarding the person with abundant opportunities on Business & Professional front.
Fame & Popularity - Blue Sapphire rewards the person with Fame & Recognition in his profession. It empowers & encourages you to fulfill your dreams & ambitions. It is highly beneficial for people in Arts, Politics & creative fields.
Sound Body & Mind - Neelam stone makes the person focused & determined in his endeavors to achieve his goals. It helps in healing Joint pains & Arthritis. It tranquilizes the mind and relieves people of confusion, anxiety and depression.
Blue Sapphire quality includes its Origin, Color, Clarity, Transparency & Cut. It is very precious & powerful astrological gemstone, so it is important to understand its quality parameters.
Color - Color is the most important parameter of quality. Ideally the Sapphire color should be ‘True Blue’ with benchmark of ‘Cornflower Blue’ i.e. without any secondary tinge of Purple or Violet. The color should bright & vivid to look attractive. The dull & weak colored sapphire stands very low on quality scale.
Clarity - Most Natural Sapphires have more or less visible inclusions like Silk (3D pattern of fine needles), included crystals, fingerprints and color bands. Flawless or Inclusion free Sapphires are rarely formed & thus exorbitantly expensive. So, gemstones with fewer or less visible inclusions & good transparency are ideal for astrological purpose.
Cut - Gemstone Cut includes its Proportions, finish & symmetry. A finely cut Blue Sapphire looks bright, color illuminated & can cleverly conceal the inclusions. Highly faceted gemstones are expensive because of the stone wastage, labor & time incurred in the process.
The gemstone price depends on collective assessment of its Origin, Color, Clarity & Cut. Ceylon Sapphires are most popular for astrological purpose due to their quality & availability. Ceylon Blue Sapphire price range from ₹5,000 ($70) and ₹ 2,00,000 ($3000) + per carat as per the quality parameters.
Origin - Kashmir sapphire is exceptionally rare, so highly expensive & the price range from ₹40,000 ($500) to 2,00,000 ($3000) + per carat. Ceylon Blue sapphire is relatively less expensive & good in quality too. The price range from ₹5,000 ($70) to ₹1,00,000 ($1300) + per carat.
Color - Blue Sapphire of Bright, Pure Blue hue are valuable. Dull & pale blue colored gemstones are cheap & not recommended for astrological purpose.
Clarity - Blue sapphire with no visible inclusions are extremely rare, so very expensive. Highly included gemstones with dark & milky inclusions are much cheaper. Blue sapphire with less visible inclusions & good transparency is ideal for astrological purpose.
Cut - Highly faceted gemstones are more expensive than the poorly cut stones due to the extra stone wastage, labor & other costs incurred in the process.