Blue Sapphire (Neelam)
Blue Sapphire ( नीलम )
Who should wear Blue Sapphire?
Blue Sapphire is a precious blue variety of Corundum mineral. Blue Sapphire (also called Neelam or Indraneelam in Hindi) is associated with Saturn (Shani) in Vedic astrology. It is the most Powerful Astrological Gemstone. It is recommended for people undergoing difficult phase of ‘Shani Sadhe Saati’ or ‘Dhaiya’ in their lives.
- Vedic astrology prescribes Blue Sapphire for Capricorn (Makar) and Aquarius (Kumbh) zodiac signs.
- It can also be worn by ascendants of Gemini, Virgo and Taurus.
- Blue Sapphire is birth stone for peeople born in the month of September.
- Western astrology also recommends Blue Sapphire birthstone for Libra sign.
How to wear Blue Sapphire stone?
It is important to wear the Gemstones as per the procedure set in Vedic astrology for best results.
|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 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.|
|Silver is highly recommended, White gold is also used, but Yellow Gold is usually avoided.|
|Middle finger of the working hand|
Day & Time
|Saturday, Morning between 5 AM – 9 AM|
|'Om Sham Shanicharaya Namah’, ऊँ शं शनैश्चराय नमः ।|
Blue Sapphire Benefits
Blue Sapphire stone is governed by the mighty lord Saturn and has the power to flourish the life of the wearer instantly. It brings enormous opportunities in business, profession & personal matters.
Instant Success & Growth -Blue Sapphire brings instant success. The wearer is rewarded with professional & financial growth by breaking and overcoming the deadlocks he has been in. The wearer’s losses are turnaround in no time.
Good Fortune -Blue Sapphire has power to remove misfortunes by rewarding the person with abundant opportunities on Business & Professional front. It also very effective stone for sorting disputes like criminal cases, divorce cases etc.
Fame & Popularity -Blue Sapphire rewards the person with Fame & Recognition in his profession. It empowers & encourages the wearer to fulfill your dreams & ambitions.
Good Health -Blue Sapphire has many health-related benefits. It helps in maintaining a healthy gut and increasing metabolism. It also helps in preventing and curing ailments and diseases related to nervous system, bone cancer, kidney related issues, stroke, paralysis, arthritis, etc.
Strong Protection -Blue Sapphire is a highly protective stone and works like a shield. Wearing a Neelam Stone provides protection from dacoity, accidents, theft and problems caused due to the natural disaster like fire, flood, storms etc.It also helps in protection from evil eye, enemies, jealousy & hexing etc. It is known to save its wearer from the conspiracies and hidden enemies. It also tranquilizes the mind and relieves people of confusion, anxiety and depression.
Blue Sapphire Quality & Price
Blue Sapphire is the most valued colored gemstone. The price range of Blue Sapphire stones is very wide and depends on various quality parameters. The price of natural and untreated of Blue Sapphire stones can start at Rs 7000/- per carat and go upto Rs 50,000/- per carat.
Origin -Mines of Blue Sapphire stones have been discovered in Kashmir (India), Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Thailand, Australia and America. The Blue Sapphires found in Kashmir and Ceylon (Sri Lanka) are rated the highest in terms of quality due of their beautiful blue hue and a velvety texture. In present times, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) is a major source of Blue Sapphire Gemstones. Blue Sapphires from Kashmir are very rare and are generally available in smaller sizes as the mines have been exhausted. Kashmiri Blue Sapphires are more of a collector’s item while Ceylon Blue Sapphire is the most desired for astrological purposes.
Color -Blue Sapphire comes in a variety of shades of blue ranging from pure blue to greenish-blue to violet blue. Thus, the colour of a Blue Sapphire stone heavily influences and contributes to its pricing in the market. The color should have bright and vivid hue and should be attractive to look at. The richer and darker shades of Blue Sapphire stone are heavily priced for their premium quality and colour. Dull and pale colored stones stand very low on quality scale and are not recommended for astrological purposes. Ideally, the color of Blue Sapphire stones should be ‘True Blue’ with benchmark of ‘Cornflower Blue’ i.e. without any secondary tinge of Purple or Violet.
Clarity -Blue Sapphire has natural needle-like rutile inclusions. Stones with fewer and smaller inclusions lead to better clarity and thus command a higher price. Blue Sapphire with non visible inclusions are extremely rare and extremely expensive.
Cut -The cut and finish of the stone depicts the quality and sheen of the gemstone. A finely cut and faceted Blue Sapphire stone would appear much brighter, illuminated and consistently colored than badly cut stone of same color and clarity. Therefore the more finished and smooth the gemstone, the more valuable it will have in the market.
Carat Weight -The price of Blue Sapphire per carat increases exponentially with increase in carat weight. For example, the price per carat of 3-carat Blue Sapphire stone is much higher than the price per carat of 1-carat Blue Sapphire stone of the same quality. This is due to the rarity of good quality stones of bigger sizes.
Treatment -Blue Sapphire is one of the most precious gemstones and a good quality Blue Sapphire is rare to find. Additionally, untreated stones of high quality command a large premium. So, low quality stones are often treated to enhance their color and improve their clarity. But treated stones do not provide any astrological benefits as treatments alter the properties of the stone making them lose their powers. So, it is wise to buy a certified Blue Sapphire stone with a laboratory report that mentions if any treatment is present. This certificate will also ensure the quality, origin, color and cut of the stone.