Pitambari / Neelambari
Pitambari Neelam (Neelambari) is a unique bi-color variety of Sapphire from the Corundum mineral family that contains yellow and blue hue in varying proportions. Some stones also have white color. Pitambari/Neelambari stone represents both Saturn and Jupiter planets according to Vedic astrology.
- It is worn as a combination of both Yellow Sapphire (Pukhraj) and Blue Sapphire (Neelam).
- Being a powerful astrological gemstone, it should be worn astrologically only if recommended by an astrologer after carefully analyzing the horoscope.
- Other than Vedic astrology, it is in great demand in the jewelry industry.
- It is also the birthstone for September along with other Sapphire stones.
|Carat Weight||minimum 1/12th of the wearer’s body weight (in kgs)For example: a person weighing 60 kgs can wear a 5-carat stone.|
|Color||stone with bright and clearly visible blue & yellow color combination is preferred|
|Metal||silver, panchdhatu and gold are recommended|
|Finger||as recommended by astrologer|
|Day & Time||Thursday or Saturday morning|
Pitambari Neelam (Neelambari) carries astrological properties of two major Vedic stones i.e. Blue Sapphire and Yellow Sapphire.
Pitambari Neelam (Neelambari) bestows the wearer with wisdom, knowledge, self-confidence and the power of fair judgment. It improves focus, attentiveness and decision-making capability of its wearer. It helps the wearer attain a more disciplined, systematic, and steady approach in life.
Pitambari Neelam (Neelambari) brings fortune and fame into the wearer’s life. It helps to make the work and talent of the wearer get recognized. It also boosts the wearer’s financial status. Thus, it is an ideal stone for career growth and to polish the personality of an individual.
Pitambari Neelam (Neelambari) relieves stress, mental pressure and anxiety of its wearer and creates a joyous environment. It also treats chronic ailments like joint pains, diabetes and blood pressure.
Pitambari/Neelambari is an important variety of Sapphire. The quality and value of any stone is evaluated on certain parameters.
Origin- Pitambari Neelam (Neelambari) is a rare variety of natural Sapphire that is resourced in a very limited amount from the mines of Sri Lanka, Burma, U.S.A, Brazil and other east-Asian countries. Amongst all these origins, Ceylonese or Sri Lankan Pitambri Neelam holds an international reputation due to its exceptional clarity and distinctly visible color zoning. It is also considered the most suitable variety for astrological use. Because of the fair color and clarity, Burmese bi-color sapphire is the next most preferred choice.
Color- Pitambari/Neelambari is bi-color Sapphire with blue and yellow hues. Some stones may also have white color present in them. Proportion of the two color (yellow & blue) hues can vary from stone to stone as they are natural and rare in nature. The distinction and ratio of blue and yellow colors decides the overall worth of this gemstone. Stones that are majorly blue with tints of yellow are called Neemalbari and the stones with a higher ratio of yellow are called Pitambari. Stones with bright distinct yellow and blue hues are more valuable than stones with dull and merging hues.
Clarity- Pitambari Neelam (Neelambari) has natural feathers, rutile silk, and fingerprints inclusions and its clarity is judged by visibility of these inclusions. Gemstones with no visible inclusions are very rare and thus highly expensive. Stones with minimum or less visible inclusions are ideal for astrological purposes.
Cut- Pitambari/Neelambari is usually cut in faceted shapes like oval, rectangular, square and cushion.