Pitambari / Neelambari
Pitambari / Neelambari (पीताम्बरी)
Pitambari Neelam stone is combination of Pukhraj & Neelam. So, it represents both Saturn and Jupiter planets. It is worn to strengthen weak planetary combination of these planets in the Kundali and also get same benefits as when powerful & favorably placed.
Being a powerful astrological gemstone, it should be worn only if recommended by astrologer after carefully analyzing the horoscope.
|Carat Weight||Pitambari Neelam stone is combination of Pukhraj & Neelam. So, it represents both Saturn and Jupiter planets. It is worn to strengthen weak planetary combination of these planets in the Kundali and also get same benefits as when powerful & favorably placed. Being a powerful astrological gemstone, it should be worn only if recommended by astrologer after carefully analyzing the horoscope.|
|Color||Gemstone with bright and clearly visible blue & yellow color combination is preferred.|
|Metal||Silver, Panchdhatu & Gold|
|Finger||The middle or Index finger of working hand or as recommended by astrologer.|
|Day & Time||Thursday or Saturday morning|
Pitanbari Neelam is precious variety of sapphire. It is important to understand the factors that define its quality & thus price too.
Origin - Pitambari Neelam is a comparatively rare variety of natural Sapphire that is resourced in a very limited amount from the sapphire 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 yellow blue sapphire is the next most preferred choice.
Color - Pitambari neelam is bi color sapphire with Blue & Yellow hues. The distinction & ratio of blue & yellow colors decide the overall worth of this gemstone. The Gemstone that is majorly blue with tints of yellow is called Neemalbari & the one with higher ratio of yellow is called Pitambari.
Clarity - Pitambari Neelam has natural inclusions & its clarity is judged by visibility of these inclusions. Gemstones with Dark, opaque or easily visible inclusions like dark crystals, clouds etc are not preferred for astrological purpose. On the other hand, gemstones with no visible inclusions are very rare & thus highly expensive. Gemstones with minimum or less visible inclusions like fingerprints, feathers & rutile silk are astrological good.
Pitambari Neelam price depends not only on usual quality parameters like origin, color, clarity and cut, but also its rarity & uniqueness. Pitambari Neelam costs around ₹ 5000 per carat ($70) and can reach up to ₹ 50,000 ($700) per carat and above.
Origin - Pitambari Neelam stone of Ceylon, Sri Lanka origin is priced more due to its superior color and clarity as compared to other sources.
Color - Gemstones with bright, distinct yellow & blue hues are liked over stones with dull & merging hues. Highly saturated, bright colored stones with 50-50 color ratio are most desired for astrological purpose. The bright yellow sapphire with hints of blue or a bright blue sapphire with strong yellow tints are liked too.
Clarity - Pitambari Neelam with no visible inclusions is extremely rare and thus expensive too. Gemstones with dark & cloudy inclusions are cheap but not preferred astrologically.
Cut - Pitambari Neelam is cut faceted in oval, rectangular, square & cushions shapes.