Purple Sapphire

Purple Sapphire

Purple Sapphire

Purple Sapphire is desired for its magnificent colour, transparency, rarity and durability. This stone is also known as Khooni Neelam as this gem has a touch of red/pink added to the traditional blue. Purple Sapphires have the balance of Pink Sapphire’s stimulation and Blue Sapphire’s calmness. This stone with royal qualities has the element of fantasy and mystery making it highly desirable for engagement rings.
Who should wear Purple Sapphire?

Purple Sapphire is not traditionally associated with any planet but some vedic astrologers associated it with both Saturn and Mars.

Anyone can wear Purple Sapphire stone as it has no negative effects. But, if you wish to wear it for astrological purposes, it is recommended to get consultation for the same.

Purple Sapphire Quality & Price

The quality and value of any stone is evaluated on certain parameters.

Origin - Purple Sapphire is rarer than Blue Sapphires and its mines are located in Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Myanmar and India. Stones from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) are considered the best as the crystals from these mines have a good natural colour and great transparency.

Colour - Purple Sapphires range in colour shades from lavender to dark reddish purple to violet purple. These stones tend to appear more blue than pink or red. Purple Sapphires with a mild pinkish tone are the most sought after. Also stones with even shade distribution are very valuable.

Clarity - Natural inclusions such as fingerprints, features, silk and colour shading are quite common in Purple Sapphire. Purple Sapphires without any eye visible inclusions are rare and valuable.

Cut - Purple Sapphires are mostly cut in round and oval shapes as least wastage is involved in the cutting process. Since Purple Sapphires are not as rare as Pink Sapphires, highly faceted and fancy cuts such as emerald cut, princess cut, cushion cut, etc are also available but are more expensive than the regular cuts.

Purple Sapphire is the birthstone for which month? Purple Sapphire is the birthstone for the month of September.
Which country produces the best natural Purple Sapphire? Purple Sapphire is rarer than Blue Sapphire and mined only in a few countries i.e. Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Myanmar and India. Stones from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) region are the most sought after as the crystals from these mines have a deep natural colour and good transparency. Herbal Purple Sapphire which is astrologically desired is mined in this region.
Who can wear Purple Sapphire? Purple Sapphires are desired for their imperialism and radiant beauty. The element of fantasy and mystery in Purple Sapphires make it desirable for engagement rings. Purple Sapphire is not traditionally associated with any planet but some vedic astrologers associated it with both Saturn and Mars. Anyone can wear Purple Sapphire stone as it has no negative effects. But, if you wish to wear it for astrological purposes, it is recommended to get consultation for the same.
Why is Purple Sapphire called Khoni Neelam? Neelam is the popular term for all Blue Sapphires. The term 'Khooni Neelam' means 'A Bloody Blue Sapphire' in its literal translation but it is not a dangerous stone as assumed by some. The term ‘khooni’ is used to indicate the colour red/pink. Purple colour is a combination of red and blue colours. Thus, Purple Sapphires are called ‘Khoni Neelam’ where ‘Khoni’ is for the red colour and ‘neelam’ for the blue colour.
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