Popularly known as ‘Neelam’ across the expansive Indian sub-continent, Blue Sapphire is a naturally occurring precious gemstone that represents the planet Saturn.
A distinct member of the ‘Corundum Family’, this breathtakingly beautiful gemstone is famous for eliminating the negative effects of Saturn and helping wearers defeat the tumultuous phase of Sade Sati in their lives.
The Blue Sapphire gemstone is found in shades of blue, covering a vast spectrum from greenish blue to violet-blue. Neelam is renowned for its magical properties and is often hailed by esteemed astrologers across the world as the most powerful and fastest acting gemstone in Vedic astrology.
Blue Sapphire is usually available in round, cushion, oval, and emerald shapes.
Origin and Habitat of Blue Sapphire
These ethereal rare gemstones take over a million years to form. The colour of this gorgeous gemstone is imparted by the element Titanium, which is present in abundance within the Corundum rock.
The scientific nomenclature for this gemstone is aluminium oxide and it is formed during the transformation of igneous rocks. This dense gemstone is preferred by admirers around the globe to craft lustrous and durable jewellery. The vibrant colour, sparkle and firmness of this stone make it a prized possession.
Exquisite Blue Sapphire gemstones are found across Eastern Australia, East Africa, China, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and North America in a few locations, mostly in Montana. In India, Kashmir has the most abundant reserve of this miraculous gemstone. Moreover, Burma, Sri Lanka, and Madagascar also produce large quantities of fine quality Neelam gemstones.
Mythological significance of Blue Sapphire
Neelam has been a prized gemstone since 800 BC. Inhabitants of Ancient Persia believed that the sky was blue because the entire world rests on a gigantic Blue Sapphire stone.
Blue Sapphires were also believed to be symbols of royalty and aristocracy across Europe, especially in France. It gained immense popularity owing to the Capetian Dynasty, which was the rulers of France in the early 10th century. Residents of Asian countries, particularly Buddhists worship Blue Sapphire.
The Virtues of Blue Sapphire
- Confers wealth and prosperity
- Helps overcome financial loss
- Protects from evil spirits
- Restores stability in social, professional and marital life
- Cures health problems such as bronchitis, paralyses, gout, insanity, rheumatism etc.
- Helps wash off the poison of a Scorpion bite
- Fast-acting benefits
- Beat the negative effects of Sade Sati
- Improves metabolism
- Restores mental clarity and peace
- Improves digestion
- Bestows excellent healing abilities
- Removes negativity and unknown fears
- Improves fertility
The Ritual to wear Blue Sapphire
However beneficial this stone is, one should not wear it before consulting an astrologer. It is recommended to be worn with a gold or a silver ring. One should follow a ritual to wear this ring. Firstly, it should be dipped in Gangajal. Then, it should be placed in unboiled milk. This will activate and cleanse the gemstone and remove all its negativity. Finally, the ring should be worshipped with flowers and incense sticks and worn on the middle finger before sunset on a Saturday morning or evening while chanting the Beej Mantra of Saturn/Shani 108 times; “Om Aim HreemShanecharayaNamah.”
Read this before buying Blue Sapphire
Neelam weighs between 4-5 carats ideally. The cost of natural Corals varies depending on their colour, clarity, size, and overall quality.
Amethyst stone, Cordierite or Lolite gemstone, Blue Spinel, Blue Topaz are relatively inexpensive substitutes of Blue Sapphire gemstone.
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