Blue Sapphire, commonly known as Neelam/नीलम in Hindi, is a blue colored precious astrological gemstone associated with Saturn (shani) planet. Blue Sapphire (Neelam) is considered as the most powerful stone and helps gain sharpness of the mind and self-confidence, prosperity in business and wealth.
Blue Sapphire, being the birthstone for Virgo and the rashi ratna for Capricorn (Makar) and Aquarius (Kumbh), it strengthens Saturn (Shani) and helps attain growth and wellness in life. Ascendants of Taurus, Libra, Gemini and Virgo can also wear the Blue Sapphire gemstone. Vedic astrology’s detailed analysis as per horoscope ascendance and birth chart are available here.
Day-Time:- Blue Sapphire should be worn only and only on the middle finger of the working hand and it should be done only on Saturday at 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM and 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM and 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.
Metal:- Platinum or silver should be the first choice of metal which should be used for a Blue Sapphire Ring or Pendant. According to astrologers, Gold should be avoided.
Weight:- Ideally, minimum weight of Neelam which should be worn is calculated according to your body weight. (15 – 18 kgs of body weight denotes 1 carat)
How to Wear:- After the ring or pendant is prepared in silver / Gold or platinum, the procedure to wear it, should be followed as below:-
Place the ring in a metal bowl. Add gangaajal, raw cow milk, honey, tulsi leaves and ghee. Recite “Om Shan Shanishcharay Namah” (ऊँ शं शनैश्चराय नमः) and immediately remove the ring, clean it with water and wear it on the working hand middle finger.
The Blue Sapphire you own and are going to wear should have been gone through the Pran Pratishtha before sending to you and it includes East, North and North East facing Matt placed on an auspicious day and nakshatra for performing pooja. Grams placed on Black cloth and Gangaajal washed, Kumkum and Sandal applied gemstone placed on the thaal. After lighting an incense stick in front of the gemstone the mantra “Om Shan Shanicharaya Namah” (ऊँ शं शनैश्चराय नमः) is enchanted to create a live energy inside the stone.
Mainly three things (3C’s) are considered while deciding quality of astrological Blue Sapphire namely Cut Colour and Clarity.
Cut:- Cut is normally misunderstood as the shape of the gemstone, but it actually refers to the faces on the gemstone's surface. These cuts allow the light and colour to pass through and shine to the fullest.
Colour:- Blue Sapphire comes in range of purple, violet & green color touch. The best chosen color for a perfect astrological Blue Sapphire is Bluish-Purple (Indraneelam).
Clarity:- “Eye Clean” Blue Sapphire is considered as a good choice which means the gemstone is completely clear to the naked eye. Natural gemstone can't be free of inclusions which mean crystal & feathers are typically discovered in Blue Sapphire. Only man made synthetic stones are flawless.
Blue Sapphire commonly known as Neelam is basically a corundum mineral species gemstone which comes in different colours such as Yellow, blue, red, purple, orange, and green. Colour variety in corundum is basically due to the presence of elements such as iron, titanium, chromium, copper or magnesium.
Content:- Aluminium oxide, Al2O3
Crystal System and Class:- Hexagonal scalenohedral (3m) H-M symbol: (32/m)
Crystal Habit:- crystals, massive and granular
Hardness:- 9 on Moh’s scale
Specific Gravity:- 3.94 - 4.0 3
Refractive Index:- 1.768 - 1.772
Origin:- Srilanka, Thailand, Burma, Afghanistan, Australia, Cambodia, China, Columbia, India, Kenya, Nepal and Vietnam.
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Organization should have larger presence across the market. Small dealers will prefer to fool you by selling treated or synthetic Blue Sapphire at the price of a genuine one. Larger organizations care about the brand and avoid unethical practices.
Lab Certification:- Ensure that the certificate provided with the gemstone is from a government certified lab. The organization should also provide a certificate of a reputed lab of your choice (if required).
Catalogues:- Do check the catalogues available online on different websites to buy Blue Sapphire.
Refund Policy:- Read the refund policy (if any) carefully. Every authentic astrological gemstone purchase should have a refund policy.
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