Blue Sapphire ( Neelam )

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Blue Sapphire or Inder Neelam is known for its striking lustre and color which range from light to very dark blue. Blue Sapphires may be given a variety of cuts; the most common being the oval cut. It can be transparent to semitranslusent. Blue Sapphires are one of the most highly prized of the corundum species.

Saturn planet is Lord of Blue Sapphire Gem, Capricorn and Aquarius Zodiac ( Makar and Kumbha Rashi ).Saturn represents Longevity, Discipline, Authority, Ambition, Leadership, Honesty, Perfection, Humility, Elders, Denial, Delays, Misery, Adversity, Accidents, Conservatism and Dutifulness. It’s role is often symbolized as a servant. It’s influence is often seen as restrictive or obstructive yet its influence also seeks to bring balance. It’s influences may be harmonized by the Blue Sapphire. Saturn is furthest from the Sun. Saturn is son and enemy of Sun.

Saturn in the human physiology is expressed through the activities of the putamen. The putamen, like Saturn in the solar system, is placed at the outer edge of the basal ganglion. It’s influence, like Saturn, is that of a servant. It receives major input and instructions that it transmits to the basal ganglion. It is also represents of Luck, Wealth, Gamble, Critical Disease or Operation, Suddenly Mishap, Property, International Fame, etc.

Blue Sapphire removes evil effects of Saturn. It is said that this stone has the magical power to elevate its user to a higher status from all sides. Some astrologers believe that Blue Sapphire is so powerful if used properly that it can alleviate even long-term misfortune. However there is a caution. Sometimes this stone may react adversely. It is advisable to first test it for a week before final wearing. It could give you everything you could desire – health, wealth, longevity, happiness. It also restores lost wealth and property.

This is normally faint or dark blue in color. Blue Sapphire is a very cold gem. Sapphire may be multi-colors like yellow, blue, colorless, green, pink, purple orange etc. also. Combination of pinkish and orangey color sapphire called Padparadscha Sapphire. Combination of yellow and blue Color sapphire called Pitamber Neelam or Pitamber Pukhraj. Redish and Blue color called Khuni Neelam. Sapphire name can be changed due to its color variation. i.e. Yellow Sapphire called Pukhraj.

On diseases front : It brings wealth, name and fame. Also gives good stamina, longevity and security in life. Can improve fertility in a barren woman, best suited for joy, love and happiness. It cures fainting, fits, virility, mental disorder, deafness and baldness, Stomach problems, Lower abdominal, Nervous System, Back Bone, Legs, Neck Code, Black Hair etc. Do consult an astrologer or a gemologist before wearing this or any other stone.

Physical Properties of Blue Sapphire

Species of Blue Sapphire is corundum, is simply crystallized alumina (Al2O3) and in pure form it is devoid of color. Sapphires are found in various colors which include pink, blue, green, yellow, orange and Colorless etc. Blue Sapphire is known as Neelam. It has a specific gravity of 4.00. Refractive Index is 1.76 – 1.77 and the hardness is 9 on the Moh’s scale, Optic Character is DR 0.008.

Occurrence of Blue Sapphire

Sapphires are found in India, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Russia, Thailand, Australia, U.S.A, U.K., Nepal, Mexico, Zambia, Nigeria, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Myanmar, In India, Sapphires are found in Jammu. These are considered to be the best in the world. Few sapphires are also found in Orissa but they are not of very high quality. In present time Sri Lanka’s Blue Sapphire are very attractive and good, this is easily available. Its also expensive.

Identification of Blue Sapphire

Natural Sapphires carry within them clear signs of slow crystallization. Some of the external elements sometimes remain preserved in the Gem which helps its identification. Like all other precious gems it should have inclusions which should be visible to the naked eye or under magnification. Otherwise, it is a piece of glass or a synthetic substance.
The inclusions are generally like ‘feathers’ or are like finger print impressions. Liquid inclusions looking like lace are also sometimes visible. Synthetic Sapphires are very common in the market and many traders in order to earn fast money sell them as originals. These are very clear and under magnification show bubble like inclusions. Sometimes feather like inclusions have also seen but they shine abnormally under light.

Wearing Method of Blue Sapphire

Its very important before wearing any gemstone we should know it’s methods and importance for every stone. It should be washed with fresh milk and holy water ( Ganga Jal – found in Indian river named Ganga ) in the morning during Hora ( a type of Muhurt time ) of Saturn planet on Saturday , its the most preferable day to wear Blue Sapphire, and then while chanting the mantra it should be worn. Blue Sapphire should be used in Gold, Silver, White Gold, Platinum and Panchdhatu ( mixture of five metal ), middle finger of right hand (for male), in left hand (for female) or in neck also. The weight of Blue Sapphire should not be less than 2 Ratti ( one type scale of Indian weight ) or onwards in weight. More the weight of Blue Sapphire, greater its effect.

Substitute Gems of Blue Sapphire

Its very necessary to know about substitute gems, which can be also useful. These substitute gem also controls on their lord planet in finite effect. Hence, generally precious gems used for infinite effect. These substitute gems may be precious or semi-precious. So, It should be conformed that which gem is useful for you by your astrologer or gemologist.
Substitute Gems of Blue Sapphire: Iolite, Synthetic Blue Sapphire, Amethyst, Black Hessonite, Black Cat’s Eye, Black Pearl, Gunmetal, Magnate, Lapis Lazuli etc.
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