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Blue Sapphire

Throughout the palace, an attractive blue sapphire stone adorns the throne. Its power can bring prosperity or destruction to the wearer. 

Meaning:
Blue Sapphire, commonly referred to as Neelam in Hindi, is a member of the Corundum mineral family. In accordance with ‘Chakra Theory’, this stone offers properties and enhances insight through opening the third eye. Furthermore, ‘Throat chakras’ help to avoid miscommunication and conflict by facilitating much easier communication with others.
 
History:
The sapphire’s blue color is also called celestial and is often associated with divination and prophecy. Every continent is home to history and legend relating to the jewel. Ancient and medieval cultures associated blue sapphire with faith, hope, and charity. Historically, some people used these stones to protect chastity, make peace between enemies, and dispelled evil energies. 

Physical-
This stone cures dangerous diseases such as paralysis and bone fever.
A boost in metabolism is achieved by it.
It provides relief for sinus infections, vision problems, and nightmares.
Nervous and neurological disorders can also be relieved with their use. 
Professional-
Promotions and opportunities are provided by this stone.
Wealth and windfalls are gained. 
It facilitates the recognition of hard work and talent by relevant communities.

Psychological-
The power of mediation gained by Blue Sapphire, gives control of all the emotions, therefore lifting the mood and the mind. 
It represents kindness and wisdom.

Motivational-
It facilitates better decision-making by calming the mind and soul.
It promotes self-motivation and helps one to move towards the path of self-fulfillment.

Astrological-
Spiritual guides or angels will be more aware, connected, and accessible with the help of this technique.
By using it, one could cast out evil spirits and return negative spells to their source. 

Day, Time, and Metal for Blue Sapphire:
It is recommended to wear Blue Sapphire on Saturday morning between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. If you want optimal results, silver should be the metal of choice, and gold should be avoided.

Pooja, Mantra, and Finger:
If the gemstone is set in a ring then it should be worn on the middle finger of the working hand. It should be kept in honey or Ganga Jal to purify it from all the negativity. We recommend you light a temple diya during the pooja of the stone. Prayer should be said after you encircle the stone with diya. In the end, the stone should be worn by the wearer. Also, the mantra for the same is Om Sham Shanicharaya Namha ऊँ शं शनैश्चराय नमः। (108 times).

Who can wear the gemstone?
Blue Sapphire is the birthstone for September and can be worn by those with the Libra sign according to western astrology.  In India, it can be worn by Capricorn (मकर) and Aquarius (कुंभ) sign/rashi as these signs are ruled by planet Saturn. You may also wear it if you belong to Gemini, Virgo, and Taurus signs. 

Blue Sapphires, which are known to be the stone of royalty, ranging from Rs. 2,500 to Rs. 2, 00,000 ($40 -$3080) per carat. The following list includes several factors that affect a Blue Sapphire’s price greatly.
 
Origin-
The price of stones varies depending on their origin, as the quality differs depending on their origin. Kashmir Sapphire tops the list with its royal blue color and velvety texture. Its price ranges from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 5, 00,000 ($750 to $7690) and above. The next most expensive is Ceylon Blue Sapphire, which typically costs between Rs. 2000 to Rs. 32,000 ($30 to $490) and above. Thailand is a good source of Blue Sapphires at a low price. 

Color-
Blue Sapphires are typically identified in their most desirable color-the true blue or royal color, which has no color zoning but instead allows just the right amount of light into it. Stones that are too dark or blue-gray generally command lower prices in the market than those that are very vibrant, bright, and saturated in color.

Clarity-
This factor greatly affects the value of the stone. Needle-like inclusions along with fingerprints and color bands lower the value of Blue Sapphires. This explains why eye-clean Blue Sapphires command a higher value than sapphires with heavy inclusions. 
 
Carat Weight-
Blue Sapphire can be as small as a carat up to 20 carats which are very rare. As stated above, it is nearly impossible to find an original flawless Blue Sapphire above a few carats due to the incompatibility between color and clarity. Usually, the price increases as per the weight of the stone creases but either in India or elsewhere can be in the millions for such an iconic stone. This stone’s price, either in India or elsewhere, can be in the millions for such an iconic piece. In other words, it is rare to find a gemstone of a large size that offers good color and eye-clean appearance.
 
Cut-
Blue Sapphire’s price can be affected in many ways by a cut. The stones fall under the category of dichroic stones, which state that the stone’s color changes in response to the angle viewing. An optimally cut stone maximizes brightness and minimizes inclusion visibility. The cost of these stones is therefore much higher than for poorly cut stones.
 
Note: Blue Sapphires cut in round or oval are generally more affordable than those cut in the square or other shapes. 

Treatment- 
The value of natural and unheated Blue Sapphires is greater than that of heated or chemically altered ones. 

In order for Blue Sapphire to be considered of high quality, a few factors must be taken into account. Whenever you make a purchase, you should keep the following factors in mind.
  
Origin-
Blue Sapphire is found in-
Kashmir
Australia
Myanmar
Madagascar
Thailand
Ceylon, or Sri Lanka, is the country most noted for its Blue Sapphire production.

Color-
There is a wide range of sapphire blue hues, such as royal blue, cornflower blue, light blue, and Kashmir blue. The color can be intensified if there is more iron and titanium present. When chromium is present during blue sapphire formation, it can alter the color of the stone giving it an orange or red tint. It is considered most desirable to have a true or royal blue color that is not too violent or too purple. Although Blue Sapphires are naturally occurring gemstones, their shades can range from very light to intense dark blues. These stones have an exceptional velvety luster, which is unique to Burma and Kashmir sapphires, where the blue tone can reach its purest forms.

Cut-
When it comes to Blue Sapphires, the cut can affect in many ways. As "dichroic stones," sapphires have different colors depending on the angle from which they are viewed. They usually appear blue to violet-blue when viewed from one side, while greenish-blue when viewed from the other side. An ideal Sapphire cut will enhance the stone’s natural hue as well as adjust color bands, glowing naturally. If it is cut improperly, it will maximize the appearance of small inclusions.

Clarity-
The majority of Blue Sapphires are naturally tainted with minor inclusions, as completely clear stones are too rare and expensive. This stone’s velvety appearance and desirable characteristics are enhanced by needle-like inclusions or silk that scatter light. It is likely that the highest-quality gems on the market are natural Blue Sapphires without fingerprints or zoning. 

Carat Weight-
The abundance of Blue Sapphires over a few carats is unusual because crystal clarity and high color do not occur together. The price of Blue Sapphires of equal quality in large sizes is much higher than those of equal quality in small sizes. 

Treatment-
Treatments are given to enhance the stones greatly affect their value. Blue Sapphires that have not been altered to improve their marketability are worth considerably less than those that have. It is not a good idea to buy these stones made in the lab as genuine pieces because they are neither valuable nor astrologically significant. However, it must be clearly disclosed in the form of a warranty that heat treatments, lattice diffusion improvements, and cobalt fillings have been made in the gemstones.

Blue Sapphire does not suit everyone due to its fast acting and strong nature and can adversely affect the wearer if worn without thorough astrological consultation. We strongly suggest our patrons to go for an in-depth analysis of their horoscopes before wearing it. 
No it’s a complete myth that one can avail the benefits of blue sapphire without properly wearing it. Blue sapphire is best worn in a silver ring but can also be customized into a pendant or bracelet as per wearer’s preference. Vedic astrology strongly recommends that the Neelam should touch the wearer’s skin so as to reap the benefits.
The colour of the stone can have different connotations to different people according to their requirements. Usually deeply saturated blue colour is considered ideal for best results and is recommended in majority of the cases. However, in certain situations based on a person’s planetary conditions - an astrologer can advise him to wear a blue sapphire of a very specific colour. When there is no specific requirement for a blue sapphire colour, deep-dark but bright blue sapphire is the most effective.
.  In Vedic astrology, if planets share a congenial relationship then the combination of the two gemstones is considered auspicious. However, never wear any astrological gemstone without consulting a trusted astrologer first, in order to avoid any negative planetary influence.
 
Certification
Blue Sapphire is a highly valuable gemstone; therefore it is of utmost importance to ensure its authenticity before making a final purchase. 
Zodiac gems is one of the leading providers of loose gemstones and coloured gemstone jewellery online. We always provide 100% natural original gemstones only, along with genuine Lab Certificates.
(Beware! Fake labs do exist). 

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