A Blue Sapphire is a naturally occurring gemstone composed of corundum (aluminum oxide), and tinged with slight traces of cobalt and some other metals which lead to its beautiful blue hue. In fact, the word ‘sapphire’ itself means ‘blue stone’. Found usually in igneous rocks and in alluvial deposits, this amazing stone has long held the admiration and wonder of all kinds of people – from travellers and explorers to kings and queens. Carving and cutting of the natural stone creates the brilliantly lit and cut gemstone that is one of the most valued of all precious stones. A Blue Sapphire Gemstones has considerable sparkle and might display different colours when viewed from different angles. Sapphires can be heat treated, diffused with beryllium or irradiated to preserve and enhance their blue brilliance – but the naturally occurring sapphires are still the most valued. Blue Sapphires Gemstones can also have secondary hues like violet and purple. One of the largest blue sapphires ever found weighed nearly 42 kilograms, and was discovered in Sri Lanka.
Significance of the Blue Sapphire, benefits and effects
The Blue Sapphire Gems is connected to the planet Saturn. Saturn is associated with kingly luck and abundance. Saturn is spiritually and astrologically very strong. It unblocks the wearer’s Ajna Chakra and protects the pituitary gland. This chakra is related to imagination, creativity and intuition. Thus, the Blue Sapphire helps the wearer in being more charismatic, intuitive and intelligent. It leads to peace of mind through acceptance and a good judgment.
Check for these signs before buying your Blue Sapphire:
How to Identify a Real Blue Sapphire Gem:
1. Real Blue Sapphire gemstones is one of the hardest known minerals. It can’t be scratched easily
2. It won’t show any colour changes if placed in milk for nearly a day
Properties of Blue Sapphire
Indian Name: Neelam
Hardness: 9 (Mohs scale)
Cosmic Color: Indigo
Chakra: Ajna Chakra
Source of Blue Sapphire
Blue sapphires are most famously found in Madagascar and Tanzania and also in India, Sri Lanka and Russia.
Care for your Blue Sapphire
The Blue Sapphire Stone is very hard, and should be cleaned with mild soap, water and a soft brush.
How to wear after Buying Blue Sapphire
Wear this in silver/ gold on middle finger. Consult a Vedicgrace Therapist to know about the suitability of this gemstone, size of gem and proper method of wearing this gemstone.