From last many thousand years, ancient priests and spiritual leaders have considered Blue Sapphire above all gems. It is a stone that was worn by many kings and queens of Royal dynasty throughout the world. Blue sapphire is such a powerful gem that if used properly then it can change the fortune of the wearer. Blue is a favorite colour amongst men and women. Blue sapphire, which is also known as indraneel and neelmani, combines excellent hardness, and wear ability with outstanding brilliance and luster. Blue is a royal color and perhaps that is why most of the women would like to put blue sapphire in their rings and earrings.
In India, Blue Sapphire is considered as one of the nine precious gemstone or 'navrattan'. According to Vedic astrology, blue sapphire is one of the most powerful gemstones in the whole planet, and it can bring sudden prosperity, increase financial and social status of a person. It is an accepted belief that blue sapphire has curative and prophylactic qualities, which influences the fate of a wearer. There are many celebrities that wear blue sapphire, like Amitabh Bachhan, Aishwarya Rai Bachhan, Laxmi Mittal, Elizabeth Hurley, and many more.
Blue sapphire heals, nourishes, and brings order to the body, mind, and soul. The wearer of blue sapphire can be assured of long life, prosperity, and fame. It can cause sudden upturn in profession and change the life pattern of the wearer for good. Wearing a blue sapphire can help prevent thefts, accidents, nervous tension. Blue sapphire also represents longevity, discipline, authority, leadership, perfection, ambition, dutifulness, and humility.
How to buy:
Good quality blue sapphires are found in Sri Lanka(Ceylon), Burma, and Kashmir. Out of them all, Kashmir Sapphires are most valuable and rare. But, it is more important for any gemstone that it should be natural and no treatment should have been done on it. For example, blue sapphires are being treated by beryllium to enhance its appearance, which sometimes are also known as Bangkok Blue sapphires.
Natural blue sapphires comes in light blue to peacock blue colour, which are more desirable and valuable. The other important feature one should look forward is its clarity. It should be transparent. The better its clarity, higher is the cost but one can get better results. The other thing one should remember is that blemishes, and inclusions are integral part of a natural gemstone and it is necessary to have some inclusion in a natural gemstone.
Care & Cleaning:
On Moh's hardness scale Blue Sapphire(Corundum) is 9, which is the hardest gemstone after diamond. Blue sapphire doesn't easily break but they do require proper care and cleaning. They can be cleaned with a gemstone cleaning cloth, or soft leather cloth and warm water and a soft detergent powder. Put detergent powders in a cup full of lukewarm water and gently clean the blue sapphire with soft cloth or cotton or soft brush. Dry it withGemstone cleaning cloth or soft leather.
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Origin: Sri Lanka, Burma, Kashmir, Africa.