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Blue Sapphire is a bright Blue to purple coloured gemstone which is one of the very extravagant representations of the planet Saturn in the Jyotish shastra. Being pleasant to look at as well as endowed with properties to terrify anyone who sees it, is the natural instinct of the gem. It is termed as Neelamani in Sanskrit and Neelamin Hindi.
Associated day: Saturday
Associated planet: Saturn
Associated month: September
Associated zodiac sign: Saggitarius
Composition of Blue Sapphire
Colour: Light Blue / Blue / Deep Blue
Shape / Cut: Square
Origin / Source: Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
Finish: Super Fine
Certification: Certified Natural Blue Sapphire (Neelam) Stone of best quality from Sri Lanka (Ceylon) with Gem Testing Report from reputed laboratory.
Chemical Formula: Al2O3
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Refractive Index: 1.76 – 1.77
SG: 3.9 – 4.1
Transparency: Transparent to Opaque
Double Refraction: 0.0008
Luster: Vitreous to adamantine
Cleavage: None, but may exhibit parting
Mineral Class: Corundum
The color of Blue sapphire is usually caused by minute inclusions of the metal cobalt and lead. These impurities are often responsible for causing a sapphire to fluorescent, which can be helpful in its identification. It is also pleochroic, and will sometimes display a lighter and more intense color when viewed at different angles
In present times, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) has been a major source of Blue Sapphire Gemstones. Blue Sapphires from Kashmir are considered best & most premium. But Kashmir Sapphires are very rare and are generally available in smaller sizes. Kashmir mines are exhausted and therefore most of the sapphire of Kashmir origin has become extremely rare. Sapphires of Thailand origin are quite popular these days because of the affordability and good Quality. Bangkok (Thailand) Sapphires are slightly heated to enhance their color & transparency. First-Degree or Slight heating in Sapphires is considered acceptable by trade people as well as the astrologers. Any other Treatment or enhancement is not acceptable in Sapphires for astrology purpose.
Pricing and quality of Blue Sapphire
The Pricing of Blue sapphire depends on various parameters like – Colour, Cut, Clarity and Carat weight. Blue Sapphire is special because of its strong blue to purple color, which is rare among gemstones. Blue Sapphire’s best color is compared to Jamun fruit color. It should be pure Blue without any secondary tone. Blue Sapphire with Pinkish and Brownish tones are less expensive. The Transparency of a gem Quality Blue Sapphire may vary from Transparent to Translucent. Opaque sapphires are considered as low on quality scale.
While wearing Blue Sapphire for astrological purpose, one must ensure that the stone should not have Cracks, Black Spots or any other dosh in the stone. Obviously, a good stone with all good features of colour, cut, clarity and carat weight will become costlier as per the characteristics. The better the quality of stone more beneficial and effective it is for the person wearing it.
Since Blue Sapphire represents the Saturn planet in the astrological sciences, it is sought to have the best properties of balancing the negative aspects of the Saturnif they are occurring to the person. WhileShani represents justice, hard work, industries, business and luck, the gemstone Blue Sapphire is said to eradicate the various ill effects of the Shani planet as well as a weak Shani or a wrongly placed sun in the horoscope. It takes away sadness and gloom of the life and protects the individual from the ill energies.
But a word of caution, one must never wear a blue sapphire unless guided by an expert astrologer since it can be disastrous to anyone who wears it out of fashion. It must be seen if the person is having any negative dreams for 3 days after wearing it. If they are there, one must immediately wear it off.
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Since today’s world is a place where lot many people come out as so called well-wishers and have intentions to load their pockets rather than the heart of the people they are dealing with, there is a very less chance of getting something unadulterated quickly and easily. Since the standards of worship should be maintained in order to get the best of benefits, one must try his best to get the best offering for the lord.
We, at #Shubhpuja understand your hankering for the true as well as pure gem set and have come up to the strict resolution of not to compromise with the standards and quality of the products we are presenting to our dear client. Since our belief is “Everything begins with faith”, we aspire to create faith in the hearts of the devotees joined to us
Without letting unnecessary people come in between, we directly deal with the gemstone manufactures and companies which are responsible for extracting the raw gemstone and finish it to the final cut as per the demand of our customer.
Since Astrologers, Acharyas and Pandits have to be consulted regarding the weight and shape of the gemstone, we provide you with the consultation of the same when you book the gemstone and present before you a practical step by step illustrated guide of all the know-hows so as to ease the process of understanding of the gemstone and its wearing.
On the request of our customers, we energize the gemstone according to the Vedic shatsras under the expert guidance and experience of highly revered Purohitas, Acharyas and Pandits. They are properly energized using secret, yet very powerful mantras which give instant result.
For the pranpratishtha of Blue Sapphire, one must follow the steps:
1. Worship Lord Hanuman
2. Recite Hanuman chalisa or any other Hanuman stotra
3. Japa of Shani mantra: “ॐ प्राँ प्रीं प्रौं स: शनिश्चराय नमः”
4. Donate a buffalo or black til (sesame seeds) on Saturday
5. Fasting on Saturdays
6. Pooja: Hanuman pooja
7. Wear a 14 mukhiRudrakshaa