Blue Sapphire (Neelam Stone)

Blue Sapphire is a precious and astrological gemstone. It is also known as Neelam Stone (नीलम) in Hindi. Blue sapphire gemstone is connected with Planet Saturn / Shani. This blue color stone has been the favorite gemstone of royal families for centuries. The neelam stone is so beneficial in personal & professional lives.

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About Blue Sapphire Gemstone

Blue sapphire is a valuable Vedic gemstone valued for its profound astrological benefits. Neelam stone is one of the popular blue-hued gemstones and comes in a wide range of blue hues, including light blue, pale blue, and royal blue. The Royal blue colour of blue sapphire from Ceylon is the most valuable blue sapphire gemstone. The colour of blue sapphire is specified by brightness, hue, and saturation.

  • Blue Sapphire is the most potent and fast-acting gemstone.
  • Blue Sapphire is considered a good luck stone as the planet Saturn rules this gemstone.
  • The blue Sapphire gemstone is the lucky gemstone for the Aquarius Zodiac as per Western astrology.
  • As per Vedic astrology, blue sapphire is rashi ratan for kumbh rashi.
  • Neelam or Blue Sapphire gemstone is a birthstone of September born peoples.
  • This beautiful blue gemstone has several names: Nilam stone, Indra Neelam stone, Kanchanaburi Sapphire, Mayur Neelam, Neela stone, Indraneelam stone, Raktamukhi Neelam, Neela Pukhraj, Neel Mani stone, Indranila stone, Mayuri Neelam stone, and Aparajita Neelam stone.
  • Blue sapphire belongs to the Corundum family, including pink sapphire, ruby, and yellow sapphire.
  • According to Vedic astrology, Blue Sapphire/Milam is an effective gemstone for business, health, marriage, and career.
  • Blue sapphire assists in the treatment of neurological problems and is especially beneficial to those going through a difficult era of 'Shani Sade Sati'.

Benefits of Neelam Stone

The Neelam stone contributes immense riches, prosperity, and health benefits to its wearer. Original blue sapphire stimulates and balances the body's essential Chakra, the Throat Chakra. Below, we mention the general, health, and astrological benefits of wearing blue sapphire gemstone:-

Health Benefits of Blue Sapphire Stones

  • Aside from the astrological benefit of Neelam, this stone has significant health benefits.
  • Indra Neelam stone benefits people suffering from joint discomfort and arthritis.
  • Blue Sapphire may also assist the user in coping with stress, worry, and other psychological issues.
  • This gemstone promotes sensory organ health and balances mind-body coordination.

Basic Benefits Of Neelam Ratan

  • Gives you resolution - An blue sapphire has many advantages for the wearer. The gemstone can instill discipline in the wearer. It also helps to improve determination and focus so that the wearer can advance in life.
  • Brings Luck - One of the amazing Neelam stone benefits is its ability to showcase the talent and dedication of the wearer to the relevant groups. As a result, the natural blue sapphire gemstone wearer can hope to get luck and recognition.
  • Enhances Mental Peace - Wearing Nilam benefits one with mental peace, happiness, wealth, health, and so on. It removes overthinking and unnecessary thoughts, giving you a clear mind. Reducing anxiety, stress, and depression, will soothe your mind.
  • Enhances Confidence - The powers of the stone will increase your self-confidence and self-belief. Reducing your self-doubts, help you be more presentable and self-expressive as well and this will increase your public speaking and communication skills.
  • Protects from harm - blue sapphire gemstone benefits are that it can safeguard the wearer from natural disasters and other threats. It also protects the wearer from evil spirits, bad omens, evil eyes, and negative energies of other people.
  • Financial Stability - The Neelam Ratan benefits can create financial fortunes to change one’s life for the better. It also helps to boost the wearer’s career. It attracts good fortune. It can bring great opportunities for the wearer to make and manage wealth.
  • Spiritual Enlightenment - The Neelam stone powers will also guide you on God’s path. It will help you connect with the higher powers as well as your subconsciousness to get you on the spiritual journey.

Note:- You can draw Maximum benefits from Neelam stone while wearing a blue sapphire ring, pendant, or bracelet. The best alternatives of blue sapphire gemstones that give similar benefits are Amethyst, Iolite Gemstone, Blue Tourmaline, Lapis Lazuli, Blue Topaz, and Kyanite Gemstone.

Who Can Wear Blue Sapphire?

  • As Per Vedic Astrology, Kumbha Rashi can wear Neelam stone.
  • As per Western astrology, the Aquarius Zodiac can wear blue gemstones.
  • People born under the Libra and Capricorn zodiac also wear blue sapphire.
  • Blue Sapphire is the birthstone of September, so people born in September can wear a blue sapphire stone.
  • Blue sapphire is a Saturn stone, so people who are affected by Sade Sathi also wear Neelam stone to reduce the effect of Shani in their birth charts.

How to Wear Blue Sapphire Gemstone?

Planet Saturn (Shani)
Western Sun Sign Aquarius Zodiac
Vedic Rashi Kumbh Rashi
Fortunate Ascendants Aquarius, Libra, and Capricorn
Weight Roughly 1/10th to 1/12th of the body weight. A person weighing 72 kg can wear a 6-carat blue sapphire gemstone.
Color Royal Blue or velvety blue to violetish blue, in medium to medium-dark tones of Blue Sapphires
Metal Silver or White Gold
Finger Blue sapphire should be worn on the "Middle Finger" of the working hand
Day & Time Saturday is an auspicious day to wear blue sapphire in the early morning between 5 - 7 am
Blue Sapphire Stone Mantra || ऊँ शं शनैश्चराये नमः || Aum Sham Shanaish-charaayeNamah:-108 times

What is Puja Procedure for Blue Sapphire Before Wearing it?

To activate a genuine blue sapphire gemstone, and gain its maximum output, you should follow the proper Vedic pooja procedure. However, you should consult a reputable expert for the detailed procedure. It should be the first step. You should ask your Pundit or astrologer how much weight of the stone will be the best for you and in what form you should wear it.

Vedic Pooja Process of Blue Sapphire

The Shani Mantra should be recited 108 times for the complete energization of the natural blue sapphire. While blue sapphire stone will dazzle you with its heavenly colors and beauty, the person who wears this gemstone will also enjoy the powerful properties associated with it.

Wearing Method of Blue Sapphire

You have to purify the gemstone before performing the pooja on the gemstone or Ratna. The basic procedure involves dipping the Original blue sapphire in pure Ganga water or raw milk to remove impurities (if any). Also, you should use basil leaves, pure cow milk, the holy water of Ganga, clarified butter, and honey to purify and activate this gemstone in the right way. All these ingredients should be added one by one in the metal bowl.

Note: Astrologers think that blue sapphire is a powerful gemstone, so it is suggested that one wear Neelam stone after receiving an astrologer's recommendation.

Price of Neelam Stone

The generally, natural Neelam price starts from INR 2,500 per carat to INR 50,000 Per Carat and Above. Cost of Neelam stone is depends on Origin, Treatment, and 4C’s

  • Cut: the cutting of blue sapphire diamond effect value of it. A better-faceted blue sapphire or Neelam is more expensive than one of a conventional or unique form. The blue Sapphire was available in different cuts, including Cushion Mixed, Oval Mixed, Emerald Cut, and many more.
  • Carat Weight: The price of a beautiful blue sapphire depends on its weight. Neelam with a higher carat weight is rare, so its value is higher. The bigger the carat, the higher the price.
  • Clarity: Clarity has a very high impact on blue sapphire pricing. Typically, blue Sapphire has inclusions, so if an absence of apparent inclusions is seen, the cost of blue Sapphire also increases. Simply, the more precise the Blue Sapphire (Neelam), the greater its price.
  • Treatment: High-temperature treatments enhance the color and accuracy of Blue Sapphire. Glass lead is also used to cover pits and fractures, improving transparency. So, the price of untreated and unheated blue Sapphire is higher than that of treated and heated sapphire stone.
  • Origin: The price of Neelam stone also depends on its origin because every origin has unique features, such as color, clarity, and size of blue sapphire stone.

    • Ceylon Neelam, or Sri Lankan blue sapphires, are the most common and readily available type of blue sapphire. The cost of Sri Lankan Neelam starts at INR 2,500 per carat to INR 50,000 per carat and above.
    • Kashmir blue sapphires are most desired gemstone, and the price of Kashmiri Neelam stone starts from INR 100000 per carat and can go up to INR 700000 per carat.
    • Burma or Myanmar Neelam is one of the oldest origins of the blue sapphire gemstone. The price of Burmese Neelam stone starts from Rs.2,500 per carat and can go up to Rs. 50,000 per carat and above.

Interesting Facts about Blue Sapphire

Blue sapphire can have amazing effects on the person who wears it. It can also benefit them in many other ways. Some of the most famous sapphire stones are found in Australia, Thailand, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, etc.

Besides natural blue sapphires, sapphires come in many other colors, such as yellow, pink, red, orange, purple, brown, etc. Blue Sapphire is made up of corundum Mineral which is the second hardest gemstone mineral after diamond. The hardness of Blue Sapphire stone is 9 on the Moh scale which is great as compared to other precious gemstones. This hardness property of blue sapphire makes this gemstone one of the most durable and scratch-resistant gemstones due to this hardness, you can wear neelam stone daily. The color of this beautiful blue sapphire will not fade unless exposed to unfavorable temperatures.

Sapphire is said to change its color when exposed to different lights, such as daylight or incandescent light. Did you know Ruby and Sapphire are sister gemstones? It is because they are from the same mineral family. They also have the same chemistry. But their trace elements are different.

Why is Blue Sapphire so Important?

Blue sapphire is a famous gemstone with various names such as Indraneel, Neela Pukhraj / नीला पुखराज रत्न, Indraneelam, Neelamani, etc. In many parts of the world, this gemstone is also known as Mayuri Neelam, Aparajita Neelam, Sauri Ratna, Shanipriya, etc.

People trust the Neelam stone for its ability to solve mental, financial, and professional problems. This stone is a gem with beauty and importance. In astrology, Neelam gemstone is believed to have the powers of enhancing your self-confidence, physically healing you, and assisting you with your emotional self-control.

The Nilam stone can also help to develop tolerance, detachment, and discipline. It can fortify the wearer’s senses, bones, and mind. Blue sapphire can ease joint pain, arthritis, and gout in the wearer. Moreover, the gemstone can maintain the sensory organs. It calms the mind and helps to prevent anxiety, confusion, and depression.

Indeed, Blue Sapphire's benefits include bringing quick success in self-employed ventures, jobs, and businesses. The wearer can expect to enjoy increasing wealth, recognition, and popularity.

Types and Origin of Blue Sapphire

Blue Sapphire is a precious gemstone and one of the most demandable in international and domestic markets. This blue gemstone is highly prized due to its vibrant blue colour, brightness, and loupe-clean clarity. The colour of Neelam stone can vary, but the origin and strong energies give outstanding health and astrological benefits.

The following are some of the most famous blue sapphire origins:-

Bangkok Blue Sapphire:

  • Bangkok Blue Sapphire, also known as Thailand Blue Sapphire or Thai Neelam stone.
  • Thailand Blue Sapphire is said to be very auspicious for astrological purposes.
  • Bangkok Neelam comes in deep blue and has excellent cut and clarity.
  • The Thailand Neelam is highly popular in national and international markets due to its near inclusions and vivid blue colour.

Ceylon Blue Sapphires:

  • Ceylon Blue Sapphire, also known as Ceylon Neelam stone, comes naturally blue.
  • Ceylon sapphire is also known as Sri Lankan blue sapphire.
  • The Sri Lanka Blue Sapphire has outstanding durability and luster and is utilized to create magnificent blue sapphire engagement rings.
  • Sri Lanka is well-known for producing various unheated and untreated blue sapphires.
  • Sri Lankan Blue Sapphire is the blue sapphire most commonly used for astrological activities.

Kashmir Blue Sapphire:

  • Kashmir blue sapphire comes in a beautiful dark royal blue hue, which makes it an excellent and valuable blue sapphire stone.
  • Kashmiri Blue Sapphire, also known as Jammu Sapphire, was mined in Paddar Valley in the Kishtwar region of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Kashmir Sapphire is famous for producing the highest-grade Kashmiri Neelam stone with a silky look.

Burmese Blue Sapphire:

  • Burma is recognized for producing high-quality Burmese Neelam stones.
  • Burma Blue Sapphire is now reorganized as Myanmar Blue Sapphire Stone.
  • Burmese Neelam is highly valued in the gemstone market due to its historical importance & value and the fact that it is a high-quality blue gemstone mined in Burma.

Answers to all doubts regarding to Blue Sapphire:

Que. Which blue sapphire is best for astrology?

Ans. Ceylon Blue Sapphire is best for astrology purposes due to its favorable blue color and excellent transparency making this Ceylon Neelam stone an ideal gemstone for astrology.

Que. Where does blue sapphire stone come from?

Ans. A range of exotic places such as Madagascar, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Australia produce both the blue and the fancy varieties of sapphires.

Que. What is blue sapphire in Hinduism?

Ans. Neela pukhraj, Nilam, and Indra Neelam are different names for Blue Sapphire. This gemstone has a lot of power and influence in Vedic astrology. It also shows its effects very quickly.

Que. Neelam Stone is for Which Rashi?

Ans. Neelam stone is for Makar Rashi and Kumbh Rashi as per the Vedic Astrology. And as per Wester Astrology Taurus, Gemini, Virgo, and Libra Zodiac.

Q. Which finger is for Neelam stone?

Ans. According to Vedic astrology, Blue Sapphire is considered the gemstone of Saturn. It is believed that wearing Neelam stone provides relief from the inauspicious effects of Saturn. You can wear this gemstone in the middle finger on Saturday.

Q. What is the price of blue sapphire?

Ans. The price for Blue sapphire in India begins at INR 2500 – 50000 ($30-600) per carat and can go as high as 3,00,000 INR per carat.

Q. Which Neelam stone is best?

Ans. Kashmiri blue sapphire is the most highly prized. this gemstone is rare and found in specific time in the year. Kashmiri Neelam have excellent color and velvety appearance. This appearance is only seen in other stone and i.e Myanmar ruby.

Q. How do you check if Blue Sapphire suits you?

Ans. The best and important way to find out whether blue sapphire is suitable for you is to check if you have got any allergies or rashes on the skin. The emergence of severe allergies in different parts of your body is a clear indication that the Natural Blue Sapphire gemstone is not in good harmony with your existing body aura.- How To Check If Blue Sapphire Suits You?

Q. Which celebrities wear blue sapphire?

Ans. Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Lakshmi Mittal, Reese Witherspoon, Penelope Cruz, Kate Middleton, Elizabeth Hurley, Sonu Nigam, and AR Rahman are the top celebrities who wear blue sapphire stones. top celebrities who wear blue sapphire stones