The September month Gemstone, Blue Sapphire is also known as ‘Neelam’ in hindi. Blue Sapphire is one of the most precious, prestigious and powerful gemstone among all. Due to its color, hardness, durability and luster, Blue Sapphire Gemstone is desired by many. They are believed to represent wisdom, virtue, good fortune, and holiness for royals. For an engagement ring sapphire denotes faithfulness & sincerity. According to Vedic Astrology, Blue Sapphire is is the Gemstone of the powerful Karmic Planet Shani/ Saturn. Due to the powers it possess many have reported instant impact after wearing this gemstone.

Ascendants of Capricorn (Makar), Aquarius (Kumbh) can wear Blue Sapphire only after proper consultation and recommendation by an esteemed & renowned Astrologer as it can have negative impacts if worn in a wrong way. It is also important to keep in mind while purchasing Blue Sapphire that it is Dosh Mukt (Free from Flaws.) Always buy original, dosha Mukta, real and certified Neelam for astrological purposes. Blue Sapphire works miraculously if one is suffering from the sade sathi (A tough transit term of 7 and half years.)

Where are the best Blue Sapphires found?

The purest Blue Sapphires are found in Kashmir (India), Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania and Burma.

Interesting Facts of Blue Sapphire:

  1. Most intriguing type of sapphire is the “color change” variety. They exhibit different colors depending on lighting, which often changes from blue in daylight to purple in incandescent light.
  2. Most famous Royal Sapphire was the engagement ring of Lady Diana Spencer given to her by England’s Prince Charles in 1981, which is today worn by Princess Catherine. It featured an 18-carat oval blue sapphire surrounded by diamonds.
  3. French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte gave a sapphire engagement ring to his beloved Josephine in 1796. The ring, which was sold at an auction last year, fetched close to million dollars, it also featured a pear-shaped sapphire next to a pear-shaped diamond, on a simple gold band.
  4. Deep blue sapphires are long been associated with royalty. They were worn by medieval-era kings, who believed the gemstones would protect them from enemies.
  5. In ancient times it was believed that it protected the wearers from evil. In the middle ages, Europeans believed that sapphires cured eye diseases and preserved chastity.  Sapphires have been used to symbolize nobility and faithfulness.

Price of Blue Sapphire:

The worth of a Blue Sapphire is calculated by its rarity and popularity as a jewelry gemstone also keeping in mind its astrological importance, Blue Sapphire price in India can be something around ₹ 2,500 and ₹ 2,00,000 per carat.

For high-quality, lab-tested and certified Blue Sapphire, do visit Brahma Gem’s exclusive showroom.