The history of gemstones is as ancient as the history of mankind. Nature has bestowed us with several natural crystals that are precious and are believed to possess mystic and healing powers. Out of various blue gemstones in the world, blue sapphire happens to be one of the most famous ones. Sapphire got its name from the Latin word “saphirus” and the Greek word “sapheiros”, both meaning blue. It is the birthstone for the month of September and represents the planet Saturn (shani).

For centuries, the sapphire has been regarded as a guardian of innocence, a symbol of heaven, a preserver of chastity, a promoter of great health and a bestower of truth. It is generally believed that it brings peace, prosperity, joy and beauty in the life of the wearer. Sapphires are said to have a powerful energy that can help you connect to the universe. The sapphire is corundum (aluminium oxide) that can be found mainly in Jammu & Kashmir, Sri Lanka, China, Kenya, Australia etc. Kashmir blue sapphire and Ceylon blue sapphire are the ones having superfine quality. Always remember cheap and fake gemstones can bring malefic results.

Apart from adorning the hands of “people next door”, gemstones have done wonders for B-town celebs as well. You can see Amitabh Bachchan wearing Neelam or Blue Sapphire in almost every event. Likewise several other celebrities such as Sonu Nigam, A.R. Rehman can be seen flaunting their precious crystals as well. Various gemstone stores in Delhi offer crystals of your choice. However, it is quite necessary to buy a pure and high quality gemstone for maximum results.