Blue Sapphire Gemstones
What is Blue Sapphire?
A blue sapphire is a naturally occurring gemstone composed of corundum (aluminium oxide), and tinged with slight traces of cobalt and some other metals which lead to its beautiful blue hue. In fact, the word 'sapphire' itself means 'blue stone'. Found usually in igneous rocks and in alluvial deposits, this amazing stone has long held the admiration and wonder of all kinds of people – from travellers and explorers to kings and queens. Carving and cutting of the natural stone creates the brilliantly lit and cut gemstone that is one of the most valued of all precious stones. A blue sapphire has considerable sparkle and might display different colours when viewed from different angles. Sapphires can be heat treated, diffused with beryllium or irradiated to preserve and enhance their blue brilliance – but the naturally occurring coloured sapphires are still the most valued. Blue sapphires can also have secondary hues like violet and purple. One of the largest blue sapphires ever found weighed nearly 42 kilograms, and was discovered in Sri Lanka.
Significance of the blue sapphire, benefits and effects
The blue sapphire is connected to the planet Saturn. Saturn is associated with kingly luck and abundance. Saturn is spiritually and astrologically very strong. It's also recommended to wear a blue sapphire stone embedded in diamond rings or gold rings. It unblocks the wearer's Ajna Chakra and protects the pituitary gland. This chakra is related to imagination, creativity and intuition. Thus, the blue sapphire helps the wearer in being more charismatic, intuitive and intelligent. It leads to peace of mind and a good judgement.
Check for these signs before buying your Blue Sapphire:
A perfect blue sapphire won't have miniscule bubbles or scratches
If your sapphire looks dull in terms of lustre, it could be fake and could bring poor health
Milky or asymmetrical blue sapphires could bring disruptions in mental peace
How to Identify a Real Blue Sapphire:
A real blue sapphire is one of the hardest known minerals. It can't be scratched easily
It won't show any colour changes if placed in milk for nearly a day
Properties of Blue Sapphire
Indian Name: Neelam
Hardness: 9 (Mohs scale)
Cosmic Color: Indigo
Chakra: Ajna Chakra
Blue sapphires are most famously found in Madagascar and Tanzania and also in India, Sri Lanka and Russia.
Care for your Blue Sapphire
The blue sapphire stone is very hard, and should be cleaned with warm detergent water and a soft brush.
How to wear after buying Blue Sapphire
Only a gem expert or a Chakra practitioner can guide you about the proper blue sapphire stone to buy, because every wearer has a unique range of symptoms and illnesses.
Blue sapphires might contain negative energy after being cut and polished and after passing through numerous hands; your gemstone can always be dipped overnight in salt solution to get rid of negativity.