Blue Sapphire

### Blue Sapphire (Neelam)

Name and Identification

– Common Name: Blue Sapphire

– Scientific Name: Corundum (Aluminium Oxide)

– Names in Various Languages: 

  – Hindi: नीलम (Neelam)

  – Tamil: நீலம் (Neelam)

  – Kannada: ನೀಲಿ (Neeli)

  – Telugu: నీలమణి (Neelamani)

Physical Characteristics

– Color and Appearance: Deep, velvety blue to lighter shades of blue.

– Hardness and Durability: Scores 9 on the Mohs scale, making it extremely hard and durable.

– Unique Features: Known for its striking color and often exhibits pleochroism (showing different colors when viewed from different angles).

Origin and Sourcing

– Geological Formation: Formed in igneous rocks and alluvial deposits.

– Major Mining Locations: Kashmir (India), Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and Myanmar.

– Historical and Cultural Significance: Revered for centuries; associated with royalty and high status.

Astrological Significance

– Associated Graha: Saturn (Shani)

– Recommended Astrological Conditions for Wearing: Often recommended to mitigate Saturn-related troubles and during the Saturn Dasha.

– Cultural and Mythological References: Symbolizes wisdom, virtue, good fortune, and holiness.

Therapeutic and Healing Properties

– Believed Health Benefits: Said to have calming effects, aid in mental clarity, and relieve anxiety.

– Emotional and Spiritual Benefits: Believed to bring focus, discipline, and psychic awareness.

– Traditional Uses: Used in various cultural and spiritual rituals.

Jewelry and Usage

– Popular Forms: Rings, pendants, and earrings.

– Recommended Metals for Setting: Silver, platinum, or white gold to complement its blue hue.

– Care and Maintenance Tips: Clean with mild soap and water; avoid exposure to harsh chemicals and extreme temperatures.

Market and Value

– Factors Affecting Value: Color intensity, clarity, cut, and carat weight.

– Tips for Identification of Authentic Stones: Look for natural inclusions, uniform color distribution; certification from a reputable gemological institute.

– Market Trends and Availability: Highly prized and sought after, especially stones without heat treatment.

Ethical and Environmental Considerations

– Responsible Sourcing Practices: Emphasis on conflict-free mining and ethical sourcing practices.

– Environmental Impact: Awareness of mining impact and initiatives for sustainable mining practices.

– Ethical Concerns: Ensuring fair labor practices and responsible supply chain management.

Historical and Cultural Context

– Historical Uses and Significance: Worn by kings and high priests; believed to offer protection and divine favor.

– Cultural Beliefs and Traditions: Valued in various cultures for its supposed protective powers and as a symbol of wisdom.

– References in Literature and Art: Frequently appears in ancient texts and artworks, symbolizing nobility and truth.

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