Sapphire is a saturated shade of blue, referring to the gem of the same name. Sapphire gems are most commonly found in a range of blue shades although they can be many different colors. Other names for variations of the color sapphire are blue sapphire or sapphire blue.
Blue Sapphire (called 'Neelam' in hindi) is a blue-colored precious gemstone and is considered the most powerful stone of all.
It is the birthstone for Virgo sunsign (23 Aug-23 Sep). According to Vedic Astrology, Neelam is the rashi ratna for Capricorn (Makar) and Aquarius (Kumbh). Blue Sapphire strengthens Saturn (Shani) and hence helps gain prosperity in business, wealth, sharpness of the mind and self-confidence. Ascendants of Taurus, Libra, Gemini and Virgo can also wear the Blue Sapphire gemstone.
PRIMARY GEMSTONE: Natural Blue Sapphire is a variety of Corundum Specia. Being from the corundum specie the basic chemical composition is Aluminium Oxide (Al203). Natural Blue Sapphires are blue in color because of the presence of Iron and Titanium. Astrology also proves the correlation of Iron and Titanium element (metal)with the planet ‘Saturn’ Natural Blue Sapphire has a high hardness of ‘9’ on the Moh’s scale of hardness. The other physical properties of Natural Blue Sapphire include a high refractive Index of ‘1.762-1770’ and moderate specific gravity of ‘4.00’.