Blue sapphire, also known as Neelam in Vedic astrology, is the gemstone of Saturn. It is a hard gem and reacts very quickly, people see very quick results after wearing it. However, blue sapphire needs to be worn only after the careful observation of placement of planets in your horoscope by a learned astrologer. It is one such gemstone which does not suit everybody, even if you are suggested to wear it. In the Vedic system, astrologers suggest to keep it under the pillow while sleeping or wrap it around the arm for a few days before actually wearing it. In case it does not suit you, it will crack or change the color or suddenly you will experience a lot of problems at once. It means, it is rejecting you, yes, gemstones do reject you.
It is worn in the gold, silver, or ‘ashta dhatu’ (an alloy of eight metals) ring on the middle finger on any Saturdays. Make sure that it touches your finger after putting on. Before wearing, it should be purified by an astrologer. Blue sapphire is considered a miracle gemstone. It helps in the fertility to barren women, also help people with chronic diseases, such as kidney problems, lungs problems, heart diseases etc. It is best suited to industrialists, policemen, transporters, lawyers, labors, surgeons, realtors, and people working with machines. Saturn is a planet with obstacles making your growth slow, blue sapphire gets the blessings of Saturn and ensures confidence and enhances positive energy. Saturn has two tough periods called Sadhe Sati & Dhaiyya in Vedic astrology, which is seven & a half year, and two & a half year periods respectively. Sapphire can be of great relief during these periods.
Blue sapphire is a mineral found in Sri Lanka, Australia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Kashmir, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Cambodia. Sapphires from Sri Lanka and Kashmir are famous. Like yellow sapphire it belongs to the corundum family. It is a component of aluminum oxide. Its blue color is due to the presence of cobalt. Like most of the gemstones, finding a natural, light shaded and unheated sapphire is very difficult. Most of the sapphires available in the market are processed and commercial gemstones.
Beware of any blue sapphire which has cracks, white lines, and red dots in it. Also, milky, two-color, dark blue, and dull sapphire is also bad. But again, it is almost impossible for a common man to identify such sapphires, it has to be done in the authorized laboratory.