Blue Sapphire is also known as Saturn’s stone. It is believed that blue sapphire is studded on Lord Sani's crowns. Neelam is the strongest & fastest acting stones among the 9 planetary gemstones. Neelam is found in Kashmir, Lanka, Russia, America etc .There is a mine near Soomjan in Kasmir where the best quality Neelam is found.
TYPES OF NEELAM :
INDRANIL: It is of the color of the neck of Peacock.
JALNIL: It is dark on the boundaries & light in the center.
WHO SHOULD WEAR NEELAM :
If the planet Saturn/Sani happens to be your weak friend according to your horoscope, then the gemstone blue sapphire is your perfect gemstone.
The basic material of sapphire is known as corundrum - a colorless material formed from aluminum oxide. It is the addition of titanium and iron during the formation of the sapphire crystals that produces the beautiful blue of this corundrum variety. Crystals of sapphire are found as hexagonal bi-pyramids - hexagonal pyramids arranged base to base. Because of its distinct shape, the sapphire is placed in the trigonal crystal system. Raw sapphire gemstones are usually water-worn, which gives them the appearance of miniature barrels.
Natural sapphires carry within them clear signs of slow crystallization. Some of the external elements sometimes remain preserved in the gem which helps its identification. Like all other precious gems it should have inclusions which should be visible to the naked eye or under magnification. Otherwise, it is a piece of glass or a synthetic substance.
The inclusions are generally like 'feathers' or are like finger print impressions. Liquid inclusions looking like lace are also sometimes visible.
Synthetic sapphires are very common in the market and many traders in order to earn fast money sell them as originals. These are very clear and under magnification show bubble like inclusions. Sometimes feather like inclusions have also seen but they shine abnormally under light.
EFFECTS OF NEELAM :
As mentioned earlier it is the fastest acting gem stone. It will show its effect within 3 seconds, 3 minutes, 3 hours or 3 days. If the particular Neelam stone is beneficial than the person will have monetary gains & other problems are solved but if the particular Neelam does not suit than it can cause accident , financial loss & other problems .
TESTING BEFORE BUYING NEELAM:
Before buying Neelam take the Neelam stone & test for its effects by keeping with your self & analyzing the dreams which you get. For instance if you get good dreams it means the Neelam is lucky for you & vice versa. One thing to be remembered about Neelam is that the effect of neelam varies from stone to stone. One Neelam stone may suit you but it is not necessary that if you buy another Neelam stone it will also suit you.
PROCEDURE OF WEARING NEELAM :
Its ring should be kept in a copper bowl full of water on Saturday. It should be worn after pouring the water of the bowl on the roots of a peepal tree, two hours before the sun set in the middle finger reciting the Mantra: "Om Sham Shanaishcharaye Namah Om".
One should pray to Saturn for bestowing the best results and providing help in overcoming difficulties.
One should donate black urad, salt, mustard oil, soap, tea leaves, money (Dakshina) according to one's capacity at the feet of peepal tree and pray for well being. Male buffalo should be fed with green leaves and cotton seed and Shivalinga should be bathed with milk.
Day for wearing: Saturday
Time for wearing: Sunset
It should be taken off, if its color is changed or it is cracked because this is a warning to the wearer that he should change his gem.