Decoding the Myths Surrounding Blue Sapphire

The blue sapphire is considered as one of the expensive as well rare gemstones in the planet earth. Sapphire, derivative from the Greek term sapphirus, factually means blue. There is dissimilarity in cost among sapphires which depends on the color quality, carat size, shine and brilliance.

Blue Sapphire

The Exciting Features of Blue Sapphire

It’s an Aluminium Oxide (Al2O3) mineral that occurs in prismatic rhombohedral, bipyramidal, or tabular crystals. The specific gravity of the Blue Sapphire/Neelam gemstone hovers between 3.99 and 4.00 and its refractive index varies between 1.760-1.768 and 1.770-1.779. The hardness of this gemstone on the Mohs scale is 9.

While sapphire is one of the most beautiful stones, there are a lot of myths surrounding the stone. Here are the common myths.

Sapphire is Only Blue

While the best-known sapphires are the rich blue variety, they actually come in every color of the rainbow. This includes pink, yellow, orange, green, and red. The rich blue sapphire carries the energy of Planet Saturn. The wearer can expect a greater sense of focus and discipline. Almost sounds like the perfect productivity tool for a procrastinator.

Superb Healing Power

Blue sapphire has superb healing capabilities and it has a soothing impact on the senses. The blue sapphire effects are energizing on its bearer and help improve the flow of energy in the body, mind and heart. All these attributes related to the blue sapphire are not scientifically proven. But from an astrological point of view it is being said that wearing this gemstone can turn a pauper into a king and a king into a pauper.

Sapphires Bring Bad Luck

It is believed that if the stone doesn’t suit the person wearing, it is supposed to bring them immense bad luck. However, many renowned celebrities have been shown wearing blue sapphire jewelry.

Besides, its physical properties, it is also suggested by the astrologers that this stone has cosmic connections and it possesses the enormous capacity to affect the life of an individual by virtue of its astrological properties. This stone is called the birthstone for the month of September. The durable quality of this gemstone makes it suitable to be extensively used in jewelry of different varieties such as rings, necklaces, pendants, bracelets and many more.

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