Neelam stone is the local name for the gemstone Blue Sapphire. The beautiful blue sapphire is an attractive and vibrant gemstone among the three most important stones, namely, ruby, sapphire and emerald. These stones are very much popular in the jewelry industry due to their beautiful bluish hue. The colors of blue sapphires range from light blue to an almost ethereal dark blue.
Neelam stone is considered to be a precious gemstone not only because of its alluring blue color, but also because of the spiritual properties it is said to possess. It is said to increase the fortune of the wearer. Just like other gemstones, blue sapphire has a lot of divine qualities that heals and comforts the wearer. The ruling planet for blue sapphire is the planet Saturn that rules the intelligence quotient in people.
Wearing this gemstone enhances the intelligence of a person. It helps in sharpening the wearer’s understanding about complex matters related to life, and makes the individual extremely intellectual. Wearing this exquisite stone can also enhance other qualities such as communication skills.
Blue sapphire enables a person to lucidly express his ideas to anyone with much ease. The stone exceptionally polishes one’s creative abilities, innovative skills, artistic talents, and linguistic skills, it is said that an individual can easily improve his personality by wearing a blue sapphire. Ancient astrological texts say that this gemstone even has the ability to heal respiratory ailments and speech difficulties, which makes it an even more remarkable stone. A majority of finest blue sapphires are obtained from the mines in Kashmir and they are polished and cut and are exported worldwide. The stones without any specks, or those that are perfectly transparent are considered the highest quality blue sapphires and are usually quite expensive.