Neelam or Blue Sapphire is a beautiful blue-colored precious gemstone of the Navratna gem family. It belongs to the Corundum mineral group and is also known by the name 'Indraneelam' stone. Renowned for its strong healing powers, this gemstone is considered one of the fastest-acting gemstones in Indian Vedic astrology. Neelam Ratan brings good health, instant wealth, fame, and success to the life of its wearer.
However, the resulting benefits of any gem depend upon its quality and its quality depends upon its origin, besides the famous 4 c’s i.e., cut color, clarity, and carat weight. The same rule goes for Blue Sapphire gemstones. The best quality Neelam stone delivers the utmost benefits and desired astrological results. Let us go through the various sources of this magnificent gem.
Where is Blue Sapphire Gemstones Found?
The stunning blue sapphires are extracted from very few places throughout the globe. Mines of Blue sapphire (Neelam) stone have been commonly found in India, Thailand, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and in the Montana state of the USA. Neelam stone mines were also popularly discovered in Nigeria, Tanzania, Vietnam, Cambodia, and in the Kashmir region of India.
The quality of each origin is quite specific and distinctive and does not get formed anywhere else. However, most of them, especially the mines of Kashmir Blue Sapphire are now depleted and no further mining is permitted there.
Where Do The Best Neelam Stones Come From?
If you are now wondering, ‘Which country’s blue sapphires are the best?’ then the answer is India. The best-ever blue sapphire gemstones or the finest Neelam Ratan comes from Kashmir, India. Owing to the intense royal blue color tone and unique velvety texture, Kashmir sapphires are considered to be of the best quality. Henceforth, they are not just rare to be found but also an exclusive pride to be owned.
However, now they are depleted completely, these rare stones were mined from the Zaskar region of Kashmir state. Due to its exceptional blue hue and supreme quality, Kashmiri Neelams rank most desirable among gem lovers worldwide. Since this is a rare and expensive variety of blue sapphire gemstones, the real Kashmir blue sapphire is not very easily available and can be morphed.
So, if you are planning to buy Kashmir Neelam online, it is highly recommended to buy it along with an authenticity certificate of a renowned gemstone testing laboratory.
Quality of Blue Sapphire on the Basis of its Origin
Burma holds the second position after Kashmir, in the list of best blue sapphires. Ceylon Neelam i.e., the blue sapphires from Sri Lanka are also considered fine in terms of quality. With a less deep shade, close to pastel blue, they rank third in the list.
Later, Madagascar of Africa, Montana (USA), Australia, Bangkok (Thailand), and Cambodia come in the last of this list.
Can I Wear Neelam…?
Though the beauty of Blue Sapphires is mesmerizing, this beautiful gemstone is not suitable for everyone. Astrologers believe that blue sapphire is not meant for anyone or everyone. One should opt for due consultation and complete consciousness while wearing a Neelam Ratan. For a detailed study about its suitable ascendants visit the previous blog Who should wear a Blue Sapphire Gemstone describing every key point in detail.
Buy Neelam Online
In order to avail maximum astrological benefits, one should always buy authentic Blue Sapphire gemstones only. There are various online and offline options available for purchasing this miraculous stone, however, you should only rely upon a trusted gemstone store for purchasing such a precious item.
If you are looking to buy real Neelam stone online, you can explore Navratan, the online gem Bazar. It deals in all colored stones. Here you will get a wide range of all-origin Blue Sapphires online at a wholesale price. Along with a certificate of authenticity, avail worldwide shipping, and an easy return facility. Visit now for the best deals.