Sapphire Gemstone is a precious gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum composed of aluminum oxide (α-Al2O3) with trace elements such as iron, titanium, chromium, vanadium, and magnesium. The name sapphire comes from the Latin word ‘sapphirus’, derived from the Greek word ‘sappheiros’, which refers to lapis lazuli.

Who should wear sapphire?

Associated with karmic Saturn, the Blue Sapphire stone (Neelam) is recommended for those who are going through a difficult period of “Shani Sade Sati” or “Diamond” in their life. Because its effects are so powerful and immediate, Neelam gemstones should only be recommended by experienced astrologers with great caution.

In Indian Astrology Neelam Ratna is prescribed for Makar (Capricorn) and Kumba (Aquarius) Rasi.


Color has the greatest significance on a sapphire’s value. Preferred sapphires have strong to vivid color saturation. The most valuable blue sapphires are velvety blue to violet blue with medium to dark tones. Sapphires of these qualities have the highest price per carat.

Sapphire Gemstone is one of two gem varieties of corundum, the other being ruby (defined as red-tinged corundum). Blue is the most famous color of sapphire, but there are other colors such as gray, black, and even colorless. Pinkish-orange sapphires are called Padparadscha. 

Sapphire Gemstone
Sapphire Gemstone


Sapphires pink Gemstone
Pink Sapphire
Sapphires purple Gemstone
Purple Sapphire


When buying a sapphire, firstly it is important to ensure that the sapphire has been ethically sourced. Next considers the quality of the stone, such as its color, clarity, and cut. You should also consider the carat weight and the origin of the sapphire.

Sapphires are durable, but they can be damaged by excessive heat, pressure, or harsh chemicals. They should be handled and stored with care to prevent scratches or chips.

Sapphires are durable and can withstand everyday wear. However, it is important to take care when wearing them to avoid scratches or other damage. If you have a sapphire ring, it would be better to avoid wearing the ring that can damage it. For example lifting weights, using cleaning chemicals, and so on.