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Sapphire fact file
Crystal Structure: hexagonal
Chemical Composition: Corundum ( Aluminum oxide- Al203 )
Hardness: 9 MOHS
Refractive Index: 1.762 to 1.77
Colors: yellow, green, pink, clear, and blue
Capricorn, the goat, is a Cardinal sign, its element is Earth. Careful planning and meticulousness characterizes this nature.
Those born under this sign are very sensitive to their appearances and reputation.Blue Sapphire,the Capricorn birthstone, removes evil effects of Saturn, the ruling planet of Capricorn.
It is said that this stone has the magical power to elevate its user to a higher status from all sides. Some astrologers believe that Blue Sapphire or Neelam is so powerful if used properly that it can alleviate even long-term misfortune. However there is a caution. Sometimes this stone may react adversely. It is advisable to first test it for a week before final wearing. It could give you everything you could desire – health, wealth, longevity, happiness. It also restores lost wealth and property. This is normally faint or dark blue in colour. A man wearing blue reflects wisdom; on a woman, jealousy in love or diligence. Sapphire or Neelam is a very cold gem. They may be yellow also. Sapphire is believed to cure ulcers. It brings wealth, name and fame. Also gives good stamina, longevity and security in life. Can improve fertility in a barren woman. Best suited for joy, love and happiness. It cures fainting, fits, virility, mental disorder, deafness and baldness. It should be used on 2nd finger of right hand in gold or panch dhatu on Saturday and the weight is 5 or 7 grams.