Yellow and blue colors are very interesting colors in the Sapphire family. Yellow Sapphire is yellow color variety of corundum Family and called as “pushparaga“. The names derived from Sinhalese Sanskrit word. Blue Sapphire is also a very valuable and popular stone in the corundum family.
When Both colors have in one stone separately, It’s commonly called as Bi-Color Sapphire. But, It has a very special name as “ wedding stone“. The name derives from Sinhalese old trade name ” magul gala“. ( magul mean; wedding/gala mean; stone ). That Sanskrit word is been using for an ancient King’s time.
Sri Lanka, Australia, and Madagascar are also produced good quality wedding stones to the world market. Mostly, Wedding stone is popular in India and Sri Lanka with that name. It is also popular in other countries as a bi-color sapphire.
Sapphire deposits are found in Eastern Australia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam, Madagascar, Greenland, East Africa, and in North America in mostly in Montana. Madagascar, Sri Lanka, and Kashmir produce large quantities of fine quality Sapphires for the world market. Sapphires are mined from alluvial deposits or primary underground workings.
Refractive index ω=1.768–1.772
Solubility = Insoluble
Melting point = 2,030–2,050 °C
Birefringence = 0.008
Pleochroism = Strong
Luster = Vitreous
Sapphire is the birthstone for September and the gem of the 45th anniversary.
Healing Properties of Sapphire
Sapphire releases mental tension, depression, unwanted thoughts, and spiritual confusion. Sapphire is known as a “stone of Wisdom”. It is exceptional for calming and focusing the mind, allowing the release of mental tension and unwanted thoughts. Sapphire is also the best stone for awakening chakras.
Healing Properties of Blue Sapphire
Blue Sapphire stimulates the Throat Chakra, the voice of the body. Blue crystal energy will unblock and balance the Throat Chakra. blue encourage the power of truth, while lighter shades carry the power of flexibility, relaxation, and balance.
Blue Sapphire can free one of mental anxiety, helps make one detached, and protects against envy. Also, It can be worn for good luck and for protection against evil spirits. Since Saturn rules the nervous system, blue sapphires help problems of the nerves-tension and neuroses-diseases caused by an afflicted Saturn.
Healing Properties of Yellow Sapphire
Yellow Sapphire is one of the most recognized gemstones in Vedic astrology worn for professional success, marital bliss, improved will power, and healthy progeny. It is believed to hold the powers of the planet Jupiter. Jupiter is the heaviest planet in the solar system, hence imparting distinctive powers to Yellow Sapphire over other precious stones. It is known for providing healing powers in the ailments of the kidneys, mouth, rheumatism, cough, and fever. Yellow Sapphires are worn in the Index finger of the correct hand on a Thursday morning of the Shukla Paksha (waxing moon).