Natural Ceylon Blue Sapphire – Powerful Gemstone with Prometheus Connection
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Gemstoneuniverse.com Table Natural Blue Sapphire Gemstone Facts
|Gemstone||Natural Blue Sapphire|
|Treatment||None. Fully Natural,|
|Origin||Srilanka / Ceylon|
Kolkata / West Bengal
|All inclusive Price||$ 1771.80 / INR 95676.15|
|Comments||How interesting would it get for you to be told that the first blue sapphire was perhaps worn by the immortal Titan Prometheus? Well, interesting and intriguing it is for most mythological details fall in place!|
Before we explore the Prometheus connection, have a look at the amazing natural unheated Ceylon blue sapphire featured today. An oval cut gem of 3.12 carats with fascinating silky cornflower blue color set in sterling silver as a Saturn talisman ring. The gemstone has excellent clarity and electric lustre.
Blue sapphire or neelam gemstone is a powerful gem that hosts the transformative planetary energies of Lord Saturn/ Shanidev. While There is no doubt that blue sapphire has intense stirring energy, one must also not be too taken in by the myriad stories/ myths that have been made up about the gem. The only two factors one must keep in mind are –
A) whether the gem is natural, treatment free and also free from the doshas listed in the sacred texts to watch against in a gemstone to be deemed fit as a jyotish gem.
B) whether you have got a proper gem recommendation.
Going back to Prometheus, he is regarded to be the first one to wear a blue sapphire – Prometheus (his name literally translates to one with foresight – he was able to predict future) in Greek mythology is known as the creator of human beings/ mortals. When he saw the mortals unable to deal with vagaries of nature, he asked the gods to lend them fire; a request that was turned down immediately.
Prometheus then decided and stole fire from the gods and gave it to the mortals. Zeus, upon watching the blazing fire pits of mortals, decided to give exemplary punishment to immortal Prometheus. He had him chained to a rock and ordered a giant eagle (symbol of Zeus) to eat away at his liver. The torment would continue day after day for eons as Prometheus’ liver would regenerate each night!
A twist in the tale led to Hercules rescuing Prometheus. His chain was severed from the rock but a link remained around his finger and attached to that link was a piece of rock – the alleged first blue sapphire! Zeus agreed to pardon and release him, upon the condition that Prometheus would wear that link forever!
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