Blue Sapphire The Gem of Lord Shani Dev | Blue Sapphire Gemstone Information

According to the sacred texts, Saturn or Shani's gem is the Blue Sapphire. Saturn plays a huge role in changing its native's luck from one extreme to another in no time. It can turn a underprivileged man into a prosperous man, similarly the opposite too can happen. He can make a person be rid of all sickness. He can cause death through accidents and other causes. Therefore while wearing his gem one has to be extremely careful. His Puja has to be observed with the strictest vigil in order to avoid his wrath.

Saturn is impartial, lethargic, inactive, and malefic. The Planet of darkness and confinement, it governs the skeleton, skin, and nervous system, and old age. It makes its natives reserved, reflective, rebellious, and patient. Saturn rides a crow which is a scavenger. In one hand he holds a sword of lawlessness and terrorism, and in another hand a trident of Shiva (the trident of destruction). In his third hand he holds a mace of strength and material power, and in fourth hand the reigns of the crow.

The Moon is feminine, imaginative, receptive, sensitive, intuitive and subject to change. It acts as a large crystalline transformer, converting solar energy which reflects to the planet Earth. The Moon rules over our psyche, which is represented by the deer on which he rides. In one hand he is holding the disc (charka) of Vishnu to remove obstacles, and in another hand a conch (Symbol of primordial sound) whose sound leads to liberation from the cycle of birth and rebirth. In his third hand he holds a lotus of purity and in his fourth hand the reins of the deer.

Moon is the presiding deity of the element water, and rules over the tides of the sea. The sphere of the Moon is the reservoir of rainwater and thus Moon is the ruler of plants and vegetable kingdom. Moon represents the mother or female principle, the energy that creates and preserves.

Natural Pearl - Scientific Gemological Data

Hardness & Toughness:
Hardness 2 1/2 to 4 on Mohs scale
Toughness Usually good, but variable due to aging, dehydration, and sometimes excessive bleaching during initial processing
Specific Gravity 2.85 to 3.18
Stability:
Environmental Factor Reaction
Heat Heat can burn cultured pearls or cause discoloration, splitting, or cracking
Light Generally stable, but heat from intense light can cause dehydration and Nacre cracking
Chemicals Attacked by many chemicals and all acids; hair spray, perfume, cosmetics and even acid perspiration can damage Nacre
Natural Pearl Care and Cleaning:
Environmental Factor Reaction
Heat Heat can burn cultured pearls or cause discoloration, splitting, or cracking
Light Generally stable, but heat from intense light can cause dehydration and Nacre cracking
Chemicals Attacked by many chemicals and all acids; hair spray, perfume, cosmetics and even acid perspiration can damage Nacre