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Neeli Stone

Neeli Stone : Nili Stone

Neeli Stone is mined in India, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Mozambique and Brazil. It is often used as a substitute for Blue Sapphire. In Hindi, it is called NEELI STONE - NEELI STONE because of its Blue Colour, it is related to crown chakra. People with a weak crown chakra or bad memory are advised to wear Neeli Stone. It is known as the GEMSTONE of self- vision, creativity and constructive ideas. Neeli Stone is said to have qualities of nurturing relationships. The NEELI STONE helps in healing ailments related to the digestive system, throat, nervous system and skin. It is also said to assist a person in his spiritual quest. Some scholars believe that Neeli Stone helps in getting knowledge about previous births.

What is Neeli Stone

Neeli Stone is a popular and interesting Gemstone and is the Gem variety of the mineral Cordierite. Neeli Stone also known as the Neeli in the sacred texts is the uparatana for Blue Sapphire. In some dialects it is also known as Neeli Stone

Colour of Neeli Stone

Neeli Stone is a beautiful blue gemstone whose appeal is enhanced by its natural Pleochroism – that is, it reflects light in different colors depending on the angle it’s viewed from. Neeli Stone is a Pleochroic Gemstone exhibits very strong Pleochroism. Also referred to as Dichroite it exhibits intense Violetish Blue, purplish blue, Light Blue and yellow gray Colors when viewed from different angles.

History of Neeli Stone

Long ago, Neeli Stone’s pleochroism was used to help people understand the angles of light from the sun. By holding a properly cut piece of Neeli Stone and examining the colors of the reflected sunlight, Viking sailors were able to determine their location and navigate accordingly.It is because of this that Neeli Stone gets its reputation as a “guidance” stone. It is said to bring clarity to the wearer about their inner-quest, and can gently steer you in the right direction to fulfil your life purpose

Neeli Stone Inclusions

Natural Neeli Stone in far sizes is rarely eye clean. To recognize a natural Neeli Stone look for grains and crystal of Silica inside the Gemstone.

Cut of Neeli Stone

To retain or improve its value, Neeli Stone must be cut in such a way that enhances its pleochroism and retains its original color. Neeli Stone is said to be of good cut when it has strong, properly angled facets. The pleochroism should be clear to see, and the gem should sparkle light directly into your eye

Source of Neeli Stone

The major sources of gem grade Neeli Stone come from Sri Lanka, India, Madagascar and Burma. In the United States of America, huge deposits have been found in Wyoming

Simulant of Neeli Stone

The Neeli Stone gemstone is considered to be a very popular simulant of the blue sapphire

Other facts about Neeli Stone

Neeli Stone is said to soothe the emotions and calm a troubled mind. Neeli Stone is believed to awaken the third eye, stimulate visions and connect one with one’s own inner wisdom. It is said that it helps indiviuals live in the present as well.
The low qualities of this Gem are very cheap but the good quality is rare and very difficult to procure. Neeli Stone above the size of 5.25 ratti is very costly.
Neeli Stone is mined in India, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Mozambique and Brazil. It is often used as a substitute for Blue Sapphire. In Hindi, it is called Neeli Stone - Neeli Stone because of its Blue Colour, it is related to crown chakra. People with a weak crown chakra or bad memory are advised to wear Neeli Stone. It is known as the GEMSTONE of self- vision, creativity and constructive ideas. Neeli Stone is said to have qualities of nurturing relationships. The STONE helps in healing ailments related to the digestive system, throat, nervous system and skin. It is also said to assist a person in his spiritual quest. Some scholars believe that Neeli Stone helps in getting knowledge about previous births.

The low qualities of this Gem are very cheap but the good quality is rare and very difficult to procure. Neeli Stone above the size of 5.25 ratti is very costly.

Neeli Stone Rs. 1100.00 Per Ratti.

  • Category : Silicate mineral
  • Crystal system : Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal Space Group: C ccm
  • Crystal habit : Pseudo-hexagonal prismatic twins, as imbedded grains, and massive
  • Color : Colorless, Blue, smoky blue, bluish violet; greenish, yellowish brown, gray; colorless to very pale blue in thin section
  • Chemical formula : (Mg,Fe)2Al4Si5O18
  • Twinning : Common on {110}, {130}, simple, lamellar, cyclical
  • Mohs scale hardness : 7 - 7.5
  • Luster : Greasy or vitreous
  • Streak : White
  • Specific gravity : 3.49–3.57
  • Optical properties : Usually optically (-), sometimes (+); 2V = 0-90°
  • Refractive index : 1.527 - 1.560 , 1.532 - 1.574, 1.538 - 1.578
  • Fracture : Conchoidal
  • Cleavage : None


  • Neeli Stone

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