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

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