has blessed us with her bounty and there is plenty that
is available in Nature for us on this planet. Gemology
is the study of the gems that are found in the earth,
sea and air. Indian
astrology has many ways to heal and make life on mother
earth peaceful for us. One such way is the nine gems or
ĎNavratnaí as is known in Sanskrit. The nine gems
are associated with the nine planets of the zodiac and
each stone has its own powers to heal people. The
important nine gems are Topaz, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald,
Diamond, Pearl, Coral, Catís eye and Garnet.
Other stones like onyx also have effect on the
is also known as yellow sapphire. This is the
astrological gem that is ruled by planet Jupiter.
Jupiter is the planet of prosperity, abundance,
education, happiness and success. He is also the
benefactor of children and divinity. Numerological
number 3 is associated with Jupiter.
Wearing a faultless
topaz is said to bring wealth as well as success in
marriage and good children. Topaz can be worn by people
born under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius and Pisces. People
born with Jupiter enhanced in their personal horoscope
have in-depth knowledge of the ancient texts, scriptures
and are firm believers in God. They make good teachers,
scholars and are balanced in their approach. They are
impartial and love to visit holy places. Topaz is also a
unique and exquisite gem piece.
topaz has been known for at least 2000 years and is one
of the gemstones which form the foundations of the
twelve gates to the Holy City of the New Jerusalem.
Though the nine gems originated from India, Westerners
believe that they have their origin in Greece. Topaz
protects the wearer from enemies and also gives the
wearer beauty and splendor. Golden topaz also helps the
wearer to attain health, wealth and happiness.
is red in color and associated with planet Sun who is
the central star of the solar system. According to
astrology Ruby is the gem stone for Leo, which is ruled
by Sun. People born under this sign are basically kings
and born leaders. Wearing
a ruby generates
the mental and spiritual powers of an individual and
special divine thoughts rise in mind of the wearer. Ruby
is a costly gem stone. Wearing a ruby can help attain
professional success and popularity. Fame and fortune
are yours if ruby is worn in an appropriate manner after
consulting an astrologer.
Sun is exalted in an individualís birth chart then
wearing a ruby they can command authority and high
position in government administration. They are always
cheerful and are successful in worldly affairs. Also
occupies a respected position in the society. The Ruby,
which sprays out red rays in the sunlight, is considered
of superior quality. Ruby glowing in darkness is
considered to be of a superior quality.
Ruby is recommended if the sun is afflicted in a
personís birth chart. Wearing a ruby can protect the
wearer from ill health and sickness.
in color, Sapphire is the gem stone that is associated
with the biggest planet of the zodiac sign that is
Saturn. Saturn is like a judge and always is upright and
righteous. The zodiac signs Capricorn and Aquarius are
ruled by Saturn. They are steadfast in their approach
and have wisdom. If Saturn is exalted in a personís
birth chart, then wearing a blue Sapphire ring or
pendant can get positive results. Sapphire is associated
with removing poverty and attaining wealth. Wearing a
Sapphire can improve the health of the individual and
also give long life. Saturn is a spiritual planet and
can make a person look within himself for answers.
Saturn also catapults people to fame, name and fortune.
Wearing Sapphire can produce positive results. On
wearing a sapphire gem stone if it changes color the
stone is warning the wearer of impending danger.
Sapphire is also known as blue jewel.
the green colored gem is the gem stone of Gemini, the
flirtatious and airy sign of the Zodiac. Mercury is the
ruler of Gemini and Virgo and Emerald is directly linked
with it. According to Chinese metaphysics green is an
auspicious color. It represents growth, coolness,
prosperity and fertility. Wearing an Emerald brings good
luck, fame and name. Most of the film stars and singers
are Geminiís as Mercury is associated with art, music
and culture. Wearing a clean
emerald is said to give good results in all the business
and trade activities. It will make the wearer a very
influential speaker. An Emerald of good quality
and without blemishes gives good health, a strong body
to the person wearing it. Apart from this, it also makes
him wise and intelligent. It increases wealth and
property for the wearer and blesses the native with
children. It also ensures safe and painless delivery to
pregnant woman. A powerful stone of psychic insight,
prophecy, and abundance. Emerald has a tranquilizing
effect on the mind.
It is very important that emerald should not have
spots or cracks.
king among gems this is the costliest gem on earth
today. A diamond gives your
jewelry more character, more individuality and more
color! Diamond is associated with the planet Venus, the
lord of love and material comforts. Venus
is the lord of the signs Taurus and Libra and hence
diamond is their birth stone. These people are generally
very creative and are celebrities. Film stars, musicians
and dancers generally belong to these signs. If Venus is
exalted in your individual horoscope, wearing a diamond
enhances your life. Even otherwise wearing a diamond
brings goodwill to the people born under this sign. It
is the most auspicious gem. It brings good luck to
politicians, kings and administrators. The Diamond
having a white hue is suitable for religious, social and
spiritual affairs. Diamond with yellow hue showers
success and prosperity. Diamond with a pink tinge is for
love and happiness. Diamonds are always associated with
luxuries, jewelry, wealth and beauty.
is white in color and is the symbol of purity, peace and
spirituality. Moon is the planet associated with pearl
and cancer is the zodiac sign for pearl. Wearing pearls
ensures a happy married life and protection from
widow-hood. Anybody can wear a pearl and enjoy the
elegance as well as the positive effects of wearing it.
Pearls are generally white in color. There are pink and
black pearls also. Wearing pearl can give tranquility
and contentedness to the individual. Besides the
individual gets vitality, becomes intelligent and
achieves a high position in life. Pearl with a yellow
luster brings wealth. Reddish pearl makes one
intelligent. White Pearl brings fame and good fortune to
the person wearing it. The
pearls should be round in shape and should have a glow
and luster which brings good luck to the wearer. Anyone
wearing a pearl will have good wealth, good fortune, appreciation and fame. These
people know how to keep their emotions
power is good and they lead a balanced
emotional life. Just
as the moon is cool and calm, these people remain
unflustered and have over their mind.
coral holds a coveted place among the nine gems. Itís
reddish in color and symbols victory. It is found in the
coastal areas and is found under the sea. Coral is
associated with the planet Mars and Scorpio and Aries
are the zodiac signs. Mars is the planet for ambition,
passion, valor and success. Wearing a coral can beget
all the good things of life. Even Romans found it
important to wear red corals as amulets in olden times.
It wards off evil spirits and protects from sickness.
Mars stimulates the mind and wearing a coral can help in
mental faculties functioning in perfect harmony with the
body and spirit. Wearing a coral can avert warfare and
helps in curing blood related problems in the body.
Coral is also good for the skin and helps the body
temperature remain normal. If there are property
disputes, wearing a coral can avert the dispute and make
the wearer gain property and real estate.
Catís eye is a gem related to the moonís descending
period when it vanes. This gem is associated with the
zodiac sign Pisces. Jupiter is the lord of Pisces.
People born under this sign are selfless, spiritual and
focused on their inner journey. It is related to
liberation, abstract thinking, asceticism,
non-attachment, healing, mokshaóenlightenment and
wisdom. Mental worries are removed by wearing a catís
eye pendant or ring. If cat's eye acts favorably, it
makes one a wealthy person. Wearing a catís eye can
make the wearer strong and stay in good health. It also
gives happiness in the matter of children and makes the
wearer wealthy. It is a restorer of lost wealth. Cat's
Eye is a quick acting gemstone and should always be worn
after a trial. A catís eye or amethyst worn with
diamonds enhances its spirit and brings good fortune to
the wearer. It gives the wearer spiritual and physic
is favorable for people born in the month of January.
People born under the zodiac sign of Capricorn cusp
Aquarius should wear garnets. The color of garnet is
mostly reddish brown but it can be red, light red,
violet, purple etc. Garnets are usually semi-opaque but
can be transparent with highly lustrous faces. Garnet
studded with diamonds or pearls is auspicious and brings
good luck to the individual. This gem eases tensions.
In Egypt this gemstone is used as an antidote for
food poisoning. Garnet is useful in making an
individualís professional life successful. This helps
in prosperity and accumulation of wealth. People having
birth numbers 4 or 8 should wear Garnets. It is very
useful for females having delicate health or suffering
from body pains, headaches etc. Wearing a Garnet can
to some extent, fears, phobias
illnesses. Before wearing a stone it is
very important to know whether to wear the stone for an
ill-placed planet or a well placed one. Accordingly the
effect varies and the results are there to see.
consult a professional astrologer or gemologist before
wearing any gem stone. Otherwise it can have negative
moon stone as the name suggests is associated with moon
and is pale in color. It is a semi-precious stone that
has healing powers and should be used with the right gem
stones to give the right effect. Basically the moonstone
helps to foretell oneís future. It helps to balance
emotions and brings happiness. It also helps to accept
other stone powers and highlights the effect of other
moon stone helps in balancing the physical, emotional
and spiritual vibrations in an individual. Strung on
silk, this gemstone gives optimum results. It is very
important to see that no metal is surrounding your
gemstone as it can reduce the effect of the stone.
Proper care should be taken while selecting the
stones. ďSynthetic or glassĒ stones cannot give any
effect to the wearer. So it's very important that the
individual looking for a "healing gemstone"
consult an expert gemologist, buy from a known person,
verify their qualifications to examine gems for
treatment to ensure that you receive a natural and