Gemstones: Their Hidden Value and Purpose

In many civilizations throughout the ages, gemstones have held a place of special value and importance. In the modern complex age of so-called medical marvels, we have lost touch with the protective value and efficacy of nature’s geological gifts in the form of precious and semi-precious stones. From ancient times, gems were not only worn as ornamental decoration but were widely used as charms, emblems, talismans and for medicinal purposes.


The Effects of Wearing Planetary Gemstones

Fine quality gems have the power to increase the favorable results of benevolent planetary influences and to diminish the unfavorable effects of negative planets in a birth chart. They can neutralize the effects of poison, snake bite, diseases, and even harmful spirits or entities. This unique ability has added mystery and inscrutability to their obvious beauty and desirability the world over.


Your True Birth Stone

Much has been written or suggested regarding recommendations of astrological birth stones and such birth stone recommendations are often printed in the back pages of yearly calendars. In 1912, many of the traditional gemstones used as birth stones were substituted for more commercially viable stones by the American National Jewelers Retail Association to suit their own commercial needs. If you are taking recommendations for your own birth stone from such a source, then you are being deceived and led astray.


Client Gem Testimonials

Histories, tales, Biblical events and Vedic scriptures all enumerate the usage and value of gemstones. In old accounts, entire robes worn by kings were said to be covered with brilliant stones. The Turks attached amber to the tips of their pipes to prevent infection when smoking. The Greeks believed that to drink wine from an amethyst goblet would prevent intoxication.


How to Clean Gemstones

Stones must be cleaned regularly (once a week) so that their power, purity, strength and vibration is not impeded. Stones will absorb your negative energies which is part of their function. And that will reduce their potency or cause them to stop vibrating altogether.


The Nava-ratna or Nava-mani – The Nine Gem Set Piece

Nava-ratna or Nava-mani refers to the nine gemstones related to the nine planets used in Vedic Astrology. These nine planets are Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. Nava means ‘nine’ and ratna or mani means ‘gem’ in the Sanskrit language. .