Vedic Gemstones

Ruby

Red radiates warmth and a strong sense of vitality. And red is also the color of the Ruby, the king of the gemstones and represented by the royal planet Sun or Surya. In the fascinating world of gemstones, Ruby is the undisputed ruler. Ruby is the red variety of the mineral corundum, one of the hardest minerals on the planet. The best Rubies for jyotish purposes are believed to come from Burma (Myanmar)

Pearl

Pearls are treasures from the earth’s rivers, lakes, seas, and oceans and is related to our subconscious mind, emotions, feelings, moods. It is considered the queen among gemstones and represents the Moon or Chandra. A pearl is made up of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form. The best Pearls for jyotish purposes are believed to come from the Middle East seas.

Coral

A Red Coral’s rich, virile color has been thought to stimulate and energize for thousands of years. Red coral or Moonga is  related to Mars or Mangala, which is the planet of ambition and energy. Corals come from underwater coral reefs which have a deposit of calcium carbonate on their surface. The best Corals for jyotish purposes are believed to come from the Mediterranean sea.

Emerald

Emeralds are beautiful, most intense and radiant gemstones. Emerald or Panna represents the planet Mercury or Buddha, the planet of intelligence, speech, communication and trade. Emerald is a variety of the mineral Beryl. The best Emeralds for jyotish purposes are believed to come from Columbia.

Yellow Sapphire

Yellow Sapphire or Pukhraj represents wisdom and knowledge. It is related to Jupiter or Guru, the planet of higher intelligence and is a variety of corundum. The best Yellow Sapphires for jyotish purposes are believed to come from Sri Lanka.

Diamond

Diamonds have been treasured as gemstones since their use in ancient India. It represents love, beauty, arts and married life and is related to the planet Venus or Shukra. It is made of Carbon and is the hardest known natural material. The best Diamonds for jyotish purposes are believed to come from Golkonda mines in India.

blue

Blue Sapphire or Neelam is related to the planet Saturn or Shani which represents integrity and discipline and is a variety of corundum. The best Blue Sapphires for jyotish purposes are believed to come from Kashmir in India.

gomedha

Hessonite garnet or Gomedha is a gemstone related to Rahu, the planet of worldly possessions and material desires. It is made of Silicate mineral. The best Hessonite garnets for jyotish purposes are believed to come from Sri Lanka.

cats

Cat’s Eye or Lehsuniya exhibits a pleasing appearance that resembles an eye of a cat. Cat’s Eye is related to the the planet Ketu which represents spirituality and moksha or liberation. It is an aluminate of beryllium and is fairly hard. The best Cat’s Eye for jyotish purposes are believed to come from Sri Lanka.

 

 

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