From the very dawn of civilization, man has been fascinated by brilliant, shiny, colorful shells, stones and crystals. Their possession made him more important than others. Gems have always been regarded as bringers of peace, prosperity and happiness. Favorable gems bring about name, fame, power and make life easier. Ancient scriptures from across the world have praised gems as powerful agents of energy that influence human fate and destiny, induce good energy and expel the negative energy that produces sickness and suffering.
In Tantra Sara, a major tantrik scripture, the human body is stated to be an island of nine gems. These nine gems known as nav-ratnas correspond with the nine dhatus(ingredients) of which the human body is composed. The Tantra Sara gives a clear statement of their correspondence to the nav-ratnas, which is very helpful in understanding the relationship of gems with the human organism. Wearing these gems influences the dhatus and the psychophysical well-being.
The puranas present beautiful stories about the origin of gems and their relationship with the nine planets. The nav-ratna (nine gems) is divided into two groups:-Precious and Semi-precious. Diamond, pearl, Ruby, Blue-Sapphire and Emerald are precious gems whereas hessonite, yellow sapphire, cats eye and coral fall in the category of semi-precious gems. This division is based neither on the market value of the gems nor on their brilliance, lustre or durability but on their utility and their influence on the human psyche, body, chemistry and electromagnetic field.
There is no disagreement in the relationship of gems to planets. Most Indian astrologers and gem therapists agree on the use of gemstone related to the moon sign (rashi). (The moon sign means the placement of moon in a particular sign of the Zodiac). It is not always beneficial to select gemstones just because they are related to moon sign (rashi). To wear a gem, is to add the energy of the planet related to the gem and if the planet is in bad aspect it will only add to ones problems. Hence it is always necessary to consult a gem therapist or a good astrologer before selecting a gem.
It is always advisable to wear the rings of different gems on different fingers. As a general rule, the ring finger is the best for wearing rings, but as each finger is related to a particular planet, the ring should be worn on the finger connected with the planet .This belief is quite popular and sometimes we see people wearing rings on many fingers. There is also distinction between the right and left hand: the right hand is solar and the left hand is lunar. If a person seeks balance in life then he has to wear a ring with the gem, related with the planets Sun, Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu on the left hand (i.e. solar gems on the lunar hand). The gems related with Moon, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter should be worn on the right hand. Hence wearing gems on the appropriate fingers, would bring good health, prosperity, name and fame, saves one from wild animals, accidents, evil effects of poison and negative effects of ill-boding planets.
Our gemstone specialist astrologer suggests wearing of any gemstone after extensive and meticulous observation of the birth chart of his each client. Things considered while making observation and analysis are location and nature of planets in the birth chart, transit of planets, good and bad effects of planets, good and bad astrology yogas, etc. Besides suggesting the most curative or beneficial gemstone, he also gives guidance regarding the most auspicious time to wear the suggested gemstone on specific finger, the most suitable metal for the pedestal ring, and the purifying and energizing mantra and process to be performed well before wearing the gemstone-studded ring.
This gem of work for the betterment of one’s life is a known fact. However, most people do not believe in the influence of gemstones. These days, people look for gems and its effects on scientific evidence. Recognizing the benefits of astrological gems all logic fails to impress them.
One wears the type of jewelry, which help produce electromagnetic radiation. Our attitudes, behavior and environment that affect the micro-cosmic radiation of planets – we, as human beings, receive significant rays. The planetary radiation has an effect on our psychological nature constant change. Coming in direct contact with the skin stones and gems a year electromagnetic effect on cells. But its effectiveness has not been proven day after day we observe and prove otherwise, there has also been called the law recognizes them as pure science in the field of law. Similarly the effects of gemstones are observed by those who use them under proper guidance. Since the effects are very subjective and individual in nature, they are not in the public scrutiny and people generally do not believe in their beneficial values.
Gemstones have been is prominent usage since ancient times for alleviating or eliminating the ill effects of planets, and enhancing the good and constructive powers or influences of favoring planets. The gemstones are known for the capabilities to absorb the specific planetary radiations, and thereby, protect the native from the probable problems related with health, finance, family, business/profession, social status, etc. Different gemstones have different impacts or results; and the gemstones influence not only the thoughts and deeds of the people wearing these, but also the whole body of these people. Hence, before wearing a gemstone a person is firmly advised to consult a mature and reputed astrologer, in order to avert the possible ill effects of the gemstone.