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All you ever wanted to know about gemstones

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Gemology

Who doesn’t love to wear gemstones. If you thought they were beautiful crystals, you have to read it. The right gem can be the difference between a prince and a pauper, according to ancient texts.

If you choose your gem in accordance with your zodiac sign and other parameters, you may be protected from diseases and the effects of toxins. It will bring you prosperity and nourish your body in minute levels.

Also read: What the Malayalam stars hold for you in the New Year

Chapter seven of the Rasa Raja Tharangani even says gemstones can prolong youth. Varahamihiran’s Brahmasamhita counsels extra care while choosing the divinity in gemstones.

Gemstones have to be chosen for their associated planets and the phases they are in.

Also read: Spell marital success with diamonds

Never compromise on the quality of the gem. To be sure, go for a lab-tested stone. Always consult an astrologer who has mastered gemology.

Each precious stone has its own unique properties. They have to be chosen after a detailed analysis of horoscope.

Ruby

Ruby

Ruby is the stone of the Sun. Astrologers prescribe ruby to harness the Sun’s energy. Ruby draws power and promotion and ensures good health. Men do best to wear ruby on the ring finger of the right hand not later than an hour from Sunday dawn. Light a lamp and face east before you wear the gem, praying to the Sun god and Maheshwara. You may also wear it after doing a puja in a Siva temple. Ruby may be washed in the water drained out after anointing the idol in the temple. Women should wear ruby on the ring finger of the left hand.

Pearl

Pearl

A pearl can help you overcome the bad effects of the Moon. Men should wear the pearl on the ring finger of their right hand and women on the left hand. Pearl can do wonders in healing mental disorders and stress-related problems. Some astrologers in North India also prescribe to wear the pearl on the little finger. It is preferred to wear pearl after a puja in a Bhagawati temple. Always wear pearl in the first hour after dawn on Monday.

Red coral

Red coral

Red coral is worn to address the problems associated with Mars in your horoscope. Men should wear the pearl on the ring finger of their right hand and women on the left hand. Red coral can help women find a partner faster. Never wear a red coral to remove ‘Chovva dosham’ but you can wear it if it suits your horoscope. Red coral can be worn after a puja in a Bhagawati temple or a Murugan temple. Always wear the stone in the first hour after dawn on Tuesday.

Emerald

Emerald

The stone radiates a greenish hue and is associated with Mercury. This gemstone helps those who pursue education. If this gem is found suitable after the horoscope analysis, men can wear it on either the middle finger, ring finger or little finger of the right hand though it is not found to be as effective on the little finger. Women should wear emerald on the left hand. Emerald can be worn in the first hour after dawn on Wednesday after a puja in a temple dedicated to an avatar of Vishnu including Sree Krishna, Sree Rama, Parasurama, Narasimha Moorthi and Varaha Moorthi. You can also wear it at home at the designated hour.

Yellow sapphire

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The yellow stone brings a fortune. You can enhance your good fortunes with the aid of this gem associated with Jupiter. You are sure to come across more opportunities. If this gem is found suitable after the horoscope analysis, men can wear it on the index finger of the right hand. Women should wear yellow sapphire on the index finger of the left hand. Yellow sapphire can be worn in the first hour after dawn on Thursday after a puja in a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. You can also wear it at home at the designated hour. Wear this stone and you are guaranteed a bundle of joy.

Diamond

Diamonds

Diamond belongs to Venus. The gemstone is particularly benign on those waiting for marital bliss. Diamond is thought to be beneficial for getting married soon and leading a luxurious life. Wear it only after getting your horoscope analyzed. Do not fall for the argument that a diamond is for everyone. There are many people who failed in life after buying diamonds spurred by advertisements. Do not wear diamonds during your learning years even if this is a gemstone that suits your horoscope. Wear if around your wedding if it suits you. Consult an astrologer (not the one attached to a jewellery) before buying a diamond. Diamond can be worn in the first hour after dawn on Friday after a puja in a temple dedicated to Mahalakshmi, Annapurneswari or Saumya Bhagawati.

Blue sapphire

Blue sapphire

Perhaps the most divine of the nine gemstones because is associated with Saturn. This gem is the source of power and command. It ensures permanence of riches. However, blue sapphire is not a universal protection against the harmful influence of Sani. If you are suffering from Kandaka Sani, Ashtama Sani, Janma Sani or Ezhara Sani, do not assume that blue sapphire could save you from your troubles. It could actually aggravates your maladies if its not a stone that suits you. Get your horoscope analyzed and wear blue sapphire only if an astrologer prescribes it. If this gem is found suitable after the horoscope analysis, men can wear it on the middle finger of the right hand. Women should wear blue sapphire on the middle finger of the left hand. Blue sapphire can be worn in the first hour after dawn on Saturday after a puja in any Sastha temple. Dharma Sastha, Ayyappa and Vishnumaya temples are preferred to initiate blue sapphire.

Hessonite garnet

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The wonder stone can be recognized by its hue that resembles a cow’s urine. Called Gomethakam in Malayalam, the gemstone is associated with Rahu, who causes the eclipses. Wear it only if your astrologer prescribes it. Hessonite is beneficial for merchants and artistes alike. This is preferred by businessmen and movie stars. The garnet can be worn in the first hour after dawn on Saturday after a puja in a sacred grove (sarpakkavu). It can also protect you from evil spells.

Cat’s eye chrysoberyl

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The name says it all. The gemstone has the mysterious sheen of a cat’s eye. Called Vaidooryam in Malayalam, the stone belongs to Ketu, making it ideal to steer clear from debt liabilities and to ensure personality development. This gem will help you in being successful in all fronts. Cat’s eye chrysoberyl can be worn in the first hour after dawn on Tuesday after a puja in a temple dedicated to Ganapati or Chamundeswari.

Always recite the holy verses to appease the planet whose energy you wish to harness while wearing a gemstone. The celestial bodies will be pleased if you recite the verses touching the associated stones on the designated day.

Always wear a quality gem. Translucent gemstones should be of more than 2 carats (1 carat = 200 milligram) and opaque ones such as pearl, red coral and turquoise should be between 3 carat and 10 carat.

There is no connection between the gemstone’s weight and the wearer’s body weight. As far as gemstones are concerned, carat is just a metric to measure the weight, not a measure of purity as with gold.

A gemstone’s quality is based on its color cutting and clarity as well as the volume of its underground deposits.

A precious stone cannot harm you if you happen to touch a dead body while wearing it or participate in funereal rituals. You have to wear it day and night even though you can remove it for up to an hour.

You can eat whatever you want to and engage in sex while wearing the stone. Do not worry about lighting or radiation from your mobile phones. These things cannot decrease the power of the stone. Not even eclipses. Precious stones are influenced by the rainbow colors in sunshine and the rays from the nine planets.

You can choose either gold, silver, copper or platinum to make a ring to house the gemstone. Keep the gemstone clean all the time. All rings and lockets to place the gemstones should have an open design. Take care not to damage the stone while placing it in the ring or locket.

Buy the gemstones that come with a certificate from a government lab or a recognized private lab. The government labs are preferred though.

Avoid wearing a stone already used by someone else. A stone is not rendered weak by the passage of time. So you do not have to replace a stone unless it is damaged.

There are certain things to keep in mind if you choose to wear multiple stones. You can wear a ruby, red coral and yellow sapphire because they represent compatible planets. Similarly, blue sapphire, diamond and emerald can also be worn together. Do not mix gemstones from the solar and lunar groups with each other. For instance, ruby and emerald do not go together.

Do not match hessonite garnet and cat’s eye chrysoberyl with anything else. Keep them separate.

Always rely on an expert, a geologist or a gemologist, to detect the damages to a gemstone. The market is flooded with artificial gemstones. Heat-treated stones are effective as per astrological studies.

(R Sanjeev Kumar P G A is from Jyothis Astrological Research Center at Thycaud in Thiruvananthapuram. He can be contacted at 0471 2324553 or +91 9447251087. Email him at jyothisgems@gmail.com)

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