Yellow Sapphire for Jupiter: Properties, Benefits & Substitutes


One of the most commonly sold stones at Astrological Gem is the unheated yellow sapphire, which our customers buy to strengthen Jupiter in their Vedic astrological birth chart. Jupiter is considered the most benevolent planet according to Vedic Astrology. It represents enlightenment, generosity, happiness, and abundance. When properly prescribed, these are the qualities that are enlivened when a top quality… Read More Yellow Sapphire for Jupiter: Properties, Benefits & Substitutes

Uparatnas: How to Buy a Gemstone on a Budget


When shopping for Jyotish gems, always remember the golden rule of Vedic Gemology: The quality of an astrological gemstone is the most critical factor in determining whether or not any planetary effects will be acquired from wearing it. It is always better to buy a top quality secondary gemstone, or uparatna, than to buy a cheap, poor quality, heavily included (flawed), or heat-treated… Read More Uparatnas: How to Buy a Gemstone on a Budget

Red Coral for Mars: Properties and Benefits


Red coral, according to Vedic Astrology, is the primary gemstone for Mars. It is said to be warming and invigorating. Our red coral customers report an increase in courage, vitality, and motivation when the gemstone is properly prescribed and worn according to Jyotish criteria. Who should wear red coral? Strengthening Mars with red coral can be of… Read More Red Coral for Mars: Properties and Benefits

What Differentiates Us From Our Competition?


Recently, I was asked this question by a customer. The short answer is this: We are dedicated to sourcing the most potent, powerful, untreated gemstones at the very best prices possible for use in Jyotish (Vedic astrology). Our collection of gems is of the finest quality and purity available anywhere, and our prices are always extremely competitive given… Read More What Differentiates Us From Our Competition?

Benefits & Properties of Libra Gemstones


Libras are fairly easy to spot. Warm, charismatic, open, and generous, they’re frequently the life of the party. They make great hosts, they can get along with almost anyone, they’ve got a refined eye, and they’re not afraid to express their appreciation for beauty. The sweet and aesthetic appeal of Venus radiates naturally from many… Read More Benefits & Properties of Libra Gemstones

What Metal to Wear with my Astrological Gemstone


Ancient Vedic texts assign gems a specific metal for obtaining the best and most harmonious planetary results. Occasionally an astrologer will recommend something different than these guidelines based on a specific birth chart and that recommendation is the most important one to follow. Does this mean that a gem set in the wrong metal will not… Read More What Metal to Wear with my Astrological Gemstone

The Best Vedic Gemstones for Every Sign


In this article, we will discuss the best gemstones for each sign to wear for Vedic Astrology (Jyotish). Before we begin, though, let’s review the three most important rules of Jyotish Gemstone Recommendation: 1.) Strengthen your most auspicious planets first. With some exceptions, one’s most auspicious planets are usually the rulers of the 1st, 5th, and 9th houses. A… Read More The Best Vedic Gemstones for Every Sign

Powerful Rahu & Ketu Gemstones: Benefits & Side Effects


There are two primary methods of gemstone recommendation in Vedic Gemology: wear gemstones for your auspicious/benefic planets, to produce auspicious/benefic results, or wear gemstones for your malefic and troublesome planets, to try to eradicate their malefic/troublesome influences.  At Astrological Gem International, years of client research has demonstrated to us that Vedic gemstones always behave as their corresponding planets do. This means that amplifying the energy… Read More Powerful Rahu & Ketu Gemstones: Benefits & Side Effects