Are You a Good Candidate for Gemstone Therapy?


Sometimes I take the liberty of respectfully declining to sell to people. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it’s in the best interest of all involved. After a thorough chart analysis and a gemstone consultation, the people who probably aren’t ready to wear powerful gemstones yet (and will likely return whatever they do… Read More Are You a Good Candidate for Gemstone Therapy?

Should you always wear a gemstone for your mahadasha?


A “dasha” is a planetary period in Vedic Astrology. Throughout our lives we go through various cycles ruled by the planets of our Jyotish charts. There are mahadashas (main periods) and antardashas (sub-periods) and they behave somewhat like the chapters of a book. Whatever planet is ruling a dasha will offer a predominant theme for that… Read More Should you always wear a gemstone for your mahadasha?

The Best Gemstones for Every Vedic Sign


In this article we’ll be discussing the best Jyotish gemstones for every Vedic rising sign to wear. Before we begin though, let’s review the most important rules of Jyotish gemstone recommendation: 1.) Strengthen your most auspicious planets first. With some exceptions, these are usually the rulers of the trikona (1st, 5th, and 9th) houses. If a planet… Read More The Best Gemstones for Every Vedic Sign

Size doesn’t matter as much as you think it does.


Almost every day, I receive a request for a very large Jyotish gemstone, as many astrologers believe that bigger gems automatically translate to an increase in benefits for the wearer. Browsing through my inbox, here are the size requests I’ve gotten in the past week: 3-carat diamond 4-carat emerald 9-carat white sapphire 12-carat red coral 10-carat unheated Burmese ruby… Read More Size doesn’t matter as much as you think it does.

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

What Makes a Gemstone Jyotish Quality?


By Tiffany April Raines, Certified Gemstone Advisor of Astrological Gem International When it comes to buying astrological gemstones, it’s important to make an informed purchase.  Because the quality of the gemstone is the primary factor in determining how effective it will be for Vedic Astrology, being able to delineate between a top-quality and a poor-quality… Read More What Makes a Gemstone Jyotish Quality?

How do Astrological Gemstones Work?


Precious gemstones have been used throughout the world for thousands of years to promote healing, fortune, and good luck. Research conducted at Astrological Gem International has determined that high quality natural gemstones can significantly influence people’s lives when correctly worn for Jyotish. The right gems promote harmony, the wrong gems promote discord, and poor quality… Read More How do Astrological Gemstones Work?

A Day in the Life: Buying Astrological Emeralds


It’s currently Wednesday, the astrological day of Mercury, and I’m sitting in our showroom inspecting a parcel of emeralds that just arrived. Emerald is Mercury’s primary Jyotish gemstone and Mercury rules over writing and communication in astrology. It seemed fitting to write about this experience on my iPhone as I go about my work today.… Read More A Day in the Life: Buying Astrological Emeralds

When Jewelers Are 100% Wrong About Gems


I trust it’s quite evident that I love what I do. Connecting people with top-quality astrological gemstones is a unique and rewarding line of work. One of the not-so-fun parts of my job, however, is correcting false information about our customer’s purchases coming from well-meaning “experts” in the jewelry business. In an attempt to help… Read More When Jewelers Are 100% Wrong About Gems

Vedic Muhurtas: When To Begin Wearing Your Astrological Gemstone


A muhurta is a specific date and time selected by a Vedic Astrologer to maximize the auspiciousness of an event. Muhurtas can be used for buying homes and vehicles, for signing business contracts, and even for when you first begin wearing your astrological gemstone. Some people like to get a muhurta for when their gem… Read More Vedic Muhurtas: When To Begin Wearing Your Astrological Gemstone