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
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
India is the motherland of the Jyotish tradition and the art of recommending gemstones based on one’s astrological birth chart. Vedic Astrology and Ayurveda were developed there thousands of years ago to help people acquire greater knowledge of the self, the cultivation of balance, and the promotion of lasting well-being. These sciences prove to hold… Read More Buying Gems in India: You Get What You Pay For
Tarah Sands, Inventory Manager, Astrological Gem International There are few things as exciting as a gemstone buying trip. Anyone who works in a wholesale industry will understand what I mean, and for those of you who don’t, let me explain. Imagine walking into your favorite store – only instead of your favorite store, there are… Read More Buying Trip Adventures with Jay
One of the most interesting skills I have developed over the past 10 years as an astrological gemstone advisor is the ability to sense which gemstones will be the most suitable for which people. I have no doubt at this point in my career that powerful Jyotish gemstones possess a unique form of consciousness, personality even, with distinct preferences as to who their… Read More When Jyotish Gemstones Speak to Me
Jyotish gemstones impact our karma in a range of ways. Where you are at, karmically and consciously, when you first begin wearing your gemstone will affect the results you experience with it both immediately and over time. Gemstones amplify the energy of their corresponding planets. This means that they will shine light on the houses/signs the gemstone planet rules in your… Read More How to Tell if Your Gemstones are Working
Anyone who has worn jewelry for any length of time understands that there is a natural wear-and-tear process it will undergo. Over time the metal doesn’t look as shiny, the stone starts to look a little less dazzling, and the edges of the prongs or bezels will look a little less distinct. This is totally… Read More What Do I Do if I Damage My Gemstone?
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
I never collected rocks when I was young. I really never once thought about gems until one day in the summer of 1979 on the campus of Amherst Massachusetts. I was one of 3,600 people participating in a 40 day long meditation retreat. After meditating daily for six hours a day I was in a… Read More How I Found My Passion for Gemstones
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?
When shopping for an astrological gemstone, it’s helpful to understand the industry terminology used to describe the gem. Shape and cut are frequently referred to when assessing individual gemstones in the trade. The shape of a gem is usually pretty easy to identify. Standard shapes are Round, Oval, Rectangular, Square, etc. The cut of a gemstone can… Read More Gemstone Cuts and Shapes