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
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
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
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
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
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