By Tiffany April Raines, Certified Gemstone Advisor of Astrological Gem International
Looking to buy a Vedic Gemstone? Keep these tips in mind in order to make the most of your purchase.
1.) Only buy top quality gemstones.
There are endless gemstones available online and in jewelry stores, with endless pitfalls to look out for when it comes to receiving astrological benefit. If you want an effective planetary gemstone, it’s extremely important to purchase a stone that is good quality. Learn more about what makes a gemstone Jyotish quality here.
2.) Choose a muhurta, or auspicious time, to begin wearing your gems.
Astrological transits are like weather forecasts. They determine how the planets influence us as they pass over our skies. Sometimes the planets are acting in our favor, and sometimes they are not. It is ideal to begin wearing a gemstone when its corresponding planet is well-placed in transit. Having a gemstone set and worn for the first time during an auspicious transit will allow your stone to “hit the ground running” when it begins channeling energy into your physiology. This minimizes the adjustment period and maximizes the immediate benefits of the stone you are putting on.
3.) Learn the associated mantras to go with the planets you are strengthening.
The benefits of gemstones are transmitted through light frequency. Mantras make the most of sound frequency. You can double your planetary power by chanting or meditating with mantras that correspond to the planets you wish to work with.
4.) Know the anticipated benefits of the gems you’ve purchased.
Many people experience wonderful results when they put on properly prescribed gemstones, even if they’re not entirely sure why they’re wearing them. However, it is easier to track your progress with the stone if you know the results to look for. Like other prescriptive tools, such as herbal supplements or medicine, it is best to know exactly why you are investing in the gemstone you’ve purchased and what to expect when the stone is worn.
5.) Set an intention.
It is helpful to invest in an astrological gem with personal goals and outcomes in mind. Gemstones and crystals are unique in that they almost possess a unique form of consciousness, as though they come to life when they are worn by someone who loves them. Working with their energy makes gemstones even more effective than letting them do the work on their own.
6.) Wear them 24/7.
Whenever possible, it’s ideal to set your astrological gemstone in a style of jewelry that you are comfortable wearing all the time, even when you sleep. While you won’t receive negative effects from taking it off, only wearing your stone part-time will result in part-time benefit.
7.) Wear the right kind of jewelry
Most planetary gemstones are worn as rings, on the finger that corresponds with the associated planet. The ring setting should not only be comfortable, but it should safeguard the gemstone from impact as much as possible. The jewelry should also be open in the back, allowing light to pass through the gemstone and onto the skin. If a ring can not be comfortably worn every day, a pendant is an excellent alternative. Our customers report equally beneficial results when their gemstones are worn as a ring or a pendant. Top-quality stones, in our opinion, work well when placed almost anywhere on the body.
8.) Work with a trustworthy jeweler.
There are countless friendly and talented jewelers in the business, probably at least one or two in the nearest city to you. While many have extensive knowledge of precious gemstones and how to set them, our clients report that very few have experience working with untreated astrological gemstones. Not only is it important that your jeweler respect precious stones such as emeralds when setting them, but they must never expose an untreated sapphire to heat of any kind. The jeweler you work with should also set your gemstone so that it lightly touches the skin, but not set so deeply that it pokes the skin uncomfortably. We offer custom astrological jewelry services with reliable Jyotish jewelers whenever needed, as sometimes they are very hard to find.
9.) Work with their benefit.
Jyotish gemstones work in many different ways. Transformation occurs on an energetic level first, and then begins affecting other areas of life. Accepting the transformations that are occurring, keeping an open mind to the lessons that are being received, and doing the inner work needed to fully embrace the increased potential given to you by your gems will maximize the results you experience with them.
10.) Get a proper prescription.
Jyotish gemstones are like medicine, and should be treated as very powerful remedies. It’s important to wear the right stone for this reason. Working with a qualified Vedic Astrologer, and fully understanding why they are recommending these gemstones for you, will help to avoid inauspicious results from the gemstones you purchase. We recommend strengthening your most auspicious and beneficial planets, especially if they are weak or afflicted. Your Vedic Astrologer can help you determine the best planets to strengthen and the best gems to wear for them.
Tiffany April Raines is the Head of Sales at Astrological Gem International. Trained at the American College of Vedic Astrology and certified as a gemstone advisor through the Planetary Gemologists Association, she has been serving the Vedic Astrology community with research-based gemstone insight and advice for over 10 years. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: In order to provide the most time and best service possible for our paying customers, we are no longer able to respond to all of the requests we receive for gemstone recommendations. We welcome you instead to try our Free Gem Report if you are still in the learning and research phase of your Jyotish gemstone journey. This can be found at AstrologicalGem.com.