Tiffany April Raines

Author: Tiffany April Raines

Tiffany April Raines is the Certified Vedic Gemologist and Head of Sales at Astrological Gem. She joined the team in 2007 as a webmaster and a scientific skeptic. Doubting that astrological gemstones really worked, but curious by nature, she began researching client experiences in depth and testing every kind of gem she could on herself. Undeniable results converted her into a believer and eventually a practitioner of Jyotish. In 2012 she studied at the American College of Vedic Astrology and in 2014 became Astrological Gem’s Head of Sales. In 2015 she became a Certified Gemstone Advisor through the Planetary Gemologists Association whose website features her writing on Vedic Gemology to this day. Wearing several powerful gemstones of her own, she has served thousands of clients with research-based wisdom and intuitive insight, publishes popular myth-busting articles at, and has grown to become one of the most sought after Jyotish gemstone advisors in the world.

We know through analytics that many people visit our website, look at the prices of our astrological gemstones, and bounce after a couple of seconds. Many of these visitors probably think that our inventory is wildly overpriced. I certainly get this feedback all the time from people who contact me

Synthetic stones are rising in popularity as affordable, high quality gems grow increasingly hard to find. Several dealers sell lab grown gemstones for Jyotish, but do they really work? It would be wonderful if we could cut corners and find a way to get the same potent results with synthetic

It’s human nature to want definitive answers on abstract questions, especially when talking about esoteric concepts like Vedic Gemology. But anybody who tries to ask me if a Jyotish gemstone is “100% good” or “100% bad” for them will find that I never answer black and white questions, no matter

Mercury Retrograde is one of the most popular (and most dreaded) planetary transits, regularly talked about in both Western and Vedic Astrology. My guess is that people notice it more than other transits because it affects our vehicles, gadgets, travel plans, computers, communication, and mental states – things that are

My job as a Vedic Gemologist keeps me connected to insightful people from all over the world. I’m always listening to and learning about our collective spiritual experiences through the work I do for Astrological Gem. If there’s one thing I think my clients would all like to tell each

If you’ve ever asked me to sort out the conflicting information you’ve been given about Jyotish gemstones, you’ve likely heard me say the following thing. In fact, I say it so often, and it’s so important, I’m going to put it in really big text today: If you ask 10

Astrological Gem offers the world’s finest Jyotish gemstones with commitment to honesty, integrity, and customer satisfaction. We’re passionate about bringing the right gems to the right people, always for the right purposes. Doing business with “honesty and integrity” has been part of our company’s mission statement since Jay Boyle began

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

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

A lot of people I speak to, deep in the throes of multiple astrology readings and endless late-night Googling sessions, get lost in all the conflicting opinions out there related to Vedic Gemology. Frequently I get a call from someone asking me for advice, only to receive a second call

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