Powerful Rahu & Ketu Gemstones: Benefits & Side Effects


There are two main methods of gemstone recommendation in Vedic Astrology. One method is to prescribe gemstones for your most benefic planets in order to produce auspicious results. The other method, which we do not recommend, is to wear gemstones for your malefic planets in an attempt to appease them or lessen their influence. Listening to client… Read More Powerful Rahu & Ketu Gemstones: Benefits & Side Effects

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.

Blue Sapphire Effects & Benefits


I’ve noticed over the years that our clients tend to purchase Saturn gemstones for one of two reasons: some wish to strengthen the presence of Saturn in their lives and some wish to appease or minimize Saturn’s difficult and heavy influence over them. If it’s appropriate and beneficial to do so, I like to offer the following advice. When buying a blue sapphire, or… Read More Blue Sapphire Effects & Benefits

10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Astrological Gemstone


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.… Read More 10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Astrological Gemstone

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

The Nine Jyotish Gems and Their Corresponding Vedic Planets


By Tiffany April Raines, Certified Gemstone Advisor of Astrological Gem International At Astrological Gem, we see time and time again how top-quality Vedic gemstones produce significant, quantifiable results for the gemstone wearer.  These results are traditionally in alignment with the qualities of the planet that the gemstone represents.  The gemstones for Vedic Astrology channel the… Read More The Nine Jyotish Gems and Their Corresponding Vedic Planets

What Makes a Gemstone Jyotish Quality?


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 Jyotish gemstone is very important if optimal results are desired. Determining… Read More What Makes a Gemstone Jyotish Quality?