The Best Vedic Gemstones for Every Sign


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

Powerful Rahu & Ketu Gemstones: Benefits & Side Effects


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

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


By Tiffany April Raines, Certified Gemstone Advisor of Astrological Gem International Over the years, I’ve noticed 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 upon them. If it’s appropriate and beneficial to do so, I like… Read More Blue Sapphire Effects & Benefits

Yellow Diamonds


Yellow Diamonds are an increasingly popular recommendation among astrologers with their distinct combination of Jupiter and Venus energy. Understanding Yellow Diamonds means understanding the different saturation levels of yellow. The yellow color is caused by traces of nitrogen replacing carbon atoms in the molecular structure of the stone. The more nitrogen in the structure, the… Read More Yellow Diamonds

Western vs. Vedic Astrology: Different Systems, Different Gems


By Alison Bodhani, Vedic Astrologer and Guest Author for Astrological Gem International In order to understand the differences between gem prescription in Western Astrology and Vedic Astrology, one must first understand some of the key differences between the two systems. There is actually not a terrific amount of overlay between them, but to the casual… Read More Western vs. Vedic Astrology: Different Systems, Different Gems

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