A “dasha” is a planetary period in Vedic Astrology. Throughout our lives we go through various cycles ruled by the planets of our Jyotish charts. There are mahadashas (main periods) and antardashas (sub-periods) and they behave somewhat like the chapters of a book. Whatever planet is ruling a dasha will offer a predominant theme for that… Read More Should you always wear a gemstone for your mahadasha?
The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show is the largest of its kind in the United States, hosting over 4,000 vendors in several locations throughout the city every February. The two most prestigious shows we visit are not open to the general public, requiring advanced approval and identity verification to be allowed inside. Sapphires, emeralds, rubies,… Read More Tales from the Tucson Gem Show
I trust it’s quite evident that I love what I do. Connecting people with top-quality astrological gemstones is a unique and rewarding line of work. One of the not-so-fun parts of my job, however, is correcting false information about our customer’s purchases coming from well-meaning “experts” in the jewelry business. In an attempt to help… Read More When Jewelers Are 100% Wrong About Gems
A muhurta is a specific date and time selected by a Vedic Astrologer to maximize the auspiciousness of an event. Muhurtas can be used for buying homes and vehicles, for signing business contracts, and even for when you first begin wearing your astrological gemstone. Some people like to get a muhurta for when their gem… Read More Vedic Muhurtas: When To Begin Wearing Your Astrological Gemstone
Learn ways to test a gemstone for personal compatibility before it’s officially purchased. … Read More 7 Ways to Test An Astrological Gem
Astrological gemstones are a powerful Vedic remedy as long as they’re the proper quality and ethically sourced. That said, their potency and purity can be further enhanced by blessing, clearing, and activating them. Below is a review of how we cleanse and charge our Jyotish gemstone inventory as well as tips you can use to… Read More How To Bless, Cleanse & Activate Gems
Did you break the rules and take your astrological jewelry off for a minute? For an hour? For an entire day?! Here’s the most important thing to do in this potentially scary situation: Don’t panic. Everything is perfectly fine. The common belief, and rule of thumb, among Vedic Astrologers is that a Jyotish gemstone must… Read More Do I *have* to wear my gemstone 24/7?
India is the motherland of the Jyotish tradition and the art of recommending gemstones based on one’s astrological birth chart. Vedic Astrology and Ayurveda were developed there thousands of years ago to help people acquire greater knowledge of the self, the cultivation of balance, and the promotion of lasting well-being. These sciences prove to hold… Read More Buying Gems in India: You Get What You Pay For
Tarah Sands, Inventory Manager, Astrological Gem International There are few things as exciting as a gemstone buying trip. Anyone who works in a wholesale industry will understand what I mean, and for those of you who don’t, let me explain. Imagine walking into your favorite store – only instead of your favorite store, there are… Read More Buying Trip Adventures with Jay
One of the most interesting skills I have developed over the past 10 years as an astrological gemstone advisor is the ability to sense which gemstones will be the most suitable for which people. I have no doubt at this point in my career that powerful Jyotish gemstones possess a unique form of consciousness, personality even, with distinct preferences as to who their… Read More When Jyotish Gemstones Speak to Me