What Metal to Wear with my Astrological Gemstone


Ancient Vedic texts assign gems a specific metal for obtaining the best and most harmonious planetary results. Occasionally an astrologer will recommend something different than these guidelines based on a specific birth chart and that recommendation is the most important one to follow. Does this mean that a gem set in the wrong metal will not… Read More What Metal to Wear with my Astrological Gemstone

The Best Gemstones for Every Vedic Sign


In this article we’ll be discussing the best Jyotish gemstones for every Vedic rising sign to wear. Before we begin though, let’s review the most important rules of Jyotish gemstone recommendation: 1.) Strengthen your most auspicious planets first. With some exceptions, these are usually the rulers of the trikona (1st, 5th, and 9th) houses. If a planet… Read More The Best Gemstones for Every Vedic Sign

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

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