What is a
A gemstone is a mineral or an organic that have been chosen for their beauty and durability, and then cut and polished for use as human adornment."
Synthetic gemstones are made in laboratory by man.They look similar to natural gems and for a laymen,it is difficult to differentiate between a natural and synthetic gemstone.It is recommended to test a gemstone from a professional gemologist.
Imitation gems merely imitate the color or look of a natural gem.They are made up of strass with a large percentage of lead to give luster, and different chemicals to give colour.
A gem treatment is any human cotrolled process that improve the appearance, and durability of a gem. A low quality natural gemstone can be treated to give the desired color and appearance to fetch more value.Bangkok sapphire(Bangkok Pukhraj), and glass filled Ruby are some of the examples of treated gemstones.
How a natural gemstone
benefits the wearer?
Every gemstone has the power to draw energy or beams from its respective planet and channelize it into the wearer's body.This property of a gemstone is helpful in exerting its influence in miraculous ways.
Each gemstone represents a planet of the solar system.the Karama Purana states that gems were created from the seven different kinds of rays of light, radiating from the seven formost planet of the solar system.These rays were transmitted in seven colours of the rainbow.These seven rays of light are responsible for all the celestial existences in cosmos,including the human body.Hence gems helps in fullfilling the chakras.Suppose a particular planet is strong/weak in the horoscope of a person and a person is suggest to wear the stone that represents the particular planet. The stone draws positive energy from the planet and channelize it into the body of wearer.
The planet, since then, begins to bestow its good effect on the person who then climbs the ladder of success quickly, reaps great benefits and enjoys good relation.Now even if the person doesn't make fervent efforts,the luck still gives him strong support.
What are the
wearing a gemstone?
wearing of gemstone
have any scientific basis or is it mere
Effects of the stones can be compared with the way modern medicine employs to remove the deficiency of vitamins in body.As for example green vegetable are prescribed to remove the deficiency of vitamin A and iron and basking is suggested to correct the disturbances in the level of vitamin D. Similarly stones are suggested to remove the deficiencies in the influence of particular planet. All gemstones are composed of chemical composition and the particular composition helps in filling the deficiency in the body.
where gems are found:
Yellow Sapphire(Pukhraj):Sri Lanka, Burma, India.
Yellow sapphire harmonizes and benefits the planet-Guru or Jupiter.Guru is the major instructor or techer and influences action with the highest order and balance. Yellow Sapphire guides action in the most harmonious and uplifting manner and balances inner and outer input while simultaneously performing and monitoring action.Yellow Sapphire works like a multi-vitamin.It purify your senses,brings prosperity to your personal and financial life.It also helps correct color ray imbalances throughout your being, thereby uplifting your health at a fudamental level.
It signifies knowledge, wisdom, virtue, fortune,,justice, education, future, religion, philosophy, devotion, children, distant travel, spirtuality, truthfulness, prosperity and charity.
The name emerald comes from the Greek 'smaragdos' via the Old French 'esmeralde'.The Vedas, the holy scriptures of the indians,say of the precious green gems and their healing properties: 'Emeralds promise good luck...' and 'The emerald enhances the well being...' Emerald helps in acquiring wealth and the native would be blessed with intelligence,good health, wealth, longevity, lands
and prosperity,domestic happiness and an obstruction free life. It brings advancement in profession, name, fame and honor.
The Sanskrit word for ruby is 'ratnaraj', which means 'kind of gemstones'. In the fascinating world of gemstones, ruby is the undisputed ruler. For thousands of years, ruby has been considered as one of the most valuable gemstone on earth. It has everything a precious stone should have: magnificent colour, excellent hardness and outstanding brilliance.
Ruby represents Sun, which promotes prosperity, wealth and the ability to attract good fortune towards oneself. One can attain
significance, good reputation, and ambition with the strength of a ruby.
Blue sapphire is a gemstone that has never lost its timeless appeal. It heals, nourishes and brings order to the mind, body and soul. This gem is so powerful, if used properly, it can alleviate even long-term misfortune. Blue sapphire can cause sudden upturn in profession and change the life pattern of the wearer for good. It
brings wealth, name, fame and power. Blue Sapphire aslo represents longevity, disciplin, authority, leadership, ambition, perfection, humility, and dutifulness.
Coral is the gemstone of Mars and its positive influence gives strength to a person to defeat his enemies. Coral is known as Praval in Sanskrit, Munga in Hindi, Povel in Marathi. In Urdu and Persian language, it is known as Mirjaan. The positive influence of Coral gives the happiness of younger siblings, courage, strength, patience, leadership qualities, and the ability to defeat enemies. A Coral will increase wealth and remove danger and obstacles. Coral turns in active person into active ones, helps build finances,
increase determination, courage, physical strength, vitality, and leadership qualities and helps one to finish the tasks he has begun.
Like the eye of a sleek feline predator, the Cat's Eye winks at the astonished observer a real miracle of Natural. That's why only this attractive gemstone has the right to the short, fitting name of "cat's eye". This gem is really something special with its narrow, bright band of light on a shimmering background, which seems to glide magically across the surface when the stone is moved.
Since ancient times, Cat's Eye has been regarded as a gemstone, which protects its wearer and keeps disaster at bay. Wearing a good Cat's eye make the person healthy, wealthy, strongly
determined, and knowedgleable. It gives gain from speculations, the stock market. Politicians can use cat's eye to good benefit, and it can help those in business from loosing money.
In India, this gem is known by various names like,'lasunia','vaidhuriya','ketu' and 'bidalaskh'.
Pearls have been prized for their beauty and rarity for more than for thousand years. From ancient China, India and Egypt, to Imperial Rome, to the Arab world, to Native American tribes, cultures from around the world and throughout recorded history have valued pearls longer than any other gem. Pearls are unique in the world of colored gemstones since they are only gemstone formed within a living creature.
Garnet traces its root to the Nile Delta in 3100 B.C., where Egyptian artisans would craft the gemstone into beads or inlay them into hand-wrought jewellry. Garnet received its name from the ancient Greeks because the color reminded of the "granatum" or pomegranate seed.
Hindu astrology relates hessonite garnet to Rahu. Vedic mythology suggests that Rahu is a serpent that causes eclipses through its action of swalloing in the moon or the sun. Metaphysically, some people have regarded the hessonite garnet gemstones as one that increases spiritually and self respect.
The fabulous garnet gemstone is very common and can be found in many areas around the world. The most common being Africa, India and Sri Lanka.
Ancient civilizations were fascinated by the exceptional hardeness of diamond, although colored gems were regarded as more aethetically pleasing. Diamonds are one of the most powerful gems and can give quick results to their wearers. Diamonds
strengthen a weak venus, enhance the color indigo, and are related to the number 6.Diamond effect water and our sense of taste, and work with Vishuddi Chakra(base of the neck).
Diamond is known as Varjmani or Indramaniin Sanskrit. In Hindi and Marathi, it is known as Heera and in Farsi it is known as
Almaas. There are three main quality of diamond: beauty, strength and coolness. Due to these qualities, diamond is known as the queen of all gemstones.
Opals are also known as the "Gem of the Gods". The name opal is thought to be derived from the Sanskrit upala, meaning "precious stone," and the letter Greek derivate "Opallios," which mean to "see a change of colour." The opal stands for hope, purity, health and innocence. Many believe that those who wear Opal will be treated to a greater understanding of life's possibilities and will discover new and different views of the world they live in. Opals are also believed to assist in healing. Opal is a strong gemstone, it can substitute a diamond.