In these days, recommendation of Gems & Stones are in vogue. No doubt, market force has necessitated astrologer to make prescription for gems and stones. Despite it, gems and stones have astrological values also and references can be found in Veda-Purana. In my experience, i have also found that gems & stones have astro-remedial value. These have been found bringing betterment in the life. How much betterment will come, it is dependant to the encryption of destiny, mirrored in true horoscope of a native.
Gemstones are supposed to have some latent power often called divine power. There are eighty-four gemstones. Nine of them are recognized as the main gems (Ratna or Mani), while the rest seventy-five gems come under the sub-gem (Upa Ratna) category. Upa-Ratnas also have power. In practice it has been experienced that sub-gems works very strongly and some sub-gems surpass the main gems in qualities & meeting with the purpose.84 Gems stones are as follows:
Eighty Four gemstones
Casoti (Touch stone)
Cheeta (Vyaghraksha or Tiger's eye)
Jaharmohara (Soap stone)
Jaharat (Dugdh pashan or milk stone)
Neelam (Blue Sapphire)
Pukhraj (Yellow Sapphire)
Marmar (Marble stone)
Mritangar (cinder stone)
Lahsuniya (Cat's eye)
Lajvard (Lapis Lazuli)
Vedic Astrologes have found that every planet is in harmony with a certain type of primary Gem and secondary gem. These have been shown below:
Planet Primary Gem Secondary Gem Sun Ruby Red Spinel, Garnet Moon Pearl Moonstone Mercury Emerald Green Tourmaline, Peridot Venus Diamond White Sapphire Mars Red Coral Carnelian, Red Agate Jupiter Yellow Sapphire Topaz Saturn Blue Sapphire Lapis North Node (Rahu) Hessonite Orange Zircon South Node (Ketu) Chrysoberyl Cat's Eye, Crystals
Static Significations of Gems
Ruby is recommended for increase of political prestige and power, good health, freedom from liver diseases.
Pearl is recommended for affuence, peace of mind and popularity.
Coralis recommended for money, freedom from stomach diseses, annihilation of enemies,freedom from debts.
Emerald is recommended for strengthening the nervous system, recovery from schizophrenia , wealth , knowledge , benefits from trade and commerce.
Yellow Sapphire is recommended for health, blood pressure, knowledge, peace of mind,rise in religious and spiritual affairs & wealth.
Diamond is recommended for increase in wealth, winning over love, comfortable and luxurious living.
Blue Sapphire is recommended for annihilation of enemies, recovery from chronic diseases, melancholia, & depression , for increase in wealth.
Harsonite Garnet is recommended for good health, recovery from skin diseases,annihilation of enemies,rise in life.
Cat's Eye is recommended for annihilation of enemies, recovery from pain and wounds, an increase of wealth.
Turquoise (Feroza) is recommended for those whose marriage has been delayed, for conjugal happiness, peace of mind.
Dana-firang is recommended for dissolving kidney stones.
Weighing Unit of Gems: Gems are generally weighted in RATTI or CARAT or Cent. Carat is used in modern time. Ratti is traditional way of weighin. However, in India it is still in practice. When an astrologer suggests gems of certain Ratti, it measns he is talking of Standard Ratti. Preciousstones are measured in Cent.