Gems/Gem stones have always been around ever since the beginning of human civilization. Considered to be instrumental in bringing peace, prosperity, name, fame and power, gemology was an important part of ancient scriptures all round the globe and are still relevant till date. They not only influence human fate and destiny, but also induce positive vibes, good energy and ward off negative energy, which brings ill-fortune.
It is said that the human body is connected to nine gems or Nav-Ratnas, which correspond to the nine Dhatus (ingredients) of which the human body is made up of. Wearing these nine gems influences the dhatus and is connected with one’s well-being.
These gems are also related to the planets. It is also believed that each stone corresponds to a planet and is called the ‘birth stone’. Ideally, a person should wear gemstone(s) as per his/her birth planet.
The nine gems are mainly divided into – Precious Gems like diamond, ruby, blue-sapphire, emerald, Pearl and Semi-Precious such as Yellow Sapphire, Cat’s Eye, Coral and Hessonite. This division is based on the usefulness and influence on the human body, chemistry, psyche and electro-magnetic field. All gems have certain energy patterns, which can directly affect your emotional as well as mental energies.
According to Vedic astrology, gemstones are recommended based on your horoscope. Wearing prescribed gemstones will help you avoid all the obstacles in your path and turn the fortunes in your favor. It is advisable to wear gems in rings on different fingers for good health, prosperity, fame and for protection against all sorts of evil or negative effects. Sometimes, gems are also worn as pendants and lockets as recommended by an expert gemologist.
For the gems to work in your favour and not adversely, you must always consult a gem therapist or an expert astrologer such as Dr. Jeetendra Patel before selecting a gem for remedial purposes. It is important that a person wears original stones procured from trusted sources or else, they are known to produce harmful effects.