the highest quality, requisitely sized and most affordable
astrological quality gems is a vital and no simple matter.
Very few jewelers are knowledgeable about Ayurvedic prescriptions. Few
are trained in gemology and so know little about the common
crystal material-altering practices or gem color-enhancing
processes of commercial opportunism so common today. Even
fewer understand the importance of the specific quality of
the gems required or how they must be set to maximize their
effects. Jewelers often have difficulty in following the
essential instructions of fashioning a jewelry piece with
the gem set to make good skin contact. Synthetic or imitation
materials are sometimes mistakenly offered as natural stones
without explaining the difference between these and the far
different laboratory-grown crystals. For most people not
knowledgeable about gems, trade names and claims of quality
can be misleading and cause them to purchase lower quality
and therefore ineffective materials. In as much as this situation
exists, I have made it my priority to provide the highest-quality
and lowest-priced astrological gems and metals.
a lifelong interest in both geology and gemology, I have earned
several certificates in gemology, which is always an ongoing
study. With a background as a founder of a mineral exploration
company, I have maintained a working Gemological laboratory since
1991. Combining my interests in both yoga meditation (20 yrs)and
gemology, it is my goal to offer the highest quality affordable
astrological jewelry of my own designs (particularly nine-gem
bangles) which have been made for the past five years with numerous
testimonials about their profound effectiveness. Even in India,
very few astrologers have extensive experience with two carat-plus,
nine-gem bangles. This is because of the prohibitive cost associated
with purchasing several gems, and the expense of high-quality
gems in relation to the recent overall weakness of that nation's
economy. Over time, little understanding has been retained due
to this lack of comprehensive observation of how the appropriately
sized gems work synergistically, complementing each other in
a holistically strengthening karmic manner. We are moving out
of a lower age's influence and my research overwhelmingly suggests
that the efficiency of nine-gem bangles should be more deeply
explored. From my unique experience, I know the importance to
prospective buyers of finding the most affordable and highest-quality
gems and metals available.
is my goal to offer my customers eight-gem bangles (without
the diamond) at the widest possible budget range, (starting
as low as $1500), using the quality gems available. My unique
link-to-link design (as shown on the home page) allows customers
to purchase partial bangles, add stones singly combination,
upgrade the size and quality of their existing stones, or
purchase complete navaratnas. As a service to potential customers,
I have written this booklet to supply information and to
answer the most common questions about obtaining high-quality,
effective astrological jewelry.
Before purchasing a bangle or other astrological jewelry, it is important to
determine which gems would benefit one the most, the size and quality of the
stones, how and where one wants to wear the jewelry, the amount he or she can
afford, and how to order.
highly recommended that a prospective navaratna wearer obtain
a full nine-gem planetary analysis from a reputable Vedic astrologer.
To do this, time, date and place of birth is required. I know
of qualified Vedic astrologers who provide this excellent service.
you have decided the kind of gems you need and their desirable
size, it is important to decide on the quality you want. For
remedial astrological purposes, in my experience the weight of
the material is far more important than the perfection of the
cut. Of course you would like the best-quality stone that you
can afford. Quality is determined by color, cut, and clarity.
Generally speaking, the closer a stone approaches its specific
rainbow color, the color in the spectrum of natural light, the
more potent it will be. Color may be more or less intense. Depth
of color with clarity is usually more expensive.
weight the next most important quality is clarity. For a gem
to have an uninterrupted electromagnetic resonating signature,
the alignment of its atomic structure should be unencumbered
by inclusions. Inclusions are tiny disturbances to the growth
process of the gem crystal such as growth lines, internal cracks
(pressure fractures, healed or not), sub-crystals, foreign matter
and other internal disturbance phenomena. These will affect the
transparency, dispersion, and brilliance of a gem. The less included,
spectrally color-perfect and heavy a gem is, the more expensive
it is likely to be per carat.
the proof of a stone's quality is the effect it has on the wearer.
I solicit and highly value the feedback of my clients in regard
to the stones I sell. Obtaining the best-quality material is
my ongoing concern. As a dedicated buyer, I have traveled to
mines in Sri Lanka, Australia, and centers in Thailand and India.
I also regularly attend world trade gem shows. Over the years,
because of high volume discount purchases from overseas contacts,
I can offer my customers the best quality gems available at the
of astrological jewelry
next consideration after exploring type, size, and quality, is
how best to wear your gems. By far the most convenient and effective
way is with an arm bangle. My design concept maximizes uniform
and continual contact with the skin and provides room for a comprehensive
array of stones. In essence, a bangle is similar to a shield,
constantly defending the wearer from portions of his or her own
negative karma. The combination of gems electro-magnetically
assist the chakras when they are not able to appropriately respond
to planetary stimuli due to past negative behavior. In addition
to allowing for the wearing of the widest possible combination
of Ayurvedic gems, another advantage of the link-to-link bangle
(refer to front page artwork) is its ability to be upgraded or
adjusted. Many people cannot afford complete nine-gem bangles
initially. This is because they understand that the stones must
be over two carats and of good quality or they are of very little
benefit. Fortunately there are certain stones that can be acquired
very inexpensively. These less-expensive stones - coral, pearl,
Hessonite garnet, and laboratory-grown-crystal ruby and emerald
- have the benefit of immediately providing a good balance. If
the Vedic astrologer's analysis is favorable, the gems can form
a beneficial foundation for the complete navaratna as time and
budget permits. Bangles may also be lent to friends and loved
ones during periods of particular difficulty, a wonderful and
set with gems are not highly recommended because they have a
tendency to bounce around, and do not maintain the continual
and well-grounded skin contact so essential for astrological
jewelry to maximize its effects. On short chains, the pendants
have better skin contact but are often uncomfortable to sleep
in. I highly recommend coral and pearl necklaces for their respective
healing and calming effects. Many testimonials I've received
have been remarkable. One would do well to have one of each in
the first-aid cabinet, to be used as therapeutic aids.
have been a popular type of astrological jewelry because they
are small and are designed to hold a single gem. In the past
Vedic astrologers, mindful of the low availability and high cost
of precious stones, (once prohibitive to the average person)
often recommended obtaining only the most afflicted planet's
corresponding Ayurvedic gem. The logic being that it was best
to spend one's gem budget to defend oneself against the most
malefic planetary influence. Unfortunately, in our horoscopes
planets move in and out of benevolent and malefic positions.
These planetary positions are constantly changing. Since there
are main and sub periods and sub-sub periods, etc., we are always
reaping karma via the planets on some level. Therefore it is
most helpful to wear the complete set of Ayurvedic gems. One
gem cannot offer maximum defense against afflictions that occur
during these cycles. The practice of using only one or two stones
has continued not only out of economics, but also because of
habit, custom and lack of empirical observation to the benefit
of multi-gem bangles. When the adhesive power of the body cells
becomes lax with the advance of old age, the planetary pull becomes
stronger, causing more laxity of the body cells. This invites
disease and mental disturbance. Gems and certain pure metals
counteract negative planetary vibrations and enhance strong ones.
After five years of intensive observation, research and experimentation
with five to nine-gem bangles, I have developed an appreciation
for their power and value and have distilled a clear viewpoint
out of much seemingly contradictory material. As yet, I have
not met anyone with as much experience in nine-gem bangles (navaratnas).
if one desires several rings, wearing an assortment of astrological
gem rings is a stronger partial remedial solution, but one may
tend to look like a museum piece! Other problems with rings are
myriad. Rings may not be in character or style with the person
wearing them, and are not always conducive to one's occupation,
sports participation, or social setting. Also, the softer stones
in rings often get scratched, and rings or their stones
are more prone to loss than are larger jewelry items such as
bangles. In addition, the ring setting and finger sizing can
add considerable expense per gem without offering any additional
planetary protection (money that could be better spent on additional
or better gems). Finally, astrological gem rings, with their
formidable power, cannot be readily shared with others, unless
of course friends have the same ring sizes (an unusual occurrence).
Rings are, therefore, seen as very helpful, but with limitations
not shared by bangles.
any quality jewelry, some attention must be paid to aesthetics,
but I try to change the paradigm that many of my clients have
concerning Ayurvedic Astrological Jewelry. As an instrument for
negative karmic mitigation and nullification, astrological jewelry
needs to be designed to maximize comfortable, continuous skin
contact and be durable to wear and tear. It must be crafted to
last, and therefore, I make my jewelry with the intent that it
will be in great condition to pass on to a loved one when it
is time to leave your mortal frame. Of course this doesn't mean
I completely ignore creating attractive jewelry. It would be
foolish to do so as a bangle is a lifelong investment and should
be a thing of pride and artistry. Over the past five years I
have made great progress in design and improvement in material,
settings, links, size and comfort. I find working with gold (for
those who can afford it) creates a thing of beauty by its sheer
color, so naturally I offer items in various metals and grades.
After gems are purchased, customers have the option to personalize
their own jewelry by working directly with my jewelers.
NICK IN SRI LANKA HUNTING FOR UNHEATED UNPROCESSED NATURAL YELLOW AND BLUE SAPPHIRE CRYSTALS FOR FACETTING.
I often visit different gem mining areas around the world that offer the best prices for natural unenhanced ayurvedic astrological gemstones. This video discusses some of the procedures hunting for the the appropriate gem crystals while in Sri Lanka.