Types of Gemstones:
There are many gemstones like Colorless & Colored Diamonds, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, White Sapphire, Purple Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, Padaparscha Sapphire, Color Change Sapphire, Orange Sapphire, Green Sapphire,Violet Sapphire (Rakta Neela), Emerald, Green Beryl, Helidior, Aquamarine, Green Aquamarine, Chrysoberyl Cat’s Eye, Apatite Cat’s Eye, Quartz Cat’s Eye, Pariba Tourmaline, Red Tourmaline, Green Tourmaline, Pink Tourmaline, Blue Zircon, Red Zircon, Green Zircon, Yellow Zircon, Tanzanite, Blue Topaz, Yellow Topaz, Colorless Topaz, Red Spinel, Blue Spinel, Amethyst, Green Amethyst, Citrine, Ametrine, Quartz, Basra Pearls, Sea Pearl, Fresh Water Pearls, Aka Coral, Sardinian Coral, Japanese Coral, Italian Red Coral, White Coral, Turquoise, Blue Apatite, Yellow Apatite, Hessonite, Garnet, Peridot, Tsavorite, Lapis Lazuli, Clear Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Rutile Quartz, Iolite, Kyanite, Labrodite, Amber, Green Jade, White Opal, Wello Opal, Other Opals, Carnelian, Moon Stone, Black Onyx & Green Onyx. Inspite of such a long list of gemstones not every gemstone can be suggested for more than one person having same zodiac sign. Only after a complete analysis the astrologer will be able to recommend his client about the suitable gemstone.
Countries considered as major producers of gemstones:
Most of the natural astrological gemstones are earth mined or extracted from sea. Major gem producing countries are Sri Lanka, Burma, India, USA, Brazil, Colombia, Madagascar, Cambodia, Zambia, Tanzania, Italy, Nepal, Tunisia, Japan, Egypt, China, Austria, Serbia, Afghanistan, Australia & Thailand.
Some of the expensive gemstones:
Red Diamonds, Blue Diamonds, Yellow Diamonds, Pink Gemstones, Diamonds, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, White Sapphire, Parti Sapphire, Violet Sapphire, Green Sapphire, Color Changing Sapphire, Padaparscha Sapphire, Orange Sapphire, Emeralds, Green Beryl, Chrysoberyl Cat’s Eye, Basra Pearl, Aka Coral, Italian Coral, Japanese Coral, Sardinia Coral, Colored Spinel & Pariba Tourmaline. But out of these many are not used for astrological purpose specially in colored diamonds, pariba tourmaline & few others usually.
Association of gemstones with planets:
In various countries, many types of gemstones are associated with planets. It has been associated because not all types of gemstones were found till half a century back. Like Carnelian, Malachite, Hematite, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Chalcedony, Jade, Tourmaline, Agate & others were traded earlier in bigger volumes. People used them as jewelry, but when modern people found these stones from graves or archaeological sites they soon started to associate these with planets. In earlier days the astrological calculations were done in a different manner. For example it has been observed that almost all the soldiers used talismans or carnelian. It is currently associated with planet Mars. However Carnelian is not at all related to planet Mars. Turquoise is a gemstone which carries energies of planet Venus as well as of Mars. But it has been associated with Venus.
Till few years back:
Not all gemstones are capable of delivering desired astrological results. Some of them are called as Navratnas or Nine Gemstones. Only wealthy people used gemstones & very wealthy person used to have all nine gemstones in a necklace also called as Nau Lakha Necklace or Nau Graha Necklace till a decade back. But things have changed, new mines have been producing various kinds of gemstones.
Not all the gemstones are equal in terms of giving astrological results. Some of them are only used for very expensive jewelry, some are used for astrological gemstones & others are either used for cheap jewelry or carved items. Astrological gemstones are such which will suit a person depending upon health it can be a relatively cheaper gemstone to an expensive one, which cannot be common for same zodiac people. Fortune, career, trading, education, marriage, longevity & income are equally important hence astrological remedy will depend upon the customer’s priority & suitable gemstone which can deliver the result.
A person has to increase his efforts when he uses the gemstones, so that he can get planetary support & the result is achieved very quickly.