Bluphire's Gem Collection

"If anyone wears a gem with many flaws (even) out of ignorance, then grief, anxiety, sickness, death, loss of wealth and other evils torment them."
--- Garuda Purana: Chapter 70, Verse 19

"Pure, flawless gems have auspicious powers which can protect one from demons, snakes, poisons, diseases, sinful reactions, and other dangers, while flawed stones have the opposite effect."
--- Garuda Purana:Chapter 68, Verse 17
"A gem free from all impurities and radiating its characteristic internal luster should be looked upon as an escort of good luck. A gem which is cracked, fissured, devoid of luster, or appearing rough or sandy, should not be used at all."
---Agni Puranam: Chapter 246, Verse 7 & 8

As stated in the above quotes and many chapters of the Sri Garuda Puranam , gems have the power to affect one’s life for better or worse. The following quote on rubies by Sri Suta Goswami states that, “A ruby, although genuine, should not be worn if it has strong colour banding, excessive inclusions within; like numerous internal cracks, a sandy appearance, a rough surface, or is dull and lusterless. Anyone using such a flawed ruby, even out of ignorance, will suffer from disease, or loss of fortune.”

Gemstones are Earth’s natural conduit for piezoelectric energy wave which radiate from the nine planets recognized by the Vedic science of “sidereal” astrology. It is both common sense and the traditional Vedic recommendation that only “clean” gems will receive and transmit “undisturbed” astral energy waves.

Since there were no microscopes to detect flaws when these verses were said, clean to them meant eye-clean. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go for higher clarity but the minimum requirement is eye-clean.

At present, the gem trade has lost much of its integrity because of the widespread treatment of natural gems to conceal or change imperfections. The procedure of oiling flawed emeralds is a routine procedure is an obvious example of such treatment. The oil enters the gem through internal cracks which break the surface of the stone. After a period of time the oil dries and the flaws are again visible.

If Emerald were flawed by definition then Shastras would not have recommended these stones because the Shastra states, “only eye clean” gems are to be used.

Most commercial green beryl found today is heavily included, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any emeralds that are eye clean. If people are willing and able to pay the price from $1000-$5000 per carat (cheaper than clean ruby) then they can have non-oiled clean emerald. What is happening is people buying “cracked” gemstones and are receiving the ill effects of wearing such stone. This is one of the reasons why some people do not believe in Planetary gemology. A clean and auspicious emerald cannot be oiled because an auspicious emerald has no internal cracks breaking the surface. There is no way for oil or anything to enter into a fine, 'intact' non-cracked single unit gem crystal of auspicious health.

Flawed gems are far less beautiful and can be a source of misfortune. Most people will not buy torn clothes or a new car with obvious defects. Almost no one uses cracked eyeglasses. Isn't it odd that almost everyone uses flawed gems?

A good way to think about gem clarity is to mentally compare the location and seriousness of flaws in a gem to similar defects in your own body. If there are minimal flaws in either a gem or your body, there is life and power. But if the defects are too severe, there is neither life nor power. Vedic texts state clearly that only amala, CLEAN gems are acceptable for use by thoughtful humans.

Beside the Navaratna – also known as the 9 primary gems - there are many other natural gemstone choices based on color. If one cannot afford the cost of a clean precious gem, one can choose an Upa-ratna, or secondary gem. For example: Instead of selecting emerald for the planet Mercury (Budha-graha), one can also use tsavorite (green grossularite), chrome-green or green tourmaline, chrome-green or green diopside, green peridot or green jade. Jade, being an "aggregate" (made up of tiny crystals all fused together) is less preferable than the other Mercury gems which are "single unit" crystals.

There are eye-clean, beautiful unburned precious gems on this planet, but they are scarce and costly. Rather than select a flawed primary gem, it is far wiser to choose a flawless Upa-ratna, or secondary gem. These Uparatnas are less expensive than their precious counterparts, and yet conduct the same astral energy of their associated planet. They are also easier to find without flaws or treatment.

See below for a list of all natural gems and their piezoelectricity associated planets.

  1. Sun – RUBY, red spinel , red garnet, red tourmaline (rubelite)
  2.  Moon – Natural PEARL, moonstone
  3.  Jupiter – YELLOW SAPPHIRE, topaz, citrine, heliodor, yellow tourmaline
  4.  Rahu -  HESSONITE, orange zircon, spessartite, orange zircon (hyacinth), malaya, and other orange garnets
  5.  Mercury – EMERALD, Tsavorite, green tourmaline, chrome diopside, peridot, and jaedite
  6.  Venus – DIAMOND, white (colourless) sapphire, white topaz, zircon and colourless quartz
  7.  Ketu – CHRYSOBERYL CAT’S EYE, beryl, apatite, fibrolite, and tourmaline cat’s eyes
  8.  Saturn – BLUE SAPPHIRE, blue spinel, indicolite (blue tourmaline), iolite and amethyst, tanzanite, and other natural blue to violet gemstone with transparent clarity
  9.  Mars – Natural CORAL, red carnelian, reddish bloodstones
REMEMBER: Whatever gem(s) you use should be flawless, because according to ancient Vedic wisdom only "eye-clean" gems are helpful and attractive, while visibly flawed gems are defective and disturbing!

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