Can treated Gemstones be used as per Indian Astrology or in healing?

Can treated Gemstones be used as per Indian Astrology or in healing?

Flawless Unheated Sri Lankan Blue Sapphire from the Gemstoneuniverse collection of fine Jyotish Gemstones

Flawless Unheated Sri Lankan Blue Sapphire from the Gemstoneuniverse collection of fine Jyotish Gemstones

How Many Treatments are applied on any Gemstone & which of them are allowed with respect to Astrology?

This question was first answered on Quora

Gemstones are treated to enhance their appearance and to hide flaws so that they look beautiful and attractive.

There are several treatments for Gemstone enhancement. I am mentioning some of them. It’s quite possible that some if these can be applied individually and some in combination.

I am mentioning some of the most common treatments. Those who have further interest in knowing their details can search with treatment name on Google.

There are easily searchable and tonnes of information are available on the treatment type.

Heat Treatment


Glass filling




Oil Treatment

Majority of Gemstones are treated and are mostly consumed for commercial grade Jewelry.

In Garuda Purana, Sri Sut Ji Goswami says in the Chapter 72,

 “The Blue Sapphire subjected to heat or burning to improve color and clarity should never be used by anyone as illness and misfortune will fall on that individual who uses a heated and a burned gem.”

For Higher Goals, Life solutions and Astrology there is no space for treated gemstones as clearly stated in the reference quote above.

It is better not to wear any gemstone rather than a treated gemstone to get a placebo effect or no effect.

The only exception to this rule is of Emerald since the most common treatment for lack of more accurate terminology in English is called as Oil Treatment.

Minor or moderate amount of oil treatment in majority of Emeralds is accepted as Emerald is most likely to damage because of its unique chemical composition.

However filling up an Emerald with Green oil, polymers or resin is again for enhancing appearance (Make it appear better and different than what it actually was pre-treatment) and that is unacceptable for Astrology purposes. Read more about it here.

Faceting Features and procedures such as cutting, polishing etc are not considered as treatments. They are just faceting features to bring the best of colour, cut and clarity in a Gemstone without using techniques or chemicals to enhance appearance.

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Get us a Gem with the quality features listed below at the final selling price and sell 100 carats to Gemstoneuniverse-The Gemstoneuniverse Unmatched Price Policy and the Gemstoneuniverse Advantage Table Natural Blue Sapphire Gemstone Facts

Gemstone Natural Blue Sapphire
Weight 3.076 carats
Treatment None. Fully Natural,
Origin Srilanka / Ceylon
Planetary Energy Saturn
Patron Location


All inclusive Price $ 1345.40 / INR 91722.60*
Comments Featured above is a gorgeous unheated Blue Sapphire of 3.076 carats from Sri Lanka-The Isle of Gems. Shimmering, alluring and desirable light Blue Colour and the symmetric Oval Mixed cut add tp the mystery and hypnotism of this Gem. Exceptional eye clean clarity and the optimum carat weight make it is true Jyotish Gemstone at the apex of the Gem pyramid.

Look at the price given the features above and research. This price would not be possible in a B2B cut gemstones dealer setting. A True Testament to the Gemstoneuniverse advantage.

A brilliant blessing for the patron to kick start Planetary Gem Therapy with a true Jyotish Gemstone and get the results only Jyotish Gemstones are capable of delivering.



Raghav Hawa

Raghav Hawa – Certified Planetary Gem Advisor from the Planetary Gemologists Association and Accredited Jewelry Professional from the GIA. He is also a most viewed writer on Quora in the Gems and Jewellery category.

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Gemstoneuniverse Reviews 2015-2016 Most Insightful Reviews

Gemstoneuniverse Reviews 2015-2016 Most Insightful Reviews

Gemstoneuniverse Reviews 2015

Gemstoneuniverse Reviews 2015

Dear Gemstoneuniverse Website Visitor, Patron and Astrology Gemstone Lovers, as one year ends and another starts it is time to take stock and assess what were the hits and misses of the year. In which areas we excelled and where we faltered.

Continuing with the tradition of Yesteryears the Gemstoneuniverse Team has selected the 10 best reviews of the year 2015.

On What basis were these reviews selected.

Even though there were a multitude of reviews the entire motive of this exercise is not self praise, marketing or boasting. It was a difficult task where generous patrons have given detailed insights about Gem Therapy and Gemstoneuniverse.

The only criteria for selection was whether the review has a message that is helpful and insightful for the end user and whether there is a great tip/advice/ suggestion in the review that Helps people understand the true Message of Do Gems Work- No They do not for 90% of the people and do a 100% error Free and rewarding Gem Therapy that is measurable and quantified.

For Example, The review by Mr. Lucky Strike is amazing because he himself went to several shops and vendors and saw several gemstones and compared it with his own research before implementing Gem Therapy. That is something all of us can benefit by. His review was a great learning for us at Gemstoneuniverse also.

Another great review is by Sharat, who gives the most remarkable insight about Gem Certificates. We think all can benefit by the research of these Patrons.

Where are these reviews from?

Out of the 10 best selected reviews, 2 are video shares with Patron Names and Designations. Thank you dear patrons; it takes tremendous courage and grace to share something publicly on Video and facing the camera.

4 reviews are from Trustpilot- an independent review platform that lets you write a review after validating the customer invoice and 4 reviews are from Gemstoneuniverse Testimonial/ Feedback section.

Top 10 Gemstoneuniverse Reviews of 2015

Here are the Top 10 Gemstoneuniverse Reviews of 2015-2016 that are most insightful and with the best learning’s and tips.


Reviews from Trustpilot (To view all Gemstoneuniverse Reviews at Trustpilot Please click here). These reviews are reproduced as is without any changes in grammar, spell check, formatting or our comments/ take on them.


Exhaustively Knowledgeable on their subject, Transparent, Precise, Quick and Very Efficient.

I rarely write reviews. But for GU anybody have to do it!!!!
Hence, writing a very detailed and break-up wise review below,
First and foremost Total and Absolute 5 Stars on all fronts to GU!!!


I came across Gemstone Universe website by absolute fluke on Monday 13th July 2015. But, after reading the several informative articles on GU’s website, I am confident that it was no fluke and my Karmik Map made me land on this website. I was browsing the Internet trying to find out where I can get information about Gem Stones. After landing on GU’s website I started reading the articles on their site which I found very informative, interesting and most of all transparent. It is like an encyclopaedia in there (and I kid you not on that)!

As a family our total belief on Gem Stones and its recommendations for Astrology purposes was shattered with our previous experiences.

But, after reading GU’s article “Do Gemstones Work – No They Don’t for 90% of the People” (which we think is a very very honest and wonderful piece of work), we could relate to everything that had gone wrong regarding our Gem Stones and its recommendations for Astrology purposes. After reading the same we recommended it to more than a dozen of our known associates and boy everybody was totally awestruck and in praises about the article. ABSOLUTE HAT’S OFF TO THIS ARTICLE!!

After reading the above article it made me crave for more, but, when I saw the sheer volume of the articles, it immediately it struck me that it is not a one day job and hence I made it a point to surf the website for 40 minutes daily and after 14 days i.e. 560 hours of reading GU’s various articles and surfing their website I sent my 1st query to them on Monday, 27th July 2015 at 21:01 hrs and as you would expect I immediately got a reply on the next day at about 10:18 hrs.

To be honest to start with, I found the initial communication to be too direct, curt, terse, clipped and monosyllabic. What I got in reply were some links and I thought.. “Really are you kidding me”! However, I realized very shortly after going through the links and subsequent communication that my collected information of 560 hours was also very limited and the suggested link answered my questions absolutely to the point.

The resources on the Gemstoneuniverse website i.e. the various Articles, Videos, Blogs, Write Ups, etc. are huge and answers almost all queries.


I ordered our first 2 Detailed Gemstone report on 26th August 2015 and both the reports were received by us on 4th September 2015 i.e. in 8 days as promised.
We were totally blown away when we started reading the reports. They were very exhaustive, detailed, clear, to the point and where necessary references to the particular Verses, Chapters, Books, etc. of our ancient astrology texts were given. Nothing was on the lines that we (GU) are saying it and hence it is correct just believe it. The reports clearly explained which gemstones were to be used by us, since when, for how long, it’s alternative (i.e. Up-Ratnas), their Carat Weights, etc. etc.

We would highly recommend this Gemstone Analysis Report to anybody who intends to start a Gem Therapy irrespective of whether you buy the Gem Stones from GU or not.
Then we ordered another 2 Gem Stone reports on 30th September 2015 and 8th October 2015.
And finally we ordered our 10 gem stones on 21st November 2015.


We ordered a consignment of 10 Gem Stones on Saturday, 21st November 2015 at 09:44:00 hrs.
The 10 Gem Stones were to be consecrated in different names.
What impressed us the most was, our consignment was despatched from GU’s office on 23rd November 2015 at 20:17:59 hrs i.e. within 60 hours (that too including a Sunday). That’s real “Godspeed”.
We received our package on 26th November 2015 i.e. in 5 days from our order.


Each Gem Stone was packed in a small plastic box with foam in it and then sealed from all the 4 sides.
Each stone’s identification nos. etc. details was written with a Permanent marker on the back of the small plastic box.
These small plastic boxes were then packed in a plastic lock bag according to the names of each person for whom it was consecrated.
The plastic bags were then wrapped in a bubble bag to absorb shocks etc. and placed in a wooden box and the box was completely sealed with GU’s imprint.
All Certificates, Invoices and other papers were also packed in different lock bags as per the names of each person for whom it was consecrated.

All in all a very clear, distinct, easy to relate and immaculately done packaging!


We were absolutely mesmerized by the stones and they were much better that what is seen in the HD videos also. It was absolute “Love at First Sight”.

We immediately took the stones to our bench jeweller on 27th November 2015 to make the rings. Till the 4 hours we were their finalizing the designs of our rings the owner, their representatives who were dealing with us every body complimented us more than half a dozen times on the stones. Even few customers asked our bench jeweller to give them these kind of Gems and we were extremely happy to recommend GU to them as well as our bench jeweller. I think this itself speaks volumes about the quality of the stones.


Customers are like GOD to them, excellent support, took care of all our queries in a jiffy, provided timely and helpful advice regarding the numerous queries which we had before purchasing the Gem Stones (Kindly note that we sent out our 1st query to GU on 27th July 2015 and ordered our 10 gem stones on 21st November 2015 i.e. in this 3 Months and 25 Days our different queries were answered).

They let us knew all the important information regarding not only the Gem Stones but other things relating to that viz. Astrology, Gem Therapy, Pricing, etc. etc., extremely attentive and listened to all our concerns with a great deal of patience, also ensured that we receive all the information regarding the mode of payment to the company and the time by which we would expect the delivery, also solved the problem regarding the duplication of Shipping Charges which we faced, also took care of the 2 Hessonites we ordered 1st, which were wrong and replaced them with the correct ones without any hesitation.
Customer Care team has a caring approach and are true professionals. We give 5 stars to their customer service.


They deliver what they promise without compromising on any aspect.
We were able to make our decision and purchase with in depth understanding and knowledge.
Overall our purchasing experience was extremely satisfactory. If you are looking for Astrological Gemstone, then, GEMSTONEUNIVERSE.COM should be your first and last stop, rest be assured!

We would recommend GU not just for the best price or quality, but their sheer dedication to Gem Therapy and it’s implementation in its totally Natural and Vedic form as described in our ancient texts and last but not the least to their ultimate focus and intention to see their clients get results.

GU was a hidden gem for us before we found it and we can assure you with confidence that whether you are looking for a gemstone for jewellery or the perfect Astrological Gem as per the horoscope, this is the place to go.


The kind of quality and service received isn’t very common in this day and age.

Top notch service from start to finish. We would highly recommend this company to anyone!

We will purchase again that’s for sure and also tell others to do the same in our circle.

We are extremely satisfied with our dealings with them till now.

Hope these people keep the same maintained in future too!

We will be receiving the rings from our jeweller on 22nd December 2015 and we will write a review 3 months after we start wearing the rings.

Warm Regards



Perfection personified!!

My experience with Gemstoneuniverse started with me knowing nothing about gemstones even though I have seen many people wearing navratna rings. Six months ago I started to learn vedic astrology just because it fascinated me. I wanted to know the reasons why certain events were happening with respect to my life and after long and deep research I could understand why certain events such as accident, foreign travel, etc. occurred during a particular period from my birth chart and planetary transits at that time. In effect you could say that I turned from believing vedic astrology as ‘pseudo-science’ to something which is ‘super science’.

Then came my encounter with an astrologer based here in UAE who prescribed gemstones as per my birth chart and was trying to sell it to me for specific weight such as in rattis, etc. I was not sure whether to buy those gemstones since I’m always sceptic about the originality of these especially being wary of businesses that just look for profit which is becoming the trend in this yuga. I went to different reputed jewellers and the prices for yellow sapphire and red coral (which were recommended by the astrologer) were always different. My inquisitive nature got the better of me and I decided to research on gemstones and find out the reasons why I was recommended the particular stone and that brought me to Gemstoneuniverse. I read many articles and got enlightened about the gems business and one particular article written on the site mentioned the difference between an astrologer who sells gemstones (in this case the astrologer may be genuine but the gemstone will just be his money making way and mostly synthetic) and an astro-gemmologist (all of gemstoneuniverse consultants). Also I learnt that most of the gemstones that reputed jewellers sold were indeed natural but they never mentioned if it is thermally treated or not in that particular stone’s lab certificate. Then I understood that jewellery businesses worldwide have accepted heat treatment as part of gemstones to improve its look wherein it loses its jyotish quality. So all you people out there just see the certificate of the gemstone from the jewellery and if you do not see any mentioning about thermal or heat treatment, you can be rest assured that it is indeed thermally treated This experience ignited my belief in Gemstoneuniverse and I ordered their 15$ report from the site.

While the report was being prepared by the Gemstoneuniverse team which they promised would be sent to me in 7-10 days, I decided to read my chart and see if I could come close with the recommendation of gemstones for myself and guess what, I got yellow sapphire and Ruby recommended by the team which was what I predicted myself (using the anukul-graha concept followed by PGA) so it gave me a kind of confidence that I too have some skill in astrology. Anyways my self boasting apart, I ordered the yellow sapphire ring (hopefully the Ruby ring as well one day) and I received it in 21 days from the date of order and I am very excited to start wearing it on an auspicious date as per the team’s instructions. I believe that the positive effects will be witnessed once I start wearing it and will get back with further feedback. Trust in Gemstoneuniverse and their customer service which is top notch and be ready to be astonished. Hope to be associated with this organisation for life. Thank you.

H Patel

World Class…Complete Package

Being in the USA in insurance business for past 30 years I have many relatives, friends as well as clients in Gemstone and Diamond business-big and small. This is a complicated difficult field and information is not readily available. However I recommend Gemstoneuniverse not just for the best quality or price but their sheer dedication to Gemstones and their ultimate focus to see their clients doing well and getting results. Gemstoneuniverse was a hidden gem for me before I found it and I can assure you with confidence that whether one is looking for a high end gemstone for jewellery or the perfect Astrological Gem as per the horoscope, this is the go to go place. Their whole package is world class and cannot be beat. I have referred many of my known people to them and all of them have something similar to say. I could not find a better gemstone or service or price anywhere else.

Subha GR

Really authentic products and absolutely professional in service

GU has a very professional approach to their services right from the stage of gemstone recommendation report to the delivery of a product. Also the quality of the products are absolutely fabulous as despite checking at other places, websites or shops we can’t but finally settle on purchasing them from GU only as we find it to be ‘the only one stop shop’ solution, simply because the people who recommend the products exude thorough knowledge and experience in the subject, highly professional attitude and approach and also the products come with authentic and necessary representations and certifications and not to mention the buy-back provisions which is really uncommon in this field that adds more authenticity to the whole deal. We have purchased one semi precious (white coral) and one precious stone (Ruby) that were delivered abroad. The entire process was fast and smooth and we were absolutely happy with the products and service both. Any number of queries (mostly on email and a few telephone calls too) w.r.t the reports or products have always been spontaneously and satisfactorily answered. I believe that the great levels of satisfaction and positivity that was felt by us, when we first looked at the stones after we received them each time, is what matters most and is the first step towards realising our hopes and expectations, for which we resort to this therapy. Rest assured, we are now looking forward to achievement of the intended success for which the gemstones have been purchased. We hope GU continues to deliver such unbeatable quality of products and services even in the future and also certainly look forward to our continued association with GU for our future purchases for ourselves as well as our other family members.

Gemstoneuniverse Reviews from Gemstoneuniverse Testimonial/ Feedback Section (All testimonials can be read by clicking here)

Amit Kumar

Submitted On: 2015-11-28 12:25:57

“ I was always recommended Blue Sapphire and Emerald by astrologers, I never felt any good effect on my thought process. I actually lost belief in gemology. Finally I came across GemStoneUniverse, read text and saw video testimonials. I thought lets try it for the last time. I ordered Gemstone report and surprised to see their recommendations. Report said Hessonite and Diamond. [*surprised because none of the previous astrologers recommended these gems] I started wearing Hessonite and literally felt the difference. My voice always sounded rude & frustrated which I was aware of whether its over phone or f2f. After wearing Hessonite, my way of communication improved a lot and now there is a soft tone which sounds pleasing and is helping me improve my relationship with other people. Thanks GemStoneUniverse. ”

TMazumdar from NY,USA

Submitted On: 2015-10-06 13:43:42

“ I am a very skeptical person when shopping things online. And with buying a highly priced gemstone with so many websites selling gemstone and the market being flooded with fake gemstone took me a month researching and finding a genuine merchant. Finally by luck i came across Gemstoneuniverse, i read the reviews on trustpilot and plus their 100% satisfaction or Replacement/Refund program gave me the confidence to go ahead with them. Firstly i wanted to evaluate what gemstone i needed wear. So i got the gemstone analysis done it is a very detailed analysis. I wanted to talk to someone in person and the gemstone analysis report purchase also provided a 15 minutes skype call with their gemstone consultant which was also highly satisfactory. The report recommended me to wear a yellow sapphire and an emerald. I looked around but was not satisfied with any since many were missing 3rd party lab certification of the stone or they were doing it themselves(Red Flag). Many were low quality stone and highly priced. Finally i decided to buy from gemstoneuniverse. From the process of selecting the stone, purchasing and delivering it to me they have been very patient with my queries through emails or phone they responded very quickly. Finally the gemstone i received are really high quality , full of life and radiance . The rings fits me well. I highly recommend it anyone who is looking for astrological stones. ”

Rajkumar Tulshyanfrom Rourkela (Odisha)

Submitted On: 2015-05-20 08:23:01

“ I have already written a lot on the benefits enjoyed by me after wearing the recommended Gems.In past I had shared my experience and also somewhere had mentioned about my taking alchohol. After getting information through Blogs of Guruji regarding the power of Amethyst to help in curing the alchoholism. I was a known alchoholic and because of this on many occasions, my family members had to face embrassing situations. I consulted Raghavji and asked if Amethyst could help me in any way, who in turn after consulting Guruji advised me to go ahead with Amethyst. I started wearing Amethyst but for three months I did not feel any change in my drinking habits. But I did not know that Amethyst had already started working for me. That fortunate day came when just after taking one drink I vomitted heavily in the club. Everyone including me thought that it may be due to some unhygenic food that I might have taken resulted in vomitting. But I could not take the second drink and came back to the home. As usual second day, the same scene created like vomitting heavily. But second day after the incident I ordered for my next drink but I could not even tolerate the smell of whisky and left the drink on table and returned to home. For next seven days I tried to have my regular drinks but I could not and thus there came a gap in between my regular drinks. It is another story that I was not able to sleep for many nights and subsequently consulted the family doctor, who advised me to bear some more days with such sleeplessness nights and assured that the things will be alright and soon you will start getting sound sleeps. He did not prescribed any medicine but advised me to take three spoons of “Aswagandharist”. I have been spending nearly Rs. 860/- per day on my drinks. After the same is discontinued, I started depositing the same amount in the account of my daughter and on date a sum of Rs. 83900/- have already been deposited in her account. I got back the respect that I had lost in past. Unfortunately I lost my Amethyst pendant and consulted Raghavji, who advised in case you start feeling thirst for alchohol, we shall send you another Amethyst pendant and advised me to be strong on my self-confidence. On date I am completely an alchohol free Personality. I do not need Amethyst any more because it had already cured me. Thanks Amethyst. Thanks Guruji, Thanks Raghavji Regards Rajkumar Tulshyan ”


Submitted On: 2015-04-19 09:37:26

“ GSU Team provides an extra-ordinary service and their faithfulness is note-worthy. My first experience with GSU was with the Vedic Gem Report. With the said recommendation , I bought the Moonstone (upratna for Pearl) from them and could observe it’s effects on me within a month’s time. it really brings some calmness in thinking/thoughts and brings harmony in the domestic relationship. My second experience with GSU was when I visited the store at Bangalore to buy the other recommended stone – Yellow Sapphire. What I felt there was that it’s more of a spiritual organization who are willing to help/advice you rather than a Business House selling the Gemstones. After wearing the Yellow Sapphire since 2 weeks , looks like my dream of working in a foreign country is coming to be true. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

So these were the top 10 reviews as per our selection. You can view multitude of Gemstoneuniverse reviews and who knows what clicks for you. One man’s simple word or a phrase might affect your Karma Positively.

We at Gemstoneuniverse thank all of our Patrons who have given reviews. We appreciate the fact that you took time out and shared your experience and several others benefited from your insights, thoughts and experience.

We Wish you a great 2016. May the divine bless you with health, wealth and happiness.

Thank You




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Buy Gemstones and Crystals Online & know the difference

Buy Gemstones and Crystals Online & know the difference

Exceptionally clean unheated Blue Sapphire set in Gold Ring

Exceptionally clean unheated Blue Sapphire set in Gold Ring


The world of gemstones and crystal is magical, enchanting, charming but also a bit overwhelming especially for those who have not been initiated in the study of these subjects or those who lack an adequate experience in handling these beautiful creations of Mother Nature on a regular basis. Many people are unaware of the difference between a stone, gemstone and a crystal and this can lead to complications including making a “buy” that makes one regret later.

Difference between a stone, gemstone, minerals and crystal

What is a stone and what is a mineral?

A stone is a generalized term that is used commonly for any kind of inorganic material or substance that comes out of the earth. This category contains rocks (many mineral elements cemented together) and minerals (consisting just of inorganic elements also known as elemental compounds).

Example of Stones

Example of Stones

 Most of the stones are available plentifully and are not necessarily valuable, beautiful or pretty even though beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder holds some water.

View the Difference between a Stone Junk Stone and a Gemstone

View the Difference between a Stone, Junk Stone and a Gemstone

What is a crystal?

A crystal is not a gemstone. The term crystal is used exclusively only when a mineral has taken a definite external shapes such as a prism. The word crystal refers to a pure solid substance that has an orderly repeating arrangement of atoms and molecules in the three spatial dimensions.

Fluorite Structure courtesy Geology Cafe

Fluorite Structure courtesy Geology Cafe

Interestingly, the word crystal was derived from the Geek word ‘kyrstallos’ ascribed by the ancients to clear quartz. They thought that clear quartz was ice that had been eternally frozen off by the Gods!

A crystal is not a gemstone. Take for instance, rock salt or common sugar crystals. While they are both crystals, they are not by the farthest stretch of the imagination close to being gemstones! Neither are they rare nor are they durable. They are simply crystals with orderly pattern of constituent atoms and molecules.

What is a Gemstone? What makes a stone into a Gemstone?

For any stone to be considered as a Gemstone it must have the three essential attributes of beauty, rarity and durability. These three are a must have. If any one attribute is missing or compromised then the stone cannot be called as a Gemstone. But is it so simple? Here is a brief discussion of these three essential attributes:

Beauty: Even though beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder and is pretty subjective a majority of people will arrive at a common conclusion between what is beautiful and what is not? The beauty of a Gemstone is basically made up of the C’s of cut, colour, and clarity.

Since describing each of them is beyond the scope of this piece, detailed information about them is hyperlinked in the preceding sentence and you can read more if you are so inclined.

For example when you judge colour you have to assess several parameters such as Hue, Tone, Saturation, Purity and depth of colour etc.

Rarity: A stone can be called as a Gemstone when it is rare and is not easily available. To understand rarity just mull on this data: To get 1 carat of Gem quality Emerald-Emerald that can be classified as a Gemstone one has to process 5 tonnes( 5000 kilograms) of ore and dust.

It is a pretty hard to digest fact but it is nonetheless a fact. The rarity does not end there. Most of this ore is located in difficult geographical conditions such as mountains, jungles, prevalence of extreme weather, lack of basic living conditions and it is just one of the fact that makes real gemstones valuable and for some” Expensive”. Rarity also gets affected by supply and demand equations and also issues like a political climate in the area of mining etc.

Durability: A stone can be classified as a Gemstone when it is durable and that is directly proportional to its hardness. The Moh’s scale of mineral hardness gives an accurate hardness level of a particular gemstone.

Another example that illustrates the difference between a Stone and a Gemstone

Another example that illustrates the difference between a Stone and a Gemstone

A Gemstone should be able to withstand day to day wear over a prolonged period of time without alteration to its beauty or its appearance. One of the examples that make it amply clear is difference between a Fluorite and an Emerald.

Fluorite courtesy mineral mines

Fluorite courtesy mineral mines

The stone Fluorite is abundantly available, cheap, and not hard- it’s very soft and has a huge supply and hence it is not considered a Gemstone and remains classified as a stone whereas a Gem Quality Emerald that excels on Beauty, rarity and durability is classified as a “Gemstone”

How to Buy Gemstones and crystals online

Equipped with the information given above you would be in a slightly better place to assess the difference and buy gemstones and crystals online in a more rewarding manner but following the extra tips given below will be an added advantage:

– Trust a retailer who has a Gemologist on board. A vast majority of retailers such as jewellers, healing stores etc are mostly traders operating on the basic premise of purchasing a Gemstone or a crystal  at a value of X and selling it at X+% of X.

Most of vendors of this type have no idea of even the difference between a stone, gemstone or crystal and make goods available that fulfils a client budget or the client’s perception of a requirement. If you want to make a rewarding purchase that delivers joy, happiness and value to you for a lifetime place your trust in the hands of a Gemologist rather than a trader. See the discussion above- it’s not all that simple to buy a gemstone when a vast majority of people do not even know the difference between various terms.

– Invest in Gemstone Certification from a reputable and accredited gemstone lab. This is well worth the expense. Trustworthy vendors who provide real and precious merchandise will give you gemstone certification that is industry recognized and will be accepted worldwide for its findings complimentary.

In case gemstone certification is not complimentary then request the vendor to get it done for you or contact the Gemstone Lab directly. It is an exercise worth undertaking. Avoid dubious certificates issued by fly by night Labs that are not accepted worldwide. Become very wary of the treatment column that reads: No Comments. Avoid these kinds of certificates.

– If you are buying a gemstone or a crystal online for healing purposes, or for good luck or for fortune or for harnessing a planetary energy then ensure that your gemstone is fully Natural and free from any treatment. An enhanced gemstone by treatment such as Heat or filling does not have the power to empower you and it is universally accepted by the most sacred texts universally.

– When buying gemstones and crystals online besides leveraging the knowledge and the expertise of the Gemologist go with your gut feeling. You intuition is the best judge. Once you have ascertained that the gem is natural and comes with a good certificate go with the colour that you feel the maximum vibrations, a colour that draws you instantly or connects with your soul.

At Gemstoneuniverse we believe in the dictum of A Gem is for a Gem and have a strong faith that is a gemstone is genuine and has the power to heal or impact your destiny in a positive way it will choose “You” and will reach you in whatever way.

Gemstoneuniverse is the best source to buy Gemstones and crystals online with extensive range and qualified Gemologists.

– When Purchasing gemstones and crystals online ensure that the vendor has high quality images and high resolution videos of the gemstones that will you the most accurate view especially of the clarity and inclusions within the gemstone.

All natural gemstones will have some inclusions also referred to as clarity characteristics but high quality gemstones will have very minimal inclusions that do not affect the beauty and appearance of the gemstone. An experienced Gemologist always tries picks up gemstones where inclusions are barely noticeable or are on the periphery rather than on the face of gemstone. This is one of the biggest Gemstoneuniverse advantage.

Judge clarity and make the right choice. Would you drink dirty water?

Judge clarity and make the right choice. Would you drink dirty water?

A More comprehensive guide to buy Gemstones Online.

Ensure that you buy a Gemstone and not a stone because even .5 carats of a Gemstone will give 1000 times results as compared to an ordinary stone or rock that will deliver no results.

Gemologist’s note for the Blue Sapphire ring featured today:

Check the purity of Jyotish Gemstones and assess the essential parameters that make a stone a Gemstone

Check the purity of Jyotish Gemstones and assess the essential parameters that make a stone a Gemstone

Featured today is an exceptionally beautiful Blue Sapphire that gets classified as a “Gemstone”. Notice the deep silky blue colour spread evenly through the gemstone and not concentrated just in one area. The magic of the colour is heightened due do the antique mix cushion step cut that maximizes the movement of light through its multiple facets. Remember, Gemstones heal and work by movement of light and by their colour.

The Blue Sapphire  before it was set in the ring

The Blue Sapphire before it was set in the ring

This Ceylon Blue Sapphire of 2.09 carats has very high clarity of 97% and above that is quite rare for a natural unheated and untreated gemstone (View certificate). The ring has a simple but still a classy and exquisite design that puts more focus on the gemstone rather than the metal.

The added touch of Gold gives it just the right contrast to make it into a collectible piece. Passing all tests that make a Gemstone a Jyotish Gemstone this cherished Blue Sapphire ring shall deliver the best results that only “Jyotish Gemstones” are capable of.

Gemstone Certification of the Blue Sapphire from GII certifying it as Natural and Free from Thermal enhancement

Gemstone Certification of the Blue Sapphire from GII certifying it as Natural and Free from Thermal enhancement

Selected Rings, Pendants and Talismans made available to patrons in July 2015 Table Natural Blue Sapphire Gemstone Facts

Gemstone                                                        Natural Blue Sapphire

Weight                                                              2.09 carats

Treatment                                                        None. Fully Natural,

Origin                                                                Srilanka / Ceylon

Planetary Energy                                            Saturn

Patron Location                                              California/USA

All inclusive Price                                            $ 2020.25 / INR 128,026.172

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Natural Organic Pearl Moon Gemstone

Natural Organic Pearl Moon Gemstone

There are two moments in a diver’s life:
One, when a beggar, he prepares to plunge;
Then, when a prince, he rises with his prize.

-Robert Browning

These words by Robert Browning are apt for describing the rarity of the pearl and its capacity to change the fortune from a beggar to a prince in an instant.

But is it that easy to get a Natural Pearl?

The formation of Natural Pearl in the lap of Mother Nature is entirely accidental event with no human intervention or a chemical intervention.

It is believed that a Natural Pearl is made in nature by accident when a grain of sand or an intruder organism enters an oyster. In order to safeguard it and immobilize the intruder the mollusc secrets a nacreous like substance. This process is repeated over a number of years till you actually have a real pearl

The chances of Getting a real Natural Pearl is 1 to a million (10,00,000)

Why are Jyotish Pearls even more rarer?

First it is very difficult to get a natural pearl. In this world it is approximated that only 3 % of pearls are Natural pearl and then when you go to find a Jyotish Pearl in this 3% the choice becomes even rarer. A Jyotish Gemstone Natural Pearl should have

1)      Be Natural

2)      Pleasing surface with no to minor blemishes

3)      Alluring lustre, good polish, pleasing overtone

4)      Symmetric and pleasing body shape such as round, button, baroque, oval etc

5)      Pristine white, off white, cream white or a very light pinkish white Glossy surface for harnessing Moon energies. Read more about choice of colours in Jyotish Gemstones.

6)      Should be free from flaws as described in the sacred texts to deliver any results

How to Identify a Natural Pearl?

Many People use fancy terms such as Keshi, Burmese Pearl, and South Sea etc to confuse the customer. None of these are natural pearls and you can read about that in detail here. Many fly by night operator’s pedal off poor quality irregular shaped pearls stating that because the pearl is irregular it is more natural etc.


Natural Pearl Identification is a difficult task and involves the mandatory use of X Ray Radiography test which is made up of X-Ray Fluorescent test, and X-Ray diffraction test. If the certificate you have for the pearl does not mention this fact then most likely you have a fake pearl.

Selected Rings, Pendants and Talismans made available to patrons in October 2014 Table Natural Pearl Gemstone facts

Gemstone Non Nucleated Natural Pearl / Nacre
Weight 4.23carats
Treatment None, fully Natural. Radiography report & Certificate provided
Origin Australia
Planetary Energy Moon
Patron Location Belgium
All inclusive Price $ 7167.58 / INR 440304.34
Comments Featured Today is an all natural massive 4.23 carats pearl set in White Gold with detailing factors in Yellow Gold for a striking impressive pendant. This piece excels on both parameters such as the Gemstone that is rare, durable, beautiful and certified natural and also on the design.It is of great fortune to own a pearl this size. We at Gemstoneuniverse feel gratitude for being a part of this story where an auspicious rare Jyotish Gemstone has met its owner.

To view this Gemstone before it was set please click here.

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Gemstoneuniverse Reviews 2013| Top 10 customer reviews & Feedback of 2013

Gemstoneuniverse Reviews 2013| Top 10 customer reviews & Feedback of 2013

Your Thoughts on Gemstoneuniverse and Gem Therapy in 2013

Your Thoughts on Gemstoneuniverse and Gem Therapy in 2013

Good Bye 2013 and welcome 2014

Dear Gemstoneuniverse Patrons,

It was a great year for us here at Gemstoneuniverse. We connected with you, shared with you, heard from you and learned from you. It was great to interact with you all over the year on our Facebook Page and you made our Page vibrant, lively and rocking. At the time of writing this piece( 31 December 2013)  we have 66316 fans on Facebook, 4468 talking about the page and 147 checkins.

Do join us at the Gemstoneuniverse Facebook Page. We would love you have you as a part of our lively community.

We are, because you are.

Here are top 10 customer reviews of 2013. 5 Reviews are from Trust pilot– an independent review website where you can review a product or service using your invoice and 5 reviews are from Gemstoneuniverse customer testimonial section.

These are not in any particular order and we have tried to publish in this post reviews/ feedbacks that touched us, made us feel worthwhile in what we are doing, reminded us to stick to the principles of 100% error free Gem Therapy as set in Stone by Guruji Shrii Arnav himself. Your feedback is important to us and makes us deliver the choicest results. We thank you dear patrons wholeheartedly and are humbled by your love and support

The top 5 Reviews from Trustpilot:

1) J Waghmare

Perfect, would highly recommend to all

Gemstone Therapy is very powerful and incredible. I appreciate Gemstoneuniverse for they will make you a recommendation only if you need it. Case in Point, Both Me and my wife ordered a Gemstone report. I was recommended no gemstones and it was clearly stated why I did not need any Gemstones. However she was recommended a Yellow Sapphire and Red Coral and we implemented that for her asap. I can say from our personal experience that the Gemstone energy was very powerful and most of the objectives mentioned during the consultation have been met. It is actually awesome to see her make rapid improvements in her health and general well being. Both rings are gorgeous and gemstones are top quality. The finesse of workmanship, the hallmarking, the transparent invoice in which everything is exactly mentioned including the Gold Calculation etc are all excellent. More than anything else we are happy with the results. Gemstoneuniverse is trustworthy and Its just not the Gold Standard in Planetary Gemology it is “The Only” standard in Planetary Gems and Gem Therapy. I am sure other Gemstoneuniverse clients and patrons will have the same thing to say.

2) Anonymous

Life Changing

One Humble Piece of Natural Jyotish White Coral costing $250 with a fantastic advice did what years of therapy, medication, God men and prayers could not do. There is nothing more magical than this. I thank Guruji Shrii Arnav and the Gemstoneuniverse team for blessing me with something that is so life changing.

3) Anand Trivedi

Most Authentic and Trust Worthy

I was lucky to have come across this website, planetary reading of the horoscope by Shri Arnav Ji was perfect and so were his gem stone recommendations.

Team at Gemstone Universe was prompt in clarifying my points and the service was absolutely professional.

I can say from my experience that there are multitude web sites offering Vedic stones therapy but with Gemstone Universe One can be Assured of a Perfect Personal Recommendation with Genuine Quality Gem Stones with a variety of options to select.

Their website is very user friendly and easy to navigate and so is their service.

I highly recommend to all those who are inclined towards Gem Therapy than don’t look anywhere else but Gemstone Universe.


( Live a Life to Impress the Creator not the Creation,Death is not the greatest loss in life..Loss is when life dies inside you while you are alive…. Celebrate this event called LIFE…..)

4) MS Reddy

Very Good, Different and exceptional

I had ordered a Gem report and was recommended a Hessonite and Emerald post wearing the Hessonite for 3 months. I ordered the hessonite online and it was a satisfactory experience. Since I had to attend a Conference at Bangalore in 2 months time I decided to visit Gemstoneuniverse in person to choose my Emerald since it is a pretty expensive gem and I am doing this kind of remedy for first time. Even though there are many things to say about the Gemstoneuniverse facility the two most remarkable things that made an impact on me and were really impressive were:

1) When I sat down at the table where they show the Gems- a Gemologist first greeted me and introduced himself by showing me his id card from the prestigious GIA School and said He would be attending me today. This made me very comfortable.

2) Their focus is fantastic and attention to detail to give the best to the client is also excellent. Above the Table there is a light system (Sorry I am no Gem expert so I don’t know what exactly its called), that lets you view the Gemstone as it would look inside the room in artificial light and then they switch it over to show the gem exactly as it would look like in normal sunlight. This was absolutely a new experience from me. I have purchased some Diamonds for my wife and mother but none of the places had such facility. The Gemologist explained to me that the lighting system is to give you the best possible view and that Emeralds should never be bought on a cloudy day as they look more beautiful than they actually might be. The light system that replicates true sunlight completely takes away all these factors.

All in all a new experience and a wondrous one at that. If you are really into Gemstones or want to wear Gemstones for Luck then this place is it!

5) Gaiatri

Wonderful customer experience

I had a great experience with Gemstone Universe and would happily recommend them to my friends and relatives. I wanted to try out gemstone therapy and stumbled upon their website only recently while doing an online search. I decided to get their gem recommendation report and wasted no time ordering what they recommended. What I like about GU is that they have a wide range of inventory and it’s easy to find something that serves your needs as per your individual taste and affordability. The staff of astrologers here are awesome — I got a chance to talk to an astrologer over the phone after their gem recommendations, and he was warm and open to my queries and concerns. They really tell like it is, instead of persuading you to buy expensive stuff. The gemstone rings shipped(overseas) and arrived on time and they follow up with you through that period. I’m impressed by their professional yet warm approach to their business. I have stopped short of giving the 5th star because I have just begun to wear my gemstones and can’t comment on their effectiveness just as yet. But I’m quite optimistic and trusty about their products and I hope I continue to be their happy customer in the years to come.

Reviews from the Gemstoneuniverse website( Please note we try our very best to link the review to the actual piece on the blog to ensure transparency)


Submitted On: 2013-10-04 16:50:01

“ I will tell a story A true story. A year back, fed up with many problems, I decided to wear a gem with out knowing anything about them. Ours is a beautiful small town called Alleppey ( Alappuzha ) of Kerala. There I consulted an austrogemologist who sells gems from his shop and locally accepted as an expert. With in few minutes, after analyzing my birth details with his computer, he recommended me to wear a ‘Cats Eye’. He explained about every gem especially about the cats eye as on the original gem we can see seven straight bands of light etc. During that long talk, in regular intervals, he repeated the words “ I am not greedy, I will not get anything from this trade, I am doing it as a service only. Don’t forget to refer your friends and relatives to me” which make me suspicious. There I saw many gems but all cats eyes cost Rs. 2500/-, Emerald Rs. 4500/-, Blue Sapphire Rs. 6000/- etc. and Rs. 500/- extra for certification. I was not particular to by from him or not. I left the place after offering him to come back soon. The I started research, visited some jewelers who is famous for selling pure gold but not satisfied with their gem knowledge. Then I accidently came across the article “ Do gems Work?” which changed everything. Got educated by spending 1-2 hours everyday and ordered for a gem recommendation. But not sure to buy from them because of financial constrains. Wandered many places to get jyothish quality gems but failed. In that days once again I visited the old shop not to buy one but only to see that low graded bluff stones. At last I decided to implement the perfect gem therapy by purchasing from ‘Gemstoneuniverse’. Now I own a natural untreated flawless jyothish quality chrysoberyl cats eye and emerald which I started wearing just a few weeks before. Not yet won a Five Crore lottery but feels comfortable even after spending 60% of my savings for the purchase which is 60 times more expensive than the prize of the stone minerals that I had first met with. I believe, every patron of the Gemstoneuniverse must have a similar story to tell. Salute to the incredible service of Gemstoneuniverse, the platinum standard in planetary gemology. I assure everyone reads this, is absolutely in the right place. Biju Antony ”

Note: Mr. Antony has given the same testimonial On Trustpilot.

7) Saran

Saran from Hyderabad

“ When it comes to alternate therapy like Gemstone, Rudraksh and the likes , I was an absolute non believer.Reason being,about 8 years ago when I was going through some tough time at work , I was advised by an “astrologer” to wear emerald gemstone.Accordingly I bought a emerald stone from him. Inspite of wearing the gemstone,my problems were increasing day by day and there was no respite ,no matter how hard I try.Tensions & frustrations kept mounting and as a basic human instinct I doubted the emerald ring could be the cause of matter getting worse.Finally i had to dump that emerald stone in a garbage and i took vow that i will never look back at gemstone therapy. Again i was going through similar motions since last 3 years.Career in a stagnant mode,unable to get married,tensions,delays,frustrations and you can line up all those negative adjectives. Above all i became a drunkard.I was unable to sleep without drinking few pegs of alcohol.This time again a wellwisher and friend asked me to try Gemstone therapy for one last time but he wasn’t sure from where to buy the gem ,as almost 99% of retail gemstones being sold are fake. Finally in the month of Jan’13 i started looking for some websites who provide online services.Accidentally i came across GSU. After going through almost all of the testimonials, articles and blogs in GSU I finally mustered some belief in Gem therapy.I do believe that nothing in this world is free and nothing in my life has come for free so I decided go for paid consulting.I kept my expectations low, as i didn’t expect nothing but a straight forward one liner that so and so gemstone has to be worn.But when i received my report I was taken aback by surprise.It was very detailed and it surely gained my trust in GSU. As per Guriji’s advise i ordered Red Garnet and Hessonite.To my surprise, I was able to see visible changes within a month of wearing both the gemstones.Mainly I am able to sleep well without taking alcohol or sleeping pills,which for me was a big concern.Apart from that I can see i have become more optimistic and seeing some changes here and there. I was advised by Guruji to wear an Yellow Sapphire after 4 months of wearing the above gemstones.I may sound bit exaggerated when I say that i am checking GSU website daily for availability of Yellow Saphhire/Yellow Topaz stone.I am waiting and I hope things go better from here. Thank you GSU team for helping me.I can only wish you good luck and may you flourish. Thanks, Saran ”

8) K Balakrishnan from Bangalore,India

Submitted On: 2013-03-04 10:10:33

“ Thank you all at Gemstoneuniverse for making my Gem therapy memorable and cherishable. Your dedication and attention to detail is admirable and the way you just handle the gemstones while showing to your patrons speaks of the tremendous love and respect you have for the Gems. I thoroughly enjoyed the visit to the store and the interaction with some of the team members enriched me. I have got good results from my Cat’s eye already. I wish you all the best in life and I hope that Planetary Gemology shall reach new heights with your knowledge and dedication.


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9) RAJ SHEKHAR from Kota

Submitted On: 2013-01-16 09:28:21

“ This was my second fab experience with Gemstoneuniverse. It delivers what it promises.. its not a gem shop or store.. its a brand.. Honestly, i am extremely happy with all the three gems i bought. I never miss to see them when i wake up.. Its clarity purifies my mind.. graced for being a part of this family and pretty sure that many experiences are waiting in the days to come… Thanks Raghav..thank you Gemstoneuniverse..

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And Finally Review of the Year

Rajkumar Tulshyanfrom Odisha,India Submitted On: 2013-12-13 06:56:14

“ I started my journey of Gem Therapy, first by using semi-precious stones like Red Garnet and Blue Moonstone. How did these gemstones changed my life have been extensively spelled out in my last testimonials. On getting remarkable results from Gem Therapy, I decided to upgrade my all the semi-precious stones to precious stones and in the process I am now become the proud owner of Yellow Sapphire, Ruby and Natural Pearl. But perhaps my thirst to get something very special in Gem Therapy was not ended and I imagined something very difficult (in my opinion) i,e, a ring having three rubies and requested Gemstone to bring my imagination to reality. Need not have to wait for a long time and received my ring with three rubies. Stunned to see the ring. The ring is really magnificent. Thanks to GSU for bringing my imagination to reality. They have really helped to make a great experience for both of us. I appreciate the value of having a ring that is so beautiful from all angles. I am continually surprised by how bright and eye-catching the Rubies can be. Amazing work. It seems they have put their heart and soul in it. Now my Ruby Ring is “Owner’s Pride,Neighbour’s Envy” For Gemstoneuniverse: Their attitude to customer satisfaction and quality workmanship are first rate. I can see why they named their company’s name “Gemstoneuniverse”,Truly if defined “University of Gemstones. Gemstoneuniverse: Great Gems, Great Gemologist Great Astrologers Great (un-matched) Price Great Attitude Great Quality Great Service Great All-around I have learned from Guruji that life has so many ups and down but what you need to have a support which will stand by you and tells you that all problems are only for a while for you to lead your life successfully. Gemstones cannot do “Magic” in one or two days but can definitely change a person’s future in a short course of time. I am the burning example of this. Whenever, I faced any problem, respected Guruji have always guided me. During my journey to find out the secret of Zodiac and Gem Therapy I have always been treated as a long time favored patron by GSU. Somewhere I had gone through an Amazing Arithmetic and I take this opportunity to share it with all GSU patrons. A small truth to make our life 100% successful. If A,B,C,D,E,F,…………………X,Y,Z is equivalent to 1,2,3,4,5,6,………………….23,24,25,26 than Hard Work : H+A+R+D+W+O+R+K 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11=98% Knowledge K+N+O+W+L+E+D+G+E 11+4+15+23+12+5+4+7+5=96% Love L+O+V+E 12+15+22+5 = 54% Luck L+U+C+K 12+21+3+11=47% None of them make 100% Then what makes 100% Is it Money ? No Is it Leadership ? No Is it Power? No Every problem has a solution, only if we perhaps change our “ATTITUDE’ Attitude A+T+T+I+T+U+D+E 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5=100% It is therefore our “Attitude” towards life and work that make our life successful. I developed a positive attitude towards Gems and its healing powers and now proud to say that I have no regrets as I have got enough and enough returns. Regards Rajkumar Tulshyan

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We would like to thank Mr. Rajkumar Tulshyan for his reviews and feedback.  He has enabled positive Gem Therapy for a lot of individuals and shared some of his personal experiences on Camera, his gracious action speaks a lot of his courage, humility and the wisdom to share the divine knowledge.

Thank You Dear Patrons. We hope and pray that 2014 will be a bigger and a better year for all of you. This year we shall run the review of the year contest and you shall have details of the same here on the blog as well as the Gemstoneuniverse Facebook Page

Wish you a very happy 2014 and may you be blessed with health, wealth and happiness.

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Treasures of Ratnapura | Ceylon Sapphire Mining| New Lot of Sapphires

New Parcel of Saatvik Natural Sapphires – ABHI 2013

New Parcel of Saatvik Natural Sapphires ABHI 2013

New Parcel of Saatvik Natural Sapphires ABHI 2013


That which is precious and valuable comes only after a lot of labour and has a tremendous cost attached to it. And when one is talking about gems, this is the complete truth. Gemstoneuniverse brings to you the best of precious gems and stones from the best sources all over the world. In keeping with the commitment to give you the very best of jyotish quality gemstones, the newest parcel of gems is a big one – ABHI 2013 – a mixed lot of sapphires, blue sapphire and yellow sapphire.

Blue sapphire and Yellow sapphire

Natural Blue sapphire or neelam gemstone is the gem of planet Saturn or Shani and is used as an astrological remedy. Likewise, Natural yellow sapphire or Pukhraj stone is the gemstone of planet Jupiter or Brihaspati. Basically both Blue sapphire and yellow sapphire are the same mineral corundum. Only the chromophore or the trace element imparting color is different – Titanium in case of Blue sapphire and iron in case of Yellow sapphire.

Before going on to the characteristics of the parcel, it is worth mentioning that these gems have been cut from our own gem roughs and therefore you can expect delightful gems at a price point that can be given only by Gemstoneuniverse in today’s times.

Treasures of Ratnapura | Ceylon Sapphire Mining


Highland Complex Gem Mining belt

Highland Complex Gem Mining belt

The roughs are from the famed gem mines of Ratnapura in Sri Lanka. Known as the “Jewel Box of the Indian Ocean”, an incredible 25 percent of Sri Lanka’s land area is potentially gem bearing. Geographically, the island of Sri Lanka is divided into the Wanni Complex, the Highland Complex and the Vijayan complex. It is in the central Highland Complex, stretching through the centre of this nation and rolling down towards the south that most of the precious gem mining happens.

The Highland Complex has metamorphic, sedimentary and magmatic deposits. Sedimentary gem deposits are the most important of all gem deposits in Sri Lanka. The sedimentary placer gem deposits (these are relatively shallow deposits) occur in thin layers of gravel and sand, termed locally as Illam in alluvial plains and even in hilly areas. Illam is a Tamil word meaning “dwelling place” and in this context it turns out to the dwelling place of the gems.

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Sri Lanka is home to some 75-80 different coloured gemstones! That is a phenomenal number for different gems originating in a single geography.

Ratnapura, literally translating to mean the city of gems is the capital of Sabaragamuwa province. Ratnapura lies about a hundred kilometres south east of Colombo city. It is a hub for gem traders from several countries.

Open pit mine in a field

Open pit mine in a field

In this area one can see open pit mines with very basic set up being worked. Pits are dug into the earth sometimes up to 100 feet or more. Basic scaffolding structure is put in place to prevent earth from caving in. Air is pumped below to the mine workers to help them breathe. The gravelly soil is then dug out and hauled up outside.

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This gravelly soil is then sieved, sorted and swirled in shallow water to loosen and wash the mud away. The small stones are then sorted to separate gem material. The mining techniques are very archaic and risky.

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The New Parcel

The new parcel of natural sapphires ABHI 2013 comes from the mines of Ratnapura.

Each sapphire of ABHI 2013

– is fully natural and treatment free
– is an unheated jyotish quality sapphire
– has beautiful crystal with over 90 percent clarity
– has pleasing color and radiant aura
– is from the Ratnapura mines of Srilanka
– is free from any dosha mentioned in the sacred texts
– has abundant planetary energy to give best result when used as astrological gem
– is available at a very attractive price point

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Why Gemstoneuniverse…

Why Gemstoneuniverse…

Natural Treatment free Ceylon Blue sapphire pendant

Natural Treatment free Ceylon Blue sapphire pendant


Beauty. Rarity. Flaunt value. Real Investment. Talisman power. This and much more is what you get when you get a gem from Gemstoneuniverse. Here you have the real advantage where you get world class expertise in sourcing the finest gems for you at a fraction of cost compared to elsewhere!

At Gemstoneuniverse, quality, ethics, processes and the patron’s preferences are given the utmost attention and these are non-negotiable principles of functioning. We understand that Planetary Gemology is a discipline not too well understood in all its nuances by the general public, therefore simplifying and streamlining processes has been a major endeavour – from choosing a gem to delivery of your talisman, to give you a better and complete experience, free of hassles. We are proud of the value we bring to the quality of your life.

Selected Rings, Pendants and Talismans made available to patrons in April 2013 Table Natural Blue Sapphire Gemstone Facts


Natural Blue Sapphire


3.87 carats


None. Fully Natural,



Planetary Energy


Patron Location

Tokyo, Japan

All inclusive Price

$ 7890 / INR 437895


Now here’s a stellar treat! A wonderful gem – a fully natural and unheated blue sapphire from the gem mines of Srilanka. At a superb jyotish weight of 3.87 carats, it’s the perfect gem for planetary gem therapy with rich silky cornflower blue color and amazing clarity. It is a marvellous piece with all the traits of a top-notch blue sapphire rolled into one. This magnificent one of a kind blue sapphire has been set in Sterling silver as a Saturn talisman.Natural blue sapphire or neelam gemstone is the gem of Lord Saturn and is used in a talisman to harness the energies of this planet. Individuals with Makar lagna and Kumbh lagna can wear the blue sapphire.

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Announcement-High Quality Gem Videos for Gemstoneuniverse Patrons

Announcement-Highly Quality Gem Videos for Gemstoneuniverse Patrons Gold Standard in Planetary Gemology

Dear Patrons we are pleased to announce that from now on we shall be providing you videos of all the nine precious Navaratna Gemstones.

For best assessment of cut, color, clarity and carat weight we have used highly sophisticated equipment, lenses and a patent pending proprietary technology for capturing Gem images and videos for maximum magnification.

Some of these tools are available only with the best Gemologists and Gem Labs. In this highly magnified view you shall be able to observe the crystal minutely and will also be able to see inclusions that are not normally visible with the naked eye.

 Full 3 D circular view and custom white balance setting, read,-as observed in normal daylight.   Enjoy the best of technology and sacred gemmology.

No props, No LED’s, No flashing no gimmicks!

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New Lot of Natural Blue Moonstone – Shaleen 2013

New Lot of Natural Blue Moonstone – Shaleen 2013

Shaleen 2013

Shaleen 2013

The word Shaleen in Hindi is an adjective used to describe an individual with impressive and amazing grace, poise and elegance. This is exactly what these lovely blue moonstones convey by their appearance. Here’s presenting the new lot – SHALEEN 2013, of natural and treatment free blue moonstone. Truly representative of the lunar energies, these blue moonstones are breath taking and very potent tool of planetary gem therapy.

These natural and treatment free blue moonstones come from the island of Serendib, currently known as the island of Srilanka. The cabochon cut gems have fantastic clarity and superb schiller – The adularescence is what makes this blue moonstone so distinct from the myriad other moonstones that are generally more translucent – cloudy in appearance. There is also a watery appeal that identifies strongly with moon energies. Blue moonstone is the upratna for natural pearl and is the gemstone of planet Moon. Blue moonstone is known as chandrakant mani in Hindi.

The new lot of Blue moonstones comes after a long spell. Some of you may have even noted non-availability of a jyotish quality blue moonstone at for a while. Please note that not every gem makes the cut as a jyotish gemstone and we at Gemstoneuniverse believe in giving you nothing but the most genuine and best jyotish gems. Every gem is handpicked and unless it meets the stringent criteria, it is invariably rejected.

This despite the fact that we carry thousands of Blue Sheen Moonstones in the Gemstoneuniverse Buying Division we rejected around 200 odd lots to get the Perfect Jyotish Quality Moonst0nes that will work exceptionally for Moon Energies. Some of the lots that we rejected were priced 3-4 times the price of indiviual fine gems made available to you dear patrons.

We would also like to use this post to inform our dear patrons that Natural Untreated Treatment Free Yellow Topaz the uparatana for Jupiter is also undergoing similar equations. We are trying our best but we cannot guarantee a set date when these will be available. What we can guarantee is that you will get a Top Quality Jyotish Gemstone at 1/6th of the price. If a Gemstone does not qualify to be a Jyotish Gemstone it shall not be listed at online inventory.

This new lot of gems is a result of assiduous search and patient waiting period.

Each gem of SHALEEN 2013

–          Is natural and treatment free

–          Is from Srilanka

–          Is cut en cabochon

–          Has a notable adularescence

–          Has radiant lunar planetary energies

–          Has great healing potential

–          Is fantastic jyotish quality

–          Comes at a time when Blue Moonstones are increasingly becoming difficult to procure

–          Comes at a very attractive price point


So what are you waiting for? Get yourself one, before this lot also sells out.

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Ride the Wave – Experience the New Gemstoneuniverse Interface…Coming Soon!!

Ride the Wave – Experience the New Gemstoneuniverse Interface…Coming Soon!!

Heralding the New Times


The New Gemstoneuniverse Interface-Faster & Exhaustive

The New Gemstoneuniverse Interface-Faster & Exhaustive




Ride the Wave – Experience the New Gemstoneuniverse Interface…Coming Soon!!

Old is gold but new is a point of view too. In keeping with the philosophy of bringing you nothing but the best, Gemstoneuniverse website has undergone an image makeover. The new website has been designed and features organised to facilitate ease of navigability and better experience.

–  The new website has a format that allows for a flow of information in a cogent easy to grasp manner.

–  It has all the vital information that you would require available easily without having to go through a maze searching for what you want.

–  Effortless navigation has been the most crucial element as we value time the most.

–  The website is https secure. Your data is secure and you are guaranteed a hassle free experience. Gemstoneuniverse is a CERTIFIED MCAFEE SECURE SITE

–  Product page has been organised neatly with many sorting option options, based on different parameters available. You can sort by weight, Price per carat and total weight. In the lower left hand corner you have the options to view the number of products as per price range.

Neatly Organized Product Page that gives you sorting options. You can sort also by price range

Neatly Organized Product Page that gives you sorting options. You can sort also by price range

–    Colored Gemstones are all about color. View the natural Gemstones in the grid view so that you can evaluate color differences at a glance.

View the Colored Gemstones in the Grid View to evaluate color side by side

View the Colored Gemstones in the Grid View to evaluate color side by side

The Grid View is a fantastic option to view color, View the amazing range of color in Emeralds

The Grid View is a fantastic option to view color, View the amazing range of color in Emeralds

–   The latest game changing information and articles go to the PIPING HOT section. Watch this section for contests, announcements and new apps on Facebook etc.

The latest articles, contests and Facebook apps go to the piping hot section

The latest articles, contests and Facebook apps go to the piping hot section

–  Experience new powerful search that lets you search more than 3000 resources on the Gemstoneuniverse website, blog, social media that ensures you get all the information that you are looking for.

The new search feature powered by Google lest you search over a 3000 exhaustive resource library

The new search feature powered by Google lest you search over a 3000 exhaustive resource library

–          There is the facility of online chat manned by certified Gemologists from the top Gemology institutions, in case you are really stuck!

–  The most prolific feature of the new site is the way social media has been integrated into it. You can now log in to the site and place your order through any one of the multiple options and do not have to create a new account compulsorily for a purchase.

The new website lets you log in directly from your social media account

The new website lets you log in directly from your social media account

–  There is a mobile ready version too and that allows you to browse the catalogue really fast! Now isn’t that COOL!

The Gemstoneuniverse Mobile version is ready for Smartphones and Tablets

The Gemstoneuniverse Mobile version is ready for Smartphones and Tablets

–  The articles and knowledge resources are available in a neater format and easy to browse categories. Make the exhaustive Gemstoneuniverse article repository work to your advantage and ensure that you get nothing but the best!

Neatly organized article repository that empowers you to search articles fast

Neatly organized article repository that empowers you to search articles fast

–   There are over a 100 FAQs neatly categorised for your ease, you have an answer to anything that crosses you mind about Planetary Gemology,our products and services.

Exhaustive list of FAQ that are important for Gem Therapy success are categorized neatly

Exhaustive list of FAQ that are important for Gem Therapy success are categorized neatly

–   It is fuss free. We like frills but only on certain apparel. The aspects of jazzy techno effects delaying loading/ viewing will not hamper your experience.


We hope to give you better experience each time. Hope it proves to be an enjoyable journey for you.

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