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    Gemstoneuniverse ultimate failure proof process-100 % success in Planetary Gem Therapy

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    • World Class Recommendation by top Astrologers and Seasoned Qualified Planetary Gemologists?
    • World Class Natural Gemstones offered to you at 1/6th-1/4th of the price from the choicest mines all over the world?
    • Gemstones sorted and selected by seasoned Gem Professionals with a special focus on colour and clarity.
    • World Class Certification and Appraisal that ensures that your gemstone has value throughout your lifetime?
    • An Unmatched price due to our experience, years in the Gem Trade and negotiation skills of seasoned Gem Professionals.
    • A remedial measure that gives you tangible and quantifiable gains!
    Come and enjoy a hassle free, full proof system ensuring that your planetary gem delivers on each count. Here you will get an experience of a lifetime that will ensure:
    1. Natural Authentic Gemstones
    2. World-Class consultants
    3. Appraisal and Valuation of your planetary Gemstone
    4. Largest certified online database of natural, unheated and untreated Jyotish gemstones
    5. Independent Lab Certification of your planetary gemstone
    6. Vedic Consecration of your gemstone
    7. Secure Door delivery of your gemstone with insurance
    8. Lifetime buy back.

    The Ultimate Process

    We are led by Guruji Shrii Arnav

    Guruji Shrii Arnav - Vedic Guru - Chief Consultant and Mentor - He is an internationally acclaimed and recognized Planetary Gemologist. He is one of the leading experts in the fields of Gems and Gemology.

    An Accredited Jewelry Professional from the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) he is the current Acting Secretary of the Planetary Gemologists Association - The regulatory and research group for Planetary Gemologists worldwide.

    Besides mentoring Astro Journey and Gemstoneuniverse, since the year 2007 Guruji has been writing the weekly astrology horoscope for Deccan Herald - a leading Indian English Daily with an average daily viewership of 450000+ and a circulation of 200,000+. Read more about Guruji Shrii Arnav.

    His singular belief and guidance has helped evolve this system which ensures that Planetary Gem Therapy works for the individual.


    We have NO third party supplier unlike other Astrology Services/ Astrologers/ Consultants. Our Gemstones are picked up directly from mines, independent suppliers and each lot of gemstone selection is done by a qualified professional staff well versed and seasoned in the Gem trade and having the expertise in selection of Jyotish Gemstones. Key core team members involved in sourcing of high quality Gemstones have spent decades in this field and have qualified from leading Gemology institutions like the GIA (Gemological Institute of America). Read more on GIA's Workshop and Accreditation Program exclusively at Gemstoneuniverse.

    Choosing a Jyotish gemstone is not an easy task. Besides assessment of cut, color, clarity, carat weight and lack of treatment, a Planetary Gemologist has to ensure that the Jyotish Gemstone is free from any of the flaws listed in sacred texts that lead to bad results. Read case studies here.

    Every Single Gemstone that makes it to the Gemstoneuniverse inventory is a true Jyotish Gemstone.

    After the initial process of selection of a Vedic Gem, the Gemstones are certified by independent third party Gem Labs.

    Independent Lab Certification

    Each Gemstone gets certified independently by a registered, reputable and accredited Gem lab. This ensures complete authenticity of the planetary gemstone and complete transparency for the end customer.

    Provided below are some samples of certificates authenticating the gemstones we provide. The cut, color, clarity, carat weight, country of origin, treatment or lack thereof, dimensions, species, shape, etc. are all mentioned clearly in the certificate, setting apart each gem. We just don’t get a Gem tested for identification such as Natural Blue Sapphire but specifically ask for add-on certification services specifying origin and treatments.

    What you see is what you get.

    Our Sheer Range, reach, numbers that we do and the diverse markets from where we source our gemstones ensure that there is world class certification made available from several labs across the globe. There is no singular lab which we patronize (which may be another reason for antennas being raised!).

    At Gemstoneuniverse we ensure that your Gem Certificate has value and provide certificates only of reputed Labs. These certificates are universally accepted by veterans of the Gemstones industry and trade, seasoned gem professionals and the Gemstone B2B Trade.

    GIA Certificate GIA Certificate AIGS Certificate AIGS Certificate C Dunaigre Lab EMIL Lab EMIL Lab GDL Gem Lab Inter Gem Lab Tokyo Gem Lab Certificate for Ntural Ruby Gemstoneuniverse EGL Unheated Sapphire certificate Gemstoneuniverse GIA Natural Pearl Certificate Gemstoneuniverse GIA Tajik Ruby Certificate Gemstoneuniverse GII Certificate for Cats Eye Gemstoneuniverse GRS Certificate for Hig value Antique Sapphire Gemstoneuniverse GRS Emerald Certificate Gemstoneuniverse The Gem and Pearl Testing Lab of Bahrain Natural Pearl Certificate Gemstoneuiverse

    To give you an idea of what value Gemstoneuniverse complete package from start (when you order your gem report) to end (when your customized talisman reaches you) delivers simply consider the cost of certification in this GIA certification fee schedule. Have a look at this chart for the charges for Certification and charges for add on certification such as origin, treatment etc.


    The complete value of Certification, Appraisal, Insurance, hallmarking when calculated for one single gemstone would range anywhere from $250-$350/-.

    It is our numbers and consistency that gets us volume discounts from the Laboratories which we forward to you as a Gemstoneuniverse advantage and not as freebies or discounts.

    Your Total Shipping Charges Includes all this and is just not shipping.

    The bigger Value even than the selection and the certification is professional appraisal which you can read by clicking the next tab or by clicking here.

    Sometimes a question that we get from some internet viewers that is relevant to this section is: Can I get a certificate of a particular Gem Lab?

    Yes that is Possible. Please see the information given above and the value it brings. Analyse the price of the gem that you are inclined to purchase and compare it with the data given below. If you are ok with the timelines and costs involved we can readily get it certified from your specified Gem Lab of choice.

    Geographical Location Nearest Testing Location for a major Gem Lab in Asia would be Bangkok-the world’s coloured Gemstone Capital. GIA as of 07th June 2016 does not test and certify coloured gemstones in India.
    Certification costs Approximate $200-$400 per Gemstone and Variety. For estimation see Lab fee schedule in the segment above.
    Extra Certification Costs Certification costs for specifying origin etc extra. GIA Charges $250-$500 per Gemstone depending on Gem Variety and carat weight
    Time Taken by Lab for Certification Approximate 8-12 weeks. Extra Charges for Rush Service.
    Time Taken for Gem Transport to and from the Lab to India 4-8 weeks
    Extra Charges for export procedures, shipping and Duties As applicable and charged as per actuals

    Independent Appraisal

    Without examination and approval of the Government of India appointed appraisal panel no package containing real and precious gemstones set in Gold or Silver can be shipped out of India. For this category of goods the appraisal is mandatory as per the law.

    Once the certification is over and the Gemstone is set, there is an independent appraisal conducted for authenticity of goods and the price by a panel of experienced Appraisers and Jewellers appointed by the Government of India and the Jewellers association. This panel has eminent Professionals and Jewellers on board who put their signature on documentation of the finished piece of Jewellery and Gemstone after examination.

    This ensures that the products are top class and there is NO QUESTION of under-invoicing/over-invoicing. Your product is appraised at the correct price and has value throughout life.

    Provided for your understanding is also a scanned copy of appraisal done by a Govt. Appraiser (a person who functions specifically in this capacity on an official post created by the Government of India, GOI) who gives his assessment along with Jewellers Association.

    Also presented is a sample invoice which carries every single detail of your transaction with Gemstoneuniverse, which will be sent to you. We advocate complete transparency and zero ambiguity.

    Other Major Benefits of Appraisal Include:

    Quality control: This ensures that your item is fully intact with no damage such as cracks etc. If the goods are damaged/ not up to the mark they are not appraised.

    Authenticity of Item: Even though we provide world class certification you have the double confirmation from a professional board appointed by the Government.

    Fair Price: Independent Appraisal ensures that you pay a fair price for the goods and this is ratified by industry professionals appointed by the Government for consumer protection and prevention of fraud who have no commercial interests. This also ensures that there is no under invoicing/ over invoicing.

    Authenticity of Caratage of Precious Metals: You are ordering a precious item set in Gold and Silver. Using carat meter, weighing balance etc the official appraisal panel determines if the actual facts stated on the invoice match the actual product being shipped. You are assured of precious metal quality, Caratage, purity of metal and weight.

    Safety of your product: Once your package has been examined, appraised and an appraisal document issued, your items/ goods are put in the box and packaged in front of the Superintendent of Customs and the members of the appraisal panel. Once the box is finally packaged the Government Wax Seal if affixed on the package that ensures that the appraised goods are in the package and no individual/ agency can open the package in transit and that the product is finally delivered to the customer.

    Insurance and appraisal in your country: You can use the appraisal document to insure your product in your country if you so will. You will be pleased to know that most of our goods our appraised at 100% or more than their value by registered and accredited appraiser because of the Gemstoneuniverse quality and unmatched price guarantee. An Appraiser (A qualified and certified professional as per the National Jewellers Association) and not a jeweller will write the value of the goods on his/ her official letter head and will charge a fee for it. The appraisal document is accepted by the law. He/ She will not give a verbal opinion.

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    For Domestic Shipments there is no appraisal as per Indian Law. Only your invoice and certification are essential requirements for returns and refunds.

    Unmatched Price

    We offer you natural gemstones with such exceptional clarity and lack of treatment that a Gemstone with equivalent clarity level and lack of treatment will be at least priced 4-6 times at majority of good and reputable vendors where also you are unlikely to find the range that you have at Gemstoneuniverse. Compare Gem Notes and Videos of 3000+ shipped out items at Gemstoneuniverse Vimeo Channel and the Gemstoneuniverse Blog.

    The Gemstoneuniverse Blog has details of prices some of the items shipped out on a weekly basis since 2008. This has been done ensure transparency and to enable comparison. If you use the search box on the Blog you can also see the trends how the price range is varying year to year as per the shade, color, carat weight etc of the Gemstone.

    The best way to evaluate is to view inventory at some local vendors and also at online vendors and compare.

    A Real Gemstone is never cheap; it is valuable, though you may great it a great value due to skills and expertise of seasoned Gemstone Professionals and resources that we at Gemstoneuniverse provide. At Gemstoneuniverse you also have value of your Gemstone throughout your life.

    We offer you great value because we source directly from the mines/mine owners, our own experience in the Gem Trade, negotiating skills, strategic partnerships and alliances and because of Government Instituted Appraisal Panel.

    We hate to harp on this but our mission is service to planetary gemology and our vision is to ensure that the efficacy and glory of this sacred science reaches all.

    Real is Rare and depending on who you ask and there is no single correct price of a Coloured Gemstone unlike that of a electronic commodity such as a phone that can be manufactured in a factory. A real precious Gemstone is unique, singular and exclusive and that’s why - A Gem is for a Gem philosophy holds true.

    Please read the link below Gem price per carat for more details. Whether it is an ecommerce website, a retail jeweller, a commission agent, the local jeweller, a high end fashion chain or a door to door vendor the cost of procurement for each of these agencies will be variable depending on their resources, skill sets, experience, range of operation etc. One of the important factors in pricing is also the culture and ability to negotiate. Click here for an interesting insight on Gem Negotiation and Price of a Gemstone.

    We deal in fine quality gemstones with extensive resources with zeal to delight our patrons. With our skills and expertise we want our winner to be winner on both the fronts- On the front of getting the benefits of planetary Gem Therapy and on the economic and financial front of procuring a valuable Gemstone at a great price that has value throughout the life.

    Some eminent experts and professionals are working together to make a software solution to accurately predict Gemstone prices but it is surely a very daunting task if not an impossible one just because of the sheer range of colour itself. The pricing in Diamond market is still predictable because of a limited shade of colour-primary shades of white) and limited clarity grades.

    The word cheap or low cost comes in only when dealing on commercial quality stones or instances of convenience such as stone dealt in Rattis. The words discounts factor in only when carrying huge inventory requiring urgent liquidation, distress sales or desperation to make a presence in the market etc because the value of real precious Gemstones never devalues. It just appreciates.

    Leaving all marketing hype we suggest you to go through the resources listed below and we can only say:

    If you can get a similar gemstone of equal quality at a lesser price from anywhere we shall buy 100 carats from you.

    Your Ultimate Guarantee is our Lifetime Returns and Buy Back Facility that we have honoured since the year 2000 under the Astro Journey Umbrella and since 2006 under the Gemstoneuniverse Umbrella.

    Gemstoneuniverse Asia Pacific Division - Reach and Value



    Are you sure that your cheapest Gemstone is not the most expensive one.

    Gem Price per Carat-How Gemstones are Priced.

    The World Ruby situation-Market Prices and trends of Ruby for Last 5 Years.


    Your package is also insured. Please go through the sample scanned insurance document provided for your reference. There is due diligence at our end for we believe in not only the fine, precious talismans you order but in the value of hard work and flawless processing done at our end and how valuable and important your gemstone/s and order is to you.


    * Special Duty Structure exists for the countries of UK, New Zealand and UAE. This is a minor duty and is usually lower than 5% of the total package value.

    Vedic Consecration

    Consecration and energization of the Gemstone in your name, birth star is a vital and essential part that plays a major role in Vedic Gemstone Therapy. Your Gemstone is consecrated and energized as per full Vedic rites.


    Consecration of your talisman - Encrypting your spiritual DNA



    1. Gold used for setting of the Gemstones is certified 22 KDM Gold/ 18 KDM Gold. There is a hallmark for 22 KDM/ 18KDM on all www.gemstoneuniverse.com gold rings, pendants and talismans.
    2. Silver used in setting of gemstones is Sterling Silver - 92.5 grade, the purest form for ornamental silver.
    3. Your Gemstones will be appraised at a minimum of 3 levels of Government of India authorities and will carry an independent lab certification before being dispatched to you.
    4. Each Gemstone after going through the stringent process of Selection, Appraisal and Certification is finally insured and all fees and charges are paid to ensure that your precious Planetary Gemstone reaches you in mint condition. Each package after appraisal and certification is wax sealed to ensure that no one else except you can open the package.

    Returns, Refunds and Buy Back

    And Finally the Biggest Guarantee- Honoured Since Inception in the year 2000

    Important Note: For All Sections

    Please preserve all original documents such as Invoice, Certificate/s, and Appraisal etc. No refund will be entertained in case of any missing document and no further communication in this matter shall be entertained if any document is missing.

    Please note that this policy is registered with the legal authorities, tax authorities and the Reserve bank of India. All refunds and returns will be entertained exactly as per the guidelines given here.

    On Domestic Returns from India there will be a deduction of 1% on order value that accounts for the VAT (Value Added Tax)

    Loose Gemstones

    30 day returns. Full Value of Gemstone refunded no questions asked provided the Gemstone is unused, un damaged- in their original form and not mounted in a ring/ pendant and sent along with documentation, invoice, certificates, free gifts, etc. The details of all gemstones are digitally documented. Shipping charges are not refunded. In case of using credit card there will be substraction of 5.5% of the order amount that is paid towards the credit card/ processing charges. If you have used paypal while ordering then there will be no processing charges that will be deducted. 30 days start from the day the package reaches you. No refunds on loose gemstones after 30 days.

    Lifetime Buy Back and Lifetime Upgrade Policy

    For Gemstones set in rings/ pendants we offer The Gemstoneuniverse lifetime buyback and the lifetime upgrade policy.

    If a gemstone that you buy is original, gem quality and authentic it will have value throughout your lifetime. In some cases, value will also increase manifold. This is generally the case for mostly all Gemstones at Gemstoneuniverse for they are fine, natural and untreated.

    For example, Blue and yellow sapphire lots that we were procuring for $270 per carat in the year 2004 is now available at a minimum price point of $700 per carat, provided one buys a minimum quantity of 250 carats or more.

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    You will understand that nature's capacity to replenish fine gems is also limited; hence the steep appreciation in value. Each single gemstone from Gemstoneuniverse is so unique, certified and original that we offer you a lifetime buyback facility and lifetime upgrade of the following gemstone categories:

    Lifetime Upgrade Policy 90% Lifetime Buy back and Upgrade Gemstone Quality Upgrade

    This facility exists for those of our selected and esteemed patrons who have purchased valuable Planetary Gemstones have experienced good benefits and want to wear a better quality Gemstone, which in turn will have better effects for it will surpass the earlier gemstone on the 4C's of cut, color, clarity and carat weight.

    In such cases you have a lifetime value of 90% of your gemstone cost, minus the labour, appraisal, insurance and shipping cost. In case of using credit card there will be substraction of 5.5% of the order amount that is paid towards the credit card/ processing charges. If you have used paypal while ordering then there will be no processing charges that will be deducted.

    Only those individuals qualify for this section that chooses a new gemstone whose value is 30% or more than the original gemstone.

    75% Lifetime Buy Back Precious Gemstones only No Exchange Just Return

    On all Rubies, Yellow Sapphires, Blue Sapphires, Emeralds, White Sapphires and Diamonds you have a lifetime value of 75% of your gemstone cost, minus the labour, appraisal, insurance and shipping cost. This is flat 75% return. Please note if the gemstone is returned, it will have minor surface scratches and blemishes etc. which come with normal use. This gemstone will again go to the cutting and polishing centre. This incurs cutting and polishing costs and some kind of mineral wastage during a recut hence 75%. . In case of using credit card there will be substraction of 5.5% of the order amount that is paid towards the credit card/ processing charges. If you have used paypal while ordering then there will be no processing charges that will be deducted.

    Note: As per sacred tenets of Gemology a single consecrated gem can be used by a loved one or a blood relative. Once a Gem is sold and returned it is never listed back at Gemstoneuniverse online inventory of Jyotish Gemstones. A returned gemstone is sent to Gemstoneuniverse Buying Division to be sold for Jewellery.

    Each single product that we ship out is digitally catalogued. You can browse real time figures and statistics of more than a 1000 finished pieces on the Gemstoneuniverse Blog. A returned gemstone will make it back to Gemstoneuniverse buying division to be sold for Jewellery or investment but it will NOT make it again to the Gemstoneuniverse online inventory.

    Note: As of 01st January 2015, our return rate is a minuscule .2 % down from .5% since 2011 because of our goal of a 100% error free gem therapy and strict quality controls. Individuals who have implemented the Gem therapyas per the process listed above and the guidelines have enjoyed the benefits and appreciated their gemstones. In majority of the refund cases we have seen that the individual has bought the gemstone but has not sought prior Vedic Recommendation from us which actually should be the first step towards choosing a Vedic Gemstone.

    50% Lifetime Buy Back Semi Precious Gemstones

    On all semi precious gemstones like Hessonite, Cat's Eye, Garnet, Tourmaline, Heliodor, Peridot, Topaz, Blue Sheen Moonstone, Iolite, Amethyst, Opals, Lapis Lazuli you have a lifetime value of 50% of your gemstone cost, minus the labour, appraisal, insurance and shipping cost. In case of using credit card there will be substraction of 5.5% of the order amount that is paid towards the credit card/ processing charges. If you have used paypal while ordering then there will be no processing charges that will be deducted.

    This is flat 50% return. Please note if the gemstone is returned it will have minor surface scratches and blemishes etc. which come with normal use. This gemstone will again go to the cutting and polishing centre. This incurs cutting and polishing costs and some kind of mineral wastage during a recut hence 50%.

    Organic Gemstones

    There is no buy back on Organic Gemstones like Natural Pearls, White Corals and Red Corals simply because these gemstones are not hard as precious gemstones and they waste over a period of time with use.

    Please note carefully:

    The buyback exists throughout your lifetime, provided

    1. The original invoice, certificate, Government appraisal documents (if any) is intact with you. Please preserve these documents. Without these documents, we will not be able to honour any case for refund or buyback and no further communication is entertained. These documents have to be compulsorily submitted to various legal authorities including the Reserve Bank of India and tax authorities so that the process is fast and without any hitches.
    2. The Gemstone has not been removed from its original setting, is in its original form when shipped/ delivered and is not damaged or having a crack.

    Till the above two conditions are met your mind is at peace and the buyback ensured.

    So are you ready to enjoy...

    If your answer is YES, Then We welcome YOU to the Gemstoneuniverse Family!!!

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