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Jyotish Gemstones Importance of Color Shades

Jyotish Gemstones Importance of Color Shades

Importance of Color Shades in Jyotish Gemstones

Jyotish Gemstones are very special and Jyotish Gemstones are rare and that is the reason they are hard to obtain as life does not want us to give an easy solution. Many people benefited from Do Gems Work-No they Don’t for 90% of the people, but still errors creep in and more and often than not there are failures in Gem Therapy.

One of the most important parameters of Jyotish Gemstones is that they should have a pleasing colour. To understand this lets just take a reference for the yellow sapphire gemstone in the sacred texts.

Here is a Shloka (metered and often rhymed poetic verse or phrase) in one of the Sacred Texts for a Yellow Sapphire


Natural Ceylon Yellow Sapphires from the Lot "Akshat"

Nishprabham Karksham Ruksham PithShyamam Natonattam
Kapisham Kapilam Pandu Pushpragam Parityjet

Translated in English It means that a Yellow Sapphire whose lustre does not emanate a pleasing and brilliant Yellow Shade, whose surface feels like sand upon touching, which has a blacking hue mixed with the Yellow Shade, that which is not well proportioned, having a mixture of red and yellow shades or having a mixture of yellow and white shades should be completely discarded.

It is so fascinating that what is written in the sacred texts is so exact despite the lack of scientific and precision instruments at that point of time. The version speaks about a brilliant yellow shade and speaks about how  a mix of black, red should be completely avoided.


Yellow is the color that lies between the spectrum of Orange and Green and some of the shade variants close to yellow are:

Yellowish Orange

Orangish Yellow


Greenish Yellow

Yellowish Green

Greyish Yellow

Yellowish Grey

Brownish yellow

Yellowish Brown

So which amongst these 9 shades has a brilliant yellow shade with which the sacred text speaks about and which shades should be totally discarded.

Shades that devalue a Gemstone are called as “Off Colours” and are avoided in retail of valuable gemstones.

A certificate and terms like Natural and Unheated just are not enough to make up a Jyotish Gemstone. A Jyotish Gemstone has to qualify on a set of 50 basic parameters to be qualified as a Jyotish Gemstone.  These 50 parameters are registered and trademarked Gemstoneuniverse proprietary  process for a Gemstone to be graded as a Jyotish Gemstone.

Natural Unheated Certified and Still Not Jyotish Quality.

The sacred texts speak of 6 pleasing shades desired in a Yellow Sapphire and 32 defects to be avoided in a Yellow Sapphire.

To read another examples of sacred shades in Jyotish Quality Emeralds please click here.

The end retail market does not posses the skill sets to recommend and provide the most ideal shades. Most of the retail operators have just two parameters to provide a Stone:

Stone weight

Client Budget

The above is more of a problem in case of a Ratti Gemstone or a Ratti Astrologer.

If you were to conduct a survey of Indian Retail most of the stones would be graded” Off Color” in Gemmological terms and getting graded as poor quality stones as per the Gem Pyramid let alone being a Gemstone or even less chances of being a Jyotish Gemstone.

It is several such small things that make a Gemstone into a Jyotish Gemstone. To emphasise rarity let us inform you that we get around 100,000 visitors a month( data as on 02nd October 2014) and from March 2014 to October 2014 there was no upload on white sapphires on the Gemstoneuniverse website( despite being all sold out) as whatever we inspected did not qualify on the strict criteria of being a Jyotish Gemstone.

This White Sapphire lot also is a small lot with just 7 gemstones. You can very well understand why Jyotish Gemstones are so rare and so special and why they promise cherished results.  6 months and just 6 Gemstones getting qualified as Jyotish Gemstones despite having one of the strongest buying divisions and high traffic speak the story.

The Gemstoneuniverse difference

The Foundation of Gemstoneuniverse is- Do Gems Work- No they don’t for 90% of the people. All our endeavours are directed that every singular gemstone qualifies to be a Jyotish Gemstone and you shall see that every gemstone at Gemstoneuniverse website undergoes a test check of 50 basic parameters before being listed. Every single Gemstone is a real gemstone, is rare, is valuable, has value for life but most importantly is a Jyotish Gemstone having a capacity of delivering results.


Unheated Ceylon Yellow Sapphire Lot" Vibha"

New Lot of Jyotish Yellow Sapphires, “Akshat” and " Vibha" for Gemstoneuniverse Patrons:

Gemstoneuniverse is pleased to present its new lot of unheated Jyotish Quality Yellow Sapphires for its patrons. Every single gemstone in both lots is:

Is unheated and untreated full natural Yellow Sapphire.

From the famed Gem fields of Ratnapura Srilanka.

Pleasing colour range from Golden Canary yellow to Medium Butter Yellow (For pleasing shades of a Jyotish Yellow Sapphire please refer to the example above)

Exceptional colour for all natural unheated gemstone. One Look and you shall fall in love with them.

Symmetrical cut for maximum play of light in the crystal.

With the features above they make it to the top 2% of unheated yellow sapphire in the world.

Free from any of the flaws for yellow sapphire as described in sacred texts. All natural gemstones to deliver the best astrological benefits.

Have all the features of true Jyotish Gemstones and will deliver the choices results that only Jyotish Gemstones are capable of.

Certified Gemstones from a Top Lab and declared as Natural after tests not only for heating but also for fading.

Backed by Gemstoneuniverse unmatched price Guarantee.

While picking gems for use in planetary gem therapy, Gemstoneuniverse makes sure that these gems are top of the line, displaying enviable clarity and great lustre!

There are no compromises made on quality and even great looking natural gems are rejected, if they carry internal flaws (doshas) that could interfere with your gem therapy.

Your Gem therapy should be absolutely error free with no guess work as per the guidelines given in Do Gems Work- No They Don’t for 90% of the people- We ensure that.

Gemstone Certification and appraisal of these lots are complete you can buy these Yellow Sapphires online in the next 3 days or earlier.


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