Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, and Diamond
are known as the Four Precious Stones whereas Pearl, Coral, Hessonite, Cat's eye, Garnet, Amethyst, Topaz, Tourmaline, Aquamarine, Opal, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise.. etc. are known as Semiprecious Stones.
The Navaratna Stone set is as below:
Emerald (Marathakam): Represents Mercury. Said
to bring prosperity in education, banking and research. Emeralds are believed
to be lucky for teachers, journalists and computer professionals. Believed
to heal diseases related to the nervous system. Begin wearing it on a Wednesday,
an hour after sunrise. Worn on the small finger.
Diamond (Heeraka): Represents the planet Venus.
Favourable in matters of the heart, timely marriage and enhancement of
beauty. Worn on the ring finger. Within an hour of sunrise on a Friday.
Pearl (Vycranth): Represents the Moon. Believed
to bring mental peace, economic prosperity, higher education and enhanced
family status, its use during the period of its moon brings favours. The
Pearl is also used to heal eye-related illnesses, any mental disorders
and to assist good location. Worn on the ring finger. Ideal time to commence
wearing it would be an hour of sunrise on a Monday.
Yellow Sapphire (Pushyarag): Represents the Jupiter. Brings luck and blessing from God. It is effective during the period of
Jupiter in your life. The stone is believed to bless you with offspring,
promotions, administrative powers and interest in religious matters. Start
wearing it from a Thursday, an hour of sunrise, worn on the index finger.
Ruby: Ruby is supposed to be the stone of the Sun. Ruby gives intelligence and knowledge. Ruby will protect from dieseases, debts, enemies and brings success and long life.
Coral (Pavizham): Represents the planet Mars.
Worn on the ring finger. Supposed to be the most favourable when Mars is
prominent in one's life. Coral is widely used to enhance professional creativity,
aid in the gaining of land and property, and to ensure a long married life.
Believed to heal blood related diseases, the best time to start wearing
it would be a Tuesday.
Cat's eye (Vydoorya): Brings favours during
the period of Kethu. Believed that the use of Cat's eye with help to avoid
miscarriage, allergies, heal urinary disorders allergies and grant educational
progress. Worn on the ring finger set in a gold ring. Begin wearing it
on a Tuesday within an hour of sunrise.
Blue Sapphire (Neela): Represents the Saturn.
Using it brings luck and prosperity. Mainly to do away with rheumatism
and lung diseases, the blue Sapphire is believed to help people engaged
in meditation and yoga. Worn on the middle finger. Within an hour after
sunrise on a Saturday.
Hessonite (Gomedha): Represents Rahu and hence brings luck during its rule in your life. Favours people who wish to be employed
overseas and heals illnesses related to the intestine, skin and veins.
The most auspicious time for commencing the use of this stone within an
hour of sunrise on Saturday. Worn on the ring finger.
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