Gemstone Benefits 2016-10-12T18:43:38+00:00

The Power Of Gems

Gemstones are shiny and pretty and beautiful in jewelry. But precious and semi precious gems have also been used for thousands of years for the way they create harmony in body and mind and their alleged healing benefits. We know of certain gemstones being used for anything from calming the mind to headaches, depression and other ailments. The gems job is to restore wellness in our body and mind through its healing vibration.

Gems are born from light and created under tremendous pressure in the ground and have a direct effect of body, inner and outer, because of their great potential to absorb, reflect and radiate all different frequencies of light which act in form of ions on our lymphatic fluids, blood and plasma as well as our mental and emotional body.

Gemstones have a direct link to the planetary system which is why gems are often used in Jyotisha, the ancient Vedic astrology system, to remedy certain affliction caused by a planet, or planets, affecting your life in a less then desirable way.

Each of the seven planets; Sun, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Mercury, Moon and Saturn, and the two lunar nodes Rahu and Ketu, have gems that carry the planets energy and can enhance or dampen the effect the planet has on our life.


The Planets And Their Gems

Planet Primary Gemstone Other Gemstones
Sun Ruby Garnet, Red Spinel, Red Tourmaline, Rose Quartz
Moon Pearl Moonstone, Rutilated Quartz
Mars Red Coral Carnelian, Red Jasper
Mercury Emerald Peridot, Green Agate, Jade, Green Tourmaline, Aventurine
Jupiter Yellow Sapphire Yellow Topaz, Citrine, Yellow Zircon, Yellow Tourmaline
Venus Diamond White Sapphire, Clear Zircon, White Tourmaline, Clear Quartz
Saturn Blue Sapphire Blue Zircon, Amethyst, Blue Tourmaline, Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite
Rahu Hessonite Garnet
Ketu Cat’s Eye Tiger’s Eye

Gemstones also carry properties that make them powertools when used together with other Ayurvedic lifestyle adjustments or in ways of balancing our chakra systems.

A powerful stone for example to pacify Pitta Dosha, cool and detoxify blood and boost proper function of the liver is Bloodstone, or Heliotrope. This is a preferred gem you would find in a mala made to harmonize the pitta constitution.

Another example is Jasper, an opaque stone that comes in many different colors. Jasper can be used to ground a vata person and connect them to earth energy. Red jasper is a fabulous gem to ground and energize vata and is also connected to Muladhara, our root chakra.

You can see that every gem has a purpose and, chosen well, will act as a gentle tool to bring you back to wellness and help re-align body and mind.


Gems – Beauty and Purpose

In Dharma Malas we use gems that correspond directly to the planet or have a certain effect on body and mind. We don’t just randomly choose pretty jewels, but use stones for a purpose, be that to harmonize your Vedic birth chart, chakras, or help you balance your Ayurvedic doshas.

I believe in the healing power of gemstones and feel that the optimal way to use them is to find a way to make them part of your life with wearable and functional gemstone malas that will be a great fashion statement and meditation tool.

Learn more about personalized Dharma Malas and our Ayurvedic Malas and Chakra Malas.