Armlet or bazuband. 1700s. India, Punjab, 18th-19th Century. Gold, encrusted enamel and gems. Cleveland Museum of Art

A gem as an escort of good luck

Flawless and pure

When you buy gems is important

auspicious days to buy and set gemstones
rough noble opal and fire opal gem on black

Quiz

Gem for Surya or Sun

Answer

Manickam or Ruby

Quiz

Gem for Chandra or Moon

Answer

Muktaphalam/muthu or pearl

Quiz

Gem for Mangala or Mars

Answer

Vidruma/pavazham or red coral

Quiz

Gem for Budha/Saumya or Mercury

Answer

Marakatam or Emerald

Quiz

Gem for Guru/Brihaspathi/Devejya or Jupiter

Answer

Pushyaragam/pushparagam or yellow sapphire

Quiz

Gem for Shukra/Asuracharya or Venus

Answer

Vajra/Diamond

Quiz

Gem for Shani or Saturn

Answer

Indranilam or blue sapphire

Quiz

Gem for Rahu

Answer

Gomedhikam or Hessonite garnet (uniform cow urine colour)

Quiz

Gem for Ketu

Answer

Vaiduryam or Cat’s eye

Navaratna gems set on a wristlet. 18th Century. India, Punjab. Cleveland Art Museum.

Takeaways

Two carats is considered a minimum.

As an experiment, buy a two-carat gemstone, perhaps one of the navaratnas, and wear it.

What does it do to your body and spirit?

Does it bring good energy? Or not.

Astrology can help, but attention can also help.