Navaratna jewelry is made up of nine gems, of astrological significance, arranged in a configuration that attracts the beneficial attributes of each of the planets.
Using detailed jewelry making techniques prescribed by the ancient Vedic text, “Graha-Gocara-Jyautisha”, the Navaratna jewelry is created to be worn by anyone.
Designed to benefit all, of any sign of the zodiac, by balancing the effects of the seven known planets and the two shadow planets, to avoid negative effects while enhancing positive attributes.
9 Gems of Navaratna Jewelry
Arranged in a clock-like fashion around the central stone, the Ruby and symbol of the sun, the remaining stones are:
Diamond (Venus) the East
Coral (Mars) to the South
Hessonite garnet (Ascending node of the Moon)
The West is Blue Sapphire (Saturn)
Cat’s-eye (Descending node of the Moon)
Yellow Sapphire (Jupiter) in the North
Emerald (Mercury) rounding out the Navaratna jewel.
Protecting and Healing Gemstones
The Jyotish Talisman or Navaratna pendant weaves together these benefits:
At the top of the Navaratna jewel is the representative of the mysteries of the East, Venus, the Diamond crowning all with the blessing of art.
Next comes good health from the benevolence of the Moon, symbolized so aptly by the Pearl.
At the position of 3 by the clock is Coral (in the South)enhancing the strength of Mars.
One of the ‘shadow planets’, Rahu (ascending node of the Moon) brings the benefit of creativity through the presence of Hessionite Garnet.
Securing the base of the Jyotish Talisman is the responsible influence of Saturn, attracted by Blue Sapphire. When wearing a Navaratna ring this is the gemstone that should be pointing along the finger towards the back of the hand.
The other ‘shadow planet’ Ketu (descending node of the Moon) is symbolized by Cat’s-eye, bring to life the positive influence of the spirit.
Jupiter is the planet of the North and Yellow Sapphire is the gem to bring its influence of prosperity.
Emerald attracts the influence of Mercury, aiding the intellect.
These gemstones, set in gold or silver, and surrounding the center-piece, the Ruby, symbol of the Sun make up the Jyotish Talisman. The Ruby brings dignity to the combined benefits of the Navaratna jewelry.
Fire and Water
The ancient Vedic scrolls spoke of the quality of the gems used in the Navaratna. In Sanskrit it was revealed that the color (fire) and clarity (water) of the gems had to be of the highest quality;
“Pure, flawless gems have auspicious powers which can protect one from demons, snakes, poisons, diseases, sinful reactions, and other dangers, while flawed stones have the opposite affect.”
Invocation of the Nine Planets
“Om brahma murari, tripuranta-kari,
bhanu, shasi, bhoomi-suto, buddhas-ca,
gurus-ca, shukra, shani, rahu, ketavah,
kurvantu sarve mama su prabhatam”
“I invoke the Supreme One, the creator, maintainer and destroyer of the universe; the gods presiding over the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, and the ‘shadow planets’ Rahu and Ketu – Bestow your benedictions upon me.”
Other Talisman Jewels
Saptaratna is the seven-gem jewelry whose influence comes from the planets ruling each day of the week. Often a different gem, in a pendant or ring, is worn each day to attract the benefits of specific planet.
Pancaratna, or five-gem jewelry, brings the wearer the benevolence of each of the five elements – Bhumi (earth – Emerald), Vayu (air – Yellow Sapphire), Agni (fire – Ruby), Jala (water – Pearl or Moonstone) and Akasha (space – Diamond).
Triratna jewelry consists of three gems , Ruby, Coral and Yellow Sapphire which benefit the solids, liquids and vapors of the body.
The prehistoric configuration of the nine gems that comprise the Navaratna jewelry are stylish and lovely creations as fashion jewelry goes but the spiritual and physical benefits of these healing gemstones, the Jyotish Talisman, run deeper than ephemeral fashion. View interesting videos and see beautiful images of healing gemstones, birthstones and jewelry gifts at http://www.jewelrybirthstoneswizard.com/