All that you wanted to know about Gemstones

On want basis Gemstones are prescribed?
Gemstones are chosen according to the birth chart of the native as they are the distinctive signature of planetary configuration at the time of birth. Since gems have immense positive as well as negative powers, wearing wrong gemstones can extremely harmful. Imperative things that are required to be taken care of while wearing gemstones are wearing right gemstone of right weight on an identified day, right metal, the correct hand and finger and the favorable time.

How to obtain genuine Gemstones?
Gems of genuine astrological quality are available with chosen Jewelers. Very rare and exceptional gems are certified for their quality and natural source. At My Web astrologer very high quality and certified gems from the Gemological Society of India are available at reasonable cost.

Our Promise of quality and eminence
We at My Web astrologer offer authentic and effective astrological Gem stones that come certified from a certified agency. It is our moral duty to warn our customers to stay aware of low prices of precious stones as they are ordinary stones that are chemically colored in a laboratory and are not at all effective for astrological remedies. To maintain our standards of value and worth, the stones provided by us are test certified from recognized government testing laboratory and not from any private testing establishment. We take into account the actual weight of the stone and not the weight of the stone as the total weight of the ring. Our expert astrologers’ recommendations are based on suitability of natives’ natal chart.

Tips to buy genuine gemstone
1. Gems are graded by four qualities, known as the "four C's." These stand for Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat, (size).
2. The stone should be the same carat that has been recommended by the astrologer.
3. It must be a natural stone i.e. it should have natural impurities and clouds.
4. The stone should not have any cracks.
5. The astrological specifications of the stones should be taken care of to ensure proper transmission of light through the      gemstone into our body.
6. The ring must be worn on the finger that has been specified by your astrologer.

In Indian Vedic Astrology the Gems / Birth stones are to be used for strengthening the weak planets in the birth chart / horoscope. The weakness of planets can cause many problems to natives like lack of confidence and intolerance. The native may also face difficulties in enjoying the qualities of the lordship of the houses of the related planet in native's horoscope. After examining horoscope, the astrologer identifies the weak planets.

For example, the weak strength of Jupiter in a birth chart/horoscope results leads to a pessimistic outlook, possible weight problems, selfishness, lack of morality, and lack of faith. If Jupiter is lord of the house governing health in that case concerned person may suffer on account of health. After carefully studying the weak strength of the planet/s in a birth chart/ horoscope, the associated gem stones with appropriate weight are recommended.

The quality of gems are graded on the basis of four qualities, known as the "four C's." They are-
1. Color
2. Clarity
3. Cut
4. Carat (size)

The foremost things to understand by gems are that they are graded on the basis of their rarity. What is best for a native may not be the top or rarest grade of a gem. Hence the term "quality" does not necessarily mean that one gem is better than another.

There are plenty of varieties found in a mineral deposit. So one of the first things to notice is the size variation. Conversely, simply being larger does not mean that it is better. For Purpose of astrological gems the most important criteria are as follows:
Let us learn more about the 4 Cs

Colors are described by three factors:
Hue- (red, green, blue, etc.)
Saturation- (strong or pastel, red or pink.)
Tone- (light to dark.)

Usually, stones with high values possess pure hues and strong rich colors. With high value gems, subtle variations make a significant difference in price. It is not possible for a layman to see the difference, but to the expert grader it is important. On moderate priced gems, color has less affect on value. It is the other factors of size; clarity and cutting that determine the gem's value.
The best example can be taken of diamond whereas the color is concerned. Diamonds are evaluated on how close they are to being colorless. There are three grades of colorless that only vary by subtle differences in transparency. Then there are four grades of white. It takes an expert in laboratory surroundings to differentiate between these grades, excluding each represents a change in value.

Gemstones contain a wide variety of inclusion, like little bits of minerals, hollow areas, or fractures. An inclusion is defined as anything that will hamper with the free passage of light.
Tiny color differences have a significant affect on value. Again the best examples of this are diamonds. There are several rankings where the inclusions are invisible to the naked eye and have no affect on the beauty of the stone. Yet the difference in value is significant because something that is very difficult for an expert to find with 10-power magnification and something that is easy to find with enlargement hold enough importance.
Most colored stones are simply graded as "eye clean," “slightly”, “moderately”, or “heavily included”. Gems with eye visible inclusions are always lower in value, but the change is not applied equally. The clarity of certain gems cannot be compared with other gems. If you want a certain gem without any eye visible inclusions, you are restricted to go for small stones. Similarly if you want a larger gem then you will have to accept a certain amount of inclusions and get its value through it color. But fractures and cracks are not at all permitted in astrological gems.

The cut of a gemstone is also one of the most important factors in its appearance. It is also one of the most complicated factors for the amateurs to judge due to the number of disparities involved.
Usually some gems are cut in free form but most are planned to be cut in a symmetrical shape. Primarily it should be proportioned in all directions. It is for the wearer to decide that what will be the effect of the shape over the appreciation of the stone.
A gem should be always inspected with magnification. The areas of light reflection should be smooth and mirror like. If it is a faceted gem, look at the part junctions also. A well-cut stone will be crisp and collaborate on a single point. The individual facets sometimes also affect the brilliance of the gem.
A fair idea of the cutting quality of a gem can be acquired by comparing it with other gems, but within similar stones. A topaz will never have the brilliance of an amethyst and dark stones will not be as bright as light colored ones. A cutting can have great effect on the two different gems; one might have much more brilliance and sparkle than the other on because of expert cutting.

Here a simple rule is followed; larger stones are less common than small ones. Hence, they demand a superior price per carat. For example a half-carat gem will be of half of the rate than that of a full carat gem.
The choice of the correct size can be subjective. Large gem mirrors are more suitable for daring and energetic individual, whereas, small stones are suitable for natives with subtle and understated flavor.
Smaller stones have a significant advantage over pricing and budget. The reason is that volume goes up faster than the outside dimensions.
Small gems are often clustered to give the illusion of more gemstone. But for astrological purpose a single diamond is necessary and not clusters of small diamonds making up the weight.

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