Navaratna is a Sanskrit word meaning “nine gems”. Each gem is associated with a ruling planet. A combination of nine auspicious stones strung together ensures the well being of the wearer.
Navaratnas are considered auspicious and believed to give the wearer Good Health, Prosperity, Happiness and Peace of Mind. It wards off negative energies or malefic effects of Planets and strengthens the positive influences of the gems. Navaratna Ornaments can be worn by anyone and does not have any negative effects. It suits everyone irrespective of Zodiac and can be worn even without the recommendation from an Astrologer. Navaratna Jewelry should be made preferably of gold or silver. It is believed that such an Ornament acts as a protective shield against various diseases and danger. When only one astrological gemstone is worn, it tends to focus only on a particular planet or a specific problem. But when navratnas are worn it brings the benefits of all the nine planetary gemstones simultaneously.
The Navaratna consists of the vajra or diamond, manika or ruby, marakata or emerald, vidruma or coral, muktaor pearl, Nila or sapphire, gomedaka or garent, pusyaraga or topaz and vaidurya or cat’s eye. This combination of gems is considered highly auspicious for the wearer and also acts as protection against danger and disease.
Sun is said to be the king of planets and the soul of the Zodiac, and rules the sign of Leo. The gem of Sun is Natural Ruby and the metal is Gold. The day associated with Sun is Sunday. The ruby is also called as Padamarag and Manikya.
Moon is the planet that rules the mind and the psyche. The Moon also rules emotions. Moon rules the sign of Cancer. The gem of Moon is a Natural Pearl and the metal is Silver. The day associated with the Moon is Monday. It is also called as Muktha.
Mars considered as the strength of the Zodiac and rules the courage and initiative in an individual. Mars rules the signs of Aries and Scorpio in the horoscope. The gem of Mars is a Red Coral and the metal is Silver or Gold and the day is Tuesday. It is also called a Praval or Moonga.
Mercury is the intellect, communication and humour of the Zodiac and rules the speech in an individual. Mercury rules the signs of Gemini and Virgo in the horoscope. The gem is Natural Emerald and the metal is Silver or Gold and the day is Wednesday. It is also called as Markat and Panna.
Jupiter is concerned with all knowledge. Jupiter rules the signs of Sagittarius and Pisces of the zodiac. The gem is Natural Yellow Sapphire and the metal is Gold. The day of Jupiter is Thursday. It is also known as Pushyarag and Pukhraj.
Venus is the planet of beauty and luxury. Venus rules the signs of Taurus and Libra of the Zodiac. The gem of Venus is the Natural Diamond and the metal is Gold. The day of Venus is Friday. It is also known as Vajra and Heera.
Saturn is known as the Karmic planet. The signs of Capricorn and Aquarius are ruled by this Karmic planet. The gem of Saturn is the Natural Blue Sapphire and the metal is Silver and sometimes gold. The day of Saturn is Saturday. It is also called as Neelam.
Rahu and Ketu are not actual planets but the nodes of the Moon. Rahu is the North node and Ketu is the South node. Hence they are not allotted any signs of the Zodiac. But Vedic scriptures have stated that “SHANI VAT RAHU, KUJ VAT KETU”, meaning that Ketu is like Mars and Rahu is like Saturn.
Rahu is considered a Karmic planet, is the north node and is represented by the upper half of the Snake. The gem of Rahu is Natural Hessonite and the metal is Silver. The day of Rahu is Saturday. It is also called as Gomedh.
Ketu is also considered to have Karmic influences and is the South node and is represented by the lower half of the snake. The gem of Ketu is Natural Cat’s Eye and the metal is Silver. The day of Ketu is Tuesday. It is also called as Vaidurya/Lehsunia.
Gem Stone (Main)
Gem Stone (Secondary)
Stone Colour (Nature)
|Sun||Ruby||Star Ruby, Sun stone, Spinel, Agate, Red||Red Hot||Gold copper||Sunday||Right hand 3rd finger||Rattis 3 to 4|
|Moon||White Pearl||Moonstone||White cold||Silver||Monday||Either hand 3rd finger||4|
|Mars||Red Coral||Garnet, Red Cornelian, Red Jasper||Deep Red Hot||Copper Gold||Tuesday||Either hand 34d or 1st finger||3 to 4|
|Mercury||Emerald||Green-jade, Onix, Green Acqumarine, Peridot, Turquoise||Green Cold||Gold Panchaloha||Wednesday||Either hand 2nd or 4th finger||3 to 4|
|Jupiter||Yellow Sapphire||Golden Topaz||Yellow||Gold Tin.||Thursday||Either hand 1st or 3rd finger||4 to 5|
|Venus||Diamond||Tourmaline, Rock crystal, white Zircom, white coral.||Bluish||Silver Gold.||Friday||Either hand 2nd or 4th finger||3 to 4|
|Saturn||Blue Sapphire||Neelam, Amethyst, Black topaz, lapiz lazuil||Black||Lead Iron (silver)||Saturday||Either hand 2nd finger||3 to 4|
|Rahu||Hessonite (Gomed)||Brown Tourmaline brown agate||Cold Mixed Colour yellow ,Maroon grey||Iron Panchaloha.||Saturday||Either hand 2nd finger||3|
|Ketu||CAT’s Eye||Lapiz lazuli, Tiger's eye, Agate, Turquoise.||Very hot. Mixed, brown, yeallow.||Steel Panchaloha. silver is also||Tuesday||Right hand 3rd finger||3|