Wearing Gemstone Jewelry the Right Way

Getting the maximum benefits of Gemstones

Gemstone jewelry is normally worn by individuals as a fancy jewelry or as an astrological remedy for planetary influences. When using as a remedy prescribed based on astrology the gemstone jewelry is normally worn continuously without removing it to receive the benefits of gems. Gems are best suited for those who want a fast effect and do not want to spend time on prayers and rituals. It is also a better option for those who do not believe in Rudraksha Beads and cannot follow the several restrictions to be followed by the wearer.

To get maximum effects of the gem certain things should be kept in consideration like

  • the time and day of wearing
  • weight in carets
  • quality of the gem
  • gem setting
  • the metal used
  • the finger worn
  • rituals of energizing and purification of the stone

Also as I have mentioned in a previous article it is advisable not to wear Contradictory Gemstones together unless advised by an expert astrologer. The best way of wearing astrological gems is to use it set either in a ring or as a pendant in an open setting on the back so that the gem touches the skin and in a manner that the light falling on the gem should pass through the stone into the body of the wearer. Pendants are best worn over the heart or throat chakra. The best time to wear gemstone jewelry for astrological purpose is in the morning during the bright half of the lunar month normally referred by astrologers as ‘shukla paksha’.

Normally rings are worn on any of the 4 fingers excluding thumb. Each finger is representation of a specific planet. The 4 fingers index, middle, ring and small finger are controlled by Jupiter, Saturn, Sun and Mercury respectively. However, some wear gems of Mars and its friendly Planet gem stones on the thumb as Mars is the ruler of the thumb. Gems which represents those planets are worn in the finger denoting that Planet only. If the planet that rules that gemstone is not related to a particular finger, then the gemstone can be worn on a finger ruled by a friend of that planet. The gem for one planet can also be worn with the gem of another planet if the two planets are friendly. For instance the gems of malefic planets Rahu and Ketu represented by Hessonite and Cat’s Eye should be worn on the middle finger, as these planets that rule these two gemstones, Ketu and Rahu, are Saturn’s friends. The fingers are also related to certain parts of the body. Index finger relates to the stomach or respiratory system. The middle finger relates to the brain, mind, intestines and liver. The ring finger relates to the stomach, blood circulation, kidneys and respiratory system. Little finger represents the legs, feet and the genitals. Other than that like Planets, the fingers in a hand are also representation of the five elements. The thumb represents fire, the index finger represents space, the middle finger represents air, the ring finger represents water and the small finger is representation of earth.

Gemstone Metals, Time and Day of Wearing

The metal used for making the ring also plays a very effective role in the effectiveness of the gem. Gold is the preferable metal for yellow sapphire, red coral and ruby. Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Cat’s eye, Hessonite and emerald should be set in silver or white gold for best results. Pearl should always be set in silver for maximum benefits. Cat’s Eye and Gomedh can also be set on Ashtadhatu which comprises of eight metals as well. However if one cannot afford to use gold then silver is the next best option for them. The auspicious time to wear the gem is during the hora of the planet representing the gem on the day representing the Planet. The Purification and energizing process should be done before wearing the gem. The days of the Planet are Sun on Sunday, Moon on Monday, Mars on Tuesday and Mercury on Wednesday, Jupiter on Thursday, Venus on Friday, Saturn on Saturday.

Regarding which hand to wear the ring there are several opinions. Some say that it is right hand for men and the left for women whereas some say it should be right hand for the right handed and left for the left handed. Further it is said that all gems representing Sun, Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu should be worn on the left hand and stones representing the Moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Venus on the right.

I have written detailed hubs on majority of precious and semiprecious gemstones, feel free to check them.

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Kali Prasad Satap 2 years ago

I am wearing a 6 rati Ruby on my ring finger. Can wear a navagraha stone ring on my middle finger pls reply

miss smarty 2 years ago

hi there,i've been given an opal, emerald and light coloured sapphire as a locket all in one in silver to wear...but what's the meaning to this?

zigzagzodiac 3 years ago

I am wearing American Diamond (CZ) ring in the middle finger of my right hand and an Opal ring in the index finger of my right hand for planet Venus. Venus is a yogakaraka in my janam kundalini.

annssh 4 years ago

Hi Anamika, I really liked your site and was interested to know about Kasuti (black basanite stone) how is it useful astrologically? what is a good day to wear this, as i have a ring in silver with kasuti stone. your in-depth knowledge on stones really impressed me so i am writing you this.

hope to hear from you v v soon.

with regards

bhagatdevika 4 years ago

which is right figure to wear cats eye? and which day? how it helps ?

neha 4 years ago

Hi anamika i am wearing my engagement ring in my left hand ring finger ...so can i wear navaratna ring also there?

curious 4 years ago

hey anamika I have a question for you...I am married and wear a ring on my LH ring finger and I know in your blog you have said for a navratna also to be worn in the LH ring finger...my husband just got me the navratna ring for me but I dont know how to wear it anymore....

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Anamika S 5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

@No, You can't wear damaged stones. You should also not keep damaged or chipped stones at home.

Manish 5 years ago

If a small layer of cats eye stone breaks at the time of making a ring can we wear that stone duly by sticking it with bonadite I.e by fixing it with adhesive. Pls advise urgently

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Anamika S 5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

@eskay: Yes, It is necessary for the stone to touch the skin.

@melwin thomas : I am not offering free horoscope or gemstone consultations. I suggest you get a good Astrologer and get your horoscope done and wear the gemstones accordingly.

melwin thomas 5 years ago

Hi Anamika, I was going through your comments. I born on the 13th of dec 1979, time morning around 7.30. what wud be my ideal birht stone to wear. Which finger? currently i'm going through a bad patch in life. In fact one of the worst. so i've heard heard the right stone in the right place will take away some negative influence. looking forward to your response. Thank you

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Anamika S 5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

@rishabh It will definitely make a difference if you wear it on the small finger of your hand as it is the finger which represents the planet mercury. Also light would fall more freely on the hand than the chest. If you cannot wear in hand then the next option would be to wear as a pendant at the throat area.

rishabh 5 years ago

I am wearing green emerald in my neck,in a silver chain, but it had been not of much use..should I wear it in my last finger??? and how much difference does it make????

Mr. R. K. Dash 5 years ago

What is Astromagnet Stone. Is it the stone for shanidev.

Bhaskar Battu 5 years ago

Hi.. If i want to wear a collection of gemstones.. Can i make a braclet and wear?

It is necessary to wear a gemstone or you can carry the same in your pocket/purse in a pouch?

Eskay 5 years ago

Hi Anamika, all the red coral stones available in the shops have a curved top but a flat bottom. The result is when they are set in a ring, the bottom of the coral is not able to touch the skin. Is it absolutely necessary the stone must touch the skin for any effect?

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Anamika S 5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

@Gunjan Wear it within the first hour after sunrise.

Gunjan 5 years ago

Hello I got emerald 4 carat and i am going to wear in gold ring but i would like to know on Wednesday what time do i need to wear?

Showurov 5 years ago

I love the hubs all

guest 5 years ago

no offence but..... hogwash! Gemstones are ROCKS nothing more. Sure they are pretty and work well as adornment. But there is NOTHING "magic" about them. No more than sandstone, limestone, or lava rocks. Rocks be rocks honey. Just rocks.

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Anamika S 6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

You can find the links for all Gemstones in my Hub on gems where you would find the details, effects, metals and mantras for the stones @ http://hubpages.com/style/Precious-navaratna-Semip...

krishna 6 years ago

Dear Anamika,

My birth star is bharani, I was told by one astrologer to wear RUBY 3 or 5 carats in ring finger and another ring with diamond(5cents)+emerald(half carat)+blue supphire(half carat) in middle finger.

Can you tell me the effects after wearing these stones and in which metal I have to wear?

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Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

Yes, Pearl is normally worn in silver. If your Astrologer has suggested wearing then he must have a valid reason for that. Go ahead.

Puvi 7 years ago

Thanks for all the info anamika. I am suggested by an astrologer to wear a pearl in gold, though he said pearl is often worn in silver in my case its advisable to wear it in gold. I am a little skeptical about it. Does wearing pearl in gold cause any negetive effects.Please help me.

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Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

Yes Susan, Gemstones are known to have the power of healing diseases and conditions affecting health. Thanks for the visit and comments.

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SusanWesty 7 years ago from Australia

This is the first time I have heard of this type of jewelry, thanks for all you shared. I have heard of using magnetic jewelry to help heal things, is this something similar?

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Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

balu  7 years ago

I have a doubt whether to wear the navaratna ring with the diamond facing our body when we are in a standing position with our hands by the side of our body or should the blue saphire face the body in this position ? my teacher said that diamond should face our body in this position ? if u have any book or a source please refer to me by messaging in this blog?

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Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

Hi Matt alias Mrityunjay, I am really flattered my friend. Hope my dear lawyer friend would also give me a Certificate which i can get framed and hang in my house,lol. Thanks for dropping in and the words of appreciation. That really means a lot to me.

matty 7 years ago

i always appreciate original works, like the one by Anamika, where she tries to make everyone understand in a simple and lucid writing. she is exceptionally brilliant and blessed with unmatched intellegence, which reflects in her blogs. these are very useful to public at large, which was never into public domain. i think she is the first lady, who has taken responsibility to expose this untouched teritorry in a very convincing manner.

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Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

I am happy that my Article was of help to you. Thanks for the visit Clara.

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Clara Ghomes 7 years ago

That made me to buy one.. and of course wearing that one in the right way.. Your hub helped :)


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Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

Thanks for the visit. I already have written 39 articles on gemstones. Once I cover the rest of the individual gemstones (say another 30 articles to go) I would start writing on gemtherapy in detail.

Navaratna gemstones can be worn by anybody. I so far have not heard of it harming anyone. Read about it here http://hubpages.com/style/Benefits-Navagraha-Navar...

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Muthusamy R 7 years ago from CHENNAI India

Thank you for the excellent HUB. I am recollecting an incident. My colleague's father-in-law purchased a ring with 'Navarathna gem stones' as per some body's advice or on his own. An astrologer cum consultant has advised him not to wear the ring. Ultimately the ring was dropped in Tirumala - Tirupati Balaji Hundi. How to avoid such situations? People are telling some positive and negative effects. To some extend your article has removed some myths. You may write few more articles / HUBs on myths. Will you do?

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Lgali 7 years ago

very informative hub

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Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India Author

Thanks for the visit Catherina. Nice to know that you liked the Hub.

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Catherina Severin 7 years ago from Arizona, U.S.A.

Interesting hub! Thanks

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