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Precious and Semi Precious Gemstones Information

Updated on October 19, 2015
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Anamika S Jain is a Social Media Consultant and Blogger. She is passionate about topics like Astrology, Numerology, Feng Shui and Gemstones.

The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall is an authentic reference book on Gemstones.
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Precious and Semi Precious Stones

I keep on getting mails to write about gemstones which I have already written here. With hundred plus hubs written in HubPages and over 50 on gemstones I think it’s high time I write a master hub to link my gemstone articles and also create a gallery of gemstones to familiarize an average reader about gems.

According to Hindu Astrology, the life of all human beings is influenced by the 9 Planets or Navagrahas. The 9 planets considered by Vedic astrologers are the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. The outer planets of Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto are not used in ancient classical Vedic astrology and thus have no gemstones assigned to them. The main gems for these 9 planets referred to as "navaratna" meaning 9 gems and the substitute gems are called "uparatna". The influence the planets may have can be positive or negative. Based on an individual's horoscope or position of Planets, either a single gem or a combination of compatible gems is advised to be worn to increase the effects of beneficial planets or counteract harmful planets. Broadly gemstones can be classified into precious stones and semi-precious stones.

Precious Gemstones

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RubyDiamondCoralYellow SapphireEmeraldPearlBlue SapphireGomedhCat's Eye
Ruby
Ruby
Diamond
Diamond
Coral
Coral
Yellow Sapphire
Yellow Sapphire
Emerald
Emerald
Pearl
Pearl
Blue Sapphire
Blue Sapphire
Gomedh
Gomedh
Cat's Eye
Cat's Eye

Precious Gemstones and Jewelry

There are 9 Precious gemstones representing the nine Planets. They are also referred as ‘navaratna’ which is a Sanskrit term which means ‘nine gems’ or ‘a jewelry set with nine gems’. These stones are popular and well known. The navaratna or nine gemstones representing the navagrahas or nine planets are Ruby, Pearl, Yellow Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond, Red Coral, Blue Sapphire, Gomedh and Cats Eye. Given below are the easy links for their individual hubs.

Gemstones by Zodiac Sign

Interested to know the Gemstones for your Zodiac Sign? Check out Gemstones by Zodiac Sign.

Semiprecious Gemstones and Jewelry

There are several stones with are as popular and costly as the precious only. I have written about most semiprecious or substitute stones like agate, amazonite,amber, ametrine, amethyst, aventurine, aquamarine, bloodstone, carnelian,Chrysocolla, citrine, crystal, fluorite, garnet, hematite, howlite,iolite, jade, jasper, kunzite, lapis lazuli, malachite, moonstone, onyx, peridot,rose quartz, rutilated quartz,sodalite,spinel, tanzanite, topaz, tourmaline, turquoise and zircon.

Persons may use substitute stones instead of the more expensive gems. For instance red garnet can replace ruby, moonstone can replace pearl, jade, peridot or green tourmaline can replace emerald and yellow topaz or citrine can replace yellow sapphire. Find the details of these gems by visiting their individual links below.

Slide Show - Semiprecious Gems

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AquamarineBloodstoneCitrinePeridotAmethystTourmalineTurquoiseZirconHematiteAgateTopazLapis LazuliGarnetMoonstoneTanzaniteJadeIoliteMalachiteSodaliteOnyxKunziteJasperAmazoniteAmetrineaventurinered spinelAmberCarnelianRose Quartz
Aquamarine
Aquamarine
Bloodstone
Bloodstone
Citrine
Citrine
Peridot
Peridot
Amethyst
Amethyst
Tourmaline
Tourmaline
Turquoise
Turquoise
Zircon
Zircon
Hematite
Hematite
Agate
Agate
Topaz
Topaz
Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli
Garnet
Garnet
Moonstone
Moonstone
Tanzanite
Tanzanite
Jade
Jade
Iolite
Iolite
Malachite
Malachite
Sodalite
Sodalite
Onyx
Onyx
Kunzite
Kunzite
Jasper
Jasper
Amazonite
Amazonite
Ametrine
Ametrine
aventurine
aventurine
red spinel
red spinel
Amber
Amber
Carnelian
Carnelian
Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz

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    Chandra Deo 5 years ago

    Anamika, .....hats off to you!! Really great info in just one link. I am yet to explore your hub completely, but as they say .....sampling is enough. Really great work, almost everyone who happens to go through your hub will be amused at the information available. Every human being is said to leave a heat signature of his own in all the activities/actions he does......and I do not hesitate to state that your heat signature is a trail blazer!! Keep up the good work. Will keep visiting your hub frequently.

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    Nitin 5 years ago

    thts wondrful...gud wrk anamika...really appreciate

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    Lyn 5 years ago

    Hi Anamika. I have a crystal I bought a couple of years ago and frogt the name of it. I have searced and asked people who deal in crystals and cannot find anyone who may know what it is. It is a gold colour, with black flecks and a wee bit of white in it. Can you help please.

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    Jordan Sonram 5 years ago

    I enjoy reading your articles very much Anamika S, this is indeed very helpful.

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    Sharif 6 years ago

    Thanks for the Gemstone info - doing dozens of online birthchart readings , I still could not pinpoint which gemstone was required as a corrective agent - Thanks!

    p.s.Does size and mounting matter

    regards

    Sharif

    South Africa

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    John R Wilsdon 6 years ago from Superior, Arizona

    So many precious gems included. You did people right by your hub with the detail. Thank You.

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    Anamika S 6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    @manya White Coral is associated with the Moon and is a sub stone of Pearl.

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    manya 6 years ago

    hey yaar....could u pls let me know is white coral stone of mars or moon?

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    Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

    My favorite is turquoise!

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    Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    Thanks for the visit and appreciation ronhit! This is my master hub on Precious and Semiprecious Gemstones and you would find links to all my hubs on gemstones here.

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    ronhit_27 7 years ago

    im already ur fan ..dis is a super hub..

    i was browsin all d time on net ..but here i am wid all info i needed...u have great knowledge of astrology n gemstones..

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    Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    Thanks for the visit and appreciation sibajar. So you have seen my hub on Tanzanite and given it a positive rating. Many thanks to you.

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    sibajar 7 years ago

    Great hub, very well done information about precious and semiprecious gemstones, I was looking for information on Tanzanite, thanks - Gave it a rate up

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    Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    Rose Quartz is a stone of love. You can wear it set in silver on the ring finger. Know more about this stone by visiting my hub https://hubpages.com/style/Rose-Quartz-Gemstones

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    rose quartz  7 years ago

    pls suggest rose quartz to be worn in which finger & in which metal

    thanks in advance

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    Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    Thanks for the appreciation Prashant.

    Thanks for the visit SweetiePie.

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    SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

    Blue sapphire is my birthstone and I love it. However, I would not mind owning a big bag of gem stones, but that would be too expensive!

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    prashant 7 years ago

    Hey Anamika,

    You yourself are a real Gem.

    Thanks for providing such a nice article.

    I m very fond of gems but never find such a good material to read.

    Thanks a ton.

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    Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    Rani & Raji, Thanks for stopping by and encouraging me. I am happy you liked it.

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    Rani 7 years ago

    Excellent Article. I am bookmarking it too.

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    Raji 8 years ago

    I bookmarked your Article for reference. Will visit your links in leisure. I have read a whole lot though and gained some knowledge.

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    Anamika S 8 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    Thanks for the Visit Shalini. I am happy that you found it helpful.

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    Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

    Great master hub Anamika - thanks for this - am bookmarking it for reference :)

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