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Gemstones and their Myths and Misconceptions

Gemstones and their Myths and Misconceptions

09 Mar, 2023 | Gemstone | Gem Selection

For ages, the fascinating and magnificent history of gemstones and their usage has captivated the attention of millions. With such a rich history comes a variety of misconceptions and myths surrounding the nature and use of gemstones worldwide.

In this article, we will explore some of the beliefs, fears, misconceptions, and myths associated with the Navratnas, and we will also reveal the truth behind them.

Blue Sapphire

Blue Sapphire, also known as Neelam, is one of the four most precious gemstones in the world, alongside diamond. It is ruled by the planet Saturn or Shani.


There are several misconceptions surrounding Blue Sapphire. The most common one is that it is a bad stone that brings bad luck to the wearer and should not be worn at all costs. Another misconception is that since it is ruled by Saturn, it will have a negative effect on the wearer's life as Saturn is considered a malefic planet. However, these myths are untrue.


The results of wearing Blue Sapphire depend on the placement of Saturn in the wearer's birth chart or horoscope. Saturn is a planet that acts quickly, and it can uplift or bring downfall to a person at a similar pace. Therefore, Saturn is responsible for both rags-to-riches and back-to-rags stories. If the ascendant Lord of the native is a friendly planet to Saturn, then wearing Blue Sapphire can bring prosperity, success, and unexpected gains. However, if Saturn is not placed correctly, wearing Blue Sapphire can bring destruction to the wearer's life.

Therefore, the effects of Blue Sapphire vary depending on the placement of Saturn in the wearer's birth chart. If Saturn is placed well, wearing Blue Sapphire can be beneficial; otherwise, it can be disastrous.


Diamond is known to be the hardest substance on earth and is ruled by the planet Venus, which is associated with luxury and attraction.


There is a common misconception that wearing a heera can make a person materialistic and sexually overindulgent. However, this is not true. Diamond is considered to be a stone that is beneficial for love and married life, which is why it is often used as an engagement or wedding ring. If  Venus is well-placed in the wearer's birth chart, wearing a diamond can bring wealth and prosperity to their life.


However, it is important to note that the relationship between the wearer's ascendant lord and Venus is also crucial. If the wearer's ascendant lord does not have a friendly relationship with Venus, wearing a diamond can lead to negative consequences and misfortune. Therefore, the effects of diamonds on a person's life depend on various astrological factors and cannot be generalized.


Emerald, also known as Panna, has been admired by the royal families for its regal appearance since ancient times. It is ruled by the planet Mercury, which represents practical thinking and detachment. Emerald is a popular gemstone in the present time due to its unique features.


There is a misconception that wearing emerald can make a person too practical and emotionally detached from others. Some people also believe that it can increase calculation and computation power to the point of adversely affecting the wearer's brain and sanity.


However, these beliefs are not true. Wearing an emerald can improve an individual's wisdom, intellectual powers, and memory. It can also enhance communication abilities and skills, making them even more effective than before. Therefore, emerald is a valuable gemstone that can provide numerous benefits to its wearer.

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