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GEMSTONE FAMILIES

Corundum group

Ruby
Padparadscha
Sapphire
Beryl group

Emerald
Aquamarine
Morganite
Heliodor
Goshenite
Garnet group

Garnet
Pyrope
Rhodolite
Almandine
Spessartine
Grossular
Hessonite
Tsavolite or Tsavorite
Andradite
Demantoid
Uvarovite
Tourmaline group

Tourmaline
Indicolite
Rubellite
Quartz group

Agate
Fossilized wood
Chalcedony

Chrysoprase
Heliotrope or Bloodstone
Jasper, many varieties
Carnelian
Onyx
Sard
Sardonyx
Amethyst
Aventurine
Rock crystal
Rutilated quartz
Citrine
Cats Eye quartz
Smoky quartz
Rose quartz
Milky quartz
Tigers Eye
Opal group

White
Black
Boulder
Fire opal or Mexican opal
Opal
Jade group

Jadeite
Nephrite
Zoisite group

Tanzanite
Analyte
Feldspar group

Moonstone

Orthoclase
Amazonite
Labradorite
Aventurine feldspar
Organic Gemstones

Coral
Jet
Ivory
Amber
Pearl
Mother of pearl

There are also references of gemstones in Vedas and ancient smruthis. The effect of
gemstones on the micro-cosmic rays emanating from the heavenly bodies was
discussed In Astodasa puranas. Buddha Bhattu has written treaties on testing quality
and effectiveness of gemstones. The benefits and the malefic effects of gemstones
have been vividly described.
http://p-g-a.org/brjoshi-artl1.html
1. Ruby
(a) In Sanskrit, ruby has been called by various names such as Manikya, Padmaraag, lohit,
Shohnratna, rabiratna, shohnopal, kookbinda, sougandhik, basuratna.

2. Natural Pearl:
(a) In Sanskrit, pearl is known by many names such as mukta, muktaphal,
shuktija, bhouktika, shasiratna, chandraratna and shasipriya. Pearl is a pure white
shinning gem. Among the great gems, the place of pearls is the second. As the sun
is the king of the planets. Similarly, the moon is the king of the constellations. The
moon is considered as a woman, hence in many places it is also called a queen.
According to Jatak Prijaat, chapter1, sloka 21, Vimlang muktaohalang sheetagoh
that means the gem of the Moon is the white fresh pearl. Like the Moon, which
exudes cool pleasing rays, the pearl too ensures peace of mind and contentment.
3. Coral:
(a) The coral has given many names such as Pravalak, Praval, Bhoumaratna,
Vidrum, Angarak mani and Sinduja. A pure coral is red or orange in colour and
known by its colour itself.
4. Diamond:
(a) The diamond has been named in sanskrit as heerak, bajra or the thunder, heer,
abhedya, sridoor, pavi, bhargavapriya. In English, the word diamond is a derivative
of the latin word admas which actually means invincible.
5. Yellow Sapphire:
(a) Yellow Sapphire is known in Sanskrit as Pushparaag, Peetaman, Guru ratna,

Guru priya, Pusparaaj and in english, as Topaz. It is naturally bright yellow


coloured, just like the flower Amaltas.
6. Blue Sapphire:
(a) In Sanskrit, the Neelam or Blue Sapphire has been named as Nelashma,
Neelaratna, Shaniratna, Shanipraya, Indraneel. In English, it is called Blue
Sapphire. The colour is clear by its very name, a smooth transparent shining stone
in blue having tremendous power to attract.
7 Emerald:
(a) In Sanskrit, Emerald has been called Gaoortyat, Haridraratnag, Taakshyat,
Marakat, Souperna, and Soumya. In Bengali, it is called Paannaa. Emerald that
ensures intelligence.
8. Hessonite:
(a) In Sanskrit, the heassonite is known in many names such as Gomedak,
Pingasphatik, Tamomani, Rahuratna, Tranavar. In English, it has an other name,
cinnamon stone.
9. Cat's Eye:
(a) In Sanskrit, it is called as Vaidurya, Hemavaidoorya, Keturatna, Vidooraja,
Vidalaksha and in English, is called as Cat's eye.

Agni Puran
Chapter 246 Ratna Parikshan Page 478 (pdf page 476)

Bhavishya Puran: page 433-434

Garud Puran Chapter 68, 69, 70 pages 100 to 113