Anamika S Jain is a social media consultant and blogger. She is passionate about topics like astrology, numerology, feng shui and gemstones.
Wearing Navaratna Jewelry
Navaratna Jewelry is getting more attention these days because of its stylish looks and astrological benefits. If wearing astrological remedies, one can wear gemstone jewelry based their zodiac or horoscope, or wear a Navaratna or Navagraha jewelry which encompasses nine stones that represent the nine planets.
Navaratna refers to the nine gemstones related to the nine planets used in Vedic astrology. The word "nava" means nine and "ratna" means gem in the Sanskrit language. Navaratnas are considered auspicious and believed to bring good health to whoever wears it. It symbolizes health, prosperity, happiness and peace of mind. Also, it wards off negative energies and effects from planets, while strengthens the positive influences of the gems.
Navaratna ornaments can come in the form of necklaces, rings, bracelets, anklets, pendants, bangles, armlets, and other trinkets. These are all extremely popular.
Precious Gemstones for the Nine Planets
Here are the gemstones and their planetary representations:
- Ruby (Manikkam or Manek): Sun
- Pearl (Moti): Moon
- Red coral (Moonga): Mars
- Emerald (Marakatam or Panna): Mercury
- Yellow sapphire (Pukharaj): Jupiter
- Diamond (Heera or Vairam): Venus
- Blue sapphire (Neelam): Saturn
- Hessonite (Gomedh): Rahu, the ascending lunar node
- Cat's eye (Vaiduryam): Ketu, the descending lunar node
It is a also known fact that while the planets' positions keep on changing, so does the dasa and mahadasas of the planets. According to astrology, any harmful or negative energies of the planets can be balanced by the positive and beneficial effects of the planets when wearing Navaratna jewelry.
How to Wear Navaratna Jewelry
- Navaratna ornaments can be worn by anyone and doesn't have any negative effects. It suits everyone, regardless of their zodiac sign, and can be worn even without the recommendation from an astrologer.
- The pieces you choose should preferably be made of gold or silver. These types of ornaments are believed to act as a protective shied 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. However when navaratnas are worn, it carries the benefits of all nine planetary gemstones simultaneously.
- The jewelry can be made with precious gems or semi-precious stones. According to Sri Garuda Purana, when buying navaratnas or any gem really, one has to ensure that the stones being used in the ornament are flawless.
- It is also advisable to wear the ornament after cleaning and charging with Navagraha mantras. One can wear the jewelry before sunrise or any auspicious day at a temple.
- To wear the rings the correct way, wear the blue sapphire gem (representing Saturn) pointing towards the body and on the ring finger. Women can wear the ring on the left ring finger while males on the right ring finger.
Navaratna - The Nine Gems
Ruslan Mansurov from Semey on February 07, 2014:
The right hand is the male one - to give energy. The left hand is the female one - to take energy.
The ring finger is your solar finger that is the Sun place in your zodiac (I'm a Scorpio that's why my Sun is in Scorpio).
As I think you can use any finger for navratna, escpecially to diminish malefic effects of the precise malefic planet in your horoscope. For example, if you've got malefic (debilitated, afflicted) planet of Jupiter then you can wear Navratna on the index finger, according to the localization of the planets on the fingers and their phalanges. Thank you.
fayawan on April 07, 2013:
I forgot to add I dont see any Diamond on my ring...
fayawan on April 07, 2013:
Heloo and Praises to Hare Krsna...
I was given a Navaratna ring by my Spiritual Master and He put it on my left hand ring finger... What do you suggest I do? Should I change the finger or leave it there? I am Male...
umeshkbs on October 23, 2012:
Everybody can wear navaratna gems?
shana on June 01, 2012:
is there any problem if a woman wears navaratna ring on her right ring finger?pls do reply
Vidya on April 03, 2012:
I have a doubt. My father was wearing this navarathna ring for few years and now he had gifted the same to my husband. My father-in-law feel its wrong and should not be worn that way. Please advise me if he can wear it.
Reena on March 23, 2012:
Can you advice me a person name & Contact No. who sell real gems. I m looking to purchase a Navaratna ring.
Nathan on February 07, 2012:
I am wearing navarathna ring for the past six months still I dint realize any effects of it..
mubashirumair on December 13, 2011:
Hello.I am very thankful to Mrs.Anamika S.She has written very nice on Navaratan.My Principal Sir told to write on Navaratan and bring.....Tomorrow i will show him the benefits of Navaratan.....
dinesh shandilya on November 29, 2011:
wow u r good
Ravi. K on November 26, 2011:
I wanted to know whether we can wear a navratna ring in index finger or not? Can u please suggest?
Ashley on August 10, 2011:
I am a regular reader of your blog.
I have a question regarding navaratan ornament.When one wears a navaratan ring,you have mentioned that the correct way to wear is the blue stone facing the body.This way,the emerald-diamond-pearl row would be facing away from the body/will be towards the feet/ground.
When a navaratan pendent is preferred, it is worn in such a way that the emerald-diamond-pearl row would be facing the body and the blue stone row would be facing the ground/ feet.
What could be the reason for this?
Should the ring also be worn in the same fashion as the pendent, with the blue stone row facing the feet or ground?
Please let me know.
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on August 05, 2011:
@janet You can!
janet on August 05, 2011:
read ur post and thks for info, but i still have a doubt, iam wearing my wedding ring in left hand ring finger, can i wear both the rings together..?
samehada on July 09, 2011:
I used to wear a Navaratna Pendant and lost it due to my own carelessness. At the time i did not realize the benefits of such a piece as it was a gift but as i got more involved in spirituality and gemstones, it became more apparent to me i was missing out. Now i need to make one of my own using your guide - Thanks
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on May 03, 2011:
@Ram The positioning of the Blue Sapphire is covered in the Article.
@Rajesh E R If you have not bothered to follow the many suggestions you got regarding the correct finger to wear the ring, why are you asking my advice? This hub covers all relevant details.
Rajesh E.R on May 03, 2011:
I have one Navaratna ring, I am wearing that ring on my right hand index finger for the past one year. Is there any problem by wearing this ring in that finger? I got many suggections that we need to wear in the ring finger.Please advice.
Santosh on March 03, 2011:
Nice and simple write up. Good Luck !
Ram, Hyd on November 23, 2010:
It is relevant info carried in the article. All important points regd the subject have been touched. Appreciate it. My own experience(just sharing with the expert) have seen some failures professionally, and was wondering why? Den, some tv channel seemed to suggest blue away from body. If somebody can say with surety !!!
PJ on November 03, 2010:
What are the do's & dont's while wearing the Navrathna ring email@example.com
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on September 12, 2010:
@sylvia Women can wear the ring on the left hand Ring Finger and Males, the right hand ring finger.
sylvia on September 12, 2010:
The blue gem should be wone in the ring finger facing the body.that means the blue gem will be in the last line from starting the finger and first line from hand side.Which hand should it be worn right or left.please specify.Thanks
Prodip Dugar on June 17, 2010:
Hi Ms. Anamika, This really a wonderful site. I wish to know about the sizes, treatment, color and clarity of the gemstone for navaratna. As I found that it is really difficult to get an unheated clear ruby and untreated clear emerald. Could you please explain a little about the emerald specifically? Thanks a ton. Prodip from Nottingham
kaleem on June 07, 2010:
hi would like to thanks the author of the site.
for publishing true information .
thank a lot.
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on February 17, 2010:
Thanks for the visit John and singh.
Singh : Anyone can wear Navratan Jewelry.
singh on February 17, 2010:
is navratan good for virgo or not
John on February 12, 2010:
Nice addition about the allowances of diamond rings jewelry. My claimed assessment is that whether it works or not can be alone advised if we at atomic try it. My parents abrasion corresponding gemstones and it has so far been acceptable for them. Touch wood.
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on January 13, 2010:
Samiha : The answer to your Question is in the Article itself. Why don't you just read it?
Samiha on January 13, 2010:
I was wondering wht day of the week a navratna must be worn on.
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on January 12, 2009:
Thanks for visiting the Hub! I am not fond of jewelry but like my navaratna bracelet a lot. It has suited me.
countrywomen from Washington, USA on January 06, 2009:
Nice introduction about the benefits of Navratna jewelry. My personal opinion is that whether it works or not can be only judged when we at least try it. My parents wear respective gemstones and it has so far been good for them. Touch wood.
Hubhelper from Ranchi on January 04, 2009:
Nice Hub. We should propagate the Indian treasure of Knowledge. Keep it up.
Ramlakshman on January 04, 2009:
I appreciate your effort to propagate this subject, but on the otherhand I am still in a doubt how far this will wadeoff the evilspirit.