The Navratnas or the Nine gems are combinations of nine semiprecious gems that according to Indian Astrology have a profound impact on human life. These nine gems are linked to the nine planets or Navgrahas.
Navratna Jewellery Designs
These Gemstones can also be worn individually to control the planets influence over our lives, popularly termed as astrological rings but Navratna is worn to control the influence of not one but all nice planets combined.
The Navratna ring is very popular among Indians and has been used by kings and royals for the very same reason. It was a very popular piece of jewellery worn by Mughals, Rajputs, and Marathas alike. Navratna jewellery is also sometimes designed as necklace sets, bracelets, pendant sets etc but the most popular form still remains the ever famous Navratna Ring! This is because traditionally the arrangement of these gems is always in a form that resembles the rotation of planets.
The Ruby represents the sun and is in the centre, surrounded by a diamond on the top that represents Venus; moving clockwise comes the Pearl that represents the Moon that controls the mind, followed by the Red Coral representing Mars and the Hessonite Garnet representing Rahu. Saturn the karmic planet comes next represented by the blue sapphire that is ideally placed towards the direction of the heart.
The Cat’s eye represents Ketu after which comes the Yellow Sapphire representing Jupiter – the planet of knowledge. The Emerald comes last just before diamond, completing the circle and represents Mercury, the source of intellect and communication. This arrangement should be followed religiously for the Navratna to be effective, and is available with us.