Navaratna is a Sanskrit word that means “nine gems” and pertains to the combination of the nine gemstones that correlate with the transmitted energy of the nine planets of Vedic astrology. These planets exert a major influence (both negatively and positively) on us throughout our life. When arranged and worn correctly, the nine gems of the Navaratna form a powerful talisman that helps generate astrological balance, happiness and success.
Our Navaratna pendants are a harmonious fusion of form and function—exquisite pieces of jewelry and potent amulets that enhance the positive flow of vibrational cosmic energy surrounding us. When worn on or next to the skin they increase our magnetism and help us attract positive situations and people into our lives. The setting and arrangement of the Navaratna’s nine gems are significant as they correspond to the arrangement of the nine planets—the ruby, representing the Sun, is set in the center of the pendent and is surrounded in a clockwise fashion by the other eight gems, each set in finely wrought sterling silver to enhance its beauty and beneficial qualities.
The nine individual gems of the Navaratna offer these specific benefits:
Ruby, the King of Gems, corresponds to the Sun, the center of our solar system. The ruby relates to our heart and its vibration, igniting our passion to pursue and realize our most cherished dreams.
Diamond corresponds to Venus, the planet of love and harmony. Its vibration helps us fulfil the best intentions of this friendly planet—the universal love, care and concern for the welfare of others.
Yellow sapphire corresponds to Jupiter, the planet indicating our purpose in life. Yellow sapphire instils a sense of optimism and confidence enabling us to pursue our goals successfully.
Pearl corresponds to the Moon. Its lunar qualities stimulate creativity and heighten intuition. Pearls relate to the feminine principle within us, bestowing sensitivity, nurturance and inspiration.
Coral corresponds to Mars. Its dynamic energy strengthens our nervous system and encourages us to embrace life with poise and confidence.
Emerald corresponds to Mercury, the planet reflecting the subtler aspects of our nature; our wit, humour, spontaneity, curiosity and the ability to communicate thoughts and ideas with effortless grace.
Sapphire relates to Saturn, the planet of discernment, wisdom and self-mastery. Saturn’s vibrational force brings foresight and vision, allowing us to perceive the difference between accurate and false impressions.
Gomed corresponds to the shadow planet Rahu, the indicator of our present environment. Gomeds bring awareness of our immediate circumstances—the eternal now—enabling us to connect with the potential of each moment.
Chrysoberyl (Cat’s Eye)
Cat’s Eye corresponds to the shadow planet Ketu, the indicator of our past karma. Cat’s Eye gems connect us with the karmic path we are meant to walk in this lifetime and clarify the karmic implications of our actions.
Square Pendant (5/8 x 5/8 x 1/16 in.)
Oval Pendant (5/8 x 9/16 x 1/16 in.)