Navaratna Nine Gems in Hindu Astrology

Navaratna is a Sanskrit word which means “nine gems” and is related to the nine planets or Navagraha in Hindu Vedic astrology. The word Nava means ‘nine’ and Ratna means ‘gem’. Each gemstone is related to one Graha among the Navgrahas. Navaratna gemstones are considered auspicious and believed to give good health, prosperity, happiness and peace of mind to those who wear it. It protects against negative energies or malefic effects of planets and strengthens the positive influences of the gems.

Navaratna Gemstones and their Planetary Representations

1) Ruby – Manikkam or Manek – Lord Surya or Sun
2) Pearl – Moti – Lord Chandra or Moon
3) Red Coral – Moonga – Lord Kuja or Planet Mars
4) Emerald – Marakatam or Panna – Lord Budh or Mercury
5) Yellow Sapphire – Pukharaj – Jupiter or Lord Guru
6) Diamond – Heera or Vairam – Venus or Lord Shukra
7) Blue Sapphire – Neelam – Saturn or Lord Shani
8) Hessonite – Gomedh – Lord Rahu
9) Cat’s Eye – Vaiduryam – Lord Ketu

Picture of Navaratna or Nine Navagraha Gemstones in Hindu Vedic Astrology
Diamond, ruby, emerald, blue sapphire and pearl are named as Maharatnas as they are considered to be superior to other gem. Usually people wear Navaratnas in the form of rings. The positions of planets keep on changing, accordingly the dasa and mahadasas of the planets. Astrology says that the malefic effects of Planets can be balanced by the effect of beneficial planets when one wears the Navaratna Jewelry.

Navaratna Ornaments

Navaratna Jewelry or Navagraha Jewellery is becoming more and more popular nowadays due to its astrological benefits. Some popular Navaratna ornaments include Navaratna necklaces, Navratna rings, bracelets, anklets, pendants, bangles, armlets and other trinkets. It is necessary that the Navaratna Jewellery should be made of gold or silver. Sri Garuda Purana states that before buying Navratnas or any gem, one has to ensure that the gem stones used in the ornament are good. Also be sure that the ornaments should be worn after cleaning and charging with Navagraha mantras. It is advisable to wear the jewelry before sunrise or any auspicious day at a temple.

Navaratna in Other Languages 

Navaratna is known as Navarathnam in Malayalam, Navarathinam in Tamil, Navarathnalu in Telugu, Nopparatana in standard Thai, Nopparat in Rajasaap (Royal Thai), and Navaratne in Singhalese.


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  1. Thanks for sharing such a useful information. The information provided is very very niche.I found my destiny completely changed since I wore the zodiac power rings, so I would suggest to you that please go and buy one ring for yourself, if you are facing any problems they will just melt away.

    1. is this navarathna ring is useful while wearing pls help me,, also in whic finger it should b wear ,, pls contact me Rakesh 09488884488 or mail me

    2. p ls help is if navrathna ring is useful while wearing ,, there is any benefits,, also in which finger can we wear this ring some of them told that its index finger is best

    3. Wearing Navarathna ring is defnetly useful. daily we are eating navadhanya i.e. 9 grains which is created and protected by these navagraha. which is most necessary to live like that navaratna also affliated to navagraha devatha. so wearing it is no problem. but my suggestion is try to wear specified stone for your rassi & nakshatram apart from all 9stones navaratna. thank you.

  2. I got this emerald gem as a gift to me on my wedding anniversary but I'm not quite sure how to turn it into an artisan designer jewelry that can quite represent my devotion to Hinduism. Appreciate any advice.

    1. AstrologyinyourpocketMarch 29, 2016 at 4:52 AM

      Although it is very late, it would help other readers. It is generally advisable to wear it after maing sure it suits because if Emerald ( for Mercury) owns the 6th or 8th house can bring you some trouble.

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