Platinum is a white metal so it looks very similar to white gold or sterling silver.It has become very popular for Rings and wedding bands in jewelry. Many of the worlds most precious gemstones, including the Hope Diamond, have Platinum settings.
Few reasons for this are —
1-.Platinum can be worn at any time. Since it is a white metal, it will go with virtually everything.
2-Platinum is a hypoallergenic metal and it is highly resistance to tarnish .
3-Platinum rings are extremely strong and durable.
4-The platinum wedding band is known for a bright, almost wet, shiny white-silver look, high durability.
5-Platinum is one of the heaviest metal wedding bands.
6-Platinum seems to be the new symbol of wealth and prestige. Think of the “platinum credit card,” which often has better benefits and privileges than the “gold credit card.
On the flip side- It is more expensive than gold, hence ‘Platinum’ rings can be expensive to resize or repair.
The word nava means ‘nine’ and ratna means ‘gem’ in the Sanskrit language. Navaratna or Navagraha Jewelry which has all the 9 stones representing the all 9 planets.One can get them set in gold or sliver.
All stones can be of same size.
Navaratna refers to the nine gemstones related to the nine planets used in Vedic astrology.
The Gem stones and their Planetary Representations are–
Red Coral —-Mars
Yellow sapphire ——Jupiter
Blue sapphire —Saturn
Hessonite —Rahu, the ascending lunar node
Cat’s eye — Ketu, the descending lunar node
There is often confusion over whether to make your Stone jewelry in 18carat gold or 22carat!
18 carat gold contains 75% gold, with the rest made up of other more durable metal alloys used to add colour and strength. It is hard compared to 22carat gold. It can withstand the stone more effectively in setting.
22 carat gold – is very soft, as it consists of around 91.6% gold and so it’s not ideal for stone set jewellery, being more suitable for plain gold jewellery, such as wedding bands. Soft gold can easily change the shape over long use and can make stone settings loose, which can be risky.
Gemstones have held significance in the religions of the world for centuries. Aqeeq has significance in the Islamic-religion.This is generally regarded to be the most important gemstone in Islam.Aqeeq, it is said, is good to use for countering curses and protecting against jealous rivalries. Aqeeq Gemstone has the ability to protect the individual, bolster confidence and generally enhance and expand the experiences of life. Aqeeq comes in many different colors, each one with its unique healing property.
The five important Islamic gemstones include the following:
Aqeeq (Agate), Yakut (Opal) or Ruby ,Dur-ah-Najaf ( Sand stone), Feroza(Turquoise), Hematite.
Beautifully crafted ,Men’s silver rings are often ornamented with aqeeq stones. A look around us shows that mens aqeeq stone rings are mostly worn as good luck charms. They are believed to bring good luck, wealth, health, strength and peace to a person.
To purchase Aqeeq rings please looks in Etsy .
Ashtadhatu is widely used for making Rings and Idols of Gods and Goddesses ,as it is auspicious in Hinduism.Ashtadhatu means an alloy of 8 Metals ,i.e. Gold, Silver, Copper, Zinc, Lead, Tin, Iron and Mercury.The eight metals are mixed in almost equal proportions. As per Indian Astrology to reduce the adverse effect of various planets different jewels are being used, same way to reduce the adverse effect of various planets different metals are being used.
Ashtadhatu Kada or Ring can be worn to serve the purpose.
The Moonstone get its name from the ancient belief that it was made from the rays of the moon, after they cooled down on the earth surface.
Astrological benefits of Moonstone–
It calms emotions and promotes unity and harmony with people around. It enhances self esteem and creativity.
Moonstone’s lubricating energy helps increase flexibility and muscle strength, heal your skin, and prevent harmful DNA mutations.
Moonstone strengthens your immune and lymphatic systems, boosts your body’s energy supplies, and helps eliminate the unwanted effects of aging.
Moonstone promotes youthfulness by nourishing and strengthening your supraphysical aura.
Procedure for wearing Moonstone as per Indian Astrology –
The first choice as the metal for Moonstone should be Silver.
Moonstone is worn in the little finger of the correct hand (Left Hand for left-handed people and the Right Hand for right-handed people). It should be worn on Monday evening during the Shukla Paksh ( waning Moon)
Cleaning the Gem–
Moonstone is relatively softer than other Gemstones. It should always be cleaned with soft brushes, and shouldn’t be treated with chemical solutions or cosmetics.
Your Moonstone Gemstone might routinely carry negative energies, and the stone or ring can be detoxified by dipping it in water overnight.
Sri Lanka is a major producer – and the stone is collected from alluvial streams..
Did you know? A 490 carat moonstone discovered in Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa is one of the largest moonstones ever discovered.
“The King of all precious gems and symbol of trust”—DIAMOND- the primary April birthstone, may be the most well known and hardest precious gemstone with a hardness level of 10.0.The word diamond derives from an ancient Greek word, “adamas”, meaning invincible.
The healing properties of the April birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to brain diseases, pituitary glands. The Diamond is also used to draw out toxins and therefore was used as a remedy for poison.Enhancing relationships and increasing inner strength Balance, clarity and abundance.
In sixteenth century England, uncut diamond crystals were set into “scribbling rings,” and the exposed points were used by lovers to etch romantic vows into window-panes. The ancient Greeks believed that the fire of a diamond reflected the flame of everlasting love. Archduke Maximilian of Austria apparently agreed — in 1477, he gave a diamond ring to his fiancee, Mary of Burgundy. And so began the tradition of presenting the diamond as a promise of marriage.From the stunning display of stones flashed by movie stars at awards ceremonies, to the modest engagement ring of a young bride, the diamond continues to enjoy great popularity among those of all status. Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor summed up this universal love of diamonds when she remarked, “I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back.
“At first diamonds were possessed only by the elite. In fact, in the 13th century, Louis IX of France established a law reserving them only for kings. But as more sophisticated methods of diamond mining and exporting evolved, diamonds became more plentiful and accessible to others. Nevertheless, this gem has always been the object of greed and desire, and history is rife with stories of diamond theft. The legend of diamond powder being an effective poisoning agent is said to have originated to discourage diamond smugglers from swallowing the gems.
The popular April Birthstone of the Diamond is found in the following countries:
Australia, Ghana, Zaire, Russia, USA and Brazil.
Karatkreations wishes all the April Borns Happy Birthday