FAQ

Below are frequently asked questions, you may find the answer for yourself

 

What is the difference between a natural and synthetic gemstone?
Natural gemstones and diamonds take millions of years to form naturally inside the earth’s crust, but synthetic stones are mass-produced by humans in a laboratory within a few hours/days with chemical and physical properties exactly the same as natural gemstones. Synthetic gems and diamonds lack the super-natural powers & energy of Natural Gemstones therefore they are not recommended for astrological purposes.

What are inclusions?
Inclusions are naturally formed minerals, fingerprints, fissures, or any other feature which are within the gemstone and are usually sculpt at the time formation under the earth's crust. These inclusions might sometimes reach the surface of the gemstone in the form of cavities, inverted crystals, etc.

What is a treatment? Why are gemstones enhanced or treated?
Enhancements/treatments are a valuable addition to the beauty of natural gemstones through various processes carried on by human beings to enhance the overall appearance of the gemstone. Generally, low and medium grade gemstones are enhanced / treated to improve the color, clarity, or durability of the gemstone. Therefore treated natural gemstones are priced far less compared to natural untreated gemstones.

What is Carat?
Carat is the standard unit of weight around the world in which a gemstone or diamond is measured. Carat originated from the Latin word "Carratus" which relates to Carob Bean (seed). 1 Carat = 200 milligrams = 0.200 grams

Is Carat related to the purity of gemstone?
No, it is not related to the purity of a gemstone. Carat only defines the Weight of a gemstone or diamond. It is often confused with the Karat of Gold or other precious metals that defines the purity of the metal.

What is the difference between Carat & Ratti?
Carat (0.200mg) is the standard unit of weight measurement for gemstones and diamonds around the world. Whereas Ratti (0.1215mg / 0.182mg) is a traditional unit of measurement in India based on Ratti Seed, which was used a long time ago when accurate weighing scales did not exist. Ratti is still used by many astrologers in India to recommend gemstones. 1 Carat = 0.200 milligrams 1 Ratti = 0.1215 milligrams (Sunari Ratti) 1 Ratti = 0.1822 milligrams (Pakki Ratti)

Do Astrological Gemstones work?
Yes, we firmly believe in the supernatural powers of gemstones. But a gemstone would reflect its benefits to the wearer only when they are properly analyzed, recommended & selected. The selection of the right quality of gemstone is one of the principal necessity of an astrological gemstone.

What gem weight is recommended for astrological purposes?
Through our experience of years in astrological gemstones, we firmly believe that weight should always be a secondary criterion while selecting any gemstone. The quality of the gemstone should be your primary criteria while selecting a gemstone for astrological or talismanic purposes. A gemstone with fine color & clarity and without any major enhancements is the prime norm.

What is a Calibrated Gemstone?
Calibrated gemstone is one that has been cut to fit standard size commercial gemstone jewelry mountings and settings. Examples are 7 mm x 5 mm oval shape gemstones, or a 6 mm round shape gem. Calibrated gemstones are not cut to exact measurements, but they are cut to sizes that most standard size mountings can accommodate.

What are four C's in gemstones & diamonds?
When selecting the perfect diamond, there are four different components to consider: cut, color, carat and clarity — otherwise known as the Four Cs of diamond quality. These four characteristics interact to create an optimal result of beauty and value. Even changing just one of these aspects can dramatically affect the diamond’s visual appearance and price. Each of the Four Cs has its own level of importance to the wearer and owner of the diamond. Size is most important to some while others may favor clarity.