There are only four gemstones in the world that were worn by kings in Egypt and Rome, namely diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. All four of those are now referred to as the most precious gemstones on the planet. They were named "cardinal gemstones" because of their use by the royalty. Diamonds have always been famous for their clarity and sparkle. One knows and recognizes a diamond anywhere, but the same cannot be said for the other three. Their importance and beauty is no less, not to mention their astrological significance and power. Below we cover the most interesting and important factors about the other three.
The word "emerald" is derived from the Greek word "smaragdos" and means "green stone." Emeralds were first found in Zimbabwe and are known to be the oldest gemstones in the world. Top-quality emeralds are actually more valuable than diamonds. The deep green color of an emerald is its most valuable trait. Unlike in other gemstones, inclusions make an emerald more prized.
Emeralds hold great power astrologically. They symbolize harmony and peace, which is what they bring into the life of their wearer. The panna stone price ranges from Rs.4600 to Rs.300000 per carat. The famous “emerald cut” is done to bring out the best in the gemstone, and to help it catch more light. Indian scriptures regard emeralds for holding an out of this world kind of luck and providing well-being.
Sapphires are famous for their depth in color and rapid astrological reactions. Known as the second hardest gemstone on the planet, they were first found in Kashmir and Sri Lanka. Even today the most valuable ones originate from these two places. The gemstone and its value are judged by the intensity of its color and its clarity. The most prized ones have a deep evenly divided blue, which is sometimes referred to as “Kashmir blue”.
Sapphires represent truth, sincerity and loyalty. Sapphire, also know as Neelam stone price ranges from Rs.2000 to Rs.50000 per carat. They are famous for their rapid and very visible effects astrologically. They are often known to completely change life paths and help gain major success.
The word ruby itself means red. They have been a part of Indian culture for thousands of years and are often called the “stone of kings”. They are often deemed to be the most valuable gemstone throughout history. The deep red colour is its most important characteristic. Blood red Burmese rubies with a slight hint of blue are the most valuable and rare ones.
The gemstone represents passion and blood because of its deep color. Ruby gemstones are priced between Rs.5000 to Rs.200000 per carat. Rubies are full of fire when it comes to their astrological significance too. They help their wearer make better decisions, have authority and most importantly, they help heal relationships.
The 3 most prized and valuable gemstones carry so much more than one gets to know. From their gorgeous looks and rare qualities, to their high astrological significance. Not to forget, all of these stones have been talked about very highly in ancient scriptures as well.