According to the Vedic system, there are nine basic gems: (i) ruby; (ii) pearl-real, not cultured; (iii) coral; (iv) emerald; (v) yellow sapphire called Pukharaj in India; (vi) diamond; (vii) blue sapphire (viii) Gomed (Sanskrit name)- it is like a garnet in appearance but different from it; (ix) Cat’s eye.
(Basic Sanskrit Name)
|Planets||Relating to Number||Gems |
|Ruby||Manik||Sun||1 and 4|
|Pearl||Moti||Moon||2 and 7|