The gemstone market is flooded with artificial lab-manufactured gemstones that have the similar appearance as the original ones.
Here are 3 top gemstones with their cheaper substitutes. The effect of these substitute gemstones is found to be same or similar as the primary gemstone (also called as mula ratna).
Yellow sapphire is also called as Pukhraj or Peeta mani due to its conspicuous yellow tinge. It is believed to strengthen the effect of planet Jupiter. With gold, Yellow Sapphire forms a formidable pair guaranteeing long lasting wealth, fortune, good health and marital bliss. However, it is a rare gemstone and hence, comes a rather obnoxiously high cost. The per carat price of yellow sapphire could be anywhere between $300 to $45,000 depending on the source, color and the consistency of the gemstone.
The top substitute for the yellow sapphire is topaz. Yellow topaz has more or less similar benefits as that derived by wearing Yellow Sapphire. Citrine gemstone is also a very effective cheaper substitute for Pukhraj.
Healing properties of yellow sapphire substitutes:
- Cures kidney stones
- Improves metabolism
- Calms mind and instill self-confidence
- Cures insomnia and heart-related ailments
- Boosts finances
Blue sapphire is an enchanted gemstone associated with the planet Saturn. Also called as Neelam, meaning blue in Sanskrit, this gemstone is known to cure almost every misery known to the mankind. However, blue sapphire can also augment bad luck if worn at the wrong time or if it is of an unapproved size.
That’s why many astrologers prefer to recommend their followers cheaper substitutes that have the milder effect than blue sapphire. In addition to the effects, these substitutes are also readily available and cost way lesser than the mula ratna—Blue sapphire.
The top blue sapphire substitute is Iolite. It is commonly referred to as Shanpriya meaning “beloved of the Saturn God.” Another top substitute with enthralling effect as the Blue Sapphire is the Amethyst. Both Iolite and Amethyst ward off the evil spirits and alleviate poverty.
Warning: As per astrological guidelines, blue sapphire, Amethyst, and Iolite should not be worn with red coral, ruby or pearl.
Diamond is the hardest known naturally occurring material on Earth. Since time immemorial, diamonds have served and ruled the gemstone collection of aristocratic families all over the world. Most religions quote diamond as the purest and most powerful gemstone with the aura to heal infertility, aggression, and pain.
In recent time, top diamond substitutes to flood the market are the Cubic Zirconia, also called as American Diamonds. While zircon may not be as hard as diamond, they are just as effecting in healing and curing astrological issues as the mula ratna.
Not long ago, most gemstones that were artificially synthesized were dusted off the market due to their notorious reputation. However, with new lab testing regulations and market value, even the cheaper substitutes of the gemstone are making the equally strong statement on the collectors’ edition.
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