About The Planetary Gems International Co.
The Planetary Gems Co.,
also known as The Planetary Gems International Co. or
simply "Planetary Gems" was founded in 1995 by Rodolfo
and Sofija Ciscato.
Our web site was launched in July 1999, making it 21 years at present.
As seekers of the spiritual path and practitioners of the TM technique,
in the early 90' Rodolfo
and Sofija became
fascinated with sidereal, Jyotish Astrology
and the application of natural, untreated gemstones to correct planetary
Before coming to USA in August 1991, Rudy worked as jewelry designer
for "Preziosi" in Verona, Italy.
has an organic chemistry degree from the E.Fermi in Mantua,
Italy. In USA, he graduated with a BA in
Business Administration from MUM,
University of Management in Fairfield, IA.
Sofija has a BA
in management and
a computer degree from Buena
Vista University, IA and previously, a nautical degree from
They have been living in
Fairfield, Iowa for the past 29 years, but they spend their time inbetween Fairfield
They have a son, Adrian, born in Chicago.
They are among the founding members of the Planetary Gemologist
Association, with its headquarters in Bangkok. The Planetary Gems
Co. strictly adheres to the PGA
rules of professional ethics.
provide to the enlightened community, fine untreated, Jyotish quality gemstones
and personalized, beautiful, one-of-a-kind talismans &
potent Vedic jewels at the most competitive
prices for the quality offered. Doing this with honesty, passion, integrity and
complete customer's satisfaction.
To display, grade
and describe our products with utmost fairness and honesty.
The pictures, taken under 30X magnification, show in great details the internal
clarity, cutting, and exact color of each gem and piece of jewelry we display. This is very important, as usually, a very slight variation of
color/clarity and cutting proportions can increase or decrease the price
considerably. Here, you can see the stones you are getting at their finest
details, unlike anywhere else. Everything is strictly, professionally graded
following GIA standards according, to color, clarity, cut and country of origin.
And many of our stones are Lab, 3rd party certified.
To craft superior planetary, Jyotish talismans to please the eye and raise the
spirit. Rodolfo is lately involved again in designing the talismans you will see
on the site. It is his natural desire to craft beautiful Vedic jewels for
maximum auspicity and potent results. Each and every one will be strictly unique, one-of-a-kind and