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Uparatnas: Alternative and Secondary Gemstones for Jyotish & Vedic Astrology

In addition to the nine main, astrological, Jyotish gemstones, Vedic astrology uses alternative and secondary gems as well, known as Uparatnas | Upratnas. It is found, however, that an alternative, astrological, Jyotish gem has somewhat of a milder effect than the correspondent main gem. The nine, astrological Jyotish gems page to know more about the main and alternative gemstones used in Jyotish and Vedic astrology.

Important: The following pictures are highly magnified (30X) and do not show the gems' real size.  Color and brilliance can greatly vary from computer to computer, depending on your monitor's settings.  Color will also, naturally, vary from sunlight to indoor lighting and other light sources.
Dark and lighter areas are effects from the digital camera. See description for accuracy on clarity grade, color and exact dimensions in mm.


Sweet, very well cut & clean, untreated, Burmese peridot.

 

 

 

$150/ct           $407/gem

A sweet, Mercury Uparatna here. This Burma peridot weighs 2.71 cts., medium, vivid, apple green color, masterly executed in a rectangular baguette cut, and measuring 9.40 x 7.08 x 4.12mm, VVS2 in clarity, very clean, from the Pyaung Gaung peridot mine, Upper Burma. Our Jyotish gemstones are accurately chosen in their natural, not treated state, for fine clarity, perfect cuts and uplifting energy. We then set them in one-of-a-kind, beautiful to the eye, auspicious Vedic jewels simply to raise your spirit. Shop with confidence for a jewel that you will cherish all your life.


Ruby alternative. Ravishing, great cut & clean, untreated, Ceylon rhodolite garnet.

 

 

$90/ct             $341/gem

What a gorgeous stone! See it in real life. This untreated, Vedic Sun uparatna, Ceylon rhodolite garnet weighs 3.79 cts., deep, fine, blood red color, masterly executed, elongated, rectangular antique cushion, mixed cut, and measuring 10.63 x 7.55 x 5.02mm, eye flawless, VVS1 in clarity, super clean, from the gem fields of Elahera, cut & polished in Ratnapura, Sri Lanka. The cut is great, with a very unique pattern on bottom, thus delivering an unique luster & scintillation. Very beautiful Sun uparatna at a super great price.

 


Ruby alternative. Perfection, well cut & clean, untreated, Ceylon rhodolite garnet.

 

 

$95/ct             $377/gem

What a gorgeous rhodolite garnet! This one weighs 3.97 cts., deep, fine, blood red color, perfectly executed, emerald, step cut, and measuring 9.73 x 8.40 x 5.18mm, eye flawless, VVS2 in clarity, super clean, from the gem fields of Elahera, cut & polished n Ratnapura, Sri Lanka. A most masculine rhodolite garnet in its shape and feel, perfectly cut for a symmetrical & essentially glorious look.


Ruby alternative. Gorgeous color, well cut & flawless, untreated, Ceylon rhodolite garnet.

 


$100/ct            $434/gem

What a beautiful gem! Make it yours.  This rhodolite garnet  weighs 4.34 cts., deep, slightly orangish, fine blood red color, perfectly executed, round, mixed cut, and measuring 9.7mm in diameter x 6.3mm deep, flawless gem, IF-VVS1 in clarity, from the gem fields of Nivitigala, cut & polished in Ratnapura, Sri Lanka. Awesome luster and gorgeous color, this is definitely an auspicious and appealing Sun uparatna. Will set awesomely in anything you will think of.


Ruby alternative. Heartily, perfectly cut & flawless, untreated, Ceylon rhodolite garnet.

 

 

$100/ct            $420/gem

A sensuous & beautiful, untreated, Ceylon rhodolite garnet, weighing 4.20 cts., deep, blood red color, perfectly executed, heart, mixed cut shape and measuring 9.57 x 10.28 x 5.68mm, flawless gem, IF-VVS1 in clarity, from the gem fields of Pelmadulla, cut & polished in Beruwela, Sri Lanka. A great ruby alternative, this Ceylon rhodolite garnet is blessed with perfection and feminine presence.


Ruby alternative. Alluring, well cut & flawless, untreated, Ceylon rhodolite garnet.

 

$100/ct            $674/gem

An alluring, untreated, Ceylon rhodolite garnet, weighing 6.74 cts., deep, blood red color, excellent, oval, mixed cut, and measuring 13.08 x 10.01 x 6.70mm, flawless gem, IF-VVS1 in clarity, from the gem fields of Pelmadulla, cut & polished in Beruwela, Sri Lanka. A great ruby alternative, this rhodolite garnet is blessed with perfection, imposing presence and charismatic eye appeal.


Ruby alternative gem. One-of-a-kind, perfectly cut with flawless clarity, untreated, Ceylon rhodolite garnet

 

$90/ct              $340/gem

What a beautiful alternative ruby gemstone. This rhodolite garnet was mined in an unknown locality in Sri Lanka, cut & polished in Beruwela. It weighs 3.78 cts., deep, orangey, blood red color, masterly executed, baguette, fancy, mixed cut, ad measuring  9.18 x 7.50 x 5.52mm, flawless gem, IF-VVS1 in clarity, Either ring or pendant, this gemstone is guaranteed to set very well, and provide the support and energy of the planet Sun. Absolutely beautiful & unique. Stand yourself apart.


Ruby alternative gemstone. Auspiciously flawless, well shaped in a rare size, untreated, Ceylon red-purple spinel.
 


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A completely flawless, untreated, Ceylon spinel, weighting 3.15 cts., deep, purple-red color, superbly executed in an "antique", rectangular, mixed cut cushion shape, and measuring 8.75 x 7.08 x 5.95mm, completely flawless, IF -VVS1, hailing for the gem fields of Ratnapura, Sri Lanka. Exuding perfection and grace, this natural spinel is bless with a rare, loupe clean & flawless clarity.  The cutting is also particularly well crafted. Gemstone memo from the National Gem & Jewellery Authority, Sri Lanka confirming it a natural spinel.


Emerald Uparatna.  Perfect cut, lovely color, clean clarity. A sweet, untreated, Burmese peridot.

 

$200/ct              $840/gem

If you like an uniquely cut, Mercury Uparatna, this untreated Burmese peridot is the astrological gem for you. It weights 4.20 cts., medium, vivid, apple green color, masterly and perfectly executed, emerald step cut, measuring 10.00 x 9.10 x 5.90mm, eye flawless, VVS2 in clarity, from the Pyaung Gaung mine, Upper Burma. The unusual (for peridots) emerald cut delivers a very orderly, refined and modern look. A definitely auspicious, Mercury alternative gemstone that will make an enchanting & unique astrological, Jyotish jewel.


Emerald alternative gem. Exciting and lustrous, perfectly cut, untreated, Burmese peridot.

 

$210/ct             $825/gem
 

Love the brilliance in this one. This untreated, Burmese peridot weighs 3.93 cts., medium, vivid, "apple" green color with a very slightly bluish undertone, perfectly executed, oval, mixed cut, and measuring 11.50 x 9.18 x 5.92mm, eye flawless, VVS2 in clarity, from the Pyaung Gaung mine, Upper Burma. Cut to perfection, this astrological peridot delivers a super brilliance for a true feast to the eye. As clean as it gets as well, this is a quality, untreated Burmese peridot to propitiate Mercury's energy in your life. Beautiful one.


Emerald alternative gem. Imposing and charismatic, perfectly shaped, untreated, Burmese peridot.

 

$200/ct             $688/gem

A very beautiful, untreated, Burmese peridot, weighing 3.44 cts., medium, vivid, "apple" green color with a very slightly bluish undertone, perfectly executed, oval, mixed cut, and measuring 11.60 x 8.89 x 5.10mm, flawless gem, IF-VVS1 in clarity, from the Pyaung Gaung mine, Upper Burma. Beautiful presence and imposing energy, this Burmese peridot is cut to perfection for large appearance. Add the flawless clarity, and what you have is a very auspicious Mercury uparatna, that is a perfect candidate for one of our custom-made, one-of-a-kind planetary talismans. Set yourself apart.


Diamond alternative gem. Amazing danburite, as perfect as it gets. Very auspicious to uphold the favors of Venus.

 

$120/ct            $683/gem

What a gorgeous Venus gem. This untreated danburite weights 5.69 cts., top finest white, colorless, masterly executed, trillion, mixed cut, and measuring 12.6 x 13.1 x 7.30mm, flawless gem, IF-VVS1 in clarity  from from the San Luis Potosi area, Charcas region, Mexico. You have to see it in real life. Simply a magnificent gem. Completely colorless, the cutting is simply perfect & gives the stone a most popping, super lustrous & exciting scintillation. Very, very beautiful one destined to make an auspicious, talismanic pendant for a fortunate person.


Emerald alternative gem. Sparkling, awesome shape, flawless, Burmese peridot. Gorgeous Jyotish gem.


 

$180/ct              $535/gem

What a beautiful Burmese peridot, this one weighting 2.97 ct., medium, bright, "lime" green color, excellent, "antique" square cushion, mixed cut, measures 8.5x8.5x5.75mm, flawless gem, IF-VVS1 in clarity, from the Pyaung Gaung mine, Upper Burma. A most gorgeously & perfectly shaped peridot with perfect, flawless clarity that translate in a lustrous and very pleasing result. A feast to the eye, & surely your spirit will benefit too. Offered at a low price for this quality.


Ruby alternative gem.  Fiery, perfect cut, definitely auspicious, blood red, Ceylon rhodolite garnet.

 



$90/ct               $282/gem

A very beautiful, untreated, rhodolite garnet, weighting 3.13 cts., fine "blood red" color, perfectly executed, roval, mixed cut ( a roval is an oval almost round), measuring 8.80 x 8.21 x 5.68mm, flawless gem, IF-VVS1 n clarity, from the gem fields at Balangoda, cut & polished in Ratnapura, Sri Lanka. Well, prices for all untreated colored stones are simply skyrocketing and show a no slowing down trend in the very near future. This one, simply a beautiful blood red, rhodolite garnet, cut to perfection, as clean as it gets,  and with an awesome luster. Finest one. Definitely auspicious if you are on a budget, and want a powerful Sun uparatna to enhance your Sun, vital energy.


Ruby alternative gem. Imposing, rare huge size, untreated, Orissa rhodolite garnet. One-of-a-kind.
 



$90/ct              $858/gem

An absolutely gorgeous, untreated, Orissa rhodolite garnet, weighting a conspicuous 9.53 cts., fine "blood red" color, very slightly purplish in undertone, masterly & perfectly executed, emerald, mixed cut, and measuring 12.17x10.33x8.20mm, very clean, VVS2 in clarity, from a new 2012 find, Orissa state, India. Very positive & uplifting energy to be perceived in this auspicious, untreated rhodolite garnet. Rare clarity for large size, perfect cut and a great size for an unique talisman. For the discerning person.


Emerald alternative gem. Alluring, perfectly shaped, untreated, Burmese peridot. Flawless & cut to perfection.

 


$210/ct            $853/gem

Love this one. This natural and untreated, Burmese peridot weights 4.05 cts., medium, vivid, intense "apple" green color with a very slightly bluish undertone, masterly executed in an "antique", rectangular cushion shape, measuring 11.07 x 8.68 x 5.30mm, eye clean, VVS2-VS1 in clarity, hailing from the Pyaung Gaung mine, Upper Burma. Delightful color in a perfectly, well balanced shape and great clarity, this gem is guaranteed to mount perfectly in our one-of-a-kind custom, astrological jewels. Ask to have it set uniquely.


Ruby alternative gem. Auspiciously imposing, flawless, untreated, Orissa rhodolite garnet.

 


$100/ct             $679/gem

What a beautiful red rhodolite! Imposing Sun energy in this 6.79 cts. gem, blood red color, superbly cut in an oval, mixed cut shape and measuring 11.78 x 9.19 x 7.18mm, flawless gem, IF-VVS1 from a new 2012 find, Orissa state, India.  A fabulous rhodolite that truly transmits a very distinct & powerful Sun energy. As clean as it gets, we simply cherry pick the very best among hundreds of stones, absolute perfection in terms of clarity, perfect cut and undeniable beauty. Very auspicious & beautiful, alternative Sun gem at a great price for this perfect quality.


Emerald alternative gemstone. One-of-a-kind, awesomely cut, untreated, Brazilian green tourmaline. Flawless.

 

$120/ct             $793/gem

A ravishing, unheated green tourmaline, 6.61 ct., medium, "steely" green color, very well executed, square step cut, and measuring 9.7x9.9x8.0mm, flawless gem, IF-VVS1 in clarity, from the Belo Horizonte area, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Right now, prices for green tourmalines (and in every color as well) is extremely high. All this due to the high popularity this gem variety has gained the past decade & the good hardness exhibiting, that makes it an every-day, very wearable gemstone. This beautiful specimen is totally under priced and a true wholesale value.


Diamond alternative gem. Mesmerizing, diamond-like luster,  top finest white, untreated, Madagascan phenakite. Certified.



$150/ct         $1,656/gem

If you want a very rare, completely natural, gemstone, here is a most gorgeous, Madagascan phenakite, weighting 11.04 cts., top finest white (colorless), magnificently executed, "antique" cushion, mixed cut, and measuring 13.90 x 13.39 x 10.09mm, eye flawless, VVS1 from the Lanapera emerald deposits, Southern Madagascar. Usually phenakite are found in association with emerald pockets. A relatively included material, clean pieces of good size are always a rare occurrence. Here is a super gorgeous one, with finest cutting, clean clarity and marvelous eye appeal. Bad pic...see it in real life to understand what we mean. Absolutely gorgeous!


Ruby alternative gemstones. One-of-a-kind, rhodolite garnets set. Beautiful.

 

$100/ct              $299/set

Beautiful and unique.  Here is a set of rhodolite garnets, 4 stones, 2.99 ct. total weight, intense pink color, three princess, graduating from 5 to 4.6mm and one trillion cut, 5.5mm,  IF-VVS1, flawless gems from East Africa. This set is very eye pleasing and one-of-a-kind, with a total length of approx. 21mm. Ideally, it will need to be set as the "arrow" pendant design, as pictured. To match in color and size this quality is very hard., and this astrological, milder alternative to the ruby is an unrepeatable deal.


Ruby alternative gem. Gorgeous, unique cranberry color, perfectly cut with flawless clarity, Ceylon rhodolite garnet.

 

$125/ct            $435/gem

What a beautiful, natural, Ceylon rhodolite garnet. It weighs 3.84 cts., medium-dark, fine "cranberry" red color, masterly executed, rectangular, emerald scissor cut, and measuring 10.51 x 8.42 x 4.68mm, flawless gem, IF-VVS1 from unknown gem fields, cut & polished in Beruwela, Sri Lanka. If you are looking for a gemstone that is truly beautiful, auspicious and with an awesome color, you have found it. Absolutely gorgeous stone, destined to set in a gorgeous Sun talisman.


Diamond alternative gem. Incredibly lustrous, flawless, superb size, untreated, crystal clear, Mexican danburite. Rare nowadays.

 

$120/ct             $1,153/gem

A crystal-clear and immensely spell-binding, untreated danburite, this one weighting a whopping 9.61 cts., top finest white (colorless), perfectly executed, oval "flower" cut, and measuring 14.82x12.13x8.94mm, flawless gem, IF-VVS1 from the San Luis Potosi area, Charcas region, Mexico. Danburite is an untreated gemstones that vary from colorless to light yellow to light pink. It is very brilliant when clean, and makes a sparkling & delightful jewel. Of course, big size & clean pieces are seldom available. Get this one if you want an one-of-a-kind gemstone that will set stupendous. For a special person, guaranteed super beautiful.


Diamond alternative. Absolutely captivating, flawless, charming shape, untreated danburite. Super sparkling.



$100/ct              $496/gem

Another great, natural, untreated danburite, this one weighting 4.96 cts., oval, checkerboard, flower cut, top, finest white (colorless), measuring 12.20x8.9x7.70mm, flawless gem, IF-VVs1 from the San Luis Potosi area, Charcas region, Mexico. What a lovely cut, with a rarely done, checkerboard top, and a "flower" pavilion that deliver outstanding scintillation & luster. And flawless in clarity, this is a superior, alternative gem for Venus for very little money. See it in person to be captivated instantly. Beautiful one...well auspicious.


Great size, ideal pendant stone, untreated, Ceylon red garnet.
 



$60/ct         $616/gem

Up for grasp is a huge size red garnet, mined in an unknown Sri Lankan location, and weighing 10.26 cts., deep blood red color, perfectly executed, round star cut, measuring 12.33mm in diameter x 8.56mm deep, super clean, VVS1 in clarity. Garnets have very complex chemical formulas, and hybrids are quite common, being a mix of two or more well defined varieties. This red garnet is a  great alternative to a Vedic ruby, and sure to set impressive. Pendant recommended.


Ruby alternative. One-of-a-kind, rhodolite garnets set. Very low price.
 



$450/set

Super gorgeous and unique.  Here is a set of top rhodolite garnets, 4 stones, 3.96 ct. total weight, top, deep, intense purple-red color, three princess, graduating from 5.7 to 5mm and one trillion cut 5mm,  the colors also graduate a bit from darker to a bit lighter..., flawless gems, VVS type 2 from East Africa. This set is truly amazing and one-of-a-kind, with a total length of approx. 24mm. Ideally, it will need to be set as the "arrow" pendant design pictured. To match in color and size this quality is very, very hard., and this astrological alternative to the ruby is a fantastic, unique and unrepeatable deal!


Diamond alternative. Magnificently cut, flawless, amazingly one-of-a-kind, untreated Mexican danburite.
 

 


$110/ct              $560/gem

A very rare and uniquely cut natural danburite, weighting 5.09 ct., top white, colorless, comparable to a D color diamond, perfectly executed, rectangular cushion, with concave pavilion ( a fairly uncommon gem design), measures 12.91x10.13x6.34mm, flawless gem, IF-VVS type2 from the Charcas region, Mexico. We have been lucky to get few more pieces in flawless clarity, but the future will be very uncertain. This one was cut in a gorgeous cushion , concave cut, which shows a very interesting and unique light return pattern. Truly  a mystical gem. Danburite is never treated.


Emerald alternative. Spiritually compelling, finest color, flawless, Pakistani peridot. Beautiful.

 

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Effulgent, gorgeous with large look, Pakistani peridot weighting 5.35 cts., finest, medium-dark, intensely vivid, "lime" green color,  perfectly executed, trillion, mixed cut shape, measures 11.55x11.1mm, eye flawless, VVS1 type2 in clarity, from the the Suppatt region, Pakistan. Well, alluring gem quality peridot with a most gorgeous shape, and a perfect, mesmerizing brilliance. Everything is super good here, great color, flawless clarity, mystical trillion shape, fantastic luster. A true value for a gorgeous gem. Peridot is never treated. Natural.

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Ruby alternative. "Holy Buddha", orange-red, Tanzanian garnet carving. Excellent details....unique.
 


$255/piece

Holy Buddha, red garnet carving, 8.25 ct., deep orange-red color, measuring 11.5x24.2mm, flawless piece from Tanzanian rough, East Africa. Carved in Thailand. The details of the Buddha figure are gorgeous. Finely carved. Gorgeous piece for a holy pendant. Our suggestion is to frame it  with a row of accents such as bright sapphire melees, surrounding the piece. Or set it alone, in a simple, bezel, gold frame, as an inexpensive, yet auspicious, "Sun" talisman.


Emerald alternative. Enchanting, beautifully shaped, auspicious Burmese peridot. Super clean.


 

$190/ct              $724/gem

You have to see this one. When I saw it, I had already envisioned it into an one-of-a-kind pendant. A good 3.81 ct., medium, vividly intense, fine "lime" green color, excellent, "antique", elongated, cushion, mixed cut, measuring7.06x5.7mm, eye flawless, VVS1 type2 from the Pyaung Gaung mine, Burma.. A real beauty, in its slender cushion shape, this will make a perfect, ravishing Mercury pendant (of course with the length running vertically). Very lustrous gem and a real beauty!

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Ruby alternative. "Holy Buddha", Tanzanian garnet carving. Unique for an one-of-kind pendant.
 

 

$245/ piece

Holy Buddha, red garnet carving, 11.67 ct. deep orange-red color, measuring 13.2x17.7mm, flawless piece from East Africa. Carved in Thailand!  Gorgeous piece for a holy pendant. Our suggestion is to frame it with a row of accents such as bright sapphire melees, surrounding the piece! Or set it alone, in a simple, bezel, gold frame, as an inexpensive, yet auspicious, "Sun" talisman.

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