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Very often we get questions regarding the type of stone and/or finger one should wear their gemstone rings on.
It is a complex question and it seems that, at the present level of our understanding, it cannot be answered in full. In this article, we won't just present the particular stones that one is supposed to wear on the particular fingers, but rather try to shed some light on the subject.
That way you will be able to choose for yourself the best types of stones based on your inclination and personality traits. If you are looking for an instant solution, you can skip to the end of this post.
First and foremost, we have to try to understand at least some of the underlying principles that govern the energy flow throughout our body. That means:
So we have several ways to connect the gemstones and the individual fingers, for example:
— by knowing the relationship between the planets and the crystals, and
— by knowing the relationship between the elements and the crystals.
It goes without saying that you should already know a bit about the energies and qualities of the individual gemstones embedded in the rings you are going to wear. If you are not familiar with them, check out, for example, the encyclopedia "The Magical World of Crystals".
Here we talk about the etheric body that constitutes of numerous energy channels called nadis. These channels pass through each and every inch of your body, including, of course, your hands and fingers.
It that sense, your fingers are conduits of subtle energy that enters your body from outside.
Now, the old Vedic science has realized the mechanisms of this subtle energy flow and developed a system of Mudras, or ritual hand gestures, that take advantage of the energy passing through the fingers.
These Mudras (or seals) have been practiced since centuries in some Hindu and Buddhist schools of religious thought. But they are not limited to religion, Yoga and Tantra. Mudras are widespread also in dance and art.
Both hands play an important role in these rituals, including the roles of the individual fingers.
The Mudras can be thought of as genuine energy seals that are capable of guiding and concentrating the subtle pranic energies from the outside world. Because of that, the Mudras have a potential to heal. They help balance the energy flow through the nadis, which, as a result, nourish your internal organs and the entire physical body. There are numerous Mudras, but 15 of them are considered basic.
The most important is the Gyan Mudra and, chances are, you are probably already familiar with it. Basically, if you touch the thumb and the index finger of the same palm, you begin to exercise this mudra, which brings increased brain power and balances the nervous system.
Let us see on the example of the Gyan Mudra how Mudras work.
The ancient Vedic science recognizes five basic elements: fire, water, earth, air and ether (or space). These elements are also present in your physical body. In fact, they are basic constituents of the body. Each of these elements can be associated with either the thumb, index, middle, ring, or little finger.
In the case of Gyan Mudra, we basically balance the air and fire element.
The Thumb represents the Fire element, or in Sanskrit Agni tatva. It also symbolizes the Divine energy.
The Index Finger represents the Air element, or in Sanskrit Vaayu tatva. It is also a symbol of the intellectual processes and the ego.
So, when we practice the Gyan mudra, by joining the index finger and the thumb we refine the ego under the regulative Divine energy. That’s why this mudra brings vitality and has cleansing properties.
The Middle Finger represents the ether.
The Ring Finger conveys the energies of the earth element.
The Little Finger represents the energies of the water element.
When we put a ring on any finger, we are effectively filtering the energy that flows through that finger. It is essential therefore to understand these energies and subtle internal qualities of each of the fingers.
In addition, we should make a distinction between the left and right hand. The right hand is active, giving, and yang, while the left is passive, receptive, and yin.
Our hands can also be thought of as representing the dual nature of human's consciousness: the right hand is related to the conscious mind of clear logical awareness, whereas the left to the subconscious mind of the deeply suppressed desires, instincts, prejudices and archetypal images.
Placing a gemstone ring on the left hand, in general, should help bring and promote some of the qualities and metaphysical energies of that gemstone into your inner world.
The other way to think about it is that wearing your ring on the left hand helps develop the powers of the subconscious mind associated with the corresponding finger.
In contrast, placing a gemstone ring on the right hand should help bring a combination of your energy and the energy of the gemstone to the outside world.
The alternative interpretation is that wearing your ring on the right hand means action and conscious control over the outer aspects of your life.
Let's examine the astrological and energetic qualities of the individual fingers.
This finger represents the Air element.
The index finger symbolizes our lower self, our ego. It has to do with ambition, power, authority, self-esteem, and desire to lead. This finger represents our desires for recognition as a person or ego.
The index finger is also associated with the energy of planet Jupiter. Jupiter brings ambition, confidence in one's own abilities, leadership and spiritual inclination. It has to do with our relationship with the outer world, with other people and how we express ourselves in this area.
If you need to advance your fortune and career, to attract new opportunities, and luck, this might be the finger to put your gemstone ring on.
You can wear Jupiter, Mars and Moon stones, such as Yellow sapphire or Red coral.
In terms of healing energies, this finger relates to the respiratory system, liver, and stomach.
This finger represents the Ether element.
The middle finger represents our role in life, things that are central to us and to our personal world. It represents our sense of responsibility and everything we are responsible for.
The middle finger is associated with planet Saturn. Saturn is a planet that promotes the qualities of justice, law, propriety, and introspection. In some schools, the middle finger is also called the finger of Saturn, as it represents the Saturn's traits and qualities.
Consider wearing a suitable gemstone ring on the middle finger to advance your sense of responsibility, to focus in your disciplined work, and to develop the other positive Saturn traits.
You can wear Saturn, Mercury and Venus gemstones, for example Blue Sapphire.
In terms of healing energies, this finger relates to the bones, nerves, brain, and mental functioning.
This finger conveys the energies of the Earth element.
The ring finger represents creative and artistic qualities. Love, grace, and beauty are the keywords here. The ring finger has to do with emotions, matters of the heart, and creativity. The heart meridian leads directly to the ring finger. An engagement or a wedding ring symbolizes devotion and love.
This finger is also called Ring of the Sun or Ring of Apollo. It is connected to the Sun's active energy of leadership and creativity. It also relates to intelligence and fame, what you show to the world and how the world sees you.
You might want to wear a gemstone ring for strengthening some strong pledges and life agreements. You can wear Sun, Venus, and Mars gemstones.
In terms of healing energies, this finger relates to the stomach, heart, bones, eyesight, spleen, and blood circulation.
This finger represents the energies of the Water element.
The little finger faces the world and is associated with other people. It expresses our social life and our attitude toward other people. It conveys the energies of trade, communication, writing, public speaking, and craftsmanship.
This finger corresponds to planet Mercury. It is called the Finger of Mercury. Mercury is commonly related to wit, communication power, professionalism, and health.
You might want to wear a gemstone ring here to attract inspiration and new ideas and to have clear communication. You can wear Saturn, Mercury and Moon gemstones.
In terms of healing energies, this finger relates to indigestion, anxiety, and memory loss.
This finger conveys the energies of the Fire element.
The thumb finger represents the will power of the individual. One should be careful when wearing a ring on this finger because the quality of will is still something that eludes conscious control. Our will often lies below the surface of our conscious mind; it is independent from our thoughts, emotions and actions.
If our will is pure, in the sense that it is not polluted with urges and desires of the lower nature, it is then the will of our Higher self.
The thumb represents the whole hand. It is very important, as it closely identifies our personality. The thumb is ruled by both Venus and Mars.
You might want to wear gemstone rings here to strengthen your personality, identity and self-esteem.
In terms of healing energies, this finger relates to fevers, ulcers, muscles, reproductive, and urinary system.
In the following we present what the Vedic system suggests. Of course, you can extend this system based on the considerations of this article and your personal experiences.
As far as we can tell, Vedic astrology doesn't really consider the thumb as a finger suitable to put a ring on.
In the Vedic system, Ruby is the basic mineral that corresponds to the Sun. As possible replacement stones, red Garnet and Rubellite are mentioned. These stones are suitable for the Ring finger.
Red coral is the basic stone associated with Mars. Red Carnelian and red Jasper are mentioned as auxiliary stones. These stones are also suitable for the Ring finger.
Emerald as primary, and green Tourmaline, Peridot, and Jade as secondary gemstones are associated with Mercury. These stones are suitable for the Little finger and Ring finger.
Yellow Sapphire, golden Topaz, golden Beryl, and yellow Tourmaline are the minerals of Jupiter. These stones are also suitable for the Index finger.
Diamond, Herkimer diamond, Atlas diamond, clear Sapphire, as well as clear Topaz, clear Zircon, and Rock crystal are the stones of Venus. These stones are also suitable for the Ring finger.
The basic stone of the Moon is white Pearl, while Moonstone and white Coral serve as supplementary minerals. These stones are also suitable for the Little finger and Ring finger.
Finally, to Saturn Vedic astrology associates Blue Sapphire, blue Tourmaline, and Amethyst. These stones are suitable for the Middle finger.
We hope that this article succeeded in bringing a little bit of light into this complex issue. Almost everything we know in a broader sense is based on the ancient knowledge of the Vedas, and the concrete correspondence between fingers and gemstones is based specifically on Vedic astrology considerations.
We, personally, like to experiment and try new combinations of gemstones, because Astrology is a rather crude system. It that tends to put a lot of different individuals in the same category. This is certainly not the best approach to this matter, because each human being is unique, has unique physical and metaphysical energies, and the circumstances of their life are unique too.
So, experiment and monitor your inner states and outer influences. This association of crystals and gemstones with the five basic elements may also come in handy.
What are your experiences? Have you tried experimenting with different stones than the ones suggested? Please share your experiences in the comment section below.
Tajudeen Fakolade says:
I need a ring of my life and health rich and very things in life
I am from asia and came across your website on google. Its very informative and interesting! I have some questions which i hope can get answered as none of the if the shop assistants seem to be able to provide anything convincing enough....
I am especially interested to know HOW TO DECIDE WHICH SIDE (LEFT OR RIGHT) to wear your crystal rings?? Eg.Rutilated Quartz on my ring finger - RIGHT or LEFT hand? Labradorite on which finger , right or left?
Is there a difference between wearing a stone as a ring or pendant??
Thank you so much!!
Take a look at the chapter "Left vs Right Hand" above. It will give you some general guidelines and the rest you will have to decide on your own.
My birth stone is Catseye(Vaidooryam) and date of bith is 27.05.1968 Aswani nakshathra. Which hand and finger may I wear the ring?
in the last picture, it is illustrated that all these gems should be worn on the right hand. does it matter if gems are worn on the right and left hand?
should specific gems be worn on the right vs left and if so, how does one find the answers to this?
Actually, the last picture depicts a left hand. But it is only for illustration. Whether you will use the right or left hand has to do with what you want to achieve. See in the above text the chapter titled "Left vs Right Hand".
Mamta verma says:
Hi goodmorning I started wearing red coral as adviced by one of my friends father who is an astrologer on 10th May in my left hand ring finger and today I saw there's a crack line on it......though when I got it it didn't have any crack ......could u pls advice what should I do next
My dob is 7/7/77 between 6-7am born
amit dey says:
I am a cancerian. which finger should I wear a rose quartz stone.
The ring finger.
suraj kumar mohapatra says:
My zodiac is virgo and i want to wear it in my thumb... so kindly say me which stone shall i wear in my thumb finger.?
Which finger should I wear for green aventurine?
Being a Mercury stone, green Aventurine is best worn on the middle or little finger.
Can I know which finger I should wear for purple ametrine ring?
Have no idea about ametrine, sorry. Maybe some of our readers can step in and let us know.
Which finger should I wear sunstone and garnet? Thanks in advance!
Pl. Advise green amethyst ring on which finger for ladies
According to the above, being a Ruby replacement stone, Garnet should be worn on the ring finger. As for Amethyst, please check the text above.
I WANT TO WEAR RED CORAL ,CAN I WEAR IT WITH AMETHYST DOB 9/10/1991
PLACE OF BIRTH- MANKAPUR, GONDA(UP) INDIA
My zodiac sign is Aquarius m already wearing yellow sapphire on my right index finger where shall I wear amethyst
gemstone advisor says:
anubhav, you are a virgo, advise is you should never wear amethyst as it will prove very unlucky for you. The best is you wear the red coral on your ring finger, because once the girl I loved rejected me, then the pundit advised me to wear red coral on ring finger. miraculous result was that I got over her totally but she became widowed just after one month of marriage. Also the same day her husband died I won a 30 million lottery.
My DOB is 11 th oct 1981
POB : Kolkata WestBengal
I have been advised to wear a 3-3.5 carat emerald in my middle finger (right hand) and a white topaz as a pendant.
I m looking a job change desperately and travel onsite . Please advise
I am 2July born.is yellow sapphire is suitable for me
Is there any difference between neelam and krishna neelam.
I am wearing blue saphire in middle finger of right hand & a red coral in ring finger of same hand. My birth sign in capricon Is it correct
Hello what ring should I wear for my financial conditions date of birth is 29 July 1983 2:00 am
I'm wearing yellow sapphire on right hand index finger.
Date of birth 28th March 1979
Can I wear it on left hand?
can I wear zircon in gold in right hand and zircon in silver in left hand together. I am already wearing pukhraj in left index finger please email. thanks
gaurav khaire says:
i'm wearing diamond in right hand ring finger, blue sapphire in left hand middle finger and white sapphire in right hand index finger
am i wearing a correct gemstones and in correct hand i'm asking because i'm not getting favourable results of these gemstones
I hv ruby in my right ring finger. I want to wear navratna ring. Can I wear right index finger. In other finger I hv rings
I hv 1 question i hv 2 stones 1 is ruby n 2nd is garnet in which hand and finger i wear these stones plz tell me
Can I wear agate, moonstone, cat eye or tiger stone.
Can they have some combinations.
Actualy I am gemini
Can wear turquoise and Ruby together?
@all the above comments concerning gemstone compatibility
YES, you can always wear two different stones, provided that you feel the need, or intuitively are led to do so. That's how I tend to address this issue.
sandeep kumar sharma says:
In which finger we cam wear white hakik stone & which day we need to wear?
I am wearing red coral on left ring finger. Is it right?
While wearing a ring of our birthstone is it necessary for the stone to touch the skin of the finger?
No skin contact is necessary.
My DOB is 28/08/1988,
Time is 5.05 PM.
Can i wearing yellow sapphire and emerald together? means yellow sapphire in right hand index finger and emerald in right hand little finger.
I don't see why not.
AJITH M NAIR says:
The Material is attractive.
My Date of Birth is 13.06.1973
please guide me what is the stones favourable for me and to my which fingurs
Can I wear Ruby in left hand?
Sushil Kumar says:
My DOB is 1/4/93 time 11:30 our pandit prescribed me tigereyestone.recently I knew I had rajyoga plz tell how to get benefits in my upcoming life.
"The right hand is active, giving, and yang, while the left is passive, receptive, and yin."
Am i seeing something wrong here? The picture depicts the opposite of what is stated above the left vs right hand diagram?
Indeed, you have spotted a mistake. We have changed the picture now, to reflect the text. Thanks a million for your thorough reading and for letting us know! God bless.
Husnain hussain says:
Name husnain hussain
Dob: 31:01:1998 london uk
Kindly advise which gemstones to wear currently suffering badly in life
Been in hospital for one year with mental illness.
Would greatly appreciate your advise
Umer mughal says:
My date of birth 4th November yellow sapphire emerald coral I wear this is a correct choice
Hey Amaica! I'm born on my grandmother's birthday, 11th October! When I was a teenager I used to wear her rose gold black onyx ring on my wedding finger, which was actually a doublet opal glued onto it before I was born! My Mother gave it to her! I stopped wearing it as feared bad luck & it was the only finger it fit. My Mother secretly gave it to my sister a few years back & it completely broke! I now wear a rose gold opal ring on my right middle finger, bought it second hand & didn't notice it was chipped till a few hours later! The salesman wouldn't allow me to return, but that's ok. I feel my grandma is with me as her rose gold opal ring chipped too! Guess she really needed the black onyx now! Hey Sunray? Is it bad luck to wear a chipped stone? Was worried but I don't think so in my case. Love to hear your thoughts...
sudip khatri says:
my zodiac sign is cancer so in which hand and finger I should wear pearl ring ..
Thanks for the interesting and informative article.
I love all gems. My Dob is 2.4.70, time of birth 3.25 pm, place: Rawalpindi. Can you please advise me what stones I should avoid wearing ?
Many many thanks in advance !
I am Anil born on 19.01.1965 at 06.03 am.in India.I am wearing yellow shepherd and red coral.which stone should I wear.
Mukkesh Juneja says:
Sir,my date of birth 8/2/1974 time8:35am in Delhi my lucky stone wear the wich finger or wich metal pleas advaise me. Than you
How i can wear both diamond and red coral in right hand ring finger.
harinder kashyap says:
sir my dob 4/12/1979 time 4.50am in new delhi who my lucky and favorable stone and wear finger? please advice me.
Does the placement of precious/semi precious gemstones really that important?
What if my fiancee were to give me a blue sapphire I was supposed to wear on my etheric/middle/Saturn finger as my engagement finger, which is where I wear on my left or right ring finger? (I prefer right hand though cuz marriage is hard work not just love and much of giving than taking...)
Peace and prosperity everyone
Hi LysaLeo. Peace and prosperity to you too. No, the placement is not that important. In my opinion, this is only a subtlety. However, many people put a lot of emphasis on the placement, hence, this post.
I have a weak mars in libra (3rd house) opposing my weak moon in aries (8th house) I have a lot of sun and a good trine between sun and moon. I guess these aspects are the most important to solve.
I would go for a opal mounted on gold right hand to help the moon with the sun energy in order to stabilize moon. And a ruby mounted on iron to give energy to the weak mars. where should I put the rings?
The sun-moon on right hand (index or ring f)
and the mars ring? shoul it be on the left hand? where?
thx for the time you dedicate to answer, feel free to offer to me a consulting or answer in private.
have a nice day everybody
Hi..... My name is Saad.... And date of birth is 01-02-1996..... I want to know which stone is best for me and in which hand of finger i have to wear that stone. Please help me!
Aarti chopra says:
my DOB is 28december1977. I want to know am i wear tiger stone. If yes than in which finger,metal and when
I LOVE WEARING GEMSTONE. MY DOB IS 27/04/74 . CAN I WEAR RUBY OR EMRALD? WILL IT AFFECT ME NEGATIVELY? WHAT ABOUT GARNET ..IS IT OK TO WEAR
Can i wear yellow sapphire, emerald or cats eye together in right hand. my DOB is 28 sept 1968 in hyderabad, AP. Time is not really known but it is early morning.
I need wealth, I wear a diamond on my ring finger and want to know what other gems will bring me success, money
I'm a piscean - with inner harmony disturbance and stomach ailments. Do I wear pearl stone on right hand index finger or left hand. Should it be worn 24x7? Should I wear any other stone in addition?
Hi I am wearing pokhraj,orange sapphire and emerald are they beneficial my dob is 05.09.79.
kutub abbas rajkotwala says:
I have so much debt and suffering from many problems so can I wear sunny stone or firoza or any others that solve my debts and problems pls advice as soon as possible