Best Gemstones for Your Type

According to the ancient Hindu system of Ayurveda, we each belong to a particular type, or dosha: fiery Pitta, airy Vata, or earthy Kapha. Our dosha gives us information about how to stay in balance, from the best colors to wear to the right foods to eat and more.

Gemstones have a venerable tradition as healing and spirit-nurturing presences. Once you know your dosha, you can find out which gemstone to wear or carry in order to promote your most vital health and balance. (You can also find out your friendsí types: useful information when you go birthday shopping!)

First, take the fun quiz to learn your dosha, then find out the gemstones that resonate for you. Itís all here:

First, take the Dosha Quiz to see which type you are.

VATA
Ruby or garnet
Yellow sapphire or topaz
Emerald or aquamarine
Onyx

PITTA
Pearl
Lapis lazuli
Emerald or aquamarine
Diamonds
Red coral
Opal
Silver

KAPHA
Ruby or garnet
Catís eye
Blue sapphire
Copper

Adapted from Whatís Your Dosha, Baby? by Lisa Marie Coffey (Marlowe and Company, 2004). Copyright (c) 2004 by Lisa Marie Coffey. Reprinted by permission of the author.
Adapted from Whatís Your Dosha, Baby? by Lisa Marie Coffey (Marlowe and Company, 2004).

41 comments

Shanti S.
S S.3 years ago

Thank you.

Natasha Salgado

Very interesting!! Thanks

Dale O.

Intriguing.

paul m.
paul m.3 years ago

I'm a Gem....

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago

Thanks

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton3 years ago

Thanks.

J.L. A.
JL A.4 years ago

food for thought

ii q.
g d c.4 years ago

hmm...

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing.