Patrons & Members
Codes of Ethics
& PG Graduates
Course Info Links
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PGA RULING COMMITTEE is an eleven (11) member board who rule on PGA
CODES VIOLATIONS & COMPLAINTS. The PGA Ruling Committee
members, listed below, will vote, case by case, on complaints or PGA
codes infractions, and determine who should be suspended from the PGA
and placed on the OFF-LIST.
RULING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
PGA (H.C.), Highly respected Editor
of Modern Astrology Magazine (formally The Astrological Magazine of Dr. B.V. Raman), Agrany Publications, 56, ITI Layout IV East Main Road, Banshankari III Stage, Bangalore 560 085, India,
Email: email@example.com (Synthetics
- NO, Uparatnas - YES, Flawed gems - NO)
| DR. SHEKHAR VASHISHTHA, B.Sc.(Hons.), M.Sc.Applied Geology, B.R., S.S., P.G.D.J., Ph.D., C.C.F.S., F.G.S., G.G (U.S.A), F.G.A. (U.K.), P.G., SECRETARY GENERAL, MINERAL CLUB OF INDIA, 346, Ground Floor, RATNA GIRI, DDA MIG Flats, Metro Apartments, SANT RAVIDAS NAGER (Near Bhalswa Red Light), Main Outer Ring Road; New Delhi-110033, India. INDIA, Tel. 011-27632160, Mob: 9891640599, Web: , E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
| ***Dr. Badri Raj Joshi, B.A., M.S.C. (Predictive Astrology),
Ph.D., PGA, P.O. Box No. 235, Lalitpur, Kathamandu, Nepal, Tel:
0977-1-552-5747, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Synthetics - NO,
Uparatnas - YES, Flawed gems - NO) - SERVICE: I
only choose gems (I don't supply)
| ***Raaj Shekhar S Padmashri, PG,
Padmashri Gems Jewellers
31, Govindan Street, Facing North Usman Road, T.Nagar, Chennai-600016. India.
Contact Numbers: +91-044-42122927, +91-044-28157560, E-mail: email@example.com -- (Synthetics
- NO, Uparatnas - NO, Flawed gems - NO) - SERVICE: I BOTH CHOOSE
GEMS AND ALSO SUPPLY GEMS IN VEDIC KAVACH TALISMANS
| ***Dr. Theja Hettiaratchi,
Ph.D, FGA, FGG, PG, 65 Gracechurch Crescent, Leeming WA 6149,
Australia. Tel: 08 9332 6119 / Email: Theja@primusonline.com.au (Synthetics - NO, Uparatnas - YES, Flawed gems - NO) - INVITATION:
Wecome to visit Dr. Theja's BLOG
| ***Stephen Quong, D.Div.,
PGA, PO Box 4524 Antioch, CA 94531, USA, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Synthetics - NO, Uparatnas - YES, Flawed gems
- NO) - SERVICE: I BOTH CHOOSE GEMS AND ALSO SUPPLY GEMS IN VEDIC
KAVACH TALISMANS (AGT Representitive.)
Neeraj Lalwani, M.B.B.S., D.M.R.D., M.D., P.G.A., M-25-B
(G.F), Malviya Nagar, New Delhi-110017 India - Tel: 91- 9818078729,
Email: email@example.com (Synthetics - NO, Uparatnas
- YES, Flawed gems - NO)
| ***Jay Boyle,
GIA, Jyotish Gem Stones, Jay Boyle Co., 508 N 2nd Suite 108,
Fairfield, IA 52556, USA, Tel: (800) 559.5090 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Synthetics - NO, Uparatnas - YES, Flawed gems - NO) - SERVICE:
I both choose gems and supply gems loose or in jewelry
| ***Guruji Shrii Arnav,
PGA (HC), 2/12 - 5, 3 floor, Sripeetam Building, 5th Main Road, Prakash Nagar, 4th N Block Rajajinagar, Bangalore
560 010, Karnataka, India, Tel: 61 80 2 332-9789, Email: email@example.com (Synthetics - NO, Uparatnas - YES, Flawed gems - NO) - SERVICE: I both choose gems and also supply gems loose
or set in jewelry - Acting Secretary.
Neeta Singhal, PGA (HC), Rudra Centre
Shop No 9, Emerald Complex
Near Imax Adlabs, Bhakti Park
Anik Wadala Link Road,
Wadala (E) Mumbai-400037
Maharashtra, (INDIA), Tel: 91-9322688120 Email
: RudraCentre@gmail.com (Synthetics - NO, Uparatnas - YES,
Flawed gems - NO) - SERVICE: I BOTH CHOOSE GEMS AND ALSO SUPPLY
GEMS IN VEDIC KAVACH TALISMANS
Shaw Brown, Jr. PG, Astral Gemstone Talismans, All Seasons Place - Retail Center,
1st floor, 123-C All Season Place, 87/208 Wireless Road,
Kingdom of Thailand,
02-252-1230 / 252-1231, firstname.lastname@example.org www.agt-gems.com (Synthetics
- NO, Uparatnas - YES, Flawed gems - NO)
OFF-LIST and PGA
Codes - were established by PGA voters in 2003 - and the PGA
has these 6 PGA CODES as it's basis and standard. The committee will
work via email and post to consider infraction cases. Evidence will
be submitted to the Committee through the PGA Ruling Committee Co-ordinator
and forwarded to the Committee members who will vote on each case of
possible codes violations.
vote by the PGA Ruling Committee is the requirement for being placed
on the PGA's OFF-LIST. This Off-list is the way that the PGA can warn
the public of wrong doers in the Global practice of Planetary Gemology
To submit complaints or accusation's of PGA Codes violations for consideration
and voting by the PGA Ruling Committee please click COMPLAINT
to send mail.
"Planetary Gem Choosing" Philosophy
(Jyotish gems act SAME as Graha)---RIGHT
(Jyotish gems act OPPOSITE of Graha)---WRONG
(to the PGA)
for an explanation of Anukul & Pratikul
Codes of Professional Ethics
PGA Members shall not sell nor promote the use of synthetic
gemstones to any customers who are purchasing gems for
PGA Members shall not sell nor promote the use of very
flawed gems to customers purchasing for jyotish prescription.*
PGA Members shall always be open and honest as to the
possible treatments or enhancements of any gems they sell
for jyotish prescription.
PGA Members shall not recommend gems to clients which
are astrologically harmful to the client for jyotish gem
PGA Members shall not violate any copyrighted material
or design, text or graphic, with out lawful consent of
the copyright holder.
PGA Members may not represent themselves as official spokespersons
of the PGA without PGA President Pandit Vidyadhar Sukul's
written authorization; Likewise, no one may represent
themselves as a PG (Planetary Gemologist) or a PGA (Planetary
Gem Advisor) without official certification by the Planetary
Gemologists Association. Click
here to view the official list of PGA and PG Graduates.
Codes of Professional Ethics
Planetary Gemologists Association - http://p-g-a.org - conducted
voting on certain key issues concerning the ethical practice of
Planetary Gemology. The results of voting by 96 PGA Members are
given below for easy reference....
key issues and PGA voting results (April 2002):
of synthetics in jyotish - 89% against
---Use of very flawed gems in jyotish - 81% against
---Use of pratikul (harmful graha) gems in jyotish - 84% against
the majority votes greater than 75% - the major majority rule
has been accepted as the PGA standard. These PGA Codes of Professional
Ethics must be followed by every PGA member.
member who disagrees with any of the above rules may be removed
from the PGA Membership lists and placed on the PGA OFF list above.
The PGA off-list is also featured in the printed PGA Directories
(beginning with the PGA Directory & Journal 2003).
you for your kind cooperation in helping to make the PGA a meaningful
& useful Association that will benefit, educate, and protect
the general public.
A natural pearl, coral, shell, seed, tooth, or mineral that
is valued for its durability, rarity, portability, beauty, perfection
or astrological metaphysical influence.
The study of naturally occurring gems.
GEMOLOGY: (Ratna-vijnana or Ratna-para-vidya) Ancient Vedic
science of the relationship between 9 (categories
of) GEMS and 9 (categories of ) PLANETS recognized as most
important in sidereal astrology and ayurveda. Based on the "Navaratna"
philosophy of Vedic birthstones.
GEMOLOGIST (PG): A practitioner who is BOTH a Certified
Gemologist as well as being a Planetary Gem Advisor (PGA)
qualified to determine gem choosing based on Jyotish (Vedic
"Graha-anukul ratna-visheshajna parishad" or Planetary
Gemologists Association (PGA), is a necessary regulatory
and research group formed to help unite all genuine Planetary
Gemologists around the world.
of the Planetary Gemologists Association is fourfold:
To bring order and positive worldwide attention to the ancient
science of Planetary Gemology, one of the 64 Asian arts that
incorporate Vedic (sidereal) astrology, Ayurveda, and elite
To establish high standards of professionalism and expertise
as requirements for membership, which will serve as a guarantee
of integrity and excellence to the public.
To maintain a forum for deliberation into the subtle mysteries
of "Planetary Gemology," and to present these findings and conclusions
by publishing an annual Journal named the "Journal of the Planetary
4) To serve as a bona fide Institute of Planetary Gemology that
provides "Socially Responsible Information" (SRI) leading to
a final exam for qualification as a PGA (Planetary Gem
Advisor). NOTE: A Planetary Gemologist (PG) is a certified
PGA who is also a certified Gemologist. PG and PGA Diplomas
will be awarded to successful applicants. Click
the sample diploma if you are ready to take the PGA - TEST
name for the PGA was composed by HONORARY PATRON Prof.
Dr. Satya Vrat Shastri, Padma Shri