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The Planetary Gemologists Association Global

123-C All Season Place, 87/208 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Bangkok-10330, Kingdom of Thailand 02-252-1230 • E-mail:

The 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.


Mouse click to visit the Astrological Magazine Gayatri Devi Vasudev, 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: (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: /

***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: (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: -- (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: (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: (Synthetics - NO, Uparatnas - YES, Flawed gems - NO) - SERVICE: I BOTH CHOOSE GEMS AND ALSO SUPPLY GEMS IN VEDIC KAVACH TALISMANS (AGT Representitive.)

***Dr. 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: (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: (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:  (Synthetics - NO, Uparatnas - YES, Flawed gems - NO) - SERVICE: I both choose gems and also supply gems loose or set in jewelry - Acting Secretary.

***Ms. 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 : (Synthetics - NO, Uparatnas - YES, Flawed gems - NO) - SERVICE: I BOTH CHOOSE GEMS AND ALSO SUPPLY GEMS IN VEDIC KAVACH TALISMANS

***Richard Shaw Brown, Jr. PG, Astral Gemstone Talismans, All Seasons Place - Retail Center, 1st floor, 123-C All Season Place, 87/208 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Bangkok-10330, Kingdom of Thailand, 02-252-1230 / 252-1231, • (Synthetics - NO, Uparatnas - YES, Flawed gems - NO) - Assistant Secretary.

The PGA's 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.

A majority 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.

PGA's "Planetary Gem Choosing" Philosophy
***Graha-Anukul (Jyotish gems act SAME as Graha)---RIGHT **Graha-Pratikul (Jyotish gems act OPPOSITE of Graha)---WRONG *Unknown (to the PGA)
Click for an explanation of Anukul & Pratikul

PGA Codes of Professional Ethics

1) PGA Members shall not sell nor promote the use of synthetic gemstones to any customers who are purchasing gems for jyotish prescription.*

2) PGA Members shall not sell nor promote the use of very flawed gems to customers purchasing for jyotish prescription.*

3) PGA Members shall always be open and honest as to the possible treatments or enhancements of any gems they sell for jyotish prescription.

4) PGA Members shall not recommend gems to clients which are astrologically harmful to the client for jyotish gem prescription.*

5) PGA Members shall not violate any copyrighted material or design, text or graphic, with out lawful consent of the copyright holder.

6) 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.

Mouse click to see the PGA OFF List

*PGA Codes of Professional Ethics

The Planetary Gemologists Association - - 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....

*The key issues and PGA voting results (April 2002):

---Use 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

With 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. 

A 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). 

Thank you for your kind cooperation in helping to make the PGA a meaningful & useful Association that will benefit, educate, and protect the general public.

Click to learn what are the 9 Gems

GEM: A natural pearl, coral, shell, seed, tooth, or mineral that is valued for its durability, rarity, portability, beauty, perfection or astrological metaphysical influence.

GEMOLOGY: The study of naturally occurring gems.

PLANETARY 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.

PLANETARY 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 Astrology).

The Planetary Gemologists Association Global

The "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. 

Purpose of the Planetary Gemologists Association is fourfold:

1) 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 mineralogy.

2) 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.

3) 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 Gemologists Association."

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

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The Sanskrit name for the PGA was composed by HONORARY PATRON Prof. Dr. Satya Vrat Shastri, Padma Shri