Astrological rings in India
Although men in India don’t traditionally wear rings to denote their status of being married, the innumerable rings you may see adorning their fingers are worn for astrological reasons.
According to Ayurveda, everything has a subtle energetic influence, including gemstones and precious metals. The energy pattern of a gem directly affects one’s emotional and mental energies, and over a period of time this promotes long-lasting changes. Depending on your particular Ayurvedic elemental constitution and astrological chart, there is a prescription as to which metals and stones you should be wearing in order to lead a healthy and successful life.
In line with this way of thinking, gems and precious metals are classified into two types: hot and cold. Ruby, red coral, diamond and cat’s eye are hot gems, whereas pearl, topaz and blue sapphire are cold in nature. Gold is heating, and silver is cooling. Each ring worn by an Indian man has carefully been measured in this way as to positively influence his energies and promote a happy and successful life for him.
Find out more about the influences of each individual gemstone here