About The Planetary Gems Co.
The Planetary Gems Co.,
also known as The Planetary Gems International Co. was founded in 1993 by Rodolfo
and Sofija Ciscato.
As seekers of the spiritual path and practitioners of the TM technique, they became
fascinated with sidereal Astrology (Jyotish) in the late 80's. Before coming to USA in 1991, Rudy worked as gem buyer and jewelry designer
for "Preziosi Spa"., in Verona, Italy.
has an organic chemistry diploma from the E.Fermi in Mantua,
a gemological degree
(Graduate Gemologist.) from the IGI (Istituto
Gemmologico Italiano) in Milan. In USA, he graduated with a BA in
Business Administration from MUM,
University of Management in Fairfield, IA.
Sofija has a BA
in management and
a computer degree from Buena
Vista University, IA. They have been living in
Fairfield, Iowa for the past 26 years, but they spend their time in Fairfield,
Chicago and other places. They have a son, Adrian, born in Chicago.
They are among the founding members of the Planetary Gemologist
Association, with its headquarters in Bangkok. The Planetary Gems
Co. strictly adheres to the PGA
rules of professional ethics.
meticulously select fine, natural, untreated, Jyotish quality gemstones for
Vedic astrology, Ayurveda and healing purposes, that are beautiful to the eye and vibrant to the spirit,
at the lowest and fairest, wholesale prices.
As everybody is claiming it, we do it.
To provide people with Jyotish
quality, beautiful and sattvic, astrological, Vedic talismans at or below
wholesale prices. We believe that is
possible to gain good fortune... without spending a fortune.
all, doing this with honesty, integrity and
complete customer satisfaction.
Says Rodolfo: " Especially nowadays, when dealing with astrological gems, the sincere seeker has two choices: Or
getting Jyotish gemstones from India, which are of poor
quality...flawed and badly cut, totally worthless both in terms of
regular jewels and vibrational energy or
getting them of higher qualities. Most of the time, the common
belief of a high quality, Jyotish gemstone is busting the bank...which is not
necessarily that way. We guarantee that our high qualities, untreated, Jyotish
gemstones are sold at the lowest and fairest, wholesale prices compared to the
same quality offered by anybody else, in USA or any other location."
To make all customers feel satisfied and
happy about their purchase.
To display, grade
and describe our products with utmost fairness and honesty.
The pictures, taken under 30X magnification, show in great details the internal
clarity, cutting, and exact color of each gem and piece of jewelry we display. This is very important, as usually, a very slight variation of
color/clarity and cutting proportions can increase or decrease the price
considerably. Here, you can see the stones you are getting at their finest
details, unlike anywhere else. Everything is strictly, professionally graded
following GIA standards according, to color, clarity, cut and country of origin.
And many of our stones are 3rd party certified.
To craft superior planetary, Jyotish talismans to please the eye and raise the
spirit. Rodolfo is lately involved again in designing the talismans you will see
on the site. It is his natural desire to craft beautiful designs for
maximum auspicity and potent results. Be posted for future designs
available. Each and every one will be strictly unique, one-of-a-kind and