Whether to purchase a Gemstone in Carat or Ratti?

We get this question a lot. “What is ratti and why are gemstones in carat?”. Below is an explanation of the same.

Ratti came into existence when there were no digital machines and precise instruments and technology availability to weight an item.

Important notes about Carat, Grams and Ratti (Ratti vs Carat vs Gram):

  • 1 Gram = 5 Carats
  • 1 Carat = 0.200 Grams
  • 1 Ratti = 121.5 mg as per ancient Ayurveda method
  • 1 Ratti = 182.25 mg as per some astrologers and texts
Correlation of Gemstone Carat and Ratti

Astrologers mostly suggest purchasing a gemstone as per ratti. But ratti is an outdated and inaccurate form of gemstone measurement.

What exactly does Ratti mean and why is it an inaccurate form of gemstone measurement? 

A ratti is a traditional unit of mass measurement, and has now been standardized as 0.12125 gram. It was measured by the ratti seed. This seed is actually “Abrus Precatorius” seed.

  • 1 tola = 12 masha or 11.67 gram
  • 1 masha = 8atti or 0.97 gram
  • 1 tank = 4 mashas or 3.88 gram
  • 1 Ratti = 0.6 Carat
  • 8 Ratti = 1 Gram  (In Northern India 1 Gram = Appx 5.50 Ratti)

Also, its to be noted that all gemstone laboratories across the globe provide certifications with stone weight in carat and never in ratti. Get your astrological gemstones in carat weight at Barishh Gems Shop or call us on +91 9555149149 for a free expert astro gems consultation. You can even live chat with an expert.

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  1. PRANAAM SIR,
    MY DOB IS 25.NOV.1983
    TIME IS 05.53AM
    PLACE IS LUDHIANA. PUNJAB

    MANY ASTROLOGERS RECOMEND TO WEAR BLUE SAPPHIRE. BUT DOESNT SUITS ME. CAN U SUGGEST

    • Dear Ganesh

      I have checked your horoscope and indeed blue sapphire will suit you. If you can inform as to the size you wore and color type it will help us analyze as to why it did not suit you.

      Your transit and navmansha suggests that it will accept you. Give us a call at 9555149149 and our support team will assist you.

      Sincerely
      Gautam Khorana

      Here is a general analysis:
      Ascendent(Lagan) :Libra 23.20 Ascendent Lord :Ven
      Moon Sign(Rashi) :Cancer Moon Sign Lord :Mon
      Birth Star(Nakshatra) :Pushya Birth Star Lord :Sat
      Lucky Gem :Emerald and Blue Sapphire (4 Carat Min) Lucky No. : 3, 7, 9
      Lucky Day :Friday Lucky Color :Green, Blue, Black
      Sun Sign (As per western system) :Sagittarius
      Current Vimshottari Dasa :Mer-Sat
      You are a Manglik person
      Currently Under SadeSati :No
      Ascendent Chart(Lagan Kundli)

      • THANK YOU SIR,

        FEELING REALY GOOD. BUT CAN U SUGGEST PROPER WEIGHT & COLOR OF BLUE SAPPHIRE WHICH WILL SUIT ME. ALSO PLEASE SUGGEST IN WHICH METAL SHOULD I WEAR. PRESENTLY I AM WEARING WHITE SOUTH SEA PEARL OF 9 RATTI IN RIGHT HAND. THE DAY I WORN PEARL MY PROFESSIONAL LIFE IS ON ITS GREAT HEIGHTS. THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN SIR.

  2. Please tell me what is the exact weight of 5.25 Ratti yellow Saphire in Miligram in the National Capital Region, Delhi

  3. Mehdi Abbas says:

    Sir my D.O.B is 20/11/1997….and someone has recommended me to wear white pearl ( Moti )
    of 4-5 Ratti .
    Place U.P.- Lucknow but don’t remember the time.
    please tell what should i do?

    • Based on your details we have done a analysis. No doubt a South Sea Pearl of 5 Ratti – 7 Ratti Size is the best suited gemstone for you. You should wear in Silver on a Monday after worshiping lord shiva.

      Ascendent(Lagan) :Capricorn 05.57 Ascendent Lord :Sat
      Moon Sign(Rashi) :Cancer Moon Sign Lord :Mon
      Birth Star(Nakshatra) :Pushya Birth Star Lord :Sat
      Lucky Gem :Emerald Lucky No. : 6
      Lucky Day :Saturday Lucky Color :Green
      Sun Sign (As per western system) :Scorpio
      Current Vimshottari Dasa :Mer-Sat
      You are a Manglik person
      Currently Under SadeSati :No
      Ascendent Chart(Lagan Kundli)

  4. urbi sharma says:

    Hi sir,
    My d.o.b is 21/04/1988
    Panditji told me to wear PANNA of 4-5 ratti.
    Pls tell me what is the exact weight of 3.51 carat in ratti.
    Thanks in advance.

  5. Thanks for sharing this information with us.This is really great post.I got many information about Rudraksha ,its value and power.

  6. Aamir Akhtar says:

    RESPECTED Sir, My name is Aamir Akhtar and I am from Motihari bihar
    DOB: 22/11/1994
    I want to know all about my feature like What is my sun sign?
    What is my luck stone?
    Which number and colour lucky for me?
    Please me sir.

  7. Name: Sukumar Boruah
    DOB : 13/03/1993
    Place : Jorhat, Assam

    In my kundli shows Kemdrom Yog. What is the remedy ?

    • Dear Sukumar

      You mean Kemadruma Yoga. Its formed if the second and twelfth house from the Moon (Chandrama) are vacant. It is also formed when the Moon is not aspected by an auspicious planet or is not in association with an auspicious planet. Rahu and Ketu are not taken into consideration when we discuss about Kemdrum Yoga. Best remedy is Visit a shani temple on mondays and pour cow’s milk on Shivalinga and worship lord Shiva. Recite Shivapanchakshari mantra ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ with a Rudraksha mala and if possible wear a 14 or 16 mukhi rudraksha always.

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