Last Updated on 23/10/2022 by Above Diamond

Nine Gems Ring: the 100 Year-Old Story Behind It

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The belief behind the ‘Noppakao Ring’, or the nine gems ring, is one that has lasted over a hundred years. It is widely worn because of the belief that it will bring constant good fortune in wealth and abundance to its wearer.

The nine gems ring that is popular among believers is the ‘Pirod Noppakao Ring’. The band is made from gold and is decorated with 9 auspicious gems and those gems are diamond and 8 other important gems, ruby, emerald, topaz, sapphire, garnet, moonstone, zircon, and chrysoberyl (Cat’s Eye). The belief is that the nine gems ring will bring a special power with it to bless its wearer.

The Belief in Gems

With observation, you can see that humans, regardless of their race and nation, all over the world; east or west or even in ancient Greece and Egypt as well as Thailand – you may see that all believe in the special power a gem brings.

Since ancient times, us humans have known to use gems to decorate their appearances, for beauty. They are also used as charms and trinkets from the belief that different trinkets will have auspicious properties that can protect them from harm and bring happiness and good fortune to them.

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The Nine Gems Ring – Prime Auspicious Gems

As for Thailand, the belief in the power of gems is influenced by India. There are 9 gems that are believed to be most auspicious of all gems in the traditional Thai beliefs scroll. They are known in Thai as ‘Noppakao’ or ‘Nopparat’. The belief is that each of the gems is a representation of all the 9 planets in our solar system (In the past, Pluto was considered a part of our solar system). Each gem will have its own deity with different auspicious properties that will protect harm from those who wear the gems. If anyone has them in their possession, they will rise in success.

The name of the gems and their unique colorful properties have also been turned into an easy-to-understand poem. Many of our Thai readers will be familiar with this poem that they studied when they were students. The poem is translated as follows:

Brilliant diamond, red ruby, glowing and green emerald, lively yellow topaz, dark and red garnet, cloud dark as night sapphire, misty opaque moonstone, dim red zircon, breast chain-link cat’s eye.

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Nine Gems Ring – Bringing Prosperity to its Wearer at the Highest Level

The nine gems ring, or in Thai ‘Noppakao’ or ‘Nopparat’ and also ‘Kao Nawarat’, is a symbol of ‘Navagraha’, the nine heavenly deities that influence human life, that will bring the highest level of prosperity to its wearer and it will also bring the highest level of goodness to its wearer. It is believed that whoever holds all the gems will receive the highest level of prosperity.

The auspicious meanings of each gem are as follows:

  1. Diamond – power, wealth, and defeat against enemies.
  2. Ruby – fortune, status, career, growth, and longevity.
  3. Emerald – bravery, protection from danger, and faith.
  4. Topaz – charm and being loved by others.
  5. Garnet – longevity and long life.
  6. Sapphire – love, mercifulness, wealth, and abundance.
  7. Moonstone – purity, peace, and victory against enemies.
  8. Zircon – victory in lawsuits and conflicts as well as wealth.
  9. Chrysoberyl (Cat’s Eye) – divine protection and protection from fire.

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Other than this, the word ‘Nopparat’ is also a part of Bangkok’s full name*, the Thai capital since the Rattanakosin era. The name was given by King Phra Phutthayotfa Chulalok Maharaj (King Rama I), who compared Bangkok to a heavenly city that is abundant with the nine gems.

*Bangkok’s full name is Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit

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The Nine Gems Ring – Jewelry Made for Kings and Highest Ranking Noblemen

The evidence shows that, according to the beliefs of the nine gems ring, the ring is considered to be sacred. In the Ayutthaya era, the nine gems were reserved only for the king and royalty, that is why the nine gems rings were made into jewelry for the position of kings and noblemen such as nine gems breast chain and nine gems ring.

Under King Phra Chom Klao Chao Yu Hua’s (King Rama IV) reign, the nine gems were used to decorate a ring called the nine gems ring to be given to royalty and to reward noblemen, government officials, and people who have done good deeds for the country. His royal writing in a letter has dictated that the nine gems ring was made to decorate the ranks and to create gold rings that are decorated with the nine gems to be royally given to royalty and senior ranking noblemen.

Under King Phra Chula Chom Klao Chao Yu Hua’s (King Rama V) reign, he ordered the creation of a nine gems pendant to be worn on a sash for the first time in Thai jewelry, as well as ordering nine gems ring to be created as an honor to be given to royalty and senior ranking noblemen.

That is why the nine gems ring is considered extremely valuable and it has been considered that for a hundred years because of the belief that each gem posses an auspicious property that will protect the wearer from harm and completely remove negative entities from their life – if anyone possesses the ring, great fortune will be with them. They will find success in whatever they do. This reflects the collection of beauty, belief, and faith in the nine gems ring. This is the reason why the nine gems ring will have both beauty and value in itself without a need for embellishment.

Nowadays, jewelry made from the nine gems, especially the nine gems ring, is widely spread in the general population for both men and women. They believe that by just having a nine gems ring in their possession, they will have good fortune because each gem will bring different auspicious property with them.

Here’s an old Thai poem which praised about the nine gems:

Diamondbrings greatness, no enemies may bind. Rubybrings longevity and fruitfulness.All glory and fortune manifest. Emeraldprotects from danger, away from ivory claws. Topazcasts charm, protects from deceit. Garnetwarns of incoming danger, setting the heart free of worry. Sapphireemphasizes wealth, leads it to us. Moonstone, beautiful and alluring, deserving of attention. Zirconsaves us from foolish conviction. Cat’s eye, it is told, protects us from fire and all danger. Destine the angels to protect. Meet the value of the nine gems.


Conclusion: The Nine Gems Ring – the Highest Point of Destiny

Even though the nine gems ring will bring good fortune to its wearer, hoping to depend on the power of the gems does not sound reasonable. Everything is a result of what we do. Us humans, if we behave well and do good deeds, that will result in bringing us peace of mind and body – but if we knowingly commit bad deeds, it will have the opposite effect. Like the saying ‘Do good deeds and good things will happen to you, do bad deeds and bad things will happen to you’, that is the truth.

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