Like the Tyagaraja pancharatnas and Shyama Shastri's ratna trayam svarajatis, Venkata Kavi also composed the Saptaratnas (7 gems) which are similar in structure and have a pallavi, anupallavi and multiple madhyamakala charanams with svara-sahityams. They are one of the best among the group krtis in Carnatic music today.
The Saptaratnas are much more sophisticated than swarajatis both musically and lyrically. Five of these songs (the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th) have an anchor charanam (similar to what one sees in Samayaaniki in Saadhinchane), but Venkata Kavi has done this with a lot of variety. Sometimes, it is not the first line of the charanam but the 3rd line that is the anchor and Venkata Kavi has set the landing points in several complex ways. In a few pieces, there are madhyamakala endings to the anchor charanams. Besides, there are several areas where the composer's ability to provide interesting melo-rhythmic finishes with appropriate lyrics comes to the fore. Thus, the Saptaratna pieces bring out Venkata Kavi's natural felicity, elegance and originality in expression, irrepressible imagination, attention to detail and most of all, his wonderful attitude.