Ruby Stone (Manik Stone) popularly known as gemstone of Sun, Ruby is known to be the king of the Zodiac. It is pinkish Red to deep red gemstone and a variety of corundum. It has the power to bestow vital energy and positivity to the wearer. Its name is originated from a Latin word, ruber. It is highly effective for vital recreation. Known as the stone of manifestation, it also helps in retention of health and well-being. Ruby Stone is among one of the four precious stones including sapphire, diamond and emerald. Ruby is considered to be the traditional birthstone for people born in July and Sunrise Ruby is the most expensive gemstone in the world. In Asian countries, rubies have always been given high value and were used to ornament armor and harnesses of noblemen in China and India in ancient days. Also it is believed rubies were laid beneath buildings’ foundation for good fortune to the structure.
Ruby gemstone has been used to restore energy fields, promote love, gain peace and safety. It also protects people from misfortune and ill-health. It increases vitality and flexibility. It brings in livelihood in humans and takes away sadness. It is believed to invoke power and passion, therefore helps in sexual dysfunction and it also imparts improved blood circulation. It is also helpful in curing diseases related to bones, heart problems, blood pressure, unstable mind, weak eyesight and rheumatic pains.
Ruby Stone will help people having weak placement of Sun in the horoscope, or Sun is in enemy sign is in debilitated state. These people will be flourished with confidence and vitality when they wear ruby and they will gain more financial and professional stability. People whose horoscope chart is such that their Sun is placed in 6th, 8th or 12th house, they are suggested to wear ruby gemstone to revive their thought process and actions. It is also good for people working as managers as it enhances leadership qualities.
Ruby Stone known by various names in different languages viz. Manik Stone Hindi, Shona-Ratna in Bengali, Ravi-Ratna in Sanskrit and Yakut in Urdu.
Historically, rubies have been mined in Kenya, Burma, India, Namibia, Colombia, the Pailin and Samlout District ofCambodia, Afghanistan, Australia, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Scotland and in Pakistan.
Best substitutes for Ruby Stone are Red Garnet, Rubylite and Red Onyx and another well known substitute is Tiger eye Stone for Ruby gemstone.
“Om SuryayaNama” is the mantra that should be recited while wearing ruby gemstone. It is suggested to wear it during the ShuklaPaksha.
Ruby gemstone is chemically composed of Aluminium oxide (Al2O3,). It imparts red color due to the presence of the element chromium. Ruby has a hardness of 9.0 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness.
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