Ruby Stone Facts
Ruby is called ‘Manik’ or ‘Manikya’ in Hindi. Ruby is also called Ratnaraj, means ‘King of Gemstones’. The name “ruby’ comes from Latin word Ruber, means Red. Ruby is considered a symbol of Love & Power. Ruby has been cherished & admired by famous Kings & Queens in history.
Ruby belongs to Corundum mineral species. Corundum includes Sapphire in all colors and Ruby. Ruby is the special name given to the Red Colored Sapphire. Corundum is an allochromatic mineral, which means that in its purest form, the mineral corundum is colorless. Trace elements that become part of the mineral’s crystal structure cause various like Yellow, Blue & Red (Ruby). Chromium is the trace element that causes Ruby’s Red color.
- Hardness of Ruby on Moh’s Scale: 9
- Optic Character of Ruby: Anisotropic
- Refractive Index (RI) of Ruby: 1.76 – 1.78
- Specific Gravity (SG) of Ruby: 3.99 – 4.01
- Fluorescence: Strong Red under long wave UV
- Pleochroism : Strong Dichroism
Ruby shows strong Red Fluorescence under long wave UV light. Fine Ruby glows with intense Red in sunlight due to Red fluorescence, which intensifies its Red color.
Ruby is special because of its strong Pure Red color, which is rare among gemstones. Ruby’s best color is compared to Pigeon’s-Blood color or the Color of Pomegranate. It should be pure Red without any secondary tone. Ruby with Pinkish and Brownish tones are less expensive than Pure Red Ruby stones. The Transparency of a gem Quality Ruby may vary from Transparent to Translucent. Opaque Rubies are considered as low on quality scale.
Origin - Rubies mined from Myanmar or Burma is said to be the best.Historically, rubies have also been mined in Thailand Cambodia, and parts of Australia, Brazil, Colombia, India, Namibia, Japan, and Scotland;
Clarity - Rubies are known for having many inclusions. Thus, if an emerald has no visible inclusions to the naked eye, it is considered to be flawless
Color - Ruby is defined to be red. Rubies may also exhibit a range of secondary colors, including orange, purple, violet, and pink.
Carat - carat is the measurement of purity; it is measured as the mineral content per gram of the stone. More pure and inclusion freestone will thus have more carat value.
Cut - there are a lot of shapes in which this stone is cut, among which the princess cut is the most famous of all.
Cost - Ruby stone prices in India can range between ₹ 450 to 2 Lacs per carat, even above. Burmese ruby is expensive, because of its exceptional color quality.
Treatment- Ruby is usually given a heat treatment, so as to, intensify the color, as well as remove inclusions to increase clarity.
Ruby Stone Benefits
Ruby (maanik) is the stone associated with ‘Sun’. Sun is considered as the King among the Nine Planets and hence the most powerful too. Sun is the source of energy, Powerful, Authoritative and Respectable. A Strong Sun signifies similar qualities of Leadership, Confidence and Motivation. Wearing Ruby is beneficial for people in Government Job, Senior Positions or In Business. Ruby is also beneficial for people with Low Confidence, low self-esteem and who lack leadership qualities. It is a stone for Fame and relationships. It helps to get favors and acknowledgement from people at higher authorities. Ruby ensures cordial relationship with Partner, Family and Society members. It can ignite lost flame in a relationship. As per western astrology, It is also birthstone for the month of July.
How to Buy Natural Ruby?
How to Wear Ruby Stone?
Ruby (Manikya) is associated with Sun as per Indian Vedic astrology. Ruby is worn on the Day of Sun- ‘Sunday’, at an auspicious time of the day while chanting the Surya Beej mantra. Ruby can be worn in Ring or Pendant. Before wearing the Ruby, The Ruby stone should be fully energized and properly activated as per the Vedic procedures for best astrological results. Ruby stone is worn in Yellow metal; hence Ruby Ring or Pendant can be made of Gold or Panchdhaatu.
- Day of Wearing Ruby: Sunday
- Finger for wearing Ruby: Ring Finger
- Metal for wearing Ruby: Gold or Panch-dhaatu alloy
- Mantra for wearing Ruby: Om Hrim Sum Suryaya Namah
Where to Buy Ruby Gemstone?
Shubh Gems deals in Certified Natural Ruby stones from Burma (Myanmar) and Mozambique (Africa). We buy directly from the mines and therefore we are able to provide high quality Rubies at best price in India. We extend special assistance regarding wearing Ruby for astrological Purpose. We make customized designer Gold and Panchdhaatu alloy Rings for Men and Women. Wear Energized and Activated Ruby stone for astrological benefits.
Ruby Origin: Mining and Sources
Currently, the Best Source of Ruby is Burma (Myanmar) and Mozambique (Africa). Rubies mined from Burma are called Burmese Ruby. Some Indian-origin Rubies are also available in market but they are not preferred due to low quality.
Customized Ruby Rings and Pendants
We make customized Ruby Rings and Pendants as per astrological guidelines. We pay special attention to the finishing and detailing of the Gemstone Ring, Pendant or Bracelets, so that you cherish wearing it while enjoying the benefits of wearing your Lucky Stone.