Ruby gemstoneis a pinkish red to deep red color precious gemstone made out of the mineral family Corundum. Corundum is one of the abundantly available minerals in the Earth's crust. Corundum is available in different colors ranging from yellow, blue, green, pink, colorless to red. Only the red color corundum is known as Ruby while all other colors of corundum are called Sapphires. Sometimes Rubies are mistaken to be same as Pink Sapphires but there is the difference and that is certain shades of red color corundum are referred to as Ruby and rest all shades are considered as Sapphires including the pink ones.
Manik, Manak, Manikyam (Chunni in Bengali & Odiya)
Hardness on Moh's Scale of 10.0
3.97 to 4.05
1.76 to 1.77
Popular Origins: Rubies are found from almost every continent of the world. However, for many centuries, the Mogok valley containing the Mogok Mines in Myanmar (Old Burma) were the main providers of the rubies. Today, Mong Hsu region of Myanmar has become the main provider of Old Burma rubies across the world. Apart from Myanmar, rubies are found in India, Nepal, African nations like Madagascar, Mozambique, Kenya & Thailand. Few people have an opinion that rubies are also mined from Sri Lanka. However, in our knowledge and view, those mined from Sri Lanka does not match the shade of red color which should be considered as a Ruby. They can be considered as Pink Sapphires instead.
Which is the Best Substitute For Ruby?
Pink Sapphire, Red Garnet, Sunstone & Tiger Eye are considered to be the best substitute for a ruby gemstone. From an astrological point of view, a substitute gemstone takes more time to show their effect.
Astrological Significance (Who should wear Ruby): Ruby has the pure red shade of the universe - the color emitted by the supreme power - The Sun. In Vedic astrology, Ruby is associated with the planet Sun (Surya). People born in the Lagna of Sun i.e. Leo (Simha) should wear a Ruby for a lifetime. Apart from this, people with Lagna Aries (Mesh), Cancer (Kark) Scorpio (Vrishchik) and Sagittarius (Dhanu) signs can also wear Ruby gemstone.
Ruby Gemstone Benefits:
Ruby's red color represents the passion and love. It is sometimes gifted as a token of deep love.
It can benefit the wearer with favor from the state, kingdom or administration. It is also worn for improving focus, determination, and sharp-mindedness.
It can also cure many diseases related to eyes & blood circulation.
How to wear Ruby Gemstone?
1. Best Day to Wear Ruby stone
sunrise of a Sunday between Ashtami tithi of Shukla Paksha
Ashtami tithi of Krishna Paksha
2. Best Weight (in Carat or Ratti)
More than 1/12th Carat of the body weight of the person
1 Carat = 1.09 Ratti
3. Best Metal(s) Used For Ruby:
Gold, Panchadhatu or Silver
Copper metal ( After astrological Consultation)
Finger & Hand to Wear Ruby:
Ring Finger of active hand ( If right handed then active hand is right-hand vice versa)
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