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What is Ruby Stone? What is it’s meaning and origin?

The captivating Ruby stone also called Manik in India is a naturally occurring precious gemstone and most expensive gemstones of the world, with the highest price per Carat. The Ruby stone is said to derive its name from the word 'Rubeus', a Latin word meaning Red. This fiery gemstone has been a favourite of the Emperors and Royalty, adorning their Crowns, palaces and jewels, like, Necklaces etc., centuries ago. Manik stone is respectfully called 'Ratnaraj', meaning King of Gemstones. Sometimes natural Ruby price per carat costs more than Diamonds.

The composition of Ruby/Manik is a mixture of Aluminum, Oxygen, Iron and Chromium. The natural Pink to Blood Red colour of the striking Ruby gemstone is due to traces of Chromium present in it. The cost of Ruby Gemstone is primarily determined by colour, the most expensive "red" being Pigeon Blood red. After colour, the price matrix follows the cut and carat to determine the exact price. It is 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness, which makes it very suitable for crafting beautiful jewellery.

History of Ruby Gemstone

The Roman scholar Pliny, in the first century AD, described the beauty and density of Ruby stone. People in ancient India used Rubies to live in peace with their enemies. In ancient Burma (600 AD) warriors kept Rubies with themselves or rather inserted it inside their skin for victory over their enemies. An interesting story about Kublai Khan, the Chinese Emperor, says that he was ready to give away an entire city in exchange for a Ruby gemstone of his desirable size. The pages of history also talk about Ruby being used as a stone for protection, which till date is prevalent.

Rubies of different colour intensities are mined from the various places of origin and they are of different qualities and types. Today, the best quality original Ruby stones with good transparency and the desired Red colour come from Burma. The Burmese Ruby is as costly as Diamond, or at times even more. The best quality loose Ruby stones are mined in the Mogok region of Burma. The Burma Ruby has a smudge or blemish on it, and it is helpful to check for this factor when buying an original Burma Ruby stone.

Thailand is also one of the good sources of natural Ruby and it comes in darker shades of Red to almost Violet in colour. Sri Lanka is another location where it is mined and is mostly of a lighter shade of Red. Other sources include Madagascar, Kabul (Afghanistan), Tanganyika, China and South India. Even though Madagascar rubies are new to the gemstone market, these Ruby types are of top of the line quality and have created its own popularity in a short span. They are fine, transparent and are free from inclusions, with rich Pink colour and look similar to Burma Rubies. Other Madagascar Ruby stone colours are natural Red and Orange, from different mines there. Indian Ruby from Kashmir and South India are lesser in cost than Burmese or Thai Ruby gemstones, with Rubies in Black colour or lighter Red in colour. Indian Ruby gemstones look most beautiful when made into Necklaces, Rings, Earrings and Bracelets.


Ruby Gemstone represents the planet Sun and imparts good health and vitality to the wearer. The best Ruby Gems are known to generate liveliness and bring a spark in human nature. It alleviates gloomy mood and sadness, replacing it with a vibrant mood. It is believed that Ruby gem is effective in safeguarding a person from evil spirits, along with enhancing financial stability. Individuals with the weak placement of Sun in their Kundli or birth-chart can wear this stone to get relief from malefic effects of the Planet. It also enhances the power of the Sun for natives with benefic Sun. Before wearing this powerful gemstone it is recommended to consult a qualified Astrologer. Also, only genuine, natural and original Ruby stone should be worn to garner the maximum Astrological benefits of this super stone. For Astrological purposes, it is worn as Ruby gemstone Rings, Ruby stone Bracelets in Gold or Silver.

Ruby Healing Properties

Ruby healing properties stand for power, passion, prosperity, fame, energy, vitality and also possess important metaphysical spiritual properties of this majestic gemstone. Another significant metaphysical property is its Astrological benefits.

Ruby Stone for which Rashi?

Original Manik stone is suitable for Leo (Singh) Rashi, Aries(Mesh) and Sagittarius(Dhanu) Rashi. It is said to be good for Leo or Singh Rashi as Leo governed by the Sun.

Ruby Stone for which Planet?

In Vedic Astrology, the Manik stone is ruled by the superpower Planet, Sun and its Astrological use have served many with the blessed outcome. Being the life-giver, the Sun's power cannot be denied in the existence of beings on Earth. Charged by the Planet Sun, Ruby stone brings in attributes of the Planet to manifest in the wearer's life.


Ruby or original Manik stones is an ideal gemstone for Engineers, Mineralogists, Goldsmiths (Jewelers), Actors, Dramatists, Artists, Government officials, Politicians, Diplomats, Merchants and aspirant for fame, stockbrokers, and dealers of Cloth, Cotton, Paper and Flowers.

Those looking for fame and or suffering from constant ill-health are also suggested to wear Ruby healing crystals.

Anyone who is prone to feel gloomy, low, less in energy level can wear to experience Ruby magical properties.

Ruby Gemstone Jewellery

The dazzling Ruby jewellery has been a desire of many since ancient times, especially because of its colour and cut. Patrons of the Ruby gemstone, mostly women, wear its Necklaces, Earrings, Rings, Bangles, Bracelets and are prized possessions. Being a high priced gemstone, only a fortunate few are able to buy the Ruby gemstone jewellery. To do justice to the excellent colour and quality, real Ruby stones are a Jeweller's delight and are cut in different shapes. The Ruby gemstone jewellery is often in combination with White colour gemstones, which enhance the beauty of the dazzling jewellery pieces.

Real Ruby Stone jewellery for men and women are made as per Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy (RRST) to give beneficial results to the wearer, pacify malefic effects of Sun, and enhance its positive effects. Gemstones have innate healing properties and wearing natural Ruby is the best option to derive all the natural benefits which it possesses. However, to meet the demands of customers, many jewellers treat the Ruby gemstones to enhance its appearance. Wearing treated or heated stones do not give its optimum results. We at Rudra Centre, provide original Ruby Stones and also have natural Burmese Rubies for sale so that people can derive maximum benefits of this powerful stone.


By wearing a Ruby gemstone, one is blessed by it’s healing properties, steered by its ruling Planet, the Sun. It’s healing properties encompass Ruby metaphysical properties, spiritual, physical healing properties which put together make Ruby magical properties that make the wearer shine as bright as the Sun. The Astrological powers of wearing Ruby stone is famous all over the world.

  • It is a protective stone that offers preserved health and invulnerability to its wearer.
  • When worn it recharges a person with vitality, energy and is highly recommended for people who feel depleted in energy.
  • It is a stone of good health.
  • It benefits by inspiring creativity and wisdom to the wearer.
  • Name, fame, prosperity is Ruby gemstone’s gift to the wearer.
  • It is a stone of boosting leadership qualities in a person and instils confidence and courage to face the challenges of life bravely.
  • Ruby Burma stone brings prosperity, power, name and fame, attributes that make it attractive.
  • When worn, it enhances passion and love. It is said to be an excellent stone for married couples to bring marital bliss and conjugal happiness.
  • It helps in developing the mind power of a person.
  • It is a stone of hope and helps to lift gloomy, depressive energies from the wearer and keeps them positive and happy.
  • When worn by men, signifies manhood and nobility, while Rubies worn by women invoke passion and power.
  • It makes the personality of the wearer captivating and magnetic, thereby winning the admiration and heart of others.
  • It is well known for improving blood circulation and boosting immunity.
  • Ruby healing properties include healing of blood-related ailments. It is said to relieve diseases related to the stomach and pancreas.
  • Ruby healing crystals assist in grounding stress and anxiety.
  • To overcome sexual dysfunction, wearing Ruby is highly recommended.
  • Ruby is said to be connected with the Divine energies and urges the wearer to be in a giving mode, to serve the Divine by serving others.

Wearing Ruby Gemstone with Rudraksha

Wearing a combination of Gemstone and Rudraksha is the best way to make the most of it. Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy® (RRST®) devised by Neeta Singhal makes the use of both Ruby Gemstone and Rudraksha beads. It is a holistic healing therapy that uses the curative and healing properties of Rudraksha and Gemstones to balance and energize Chakras. In RRST we deal only with natural and untreated gemstones. The reason Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy is widely acclaimed by many is that it works on Chakras, the very basis of life and is a holistic therapy that heals from deep within with absolutely no side effects. In RRST setting of a gemstone, as a ring or as a pendant, the bhasma made of the planetary herb is kept inside one tube and the metal that improves the planetary effects is kept in another tube. In the case of Ruby, Ark Bhasm and metal Tin are used to attract the cosmic power of Sun. The gemstone is then energized with its precise seed mantra on a specific day to empower it to eliminate all the malefic effects of the planet and reinforce its beneficial effects. Thus the gemstone becomes a powerful talisman suitable to be worn by any person irrespective of his birth chart.

Recommending a Gemstone based on RRST

During the consultation, the blocked Chakras that are causing the mental, emotional and physical issues are identified and limiting beliefs are addressed. Chakras become imbalanced when your thoughts and attitudes tend towards fears and negativity when facing challenging situations in life. Blocked Chakras manifest emotional disorders and physical ailments. It is only after blocked Chakras are balanced and activated that you can transform your life of suffering, obstacles, and confusions into love, success, and happiness. As per the Chakra status and concerns of the client, a suitable combination of Gemstone and Rudraksha bead is recommended. As per the cosmic colour they emit, the gemstones work on specific Chakras. So Ruby Gemstone works on Manipura Chakra and the RRST Consultant identifies the correct finger position for drawing maximum energy from the stone. Rudraksha and Gems are powerful agents of energy and work on releasing the negative energy stored in the form of stress in the blocked Chakras, thereby activating them and turning them to their natural state.


Mani means ‘jewel” and pura means ‘city’. Hence Manipura literally means the city of jewels. Manipura is the reservoir where prana (life energy) is collected, accumulated and then transported to those areas of the body that need vital energy. Manipura Chakra or Solar Plexus Chakra is also the transformer of thoughts into actions. It not only absorbs prana energy from the environment but also from people. This is where we pick up good or bad vibes from other people. This is the seat of the mind, the power centre. It governs the sense of sight and denotes action. Manipura Chakra gives us insight into the role, abilities and talents of other living beings. In Manipura, we learn to control and master our sense impressions. We also learn to eliminate illusions, fantasies and unwanted impressions/energies.

When this Chakra is blocked or imbalanced, you feel like a victim and often feel powerless. You also suffer from low self-respect and a sense of victimisation. You have a tendency to give away your powers to others, as you feel it is necessary to keep peace in relationships.

When Manipur Chakra is open, you have a strong sense of your own power and how to use it in a healthy way. You admire others with power and influence and choose to emulate people who are using their personal power to make a difference in the world. You want to use your power and influence for good in the world. Hence proper functioning of all the Chakras ensure appropriate energy flow to all body parts including our vital organs. Thus Chakra cleansing and balancing are essential to enjoy good health and happiness which translates to overall abundance and wellbeing in every sphere of life. The purpose of Manipur Chakra is to make you get established in your consciousness, develop personal power and believe in your opinions.


Ruby gemstone should ideally be bought from an authentic or and certified gemstone dealer or shop as it is a high-value gemstone. If it is not an original Ruby stone then it will not yield the benefits when worn for Astrological reasons. Fake Ruby stones or machine-made stones are similar to a piece of glass as far as Astrological benefits are concerned.

Here are some answers to identify original Ruby

  • Original Ruby stone cannot be scratched as it is high on hardness, next to Diamond to be specific. Scratch the surface with a nail or a coin, if it gets scratched then surely it's not original Ruby stone.
  • Rubbing the Ruby stone on a smooth surface, like a glass piece or porcelain, is another way to test if it is original. When rubbed gently on these kinds of surfaces, if it leaves a streak of Red colour, then it is man-made and not original Ruby.
  • Checking the Ruby stone for even colouring can be another method of checking for original Ruby stone. The original Ruby mostly does not have blemishes and is bright in appearance. However, there are inclusions in original Ruby stones at times. Fake Manik has a dullness about its colour, may show bubbles, which are also a giveaway.


Ruby gemstone can be cleaned using warm soapy water, rinse thoroughly afterwards as detergents can cause dermatitis and allergic reactions. Avoid enzyme cleaners. Lightly clean with an old toothbrush to remove dirt and grease. Cleaning agents containing Chlorine should be avoided as they may have a detrimental effect.


At Rudra Centre, all the gemstones are pre-energized as per Vedic rituals and can be worn immediately, on the suggested specific Right/Left-hand finger.

Generally, when you buy a Ruby gemstone it needs to be energized by following the Vedic rituals specified for it.


Ruby gemstones can be worn on Sunday in the morning after bath. If need be, one may additionally chant the seed mantra “RAM” 108 times before wearing.

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