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The name Ruby comes from Latin ‘Rubrum’, which means ‘Red’. Manikya, Suryakant Mani are synonyms of Ruby. Rubies vary in color and brighten in strong light. Some rubies are pinkish red or violet/purplish red in color, with different colors and shades of color often found in the same stone. It can be transparent to opaque. There are found a unique variety of Ruby named Star Ruby due to its phenomenon. Whereas we found a six-ray star arranged in perfect symmetry. This star clearly visible under a single light source such as the Sun of a lamp. There can be in single ray or double ray phenomenon also in Star Ruby.
Ruby balances Surya (Sun). Sun planet is Lord of Ruby Gem and Leo ( Singh ) Zodiac. Sun represents the king of the solar system in Astrology. It also represents Authority, Power, Father, Government, Success, Will Power, Positive Energy, Spirituality, Heart, Eyes, Ankle, Finger, Body and Health. Depending on the placement of Surya in your birth chart, the wearing of a ruby may be very auspicious in strengthening the positive influences of Sun.
Sun acts like the thalamus in the human physiology. The Sun is the central focal point in the solar system as is the thalamus in our body. All activity in the solar system revolves around the Sun. In our physiology, all activity is controlled and ordered by the thalamus. Enlivening the positive influences of Sun strengthens the physiology and strengthens the qualities of Sun in our daily life.
Ruby is said to give name, fame, vigor, virtue, warmth and the capacity to command to its user. It can also raise the individual far above the status in which he was born. Historically, it has been symbolic of love and passion. This is normally red in color. Ruby is a hot stone.
On diseases front: Ruby helps cure peptic ulcer, fever, rheumatism, gout, Strong Immunity, Eyes Problems, any kind of Heart Disease, Mind, Ankle & Finger related problems, etc. However prolonged use may cause boils, itch and insomnia as well. Do consult an astrologer or a gemologist before wearing this or any other stone.
Physical Properties of Ruby
Species of Ruby is corundum, is simply crystallized alumina (Al2O3) and in pure form it is devoid of color. The rich color in Ruby is mainly due to small amounts of chronic oxide, which is able to replace part of alumina without disturbing the trigonal crystal structure. It has a specific gravity of 4.00. Mean Refractive Index is 1.76 – 1.77 and the hardness is 9 on the Moh’s scale, Optic Character is DR 0.008.
Occurrence of Ruby
Ruby is found in Burma, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Madagascar of East Africa, Kenya, Nepal, Afghanistan, Russia, Cambodia, Mexico, India and Pakistan. The best Rubies are from the Magok district of Burma. Thai Rubies are comparatively less attractive and the Rubies found in Sri Lanka are pink.
Identification of Ruby
Natural Rubies are never ‘clean’ i.e., without inclusions. They contain inclusions which look like ‘silk’. Natural Ruby encloses small crystals of other minerals, in the form of pale angular grains, cavities of irregular shapes, patches of fine needle-like criss-crossing canals which give a silky effect by reflected light. If these inclusions are not visible to the naked eye, then the eyeglass should be used to detect them. If even under high magnification no such inclusions are visible, then the Gem you are checking is most probably a piece of glass. A synthetic Ruby will either not contain any inclusions or else it will have bubble-like inclusions, or cracks, as seen in a glass, will be visible. The cracks will give a milky hue and will be of an even nature.
Wearing Method of Ruby
Its very important before wearing any gemstone we should know it’s methods and importance for every stone. It should be washed with fresh milk and holy water ( Ganga Jal – found in Indian river named Ganga ) in the morning during Hora ( a type of Muhurt time ) of Sun planet on Sunday, and then while chanting the mantra it should be worn. Ruby should be used in Gold, Copper and Panchdhatu ( mixture of five metal ), in ring finger of right hand (for male), left hand (for female) or in neck also. The weight of Ruby should not be less than 3 Ratti ( one type scale of Indian weight ) or onwards in weight. More the weight of Ruby, greater its effect.
Substitute Gems of Ruby
Its very necessary to know about substitute gems, which can be also useful. These substitute gem also controls on their lord planet in finite effect. Hence, generally precious gems used for infinite effect. These substitute gems may be precious or semi-precious. So, It should be conformed that which gem is useful for you by your astrologer or gemologist.
Substitute Gems of Ruby: Red Garnet, Red Moon Stone, Red Chalcedony, Red Tourmelon, Sun Star, etc.
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