Ruby (Manik)

Ruby (Manik)

Ruby ( माणिक, माणिक्य )

Ruby is Red variety of Corundum mineral. Ruby is recognised as ‘King of Gemstones’ as it is the most precious & popular among all gemstones. Ruby symbolises Power, Fame & Royalty and is admired and worn by most influential people in history. It represents most powerful Sun planet in Vedic Astrology. It blesses the wearer with enormous success, financial growth, recognition, power and authority.
Who should wear Ruby?

Ruby being associated with Sun, makes it ‘King of Gems’. Ruby benefits in many different ways depending on the placement of Sun in one’s Horoscope.

  • Ruby or Manikya gemstone is assigned to Leo rashi in Indian Vedic astrology.
  • Western astrology recommends ruby birthstone for Leo sun sign.
  • Ascendants of Aries, Scorpio, Sagittarius and Pisces can also wear Ruby.
How to wear Ruby stone?
Carat Weight Person should wear minimum 1/12 of Body weight, like 1 Carat (1.1 Ratti) per 12 Kgs. But, If person choose to go for high quality gemstone, even lesser carat weight provide equally good results. Thus, Gemstone Power/Purity is more important than only the weight. Not wise to go for more carat weight & compromise with quality.
Color Pure Red (Pigeon Blood) Ruby is best, Pinkish Red or Purplish Red Ruby is also effective if gemstone is 100% Natural & untreated or unheated.
Metal Yellow Gold or Panchdhatu are preferred metals for Astrological Ruby. Sometimes, Silver or White Gold can also be used.
Finger Ring finger of the working hand.
Day & Time Sunday, morning between 6 AM – 9 AM
Mantra 'Om Ghrini Suryay Namha', ॐ घृणिः सूर्याय नमः
Ruby Benefits

Business Success & Career Growth - Ruled by the powerful Sun, Ruby brings enormous uplift to people in politics, administrative services, diplomacy and other leadership roles. It is also advised to professionals looking for bureaucratic positions or students preparing for Administrative or Civil services examinations.

Improved Financial and Social Status - Ruby helps elevating Person’s Social status & Lifestyle.

Boost Confidence & self esteem - it is very beneficial for people with Low Confidence, self esteem issues.

Leadership & Decision Making - It helps develop decisions making & leadership skills. So really helpful to aspirants of Civil & Administrative positions.

Ruby Quality & Price

Ruby stone price range is very wide due to various quality parameters that affect the price. Ruby stone prices in India can vary anywhere between ₹500 to 2 Lakhs ($7 to $3000) per carat.

Origin - Burmese ruby is the most precious & expensive ruby because of its exceptional color similar to Pigeon’s Blood. Burmese Ruby price range from ₹ 50,000 ($700) onwards, Due to scarcity & high prices of Burma Ruby, it is out of reach of most customers, the next best option is African Ruby. Natural, Untreated African Ruby costs between ₹5,000 – 1,00,000 ($70 to $1300), Mozambique ruby is another source of Ruby & Price can be ₹ 10,000 ($130) onwards. Indian ruby stands low on quality, so much cheaper.

Color - Color contributes most to overall quality of Ruby, thus color majorly impacts the price. Vivid Red similar to pigeon blood color in Ruby is most desirable & expensive. Pure Red Rubies are better than Rubies with Pinkish to Purple tones and price decreases in same manner. Most important point to be noted is that Color should be natural & not artificially enhanced. Rubies are often treated for Color enhancement, but such stones are not good for Astrological Purpose.

Treatment - Ruby is one of the most precious Gemstones & good quality Ruby is further rare. So, low quality rubies are often treated for Color and/or clarity enhancement. Common treatments in Ruby are Heating & Glass Filling. Such treated Rubies are commonly sold as Thai or Bangkok Ruby. So, It is wise to Certified Ruby with Laboratory report that mentions its natural origin & also if any treatment is present.

Clarity - Like most natural Gemstones, Ruby has natural inclusions. Fewer & smaller inclusions lead to better clarity & thus higher price. Ruby with non visible inclusions are extremely rare & expensive.

Carat Weight - Ruby price per carat increases exponentially with increase in weight from 1 to 5 carat & above. So, price per carat of 3 carat ruby stone is much higher than price per carat of 1 carat ruby of same quality. This is due to the rarity of good quality ruby stones of bigger sizes.

Cut - Finely Cut, faceted Ruby appears much brighter, illuminated, consistently colored than badly cut Ruby of same Color & Clarity. So, Good Cutting can really enhance the beauty & this adds to the overall quality of gemstone. That’s how the Cut impacts the price of gemstone.

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