Ruby, also known as Manik or Manak, is the gemstone of love. The word “Ruby” is derived from the Latin word “Ruber” which stands for red. This gemstone is extremely strong and is rated 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness. This gemstone is as resilient as sapphires ad is only slightly softer than diamonds. The presence of chromium gives Ruby the red colour. Its color varies from pink to dark red.
According to Vedic Astrology, this red crystal is ruled by the Lord of the Solar system, the Sun. The Sun symbolizes light & hope, and emits the radiance of success. It represents pride, power, and prestige. If the Sun is mispositioned in one’s horoscope, it can greatly result in issues related to health and life. Ruby stone astrology nullifies these ill-effects of the Sun and imparts good health and strength to the wearer. It holds a great ability to maximize the positive effects of the Sun and for this reason, ruby is addressed as the ‘The King of the gemstones’.
Wearing this gemstone can bestow one with kingly status and flood of wealth. Besides this, this precious stone enhances the ability to do away with confusions and stay focused! Students and professionals who are constantly failing to achieve goals can greatly benefit from this stone. Ruby improves financial stability and develops one’s recognition in the society.