Ruby - (Manik/माणिक)

Ruby, commonly known as Manik/माणिक in Hindi, is a red color precious astrological gemstone associated with Leo sun planets.

Ruby - (Manik/माणिक)

Can I wear Ruby?

Ruby is the birthstone of Leo (Sinha) sunsign, Ruby helps in retaining powers of Sun god including wealth, status, respect and dignity. Ascendants of Aries, Cancer, Sagittarius, Pisces and Scorpio can also wear a Ruby stone. Vedic astrology’s detailed analysis as per horoscope ascendance and birth chart are available here.

Procedure to wear Ruby/ Manik?

Day-Time:- Ruby should be worn only and only on the ring finger of the working hand  and it should be done only on Sunday at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Metal:- Gold should be the first choice of metal which should be used for a Ruby ring/pendant or Bracelet. Silver, Panchdhatu / Ashthdhatu can also be used as metal for Ruby stone.

Weight:- Ideally, the minimum weight of Manik which should be worn is calculated according to your body weight. (15 – 18 kgs of body weight denotes 1 carat)

How to Wear:- After the ring or pendant is prepared in gold or panchdhatu, the procedure to wear it should be followed as below:-  
Place the ring in a metal bowl. Add gangaajal, raw cow milk, honey, tulsi leaves and ghee. Recite “Om Hram Hreem Hroum Sah Suryaya Namah” (ॐ ह्राँ ह्रीं ह्रौं स: सूर्याय नम:) OR “Om Ghrini Suryay Namah” (ॐ घृणिः सूर्याय नमः) and immediately remove the ring, clean it with water and wear it on the working hand index finger.

The first choice as the metal for Ruby should be Gold. However, you can also choose Silver as the metal for Manik stone. Additionally, it can also be worn in Panchdhatu.

The Ruby you own and are going to wear should have been gone through the Pran Pratishtha before sending to you and it includes East, North and North East facing Matt placed on an auspicious day and nakshatra for performing pooja. Grams placed on Yellow cloth and Gangaajal washed, Kumkum and Sandal applied gemstone placed on the thaal. After lighting an incense stick in front of the gemstone the mantra “Om Hram Hreem Hroum Sah Suryaya Namah” (ॐ ह्राँ ह्रीं ह्रौं स: सूर्याय नम:) OR “Om Ghrini Suryay Namah” (ॐ घृणिः सूर्याय नमः) is enchanted to create a live energy inside the stone. 

Ruby/Manik Benefits:-

  • Increased Income
  • Power & Position
  • Marriage
  • Confidence
  • Wealth & Property
  • Beneficial in Eyesight & Blood Circulation

What will I gain by wearing Ruby?

Ruby belongs to the category of the precious gemstones. It is a red colored gemstone. Wearer of the unblemished ruby enjoys wealth and property and is blessed with children. Ruby helps in becoming fearless, and wearer is protected from afflictions, sorrow and disasters. He becomes virile strengthening his will power and spirit, giving him a respected position in the society.

Price of Ruby (per carat / per ratti)

  • Ruby price per carat depends upon Weight (carats/ratti), Treatments and Quality (Cut, Clarity and Color).
  • Natural Ruby Stone Price in India is between rupees 1,000 per carat to rupees 20,000 per carat and above.
  • For Astrological benefits, the quality is dependent mainly upon the clarity of the gemstone and only a little bit on the color/cut.
  • While it is absolutely normal and acceptable, as per the current industry standards, to have some minor inclusions present in a natural gemstone. However, if these inclusions affect the clarity of the crystal then the astrological influence of the gemstone, as well as the price, gets reduced dramatically. 
  • Ruby stone prices per carat can be converted into Manik stone price per Ratti by multiplying it by 0.9 (so, Rs 10,000/ct = Rs 9,000/ratti).

Ruby Quality:-

Mainly three things (3C’s) are considered while deciding quality of astrological Ruby namely Cut Colour and Clarity.

  • Cut:- Cut is normally misunderstood as the shape of the gemstone, but it actually refers to the faces on the gemstone's surface. These cuts allow the light and colour to pass through and shine to the fullest.
  • Colour:- Ruby comes in range of pinkish red to dark red in colour. The best chosen colour for a perfect astrological Ruby is Bloody Red.
  • Clarity:- “Eye Clean” Ruby is considered as a good choice which means the gemstone is completely clear to the naked eye. Natural gemstone can't be free of inclusions which mean crystal & feathers are typically discovered in Ruby. Only man made synthetic stones are flawless.

Ruby Stone Product Specifications:-

Ruby commonly known as Manik is basically a corundum mineral species gemstone which comes in different colours such as Yellow, blue, red, purple, orange, and green. Colour variety in corundum is basically due to the presence of elements such as iron, titanium, chromium, copper or magnesium 

Ruby Product Properties:-

Content:- Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3) 

Crystal System and Class:-  tri-gonal, hexagonal scalenohedral 

Crystal Habit:- massive and granular 

Hardness:- 9 on Moh’s scale 

Specific Gravity:- 3.94 - 4.0 3 

Refractive Index:- 1.768 - 1.772 

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1.Best place to buy Ruby Gemstone.

Main points you should consider to finalize buying place.

Organization should have larger presence across the market. Small dealers will prefer to fool you by selling treated or synthetic Ruby at the price of a genuine one. Larger organizations care about the brand and avoid unethical practices.

Lab Certification:- Ensure that the certificate provided with the gemstone is from a government certified lab. The organization should also provide a certificate of a reputed lab of your choice (if required).

Catalogues:- Do check the catalogues available online on different websites to buy Ruby.

Refund policy:- Read the refund policy (if any) carefully. Every authentic astrological gemstone purchase should have a refund policy.
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2. Best Ruby Origin for Astrological Purposes?

Commercial mining locations of Sapphire include Srilanka, Thailand, Burma, Afghanistan, Australia, Cambodia, China, Columbia, India, Kenya, Nepal and Vietnam. Currently Ceylon Srilanka originated Sapphire is considered as best astrological Manik and they are called Ceylonese Ruby, but due to market expectancy the price of Srilankan Manik has gone up substantially and thus the Thailand Sapphire, which is next to Ceylon Manik in colour tone quality and price, are widely accepted and considered astrologically and look wise Manik substitute.  While buying Ruby online, make sure to get a lab report stating the origin and treatment (if any) of the gemstone as the gemstone shouldn’t get any treatment beyond slight heating of first degree, as severe treatments including dying and glass filling alters the basic astrological properties of Ruby.

3. Which Ruby Gemstone Should I Buy?

  • Ideally, the minimum weight of Manik which should be worn is calculated according to your body weight. (15 – 18 kgs of body weight denotes 1 carat).
  • Preferably it should be of high clarity with pinkish to dark red in colour. 
  • It shouldn't be chemically treated. 
  • Burma Ruby’s are considered to be the best Ruby for Astrological purposes.

4. What is the Substitute for Ruby?

Any gemstone which is used as a substitute of Ruby is never as astrologically effective as a Ruby. Garnet, Red Onyx and Tigers Eye Gemstone are widely used as a substitute for Ruby gemstone.

5. What should I look before owning Ruby?

Points you should consider before buying Ruby.

  • In rare cases a clear and transparent stone can be real, even the top quality Ruby will have inclusions although it will be very less. If a stone is flawless, then it is synthetic.
  • Certificate of originality by a government lab or government certified lab.
  • Complex shape with crispy edges: Ruby stands 9 on hardness scale holding the third position after Diamond and Moissanite. If the gemstone is more than one carat then it can't have smooth edges.
  • Scratches on surfaces: As Ruby is 9 on hardness scale it can't be scratched with any other object. Should be clear any scratches you can check the purity by rubbing it on a hard surface.