Ruby, commonly known as Manik/माणिक in Hindi, is a red color precious astrological gemstone associated with Leo sun planets.
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.
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 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.
Mainly three things (3C’s) are considered while deciding quality of astrological Ruby namely Cut Colour and Clarity.
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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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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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.
Points you should consider before buying Ruby.