A ruby is a pinkish red to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide). Ruby is one of the most popular traditional jewelry gems and is very durable. Other varieties of gem-quality corundum are called sapphires.
Ruby is usually considered auspicious for Aries, Leo, Scorpio and Sagittarius zodiac signs. It has a medium impact for those with Cancer zodiac signs. Wearing ruby is harmful to Pisces, Capricorn and Virgo zodiac signs . Most astrologers recommend wearing the ruby ring on the ring finger of the right hand. Always remember to buy the gemstone from a reliable and certified source. Along with wearing a gemstone, making donations is also very important.
Ruby symbolizes the Manipura or Navel Chakra in your body, as per Vedic scriptures. It enhances this chakra, which helps to clear your mind of self-doubt and depression. Wearing this stone will give you more self- confidence and enthusiasm for life. In Vedic astrology, the Sun gets lauded as a paternal figure. Side Effects of Ruby are Diarrhea, Dizziness, Flatulence, Headache,Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Weakness
In terms of Origin, Burma Rubies is said to be the best of all. An original ruby in a lighter hue can also be preferred for wearing. Yellow Gold is preferably recommended to be combined with a Natural Manik Ratan. The finest ruby has a pure, vibrant red to slightly purplish red color. In most markets, pure red colors command the highest prices and ruby with overtones of orange and purple are less valued. The most popular shape is round. Accent rubies in wedding bands, solitaire rings, and earrings typically use the round shape. Ovals are the most popular with cutters. This is because an oval cut reduces waste and often is better to raw out the deep red color of the stone.