Ruby Natural Stones | Ruby Gemstone Indian Astrology | The Gem of Sun in Vedic Astrology

Ruby - The Royal Gemstone of the Planet Sun

Natural Ruby Stones also reffered to as Manik in Hindi are the Gemstones of the Sun which rules the sign of Leo and is the King of the Zodiac. The Sun is the King of all existing phenomena in the solar system. The Sun represents the male or father principle. The Sun gives us vitality and the power of resistance and immunity. It is responsible for our body's constitution. The Sun gives life force, power of will, intellect, brilliance, prosperity, success in worldly affairs, wealth, personal conduct, activity, cheerfulness, good fortune, wisdom, ambition, fame, the understanding of the phenomenal world, and the knowledge of medicine. It also governs our relationship with temples and holy places.

The Sun is masculine, forthright, independent, regimented, illuminating, and purifying. It is the source of all intellect on earth - the protector and preserver of life - and the ruler of the intellect. The Sun rides a chariot pulled by seven horses, representing the seven invisible rays of light and the seven colors. He holds the lotus of purity in three hands and grants fearlessness with his fourth.

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Different Names of Ruby Gemstone

In Sanskrit the Ruby is known by various names such as Manikya, manik, Padmaraag, Lohit, Shohnratna, Raviratna, Shohnopol, Kookbinda, Sougandhik, Basuratna. In Hindi the Ruby is alsocalled as: Chunni, Rugal, Manik, Suryakaanta mani. In Urdu and Persian it Ruby is known as Yakuth and Soorkhh. It is light red like the color of a rose.

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Ruby Stone - Chemistry

Ruby is a gemstone of the corundum family and is attractive because of its brilliance, if it is crystal clear and transparent. It is found in a variety of crimson and scarlet red colors ranging from pink to a ruddy violet color. It has the smooth and delicate luster of clarified butter.

Ruby Gemstone - Scientific Gemological Data

Hardness & Toughness: 2 1/2 to 4 on Mohs scale
Toughness Usually good, but variable due to aging, dehydration, and sometimes excessive bleaching during initial processing
Specific Gravity 2.85 to 3.18
Stability:
Environmental Factor Reaction
Heat Heat can burn cultured pearls or cause discoloration, splitting, or cracking
Light Generally stable, but heat from intense light can cause dehydration and Nacre cracking
Chemicals Attacked by many chemicals and all acids; hair spray, perfume, cosmetics and even acid perspiration can damage Nacre
Natural Pearl Care and Cleaning:
Environmental Factor Reaction
Heat Heat can burn cultured pearls or cause discoloration, splitting, or cracking
Light Generally stable, but heat from intense light can cause dehydration and Nacre cracking
Chemicals Attacked by many chemicals and all acids; hair spray, perfume, cosmetics and even acid perspiration can damage Nacre