The name ruby is derived from the Latin word ‘ruber’, which means ‘red’. It is that ‘chosen-one’ of gemstones for those in love stimulating emotions than almost any other stone.
Although its found in various shades of red as well as pink, but the most desirable one remains deep red with a slight hint of blue when reflected with light.
Ruby holds a special place in gemstones as it is among the four most precious gemstones along with diamond, sapphire, and emerald. Historically known for its significance to luxury and fierceness, this beautiful gemstone is continues to charm the modern world, as much as it allured the ancients.
Different cultures have different significance associated with these red gemstones. It has been mentioned in the Bible as a stone of beauty as well as wisdom. Even the Sanskrit scriptures regarded Ruby as the most precious of gemstones. In India, royal people use to exchange rubies as a sign of making peace. Due to its vast significance, at times, Ruby costs even more than diamond because of its high value, scientifically as well as traditionally.
Following are believed to be some of its emotional & physical properties :
- improve motivation and setting of realistic goals, basically encouraging passion for life
- helps in retaining wealth and passion.
- calms hyperactivity
- helps detox the body
Being a birthstone for the ones born in July it ensures peace and harmony around the possessor when worn in correct specifications.