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Rubi (Manik)

Rubi

The Ruby stone is well known as a deep red gemstone and crystal. It is an excellent stone for recharging the energy levels, and it may stimulate your mind to be more positive and self-assured. Ruby is the birthstone for Leo sun sign. In Indian astrology, Ruby stone strengthens Sun (Surya) and is the rashi ratna for Leo (Simha). Ruby gemstone (also known as 'Manikya' in Hindi) bestows wealth, status, respect, dignity and the powers of the Sun God upon its wearer. Ascendants of Aries, Cancer, Sagittarius, Pisces and Scorpio can also wear a Ruby stone.

Its striking color is analogous of its energy, which is very effective for encouraging vitality, sensuality and sexual energy. As well this lovely red crystal may assist you to overcome sexual dysfunction and attract new love.
 
This is a very much a heart centered stone, and it epitomizes the Divine love of the Creator. It is a stone of manifestation, and will also support the retention of wealth, of all sorts. The red color is caused mainly by the presence of the element chromium. Its name comes from ruber, Latin for red. Other varieties of gem-quality corundum are called sapphires. Ruby is considered one of the four precious stones, together with sapphire, emerald and diamond.
 
Ruby is a type of corundum, and other members of the family are generally known as Sapphires, and the red stone is commonly found intergrown with a variety of different colors of Sapphire. The names of other colors of corundum, use the word Sapphire combined with the color of the stone, such as Blue Sapphire. 
 

Prices of rubies are primarily determined by color.The brightest and most valuable "red" called blood-red or, commands a large premium over other rubies of similar quality. After color follows clarity: similar to diamonds, a clear stone will command a premium, but a ruby without any needle-like rutile inclusions may indicate that the stone has been treated. Cut and carat (weight) are also an important factor in determining the price. Ruby is the traditional birthstone for July and is always lighter red or pink than garnet. The world's most expensive ruby is the Sunrise Ruby.