Ruby is considered as the “King Of Gemstones”. Rubies are rare and beautiful gemstones. No gemstone has been prized throughout history of the gemstones as the Ruby has prized. July is lucky to have such an amazing gemstone the “Ruby”. Ruby is the birthstone for July month. Those who born on the month of July also considered to be lucky to have ruby as an astrological gemstone for them and they will achieve greater benefits from the ruby gemstone after wearing it.
The ruby gemstone, out of all the Birthstones, has the longest history throughout the world. Ruby have been worn by Kings. It is true that all other colored gemstones are also gaining the popularity in the whole world but, the ruby’s popularity is growing with such speed that every time one comes up at auction with the tension to win the sale of ruby.
For centuries, the ruby has been regarded as one of the most valuable gemstones. In ancient Sanskrit, the ruby is called ‘Ratnaraj’ or ‘King of Precious Stones. The practical reason for the more popularity of the ruby is its rarity and more value is due to its hardness. Ruby is the second hardest gemstone and have a hardness of 9 on Mohs scale.
According to legend, the warriors take Ruby as a talisman to protect themselves against fierce beasts and disasters and believed that Ruby will bring victory for them. The Kings believed that Ruby symbolizes glory, power and status. Accordingly the Kings always interested to have a Ruby to enhance their crown and sword.
In the ancient time period, in the language of Sanskrit & the scripts of Vedas, Ruby is called as ‘ratnaraj’, which means “King of Gemstones”. Ruby is a powerful stone and has long been considered a magnet for prosperity, attracting abundance both materially and spiritually.
The value of Ruby is determined by its color. The rarest and most valuable color of Ruby is the bright red color. Due to its color, the Ruby held healing properties.
Ruby was used to remove the illness relating to the blood and infection. The ruby Represents devotion, integrity, courage and happiness. It sustains vitality, confidence and strength to the person. In medieval times it was believed that the Ruby is also used to enhance energy and to bring prosperity and success in one’s life.