Ruby or Manak is a natural gemstone from Corundum family. It is a hot and precious gemstone and considered one of the traditional cardinal gems like Amethyst, Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond etc. It is found in two varieties of colour- deep pink and blood red. The word ‘Ruby’ is taken from the Latin word ‘Ruber’, that is red.
It is the gemstone of Sun, the king of Zodiac. Sun is the nurturer and gives us the energy and vitality. So, the association with the great Sun makes Ruby the ‘King of gems’. Astrologers advise to wear Ruby for growth and success in jobs and business. It will also give you social status, authority and self-confidence. The stone can be used for the development of the force of your soul. It gives the utmost support to the ‘self’ or the ‘soul’. Sun is the natural Atmakaraka in a horoscope. So, as Ruby is the gemstone for Sun, it will help to get a boost in one’s life.
It cures Peptic Ulcer, fever, rheumatism, gout etc. If you are a student and taking preparation for the State or Central services examinations, then wearing a Ruby might prove to be very helpful for you. Wearing a Ruby can give you a much improved status in both the social and professional life. As Ruby is the gemstone of Sun, it will restore the vitality. A strong and improved relation between you and your father can also be assured. You should use Ruby with Gold in the third finger of your right hand on Sunday.