Sparkling Elegance: Your Guide to Cleaning and Caring for Ruby Stones

Posted on September 9th, 2023 11:26 AM

Ruby stone, also known as kempu stone in Telugu, is a precious gem from the corundum mineral family. This amazing red stone originated beneath the earth’s surface as a result of extreme heat and pressure. The ruby chemical formula is Al2O3, where aluminum and oxygen atoms are densely packed to form a hexagonal crystal. During the formation of these crystals, aluminum atoms are replaced by a trace element called chromium. This element gives a beautiful red hue to the colorless corundum.

Kempu ratna is one of the precious stones among the big four. It is widely used as the center or side stone of high-end jewelry. Moreover, its value in astrology cannot be denied. The price of a red ruby gemstone starts at INR 2000 and can extend up to INR 50,000 or more, depending on the carat weight. With the popularity of colored stones as a good investment, these red gems are in demand for their amazing allure. Thus, you see how cleaning and caring for these gems is important to maintain their beauty forever. 

How to Clean Ruby Jewelery?
Cleaning Manik jewelry is essential in order to maintain its aesthetic appeal and also ensure the longevity and brilliance of the gemstone. Dirt, oils, and sweat accumulate on the surface of manikya ratna, making it look dull. Regular cleaning of the gem removes impurities from the surface, thus restoring its shine for a longer time. Here are some of the methods by which you can maintain the beauty of the stone:
Clean Ruby Jewelry

Use of Soapy Water 

This is the simplest way in which you can clean Ruby at home. For this, fill the bowl with lukewarm and soapy water. Place the gemstone jewelry in the bowl for a few minutes. Gently scrub the stone with the help of a soft-bristled toothbrush. Rinse the jewelry in clean water and wipe the gem with a lint free soft cotton cloth. Cleaning the inside surface of the jewelry is also important.  

Avoid the Use of Harsh Chemicals  

Though rubies are durable and rank well on the Mohs scale of hardness, exposing them to harsh chemicals can cause damage. Avoid using strong solvents such as alcohol, acetone, or paint thinner. These chemicals take away the natural beauty of the stones, making them appear dull. Mild soaps are best, as they do not harm the gem in any case. Boric acid powder damages the surface of untreated rubies, whereas acids can discolor the treated Manikya Ratna.  

Professional Cleaning 

If your Manik Ratna is highly precious and you do not want to clean it by yourself, you can always take the help of a professional jeweler. They use special tools and techniques to clean the jewelry, ensuring that the settings remain intact while cleaning the gemstone. 

Caring for Ruby Stones

This precious red stone is highly resistant to scratches, but it is necessary to protect it from potential damage that might occur while storing it. 

Store in Jewelry Boxes  

Ruby stone color is the most characteristic feature that makes it a great investment. The vivid red color is not just exclusive to high-end jewelry but is also an effective astrological stone. Thus, to retain the vibrant hue, keep the gem in a well-organized jewelry box that has different compartments. You can also choose velvet pouches to keep the gem or jewelry, as it will remain soft on its surface. 

Keep it Separate from Other Gemstones 

Store Manik Ratna separately from other gems to avoid damage or scratches. For this, you can use separate pouches to store this stone. Avoid keeping the ratna in direct sunlight or at extreme temperatures, as it will impact ruby color and luster. You can keep silica gel packets to absorb moisture. Consider time to time inspection of your jewelry. 

Prevent from Extreme Temperatures 

Extreme changes in temperatures may lead to gemstone cracks or fractures. Thus, one should avoid wearing manik jewelry during activities such as cooking, skiing, sunbathing, and more. One should also remove it while swimming in chlorinated water, as it will make the ruby stone color look dull. 

Cleaning and Caring for Ruby Stones from an Astrological Perspective 

Gemstones play an important role in astrology, as does their maintenance. Keeping these precious and semi-precious stones in their natural way is not easy, but with the above steps, one can make it work. In astrology, gemstone cleaning is important as it impacts their effectiveness. For instance, how many days Ruby shows its effects also depends on whether you have cleaned it or not. 

If you have been wearing this stone for a certain time, but after some time you realize that it is not showing the desired results, it is time to clean it. You can simply clean it at home with mild soapy water and a soft-bristled brush. This will remove the dirt from the surface, allowing the energy to flow continuously within the stone. Thus, Manik Stone benefits you the way you want. However, it needs to be considered that the stone should be worn again with all the pooja vidhi, or energizing process, that was done the first time. 

Storing the gem is important. While wearing the Manikya Ring, if the stone setting is loose, there is a possibility that the stone might not touch the skin properly. Thus, you may not be getting potential benefits. Look for a professional jeweler and make the fitting proper so that the ruby stone ring directly touches your skin. 


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