Ruby Stone (Manik Stone)

Ruby stone, arguably the king of all gemstones, is a naturally occurring precious gemstone best known for its startling red-pink color hues and a myriad of healing benefits. The word Ruby is derived from the Latin word ‘Rubeus’ which lucidly means red. Ruby gemstone has always been highly revered and admired for ages by the mightiest emperors and individuals with colossal wealth. Embracing ruby stone ( also known as Manikya stone in India) can bring unthinkable changes in your life and take it to unprecedented levels.

Embodying the Sun with its power and glorious light, the ‘King Of Gems’ or Ratnaraja in Sanskrit was the name given to all intense red gems from electrifying Rubies to Garnets. Today Rubies from the corundum family are a naturally durable gemstone that is colored by chromium and radiates an internal fluorescence once the light hits the gem. Vivid red and seductively attractive, the Ruby (Manik) stone is undoubtedly one to catch your attention with its bold color, known to boost both health and relationships.


How To Wear Ruby Stone

Color: Deep pink to purplish red.
Finger: Worn on the ring finger of the dominant hand, with the gemstone touching the body.
Neck: Worn as a pendant with the gemstone touching the body.
Metal: Yellow gold with its warm tones makes a great combination with the powerful notes of the natural ruby.
Zodiac Sign: Leo (Western and Vedic)

Ranging from deep pinks to intense reds, the natural ruby was once thought to protect against illnesses and worn as talismans. Today these powerful sun representatives bring with them a fiery romance, powerful energies, and bold courage that is hard to look away from.

Birthstone for the month of July, these rare reds work in magical ways keeping its wearer out of harm's way.

Ruby Stone Benefits

One can reap gargantuan benefits from the Manikya stone by wearing it at the right time, on the right finger, and under the supervision of an eminent astrologer. Ruby gemstones have been deeply revered for ages for their astonishing healing properties and impact on different aspects of life. Let’s get familiar with the umpteen ruby gemstone benefits one at a time.

1. If grave health issues are bothering you for a long time, embracing a Manik stone can rectify your health and rejuvenate the lost strength.

2. Ruby gemstone is believed to develop a strong vision and amplify your intellectual abilities.

3.For those who seek to add timeless charm and charisma to their personality to become more magnetic, wearing an original Kempu stone can help them entice anyone.

4. Men who lack passion and desirability definitely embrace a ruby stone to restore vitality and lost desires.

5. Ruby gemstones can give a major boost to your dwindling immunity and improve blood circulation by leaps and bounds.

6. If you are stuck on your journey toward spiritualism, you must wear a certified Chuni stone to kick away all obstructions in your life that were hindering your spiritual growth.

7. You can bury down all the stress and hopelessness surrounding you by embracing the right carat weight Ruby stone.

8. Ruby gemstone also draws immense opulence, luck, prosperity, and meaningful relations in your life.

9. Any individual who lacks sheer willpower and leadership qualities to get ahead of the curve in life should go after a natural Manik stone to amp up attributes like courage, determination, and leadership qualities.

Quality of Ruby Stone

Quality is essential when choosing a Natural Ruby Stone because of its value and the power the gem exudes. Rarer than its cousin the natural blue sapphire, a ruby requires very specific conditions with the presence of Chromium for a gem to form. Certification that supports a ruby often adds value to the gem as it provides an insight into the history and origins of the piece. At Navratan, each gemstone comes with a free third-party certificate giving a clearer understanding of the gemstone.

Color: Different origins offer differences in color intensities. Natural rubies with the most desirable color have a pure red or slightly purplish red color with vivid saturation. More commercial or mass-produced pieces come with heat-treated colors often with orangey to purplish, brownish reds..

Clarity: Natural gems come with internal features, they are compared to the fingerprint of an individual, unique and separating each from the other. These features offer the gemologist enough scope to determine the origins of the gem. From crystals, silk, and liquid inclusions, when cut and faceted with foresight, inclusions can lend to the beauty and brightness of the gemstone. Gems with an eye-clean appearance demand the highest values.

Cut: Cut is essential as it can make or break the color of the natural Ruby Stone. Pleochroic in nature, (rubies are purplish-red in one direction and orangey-red in another) cutters must carefully fashion the gemstone to maximize an even color giving a rich, regular red hue.

Treatments: Being one of the most expensive gems known to man, the Ruby is often treated and can go unnoticed. It is important to understand the gemstone you are investing in and ask the correct questions about the history of the gem contributing to a fair price. Natural, unheated gems tend to demand top values, whereas heat treatments, although accepted by the industry, must be disclosed along with clarity enhancements like glass filling and diffusion that in turn lower the ruby price in india .

The location a gemstone is mined from plays a big role in determining the color of the ruby. Marble deposits in Myanmar reveal some of the best, most desirable rubies that sport a vivid fluorescent red color. Thai rubies make up a big portion of the gemstones on the market today, tend to be darker, and are mined from a basalt rock contributing to their darker tones. Mozambique and other African rubies come with a nice even color-forming in amphibolites that lend less internal cracks and fissures.

Origin & History of Ruby Stone

Though no clear event is documented about the origin of rubies, it is widely believed that a sagacious Roman scholar first stated the matchless beauty and miraculous healing properties of the ruby stones in his work. Moreover, there are many stories floating with a crux that a renowned Chinese emperor was ready to put an entire city on stake just to own a ruby gemstone of his desired size and color.

If we talk about the origin of the Ruby gemstone, it has been mined in numerous Asian and European countries like Thailand, Cambodia, Brazil, Afghanistan, Japan, Namibia, Colombia, India, and Australia. In the late 1950s, some colossal deposits of red ruby stone were also found in Madagascar, Tanzania, Pakistan, Nepal, Mozambique, and Tajikistan regions.

Earlier, the world-famous Mogok valley in the Myanmar region used to be the prime source of unparalleled quality rubies and has given some of the rarest rubies to the world. The newest found mines in Myanmar are located in the Namya region which encloses rubies worth billions. The Pakistan occupied Kashmir region also has deposits of rubies worth a billion dollars but cannot be mined extensively due to a lack of infrastructure and heavy investment.

In recent years, the Mozambique region has become the leading producer of top-quality rubies and satiating the demand of ruby stone lovers across the world without any hustle.

Ruby Stone jewelry

Natural rubies have a passionate red that undoubtedly makes a bold statement. Once set in jewelry these resilient gemstones are an ideal fit with a lustrous appearance. Their strong nature at 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness keeps the gemstone free from daily wear and tear.

Ruby Stone Price

Original ruby stone price in India starts from INR 5,000 ($60.40) to INR 25,000 ($302.02) per carat, and a good quality Burma Ruby can go up to INR 11,00000 ($13,290.04 ) per carat. However, the natural red ruby stone price in India is based on several factors, ranging from clarity, color, carat, weight, and even treatments.

Take for instance “The Graff Ruby”, weighing 8.62 carats, with an exceptionally clean appearance, this Burmese ruby has no evidence of treatment and sold at the auctions for $421,981(INR 32,200,000) a carat. Therefore, along with the 4C’s factors, origins and treatment also have a major influence in determining the exact price of Manikya stone.

When understanding the Manik Stone price it is important to understand the correlation between the following factors.

Color:An intense even red, with a nice light tone and a vivid fluorescence instantly increases the value of the natural ruby. Color being first treasured when it comes to a gemstone, a bold, romantic, and fiery red makes a valuable, long-term investment.
Clarity:Visibly eye-clean gemstones demand the highest value because of their rarity. Clean natural rubies price in India can reach values of around INR 50,000 a carat. Investing in evenly colored natural rubies with relatively few eye-visible inclusions is advisable.
Carat Weight:With rubies available from tiny pointers all the way up to 10-15 carats, commercial and unique gems differ greatly in terms of prices. A 1-carat unique natural ruby stone price in India could be priced about five times higher than of a 5-carat commercial, mass-produced treated ruby.
Mining Location:Burmese/Myanmar origin rubies make up some of the most valuable gems, followed by African and Madagascar rubies and then Thai gems which make up most of the commercial pieces.
Treatments:Treatments done on any gemstone tends to decrease its value as with these glorious red rubies. Heat treatments, although done to improve the color of the gem, are considered an external modification and lowering the gem’s value. Clarity improvements like glass filling further lower the value of the gems and must be disclosed at the time of purchase.

Caring for your natural Ruby is imperative. Gemstones over time tend to attract dirt and grime and need an occasional bath.

A safe way to clean your Ruby jewelry is:

  • Place gemstone studded jewelry in a bowl of warm soapy water, away from a basin
  • In the bowl scrub the piece lightly with an old, soft-bristled toothbrush
  • In the bowl, rinse with clean water
  • Wipe dry

Bowl is to catch gemstones that might come out of their setting but can be returned to the jeweler to be reset.

Do not use any harsh chemicals, light hand soap will work.

Jewelry pieces set with enamel and Kundan work should never be washed or put into an ultrasonic machine.

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  • Ruby gemstone is also known as Red ruby, Pinkish red Ruby, Purplish Red ruby Ratnaraj,Manik Ratna, manikya stone,chuni stone,& Kempu Stone.

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