SUN (SURYA) » RUBY (MANIK)
PLANET : SUN (SURYA)
GEM STONE : RUBY (MANIK)
The name Ruby is derived from the latin word rubeus, meaning red. Frequent twinning of the crystal makes Ruby exposed to fracture. Yet it is a tough mineral, second only to diamond in hardness. Ruby is found in igneous and metamorphic rocks or water-worn pebbles in alluvial deposits. The finest stones come from Burma followed by the brownish red variety of Thailand. Afghanistan, Pakistan and Vietnam produce bright red stones. Those from India, North Carolina (USA), Russia, Australia and Norway are dark, sometimes even opaque.
Colours: Red Pinkish, purplish and brownish red. Healing Properties: Ruby helps bring energy and spark back into life, spurring the lethargic into action. It stimulates the heart charka, filling our hearts with joy, spontaneity, laughter and courage. It instills in us a great passion and zest for life as well as confidence.