The History and meaning of Ruby Gemstone
Ruby is the birthstone month of July
Ruby is the gemstone of the star sign of Cancer
Ruby is the gemstone for the 40th Anniversary of marriage
Meaning of Ruby
Ruby is an excellent stone for energy. Ruby encourages passion for life but never in a self-destruction way. It improves motivation and setting of realistic goals. Ruby stimulates the heart chakra and balances the heart. It encourages “Following your bliss” This stone is a powerful shield against psychic attack and vampirism of heart energy. It promotes positive dreams and clear visualization. Ruby is one of the stones of abundance and aids retaining wealth and passion. Ruby also sustains and protects those with sensitive natures and distorted views of themselves or others. It overcomes fears of being “ugly” or unloved, and is particularly empowering for those who hold excess weight in the body in order to ground in the physical world. It releases destructive emotional holds, and is a powerful stone for developing a more loving attitude toward oneself and the physical body Ruby is a symbol of passion, ruby makes an ideal romantic gift as Ruby has always been associated with love, especially faithful passionate commitment and closeness.
Ruby brings up anger or negative energy for transmutation and encourages removal of anything negative from your path. It promotes dynamic leadership.
Ruby brings about a positive and courageous state of mind. Under the influence of Ruby, the mind is sharp with heightened awareness and excellent concentration. Given this stones protective effect, it makes you stronger during disputes or controversy.
Ruby is dynamic. It charges up a passion and fires the enthusiasm. Ruby is a sociable stone that attracts sexual activity. Ruby brings out the protective aspects of one’s character, inspiring one to step forward and stand up for those who are threatened, be it friends or strangers.
Ruby overcomes exhaustion and lethargy and imparts potency and vigor. Conversely, it calms hyperactivity.
Ruby detoxifies the body, blood and lymph and treats fevers, infections disease and restricted blood flow. It is extremely beneficial for the heart and circulatory system. It stimulates the adrenals, kidneys, reproductive organs and spleen
History and Legend of Ruby
Early cultures treasured rubies for their similarity to the redness of the blood that flowed through their veins, and believed that rubies held the power of life.
History and legends of Ruby
Rubies are mentioned four times in the Bible, in association with attributes like beauty and wisdom. In the ancient language of Sanskrit, ruby is called “king of precious stones.”
Ancient Hindus believed that those who offered fine rubies to the god Krishna were granted rebirth as emperors. Hindus divided ruby into four castes, calling the true Oriental ruby a Brahmin. Someone in possession of a Brahmin was believed to have the advantage of perfect safety.
Ruby has accumulated a host of legends over the centuries. People in India believed that rubies enabled their owners to live in peace with their enemies.
Ruby has been called the most precious gemstone of the 12 stones created by God.
Many medieval Europeans wore rubies to guarantee health, wealth, wisdom, and success in love.
Ruby has a hardness on the Mohs scale of 9
Ruby is a crystallized aluminum oxide, and has exactly the same chemical composition as a sapphire
Rubies are pinkish red members of the corundum family of minerals
The word ruby comes from the Latin rubens which means red
Ruby is one of the four recognized precious stones, the others are Diamond, Sapphire and Emerald
In 2011, an 8.24 carat ruby ring belonging to Elizabeth Taylor and made by Van Cleef & Arpels sold at auction for $4.2 million, with the price per carat amounting to approximately $500,000
Rubies are mined in Burmese Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Thailand, Vietnam, Kenya and Afghanistan.
In the ancient Hebrew and Italian calendar Onyx is the birthstone month of July
Have a look through our July Birthstone Jewellery as most products on that page has a drop down menu that you can select your favorite birthstone or Ruby gemstone except the Bumblebee Jewellery which would be Onyx in the drop down.
We can customise each Pretty Wild Jewellery piece with Rubies, just contact us with your requirements