Ruby is the gems of the sun so it removes all the bad influences of planet Sun. One who has a position of Sun weaker in his Zodiac sign booklet must wear Ruby.It destroys fear, disease, tensions etc. It is useful for the prosperity of the family.In medical astrology, wearing a ruby (Manik) gemstone can restore vitality and help in issues related to eyesight and blood circulation. One striking advantage of the Ruby gemstone is that it clears confusions and increases focus thereby making its wearer sharp, alert, and agile.
The Ruby gemstone draws inspiration from the Sun. The Sun holds a pivotal position in our culture and traditions. A nurturer, a vital energy provider, the Sun is the soul of our universe. The Ruby gemstone imbibes most of these qualities from the Sun, making it strong and much-revered gemstone by all.
Ruby (Manik) is distinguished for its bright red colour, being the most famed and fabled red gemstone. Beside for its bright colour, it is a most desirable gem due to its hardness, durability, lustre, and rarity. Transparent rubies of large sizes are even rarer than Diamonds. Ruby is the red variety of the mineral Corundum. Sapphire, the other gem variety of Corundum, encompasses all colours of Corundum aside from red. In essence, Ruby is a red Sapphire, since Ruby and Sapphire are identical in all properties except for colour. However, because of the special allure and historical significance, Ruby has always been classified as an individual gemstone, and is never identified as a form of Sapphire (though some purplish-red colours may straddle the line of being classified as either Ruby or Sapphire).
Alternative of Ruby gems
Red garnet (umbalite, rhodolite), red tourmaline, red spinel
Colour : Dark Pink
Metals for holding: Gold and Silver