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Ruby - Gemstone of Sun

Updated on February 22, 2014
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Anamika S Jain is a Social Media Consultant and Blogger. She is passionate about topics like Astrology, Numerology, Feng Shui and Gemstones.

Benefits of wearing Ruby Stone - Gemstone of Leo

Ruby is the gemstone of Leo. Ruby is representation of Sun.The sub stones or substitutes are red Agate and Garnet. Rubies if worn on left side of the body as rings, bracelets or brooches have the ability to dispel evil thoughts and reconcile disputes. Ruby is obtained from the mines and available in shades of red. This stone gives stability and removes fear. Ruby should be worn when your horoscope displays the planet Sun as your weakest planet. One can also wear it if one lacks self-confidence, self-esteem, self-respect and optimism. If suitable this gem is said to bring name and fame to the wearer.

Ruby is called 'Manik' in Hindi and 'Suryamani' in Sanskrit. Wearing Ruby is especially beneficial for Aries, Scorpio and Libra Ascendants.

Ruby, The Gemstone of Sun in Vedic Astrology
Ruby, The Gemstone of Sun in Vedic Astrology

Procedure of Wearing Ruby Gemstone

How to wear Ruby Gemstone? The Ruby should be of good quality, without flaws, should be transparent, dark red in color and should be minimum of 4 carats. It should be set in gold of 14 carats or more, and worn on the ring finger of the right hand if male and left hand if female. The ring can be worn after washing in unboiled milk and gangajal after sunrise and before 10 AM on Sunday after touching the stone on the feet of any favorite God after chanting the mantra.This mantra should be recited every Sunday during the first hour from Sunrise for 10 continuous Sundays. The main ruling-deity for ruby is Agni or Fire and the God presiding over it is Lord Shiva. The Sun God who rules Ruby has 7 horses as His vehicle. The 7 horses signify the 7 colors in the white light. The mantra of Sun is

"OM ADITYAYA VIDMAHE, SAHASRA KIRANAYA DHEEMAHE THANNO BHANU PRACHODAYAT"

and

"OM HRAAM HREEM HROUM SAHA SURYAYA NAMAHA".

This Mantra should be chanted 108 times after chanting the Ganesh Mantra .The maximum benefits of the stone is 4 years from the day it is worn. Red Garnet is the secondary gem which can be worn instead. However, It is advisable not to wear Ruby or its substitute stones along with Blue Sapphire, Diamond, Hessonite or Cat's Eye.

That is Me wearing my favorite Ruby Pendant with Sun Design
That is Me wearing my favorite Ruby Pendant with Sun Design | Source

Substitute Stones for Ruby

Ruby Substitute Gemstones - Star Ruby, Red Garnet, Red Spinal, Red zircon and Red Tourmaline.
Ruby Substitute Gemstones - Star Ruby, Red Garnet, Red Spinal, Red zircon and Red Tourmaline. | Source

Ruby - The July Birthstone

Ruby is the Modern, Mystic and Ayurvedic Birthstone (Birthday Stone) for those born in the month of July. It is also the traditional and Ayurvedic Birthstone for those born in the month of December. According to a Poem Published by Tiffany & Co in a pamphlet in 1870, 'The glowing Ruby shall adorn, Those who in July are born; Then they'll be exempt and free, From love's doubts and anxiety'.

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    Harsha Vardhana R 4 years ago from Bangalore

    I have been advised by an astrologer to wear Ruby.

    This hub has provided a lot of practical tips. Thank you, very much.

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    Ruslan 5 years ago

    When I wore a ruby inlaied in gold I was excitable. Now I wear it inlaied in silver on the left hand and feel the great myself. As I can see gold is male energy which can overcharge you if you are a male.

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    Ruslan 5 years ago

    Thank you for the information. Additionally, I could say - wearing the ruby gem can attract people's envy for your prosperity. I like this stone very mcuh and recommend it for everyone. Thank you.

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    hope 5 years ago

    i started wearing ruby since my astrologer suggestd me as my bhagya rathan....its been like 1 week now bt thn i cannot find any particular effect or change...i mean there is no difference i can mke out...i wnt to knw how long it takes to show its effect...will tht be months time

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    theastrology 5 years ago from New Delhi

    Really great information about Ruby Stone, It will really improve my gemstones knowledge. Thanks for sharing great and very useful article.

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    Jitendra 5 years ago

    I've worn a ruby today at 7.30am.

    It was my old ring which I stopped wearing earlier. Its been over 2years for that. Now, I've decided to wear it again. Hope it will give me all the blessings.

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    anuradha sidrala 5 years ago

    i have wore a ruby ring as u said on my left ring finger today

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    Najeeb hassan 5 years ago

    I am wearing ruby since 2007 and wish to share and I believe this stone has amazing effects and if u are muslim pls recite ur isme azam on it u will feel gr8 vibration and power

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    shweta 5 years ago

    Hi,I have been recommended wearing ruby in left hand.Ever since I have worn it my complexion has darkened ,and I look ugly with no apparent reason.

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    Vidya 5 years ago

    Hello anamika,

    Just wanted to check if some one can wear a ruby ring and pendant together.

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    Rajesh 5 years ago

    Hi, I am libra rashi, astrologer told me to wear rubi but he didn't tell me about chanting mantras while wearing it... Is it necessary to chant mantra?

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    ajay 5 years ago

    Hi anamika...thanksf all the information on ruby. According to my horoscope my sun is weak so i tested ruby on right hand and after wearing i felt a bit imbalanced in thoughts and uncomfertable..is this indicates that this gem is not for me or it is not pure...can you suggest from where to get the pure gem.

    Thanks ....

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    Anamika S 5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    @ That is for you to know if the gemstone suits you or not. Not all gems suit everyone. So you have to consult and expert as to which stone to be worn to get benefited.

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    pradnyA 5 years ago

    Hi

    i am wear ruby in my right hand ring finger but in silver metal...does it give me effect....

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    Anamika S 5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    I do not offer free Horoscope or Gemstone Consultations. Get your Horoscope checked by an Expert and wear the gem accordingly.

    If Sun is weak and unfavorable in a Horoscope, health concerns like high blood pressure can happen. Ruby is the Gem Therapy Remedy for low and high Blood pressure. If you are facing problems when wearing ruby, you should remove it.

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    Vasant 5 years ago

    Hi!Anamika,

    I was born on the 1st of June 1968 at 1145am,I have been advised to wear a ruby.But ever since I have bought one home my BP seems to be fluctuating.

    Is this the right stone for me?

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    Anamika S 5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    @longfellow : Thanks for the suggestion. I have already mentioned the conflicting stones of Ruby in the Hub. And moreover, those who wear as astrological remedy are aware that they should wear the gem on the basis of a horoscope analysis from an expert.

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    longfellow 5 years ago

    Hi Anamika.Your description of the Ruby is correct but please note that not everyone will benefit from wearing a Ruby. There are many permutations and combinations whereby learned astrologers suggest the Ruby as a remedy. Please mention these facts in your Articles on Gem stones.

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    Anamika S 5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    A female should wear ruby ring on left hand ring finger as far as I know. If your Astrologer is a qualified person and has suggested you differently he may have his reasons to do so. And anyway, If you are doubtful about his recommendation there is no point in wearing it.

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    Jyotsna 5 years ago

    My Astrologer told me to wear ruby of at least 2 carrats on my right hand ring finger and u suggested left hand ring finger m confused pls suggest

    Is there any problem if i wear it on any other finger of my right or left hand

    kindly advice.........

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    Anamika S 6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    Ruby Gemstone represents the fire element which ignites passion and love. Gold is the Metal of Sun, so ruby should be worn in Gold on right hand ring finger for males and left hand ring finger for females. Copper can be used in place of Gold too.

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    ppp 6 years ago

    can i wear ruby in silver ring?

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    kalpashree 6 years ago

    i am confused whether to wear the ruby on my left hand ring finger or my right hand ring finger. i have visited many websites and they say i have to wear it on my right hand ring finger.my rashi in kataka/cancer.which hand and which finger should i wear it on?

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    abhinav 6 years ago

    wanted to know about color of thread that should be used for ruby locket(pendant)???someone closed warned me to wear in black .

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    Varya 7 years ago

    Anamika, The info is so helpful to me..Thanx..

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    Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    priyanka: Why don't you consult your Astrologer on this regard? Ruby is normally worn on Gold and not silver. Wearing ruby set on ring is preferred. However, I do not see any problem in wearing it as pendant instead.

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    priyanka 7 years ago

    Hi

    My question is also same.

    I am wearing ruby pendant in silver rather than a ring. I dont think it is suiting the way it should have been, i mean i really doint see any benefits as such whatever i have heard about?

    so do u suggest me to change the pendant and get the ring made instaed?

    Thanks

    Priyank

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    Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    If you would have read the comment above you you would not have asked me this question. Thanks for the visit anyway.

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    Pinki 7 years ago

    Hi Anamika,

    My astrologer told me to wear a Ruby ring, but i preferred to wear pendant. Is there harm in it?

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    Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    Yeah, It is okay.

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    harsh 7 years ago

    Hi, I am wearing a ruby pendant made in gold. The astrologer told me it should be fine either in a gold ring or pendant, and I opted for a pendant. Is this fine?

    Thanks,

    Harsh

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    Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    I have not heard of any such effects so far. On the other hand Ruby is known to make oneself confident, positive,optimistic and have leader like qualities. If you think ruby is having a negative effect on you then you should remove it. If you want to wear a gemstone as an astrological remedy then you should consult and expert astrologer regarding it.

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    Seeker 7 years ago

    Some one suggested I wear a ruby ring, but when ever I wear it, I feel it reduces my thinking power. Does it have any effects such as this. Should I be wearing it? I do not have access to any pundit.

    Thanks.

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    Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    What i have written is correct. A male should wear Ruby set on Gold on the ring finger of the right hand and a female should wear it on left hand ring finger to be accurate. If your Astrologer has suggested you differently he may have his reasons to do so. Rather than suspecting or disbelieving you should do as he says.

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    Vishal 7 years ago

    Thanks for the information of ruby.

    here it is written that ruby is to be wear in ring finger,although my pandit ji advised me to wear it in middle(second) finger of right hand.And now iam confused.

    Please advise me in this regard.

    Thanks.

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    Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    Yes, indeed Ruby is a very noble and royal stone. Thanks for the Comments.

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    Earthscribe 7 years ago from Tampa, Florida

    Ruby, a very noble stone! Thanks for the description. Also, the Solar Mantra sounds very similar to one I know; very enlightening to see the connections to other emanations.