Ruby is one of the classic precious stones along with diamond, emerald and sapphire. All other stones are semi-precious stones. Yet ruby is a good indicator of how tentative this dichotomy is, as it comes in very different price and quality grades. You can get a cloudy, dull, unevenly coloured ruby for 3 euros at an esoteric shop, or pay 30 million for a large, clear and bright one (that was the price paid for one gem in 2015 at a Swiss auction).
We at WildWoman sell more inexpensive stones – heat-treated or filled and tinted rubies – putting the power of this stone within affordable price range.
Keywords: life force, life energy, plenty, wealth, sexuality
Rubies brim over with life energy, conferring bountiful amounts of willpower and activating thirst for life. If you have reached some kind of plateau in life, this deep red crystal will awaken you from slumber and lethargy. It helps you to set realistic aims and gives you motivation to attain their fulfilment. It is the crystal of wealth and plenty – a splendid helper in maintaining wealth.
When in the thrall of the ruby’s energy field, the mind is sharp, awareness is heightened, and concentration is strong. It stimulates sexual activity, brings forth passion and ignites enthusiasm to seek, find and discover the sap of life on the bodily, mental and spiritual levels. It banishes fear, strengthens extrasensory abilities and promotes dreams.
Flushes toxins, mainly from the blood and lymph. Treats fever, infectious diseases and poor circulation. The ruby is beneficial for the heart and circulatory system, stimulates the adrenal glands, kidneys, reproductive system, pancreas. Overcomes physical exhaustion and lethargy.
Did you know
- In Sanskrit, ruby is “ratnaraj”, which means king of gems.
- Rubies are mentioned four times in the Bible, associated with wisdom and beauty.
- The value of rubies depends on their colour and quality. It occurs naturally from rich dark red to pinkish red.
- Ruby is the hardest precious stone after diamond and sapphires. It can scratch other stones but diamonds and sapphires can damage rubies. It’s a good idea to wrap ruby jewellery (actually this applies to all gemstone jewellery) in soft cloth.
Care and maintenance
Our rubys are heat-treated. They don't tolerate hot sun and hot water - or hot conditions in general (steam etc. from food preparation. Don't like chemicals or perfumes. Handle with care. Admire it. The crystal will want a little oil.
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