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How To Wear A Ruby (Also Known As Manik)

Published on Oct 08, 2015

Rubies inspire creativity, wisdom, and love, as well as enhancing self-reliance, confidence and increasing spirituality. Folklore suggests that ruby worn by men signified manhood and nobility while in case of women it invokes passion and power. Improved blood circulation is one of the major perceived medical benefits of Ruby.

How To Wear Ruby Or Manik:

The weight of the gemstone worn for astrological purposes depends on the body weight of the wearer. It is calculated as per the fixed ratio by the qualified astrologers. For the best effects, ruby may be set in gold, copper or panchadhatu.

To prepare the ring or the pendant for wearing, place it at the bottom of a metal bowl and add the following one by one:

1. Ganga Jal
2. Tulsi leaves (Indian Basil)
3. Unboiled cow’s milk
4. Honey
5. Ghee (clarified butter)

The ruby gemstone can be made into a ring or a pendant. If it is set into a ring then it should be worn on the Ring finger of the Right Hand on a Sunday Morning during sunrise in the Shukla Paksha phase of the moon. Once the ritual is complete, take the ruby gemstone ring/pendant out of the liquids and clean it with a fresh cloth. For activation of the gemstone recite the mantra of Surya Dev, 'Om Hrim Sum Suryay Namah' 108 times.

Please note that if you are already wearing a red coral then you may wear the ruby gemstone either as a pendant or as a ring on the ring finger of your left hand.

Characteristics Of A Good Ruby Or Manik:

1. It is one of the hardest gemstones, ranking just below diamond and moissanite.
2. Smoothness of surface.
3. Brilliance.
4. Transparency.
5. High specific gravity i.e. it should be heavier than an average stone of the same size.
6. An untreated ruby should have needle-like rutile inclusions.

Easy Identification Tips For A Real Ruby:

1. Look for needle-like inclusions also known as silk.
2. Look for the 4C's in the stone, i.e. color, cut, clarity, and carat.

While the market is flooded with artificial rubies, it is very important to have an eye for an original one. An untreated and unheated ruby is a rarity these days, so it is advised to buy gemstones from trusted sources only. At, each and every gemstone is offered along with proper certificates from renowned certification institutions of the country as well as of the world.


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posted on Nov 05,2019
My date of Birth 14 March 1970,Birth time 3.00AM which stone is suitable for me

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