Ruby (Manik)

Ruby (Manik in Hindi) is a red colored precious gemstone, also known as the 'King of Gems', with great astrological significance.

Who Should Wear A Ruby?

Ruby is the birthstone for Leo sun sign. In Indian astrology, Ruby stone strengthens Sun (Surya) and is the rashi ratna for Leo (Simha). Ruby gemstone (also known as 'Manikya' in Hindi) bestows wealth, status, respect, dignity and the powers of the Sun God upon its wearer. Ascendants of Aries, Cancer, Sagittarius, Pisces and Scorpio can also wear a Ruby stone.

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Which Ruby Gemstone Should I Buy?

  • The ideal weight of your Ruby gem (Manik) is at least 1/12th in carats of your body weight. (60 kg body weight = 5 carat stone)
  • The stone should preferably have high clarity, pinkish to dark red color and no chemical or heat treatments.
  • For Astrological purpose, Old Burma Ruby stones (from Myanmar) are considered the best.

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You may also read about: Ruby Benefits, Ruby Prices, Ruby Substitutes and How to wear Ruby.

Ruby Gemstone Benefits:

  • Ruby or Manik stone has symbolized royalty since ages. It is known to bring status, dignity, wealth, professional success and the power of social influence to its wearer.
  • It brings recognition and respect when worn by people who are in top-level Government and Administrative jobs.
  • Ruby is believed to strengthen the planet Sun in its wearer's horoscope. It has been noted that people who have a strong positioning of Sun in their horoscope have a luxurious and sophisticated life and always mark their presence wherever they go.
  • Sun (Surya) is symbolic of 'Father' in Astrology. Wearing a Manik ratna (gemstone) strengthens paternal relations, improves father’s health and increases the likeliness of inheriting a successful legacy.
  • Medically, Ruby symbolizes the Heart, the Eyes and Bones. It is believed that wearing a Ruby gemstone benefits Heart conditions, improves the eye sight and makes bones stronger.
  • It is said that Manik stone benefits its wearer's metabolic activities and increases their body temperature.


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Ruby Gemstone Price:

  • Ruby price per carat depends upon its Weight (measured in carats or ratti), Quality (Cut, Clarity and Color) and the Treatments it has undergone.
  • Natural Ruby stone price in India starts at Rs. 450 per carat and goes as high as Rs. 2,00,000 per carat and above.
  • Choosing the right Ruby gemstone is the most difficult as compared to other gemstones. This is because natural, unheated and untreated Rubies are very rare and hence, expensive. Natural and untreated Old Burmese Ruby stones are considered the finest and therefore astrologically, the best. In this category, your first choice should be Old Burma Ruby priced between Rs. 60,000 per carat and Rs. 1.50,000 per carat. Your second choice should be an Old Burmese Ruby costing between Rs. 30,000 per carat to Rs. 60,000 per carat. Your third choice should be between Rs. 15,000 per carat and Rs. 30,000 per carat.
  • Heated and Treated Rubies are abundant in the market. While these do not have as good an effect as the untreated variety, this is still considered better than wearing a Ruby substitute. In this category, your first choice should be Heated Old Burmese Rubies (10000-15000/ct+). Your second choice can either be an Unheated Indian Ruby (Rs 375/ct to Rs 1,300/ct) or a New Burma Ruby (glass-filled to hide inclusions) ranging from Rs 450/ct to Rs 2000/ct that looks beautiful.
  • Ruby stone prices per carat can be converted into the cost of Manik stone per Ratti by multiplying it by 0.9 (so, Rs 10,000/ct = Rs 9,000/ratti).
  • Ruby prices are dependent upon the country of origin of the Ruby gemstone. Therefore, unscrupulous dealers and most jewelers sell treated or low quality rubies and pass them off as Old Burmese Rubies, thereby not making you get your money’s worth. So make sure that you buy from a knowledgeable dealer and ask for a lab certificate mentioning tests for origin and treatments.


At, there is a stone for every budget. Our catalogue features the best Burmese Rubies for all price ranges. You can also purchase Ruby online by choosing from our range of African, Thailand and Indian Manik stones or buy substitutes of Ruby like Red Garnet, Red Onyx and Tiger's Eye.
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Ruby Quality:

  • The quality of Ruby depends upon its Cut, Color and Clarity
  • Astrologically, the quality of ruby stone depends mainly on clarity and only little on color.
  • The cut of a Ruby does not affect its astrological value and only has ornamental significance.
  • Do note that all natural rubies will have inclusions. Rubies with inclusions not visible to the naked eye will typically cost more than Rs 1,50,000/ct+.


Where Should I Buy Natural Ruby?

Be careful! Many dealers sell treated or synthetic Manik ratna while others pass off low quality Ruby stones as Old Burmese Rubies. Therefore, when you buy Ruby gemstone Online, ensure that you get a Lab Certificate of its authenticity from a Reputed Lab and that the dealer is ready to get the gemstone certified from any reputed lab of your choice (careful: there are fake labs as well!).
The seller should also have a clear refund policy and hopefully a large presence (larger organizations are likely to be more careful about their brand and stay away from unethical practices).

You can buy Ruby online at where Natural Rubies are available at affordable prices and in the best quality. We value your trust above anything else and therefore provide a free lab certificate which ensures that your Ruby gemstone is 100% natural. Also, you can pay Cash on Delivery as we provide free shipping for our products worldwide. We also have a customer-friendly Return and Refund policy.


Which Is The Best Substitute For Ruby?

Red Garnet and Red Onyx are the substitutes of Ruby. Tiger Eye is also considered to be another popular substitute for Ruby gemstone. However, substitutes are astrologically less effective than the primary stone. Rhodolite, Red Spinal, Rubilite etc. are also used as Ruby gemstone substitutes.


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How to Wear Ruby Gemstone?


The first choice as the metal for Ruby should be Gold. However, you can also choose Silver as the metal for Manik stone. Additionally, it can also be worn in Panchdhatu.

You can select from a huge collection of Ruby rings, Ruby pendants and Ruby bracelet designs at We provide jewelry made from the finest Silver, Gold and Panchdhatu.


What Is The Procedure For Wearing Ruby?

Ruby is worn in the ring finger of the correct hand (Left Hand for left-handed people and the Right Hand for right-handed people). It should be worn at the time of sunrise on Sunday during the Shukla Paksh (Waxing Moon). For the detailed step-by-step procedure, please visit our Blog Entry about: How to Wear Ruby Gemstone.

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