July Birthstone Ruby

Ruby Stone

Ruby stone (Red coral) ( Manik in Hindi ) is also called Ratnaraj, means king of gemstones, which is very effective to support you when you are in trouble. The Ruby gemstone is one of the most important astrological gemstones of the planet Sun.

Ruby Stone in Hindi is Maanik (माणिक)

Crystal Ruby Stone in Tamil is Rūpi (ரூபி)

Ruby Stone in Malayalam Māṇikyaṁ (മാണിക്യം)

Ruby Stone in Telugu is Rūbī (రూబీ)


What is the birthstone for July?

The birthstone for July is the ruby. The ruby is commonly considered the “king” of gemstones and is believed to carry good fortune.

Rubies come from the mineral, corundum – which also forms sapphires. The difference is their color. The name “Ruby” comes from the Latin word “ruber” which means “red” representing the vibrant color of the gemstone.

If you belong to the zodiac – Leo (July 23 – August 22), then it is your birth gemstone. and the gem for the 15th and 40th anniversaries. Ruby is primarily worn for Power, Status & Motivation. It makes the person more energetic & enthusiastic..

What is the July birthstone color?

The July birthstone color is red. Rubies range from a light pink to deep crimson in color, depending on where they are mined.

Corundum comes in blue and red varieties; the red variety is considered a ruby, the blue – a sapphire. Since corundum comes in all different colors of the rainbow, ones that have too much purple, pink, or other colors that overpower the red, are not considered rubies.

Astrological Benefits of Ruby Gemstone

People having weak placement of Sun in their horoscope need to use ruby gemstone. When wearing ruby crystal will gain more financial and professional stability. It is good for the people who working as managers as it enhances leadership qualities.

The sun holds a primary status among the Navgraha (nine planets). The sun is the main source of energy and known as the soul of the solar system. Ruby Stone is known by various names in different languages Manik Stone Hindi, Shona-Ratna in Bengali, Ravi-Ratna in Sanskrit.

There are some negative effects of wearing ruby gemstone without proper information, before wearing a ruby gemstone please consult with a good astrologer because it can have both positive and negative effect depending upon the position of the sun in the birth chart.

Ruby Stone Benefits

  1. Ruby Gemstone helps the wearer to improve the problems in skin.
  2. Help improving self-confidence and motivational issues
  3. Wearing a Ruby Gemstone can restore vitality and help in issues related to eyesight and blood circulation.
  4. It is also beneficial for a person who wear Ruby if he wants strength to fight against diseases.
  5. It will help to cure peptic ulcer, fever, rheumatism, gout, boils, itch and insomnia.
  6. Gives them courage, good consciousness, and power to earn.
  7. Ruby helps to make your bones stronger.
  8. Ruby also increases the income and brings in prosperity.

Also Check: Birthstones by Month

Ruby Properties

  1. Hardness of Ruby on Moh’s Scale: 9
  2. Optic Character of Ruby: Anisotropic
  3. Refractive Index (RI) of Ruby: 1.76 – 1.78
  4. Specific Gravity (SG) of Ruby: 3.99 – 4.01
  5. Fluorescence: Strong Red under long wave UV
  6. Pleochroism : Strong Dichroism
  7. Astrological Planet: Sun
  8. Affected Chakra: Base Chakra
  9. Cosmic Color: Red
  10. Birthstone: Leo

How to Wear Ruby gemstone?

Ruby stone must be worn in the ring finger of the right hand and must be set in a Gold or a Copper ring.

Who should wear Ruby Gemstone?

Association with Sun makes ruby as the Rajratna or ‘King of Gems’. Depending on the placement of Sun in a person’s horoscope, wearing ruby gemstone can favorably improve career, health, temperament and social status of natives and related ascendants.

  • Indian or vedic astrology assigns ruby gem or Manikya gemstone for Leo rashi.
  • Western astrology recommends ruby birthstone for Leo sunsign.
  • Ascendants of Aries, Scorpio, Sagittarius and Pisces can also wear ruby.

How do you care for ruby jewellery?

The July birthstone is very durable so it can withstand normal wearing conditions. Ruby is a great stone to put in rings, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces for everyday wear because it is easy to clean and less likely to break than other gemstones.

Jewellery containing the July birthstone can be cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner using the proper solution. Heat treated rubies are safe to put into ultrasonic cleaners because they won’t reverse any treatment or damage the gemstone. Due to the heat and vibration that these types of cleaners use, if the ruby is fracture-filled, it should only be cleaned with a damp cloth.

Fracture-filling is a process where a transparent material like oil, wax, or glass, is put into deep crevices or scratches on a gemstone that interrupt with the way the light passes through it. The scratches may deflect the light and make the stone appear more dull.

Rubies are also able to endure contact with high temperatures and common chemicals as long as they are not fracture-filled or dyed.

How do you determine the value for rubies?

The ruby is an extremely valuable gemstone. The color and appearance of the ruby is what determines a majority of its value. Jewelers also look at the measurements and carat weight, shape, and clarity in order to decide how valuable a ruby gemstone is.

The most ideal and valuable ruby has a clear, bright, and vibrant red to very slightly purple-red color.

Gemstones that have been treated to enhance their clarity or color are less valuable than those that are completely natural.

Where can the July birthstone be found?

Ruby can be found in many different countries; Burma, Sri Lanka, United States, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Australia, India, Brazil, and Cambodia.

The finest rubies are found in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) and Thailand. Myanmar rubies have a red color that is commonly described as “pigeon’s blood.” Thailand rubies have a deeper, more burgundy-red color.

What is the largest ruby found?

The world’s largest ruby is the 125 West Ruby which weighs 8.2 pounds or 18,696 carats and is certified by the Gemological Institute of America. There is also another July birth stone that is not certified yet, but is reported to have been found in Myanmar and weighs 21,450 carats.

The Chaiyo Ruby is another July birthstone that could be the largest ruby found, but there are claims that it is fake. It weighs 109,000 carats but is believed to have been manufactured by the Burmese.


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