In Sanskrit “ratnaraj” – the king of gems and “ratnayaka” the leader of gems. Rubin is dedicated to the Sun. This stone is special magical powers the stone of trials, ownership of the forces of energy. It will help to overcome the forces of darkness, fighting with the fear. It is a stone of power. It is best to wear this stone to those who have already achieved something. In ancient times, ruby was ascribed various healing properties to stop the bleeding, to keep the memory, to give cheerfulness, courage. It was believed that a ruby could protect from serious ailments, to excite the passion of love.
As a healing stone ruby is recommended to wear for people who suffer low blood pressure. While wearing the stone improve sleep, General state and appetite, return lost strength. Paracelsus treated ruby even cancerous ulcers. To wear the stone because it takes a lot of energy. The name “ruby” comes from the Latin word rubella is red. Other names of the mineral and its varieties: noble red corundum, ratnayaka, manikya, Yahont. Rubin refers to precious stones. In ancient times this stone was called “Yahont” and “carbuncle”.
The origin of this stone in Association with feldspar, biotite, garnet or hydrocarbonoclasticus in the secondary quartzites in Association with andalusite, quartz, hematite. Deposits – fluvial deposits in India, Thailand, Kenya, Tanzania, Burma and Afghanistan. Application. Rubin has been known since antiquity and used for inserts in jewelry. Traditionally it has been extracted and kept in Burma and India, but with the development of trade relations he was to travel to Egypt, Greece and Rome.
Almost all of these stones were in jewelry and regalia of the highest nobility, Royal families, clergy, nobles yard. The first information about rubies belong to the VI century BC, to the ancient traditions of India and Burma. Ancient Indian texts Dating back to 2300 BC, is called the ruby the king of precious stones. In the Mediterranean countries ruby is also known and appreciated – he is mentioned in the Bible. The Greeks called it “anthrax”, the Romans “carbunculus”.
By the tenth century ad. in Russia, varieties of corundum called sapphires. In folk medicine, medicinal properties of ruby known since ancient times. In India believed that rubies cure epilepsy, paralysis, deduce from depression. In Europe, a sick stomach and impotence treated eastertime into powder with stones, mixed with water. Healers used not only the stone, but water, insisted on it. It was believed that the larger the ruby, the stronger the healing effects of the water in which it was located. Modern folk healers of a different opinion.
They believe that ruby water helps with high blood pressure, blood diseases, diseases of the heart and eyes. Some people believe that this water can relieve asthma attacks. For the treatment of diseases of the throat, ear, joints and spine it is recommended to impose on the sore spots stones. Modern lithotherapists believe that ruby should wear a people who have disturbed sleep, prone to hypochondria and feeling tired all the time. Ruby affects the heart and the navel chakra.
In Europe, the ruby symbolized courage, strength, dignity, beauty, and devotion to the faith. In the East the life energy, love, strength and health. In ancient India, this stone was dedicated to the Sun. Products with ruby should not be worn people cruel, violent, irascible and intemperate, as it reinforces their negative qualities. As a ruby talisman is able to protect its wearer from evil magic, to save you from many serious illnesses, to protect against enemies posing as friends. Ruby protects people born under the sign of Leo.
Women of Lviv, it makes an attractive and attracts love. The Lions men stone helps to cope with lack of confidence, gives courage, helps to correctly assess the situation. Ruby is a talisman of people engaged in activities related to the risk of life: soldiers, firefighters, policemen, rescue workers. We must remember that as a talisman, ruby helps people with a pure heart and thoughts. He gives them courage, energy and fuels protects against injuries. The ruby ring as an amulet, will give the owner a sense of joy, increase vitality, enhance memory, prolong life.
The stone of the fire element, passionate and passionate love – ruby, stone of love the earth, love between man and woman. The energy of ruby kindle the fire of love and support her raging fire. Indian astrology calls ruby stone of power, strength and vibrant energy associated with the karma of the people strong and bright. It strengthens the force, banishes melancholy and protects from evil spells. In India in the middle ages ruby was treated acrimony and accumulation of gas. The main mystical quality ruby – birth to the great attraction.
Ruby makes a good man kinder, evil turns into a real villain, noble and courageous helps to win and do exploits, and ordinary people gives happiness and love, warns them of danger by changing their color. It strengthens the heart and gives women fertility. Avestan school of astrology believes that ruby takes a person too much effort. It is harmful to people with high blood pressure because it can lead to stroke. It was believed that Rubin is able to stop the bleeding, to heal the plague, and epilepsy, can prevent leprosy and scabies.
In Russia in the sixteenth century there was a belief that “Yakhont who wears red, the terrible dashing of dreams will not see, will strengthen your heart and people will be honest”. Another property of the ruby, because of which it was carried willingly by people, was that it kept its owner from the dangers of horse riding (rubies often decorated horse harness), from lightning and flooding. Rings with rubies or set stones worn by people who are afraid of poison, because they believed that the ruby, immersed in the poisoned drink, or carried to the tip poisoned dagger changes its color.
Methods of determining the authenticity of ruby: If you place a ruby in a glass vessel, it will assume a reddish color. If ruby put in a glass of cow’s milk, the milk will become pinkish in color, while it is usually yellowish. Looking dark ruby-red, if you look at it from one angle and pale when viewed from the back side. Crack in a real ruby will not Shine. It will have a zigzag shape, whereas the crack in ruby-simulation will be a direct, well visible and Shine. Bubbles are rare in real ruby.
They’re round and have the same color as the stone, but stones in the simulations the bubbles are round, open, white and sometimes empty. A real ruby is placed on the eye lid remains cooler because of its compact molecular structure. A piece of glass or fake stone, synthetic ruby heats up quickly. The strata of this ruby linear and straight, whereas the fakes they are circular. Fake ruby to become orange when placed under an ultraviolet lamp.