Magical Ruby

Magical Ruby

Red like fire, love and passion. Ruby’s strength comes from its colour. 

Characterised by an intense, fire-like colour, rubies are one of the most precious coloured gems in the world, even rarer than diamonds. This stone has always symbolised vitality, inner fire, love and passion, indeed it has inspired legends and works since ancient times. Puranic writings tell the story of the Sun-God Surya who stole Bala’s blood, a demon with immense powers, and ran off into the clouds with it and covered the skies with its splendour. Envious of Surya’s magnificence, the King of Sri Lanka, Ravana, decided to block Surya’s flight by frightening him, as a result he dropped the demon’s blood in an expanse of water in the Bhararta region. Soon, the shores were littered with beautiful precious stones, they were a fiery, radiant red and as powerful as Surya himself. The ancients believed rubies to be talismans, able to reveal catastrophies and generate good luck, while within the royal courts they symbolised immortality, power, desire, beauty, even malediction.

A perfect example of this is the crown of Saint Wenceslaus in Prague, created in 1346 for the coronation of King Charles, it then became the state crown for future sovereigns. Adorned with pearls and sapphires, it boasts a large central ruby, this particular ruby is believed to be so powerful as to be cursed: legend has it that anyone who wears the crown who is not the legitimate heir to the throne will succumb to a violent death before the year is out. The curse appears to have worked on the Nazi Reinhard Heydrich who, during the Second World War, tried the crown on in St. Vitus' Cathedral and less than a year later was killed by a grenade. Nowadays, rubies possess only positive qualities, namely, radiance, power and beauty, which together with the gem’s rarity, make them one of the most valuable and sought-after stones.

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Stimulating Ruby

Due to its warm, fiery colour, rubies iare often associated with the Sun, they impart strength, energy and vitality: a veritable amulet in the world of retail and business and heal both mind and body. Ruby is considered to be an emblem of happiness, able to reconcile rifts and protect against the dangers of water. Wearing or carrying a ruby helps one to overcome fatigue and lethargy, the gem gives the body vitality and energy, for this reason it is not recommended for irritable people who may find the stone too stimulating. This mineral is associated with blood, it strengthens the heart, the myocardium, ventricles and arteries, and stimulates blood circulation.

In addition, it is believed to detox the body, blood and lymph system and therefore help fight fever and infection. It can also help to regulate weight gain caused by compulsive eating. Its intense energy sharpens the mind, resulting in heightened awareness and concentration. Ruby promotes courageous behaviour and boosts self-confidence: it acts as a ‘crystal light’ during life’s moments of darkness and helps one deal with acute stress and worries.

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Details Mineral: Corundum Chemical Comp.: Al2o3 Colour: Red Reflection: 1.762 To 1.770 Birefrangence: 0.008 To 0.010 Density: 4.00 (+/- 0.05) Hardness: 9


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[ts_row] [ts_one_half] Poetry In the nineteenth century, Ralph Waldo Emerson composed a poem which described rubies as ‘drops of frozen wine from Eden's vats that run’ and ‘hearts of friends to friends unknown’. [/ts_one_half] [ts_one_half] ruby1 [/ts_one_half] [/ts_row]

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Colour The most valuable colour is dark blood- red with subtle bluish hues, called ‘pigeon blood’ or Burmese ruby. C.F.

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