The name Ruby comes from the Latin word 'ruber' which means red color.

In ancient India it was regarded as the "Ratna-raj" The raja or king of gems and known by the name 'Manak'.
In Persia Ruby gemstone was known as 'zargun'.

 Ruby belongs to the family of corundum. Red gems are Rubies and the blue, yellow and pink colors, Sapphires.

Trigonal crystallization and hardness ‘9’

The energy power of Ruby is intense and vivid.

It is credited with enhancing the quality of self-confidence .

Known as the "gem of confidence in success."

The vital presence of Ruby vibrates with the fragrance of ginger.

 Ruby is associated with the chakra at the base of the spine, 'Muladhara', the root.

It relates to the astrological signs of Leo, Scorpio, Cancer and Sagittarius.