Ruby - symbolism of the stone


The ruby (derived from the Latin word Rubenus - Red) is a blessed stone of July, a magic talisman, a symbol of invulnerability, longevity, ardent and passionate love. In astrology the ruby is associated with Leo and Capricorn. It has a wonderful variety of red. The color of the ruby varies: from pink to bright red with the addition of purple. As the heliotrope, it gives courage to ward off evil thoughts. If the ruby is worn by a good man it brings good luck, otherwise bad luck. Another name of the stone is balangus. In Russia it was the name of the red ruby. The best samples of ruby are in Ceylon, China and Indochina. The stone has been used as an antidote. It is believed if the ruby becomes dark, his master is in danger. The stone is also used as a love spell. It is believed that the ruby brings happiness and peace.

In India, the ruby was called the king of gemstones. Enormous rubies were the treasures of the Indian Rajas and the Shah of Iran. The Indians considered the ruby to be as sacred stone and very few Indians had courage to sell it. In the realm of Russia the rulers have long been crowned with the hat "Monomachus" which in addition to various semi-precious stones had been decorated by wonderful rubies. In the crown of Catherine II there was a small ruby like a pigeon's egg, it was a gift from Swedish King Gustav III. Cesare Borgia known for his bravery and his cruelty was wearing a ring with a huge ruby, called "the fire of Borgia" and he used to claim that it was the stone that saved his life.

The ruby is a symbol of authority and power, and in love this stone brings a burning passion.

In the East, it is declared: “The ruby confers on its holder the power and courage of the lion, and the cunning of the eagle and snake.” The stone contributes to the charm of love and passion. The ruby should not be shown to children and the buffalo, a child may be afraid of its brilliant colors, and the buffalo could get angry.

In ancient times it was given supernatural power to the ruby. It was believed to possess magical power, the guarantee of victory, love and happiness. Exposed to light, this stone creates a creative impact, gives the power to become famous. But at the same time it takes a lot of effort and energy from a person.

The best known and most common definition of the ruby is a stone of life.

In ancient times it was believed that this stone was a most dangerous enemy of the devil. A very common belief is the fact that the ruby symbolizes passionate love. It is easy to determine the reason for this superstition: the intense red ruby is a direct symbol of passion. The ruby cures chronic depression and insomnia, helps in diseases of the spine, joints, and is recommended for rheumatism. In ancient times, the ruby has been used in the treatment of heart diseases. It was believed that it could transform melancholy into joy, and inspire faith in salvation. It was given miraculous properties: to give encouragement and bravery. The ruby improves sleep and appetite, returns strength. The ruby is useful in blood diseases, such as anemia, viral diseases by stimulating the immune system. According to legend, Paracelsus had treated the plague and the bubonic plague with ruby.



Opal - Opal is a precious stone of wisdom and friendship. Because of the colors of the rainbow this stone is venerated as a symbol of hope.

Jade - is also considered to be a stone of eternal love. A jade butterfly is a guarantee of eternal happiness in love.

Sapphire - Sapphire is a stone of fidelity, a symbol of chastity and modesty, which brings divine grace, happiness and peace.

Hyacinth - Hyacinth also has the ability to improve memory and increase the level of intelligence. Hyacinth is also considered to be a stone of sadness and pain.

The turquoise stone - It is a symbol of happy love and a happy family life.

Onyx - According to legend, in the temple of Jerusalem, the wall of Solomon had the windows that penetrated enough light, because they were made of this stone.

Emerald - A great lover of emeralds was the Queen of Sheba, and the emperor Nero used special lenses made of emerald to watch the gladiators fight.

Garnet - This stone has long been considered as an amulet or a stone of lovers, a symbol of love, friendship or affection.

Topaz - In ancient times it was believed that topaz could bring luck in business, and could make someone rich.

Lapis Lazuli - is a stone of sincerity and friendship. This mineral is also called the stone of heaven.

Chalcedony - In the East the ancients attributed to this stone a property to protect life from death and disease, to bring love and happiness

Tourmaline - It is believed that tourmaline is a spiritual stone; it is able to develop creative abilities and protect artists from all sorts of dangers.

Chrysoberyl - gives peace and peace of mind, strengthens family relationships. It is suitable for people looking for marriage

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