Size: 2 to 5 Carats
Ruby or Manik is a natural, deep pink or blood red colored, precious gemstone of the Corundum family. Vedic astrology recommends rubies to be worn for success and growth in businesses, jobs, social status, authority and self-confidence.
Ruby is the red variety of the mineral corundum. When corundum occurs in any other color it is referred to as a sapphire. Rubies are mined primarily in Burma, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Madagascar, India, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. More important than the gem’s locality of origin is the actual color and clarity of the stone. Rubies that are the most valuable will be pure red in color, without any modifying tones of violet, orange or brown and are transparent in clarity. A fine ruby is among the most expensive of any stone in the world.