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All About Rubies…

   Posted by: earthegy   in All Posts

Ruby Ring from earthegy

Ruby Ring from earthegy

 

All About Rubies…

~Ruby is named after the Latin word “ruber,” which translates to “red.”
~In the ancient Sanskrit, ruby is called “ratnaraj,” which means “king of precious stones.”
~In Thailand, ruby is known as “tabtim”, which translates to “pomegranate” in Thai.
~Ancient Hindus believed that if they offered rubies to the god Krishna they would be reborn as emperors.
~People in India believed that rubies enabled their owners to live peacefully with their enemies.
~Ancient Burmese warriors possessed rubies to make them invincible in battle. It wasn’t enough to just wear a ruby, they inserted them into their flesh to them part of their bodies.
~The darker rubies were considered to be male and the lighter colored stones female.
~According to the story of Marco Polo, Kublai Khan offered the King of Ceylon a city in exchange for a large ruby.
~Ancient legends say that to dream of rubies means you will have success in money or business matters and a good harvest.
~In feng shui, ruby is believed to bring yang fire energy.
~In China and Japan Rubies are worn to achieve long life, health, and happiness.
~The vivid red color of ruby also means that it is associated with desire, and it is thought by some to be a stone of love with an aphrodisiac effect. Ruby has also been said to cure blood disorders including menstrual pain and circulatory problems.

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