Red Natural Gemstone, commonly known as Ruby, is one of four most precious gemstones (among Diamond, Emerald and Sapphire). Ruby is well-known for its rarity, monetary value, and hardness (second only to Diamond). The name comes from the Latin word rubeus, meaning “red,” and until 1800 when Ruby was recognised as a variety of Corundum, red Spinels, Tourmalines, and Garnets were also believed to be Ruby.
Ruby is used to amplify energy and increase chi or prana. In this way it is considered a boost to Earth healing. It is also a stone that may bring a sense of adventurer to the wearer. It is considered to be a leadership stone as well.
Ruby has been associated with prosperity and wealth for centuries. It is said to help find or stabilise work and finances, as well as bringing general prosperity. Ruby also is used to increase generosity.