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Healing & History of Ruby

October 2021 | Helen Halpert

 History of Ruby

Consistently throughout history the Ruby has been considered a stone of royalty. Ruby Gemstones symbolize passion, protection, and prosperity, admired by all throughout history. Rubies have been adorned by royal families and religious leaders. Records suggest that rubies were traded along China’s North Silk Road as early as 200 BC. Chinese noblemen adorned their armour with rubies because they believed the gem would grant protection.  The precious and luxurious Ruby Gem has universally been associated with wealth and power.  Owners of ruby gems are thought to attract wealth and fortune.

Historically a Ruby is a leaders best ally.  In some traditions, a Ruby is believed to make its owner invincible and even heal wounds; this is one reason why it’s been popular on crowns and other items worn by royalty. Asian sculptors placed a ruby in the Buddha's brow to represent the third eye and reincarnation.  Ruby is the legendary gem of power to protect its owner from enemies.


Ruby is the birthstone for the month of July.


If your intention is wealth and fortune then a Ruby is the gem of choice.  Legends suggest the powerful gem will increase your wealth and protect you from harm.


Increases Energy and Vitality
Enhances Motivation and Ambition
Encourages Creativity and Exploration
Aides in the opening of the Heart Chakra
Attracts Romance and True Love.
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