(Graff Ruby Ring; image courtesy of Sotheby’s.)
The ruby is associated with the sun; the brightest star in the sky. The giver of life.
Also known as Manikya in Hindi, the ruby represents the sun which means it exudes warmth and vigour and provides the same to the wearer. It is believed that the individual donning the gem is blessed with the enhancement of status, prestige and with that comes a healthy increase in self-esteem. Health is also of consequence, bones are strengthened, digestion is under control; in other words, good health is bestowed upon the person thus ridding them of any sort of disease or illness.
It is advisable that the individual looks for a particularly good ruby, ideally, flawless. Preferably well cut with good symmetry in a round, oval, cushion or emerald cut with a minimum of 1.00 to 1.50 carats.
What kind of jewellery is to be made of this ruby and the part of the body that will be adorned by this gem is to be decided by the Jyotish and it is upon that expert’s advice that certain choices are to be made.
(Wrightsman Pearl Brooch; image courtesy of Sotheby’s.)
The pearl is a representation of the moon, the earth’s only natural satellite.
Like NASA says, the moon is the brightest and largest object in the night sky. It is responsible for bringing stability to Earth and for causing tides that in turn cause rhythm that we have lived with since time immemorial.
It also causes us to believe that the pearl leads with its influence over the heart and matters that concern the same, as it does the blood and the mind. These govern major parts of the human body and are responsible for multiple functions, just as the moon affects the earth. The pearl is said to bring constancy to whoever wears it.
Creamy, milky white, pearls that don’t have blemishes are preferred and the lustre seems to be of prime importance.
Yet again, important to mention that one must take this up only after consultation with astrologers that you trust.
More about other gems in the next post!