Its color is dark pink like a rose. It is called sun-stone.
It is one of the most costly mineral stones and is worn for Sun, emitting red, cosmic rays and infra-red radiation, making the subject active, smart, bestowing high honour and social esteem, freedom from sight problems and eye defects/ailments. It rules over bones, headaches, indigestion, fevers and colic. The wearer will be generally favoured with good health, position and prestige, particularly making the person free from any serious abnormalities or diseases. Occultists, gem therapists, sculptors, artists, engineers, architects, legal experts and judges can wear this with a great advantage. In case the colour of the gem fades, it indicates that the wearer may have to face certain unexpected difficulties and problems and can thus be fore warned to face these problems boldly. The gem protects the wearer from harm done through underground jealousies and rivalries. This gem can be worn with profit by administrators, executives, politicians and those placed in higher echleons of the society, as it gives initiative, courage, administrative skills and supervisory powers. Precious rubies protect the wearer from not only diseases but also confer high honour and position, notwithstanding conspiracies by their adversaries. But it should be used in consultation with a good numerologist/gem therapist.
Ruby is recommended for general good luck for those belonging to solar sign `Virgo" or for those having their single birth numbers 1 or 4 (i.e.those born on 1st, 10th, 19th, 28th, 4th, 13th, 22nd or 31st of any month). It is good for heart patients and those suffering from B.P. It has been found effective in the case of cancer patients also. It is good for chronic patients of eye sight. Rubies are particularly favorable for those in positions of authority or those aspiring to become high dignitaries in the affairs of nations, but its use could be combined with diamonds.
Its use is not ordinarily recommended for housewives, as they may tend to dominate over their husbands, but working girls in the positions of authority could use it with some advantage. It should be worn in gold on the ring finger. The weight should be preferably 3 to 5 rattis. It should be worn on Sundays within one hour of the sunrise, after prayers.