Navaratna: The Nine Precious Gems
The nine gems or Navaratnas are –
Ruby Diamond Emerald Blue Sapphire Yellow sapphire Cat’s eye Garnet Red coral Pearl
RUBY: a Ruby is a gemstone whose color can vary from pink to red-blood depending on its chemical combination. It comes from word ”Ruber”, Latin for “red”.
Ruby is the stone of the sun and hence has a supreme position among the navaratnas. Ruby was used by royalty to focus and sustain their ability to command and rule. It enhances straits such as leadership, will power, purity and independence. It contributes to vigor, self-image, public perception, virtue and the capacity to command.
Sun signs: Leo, Aries and Sagittarius Celestial ruler: Sun Natural occurrence: Thailand, Cambodia, Afghanistan Category: mineral variety Cosmic Color: red Diaphaneity: transparent