Gemstones in Astrology: Ruby

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The gemstone of authority and the “king of gemstones,” ruby occupies an important place in astrology. Read on to learn about this precious gem and beliefs surrounding its use for health and wellbeing.

The Gemstone of the Sun

In Vedic astrology, the ruby represents the sun with its authority, power, and strength. As a result of this association, ruby stone benefits are said to include mental strength and physical health, as well as an increase in energy, vitality, love, and sexual function.

The Gem of Capricorn on the Zodiac

The gemstone for Capricorn, ruby in astrology is a popular choice for those with a birthday between 22 December and 20 January (on the tropical calendar) or between 15 January and 14 February on the Hindu sidereal calendar.

People born under this star sign are described as disciplined, ambitious, patient, and well-humored. Negative traits of Capricorns include a tendency to be pessimistic, miserly, and grudging. By wearing a ruby gemstone, Capricorns are thought to be able to accentuate their potential for success while tempering their pessimistic side with love and passion.

Ruby for Health and Wellbeing

Experts who study the ruby in astrology also link the ruby stone to specific benefits for the wearer’s health. The gemstone of the navel chakra, ruby is believed to help the stomach and resolve indigestion while boosting a sense of self-worth, confidence, responsibility, and leadership. For men, this translates into strength and nobility. For women, it manifests as power and passion. Ruby is also associated with the blood and thought to stimulate the healthy functioning of the circulatory system.

If you are afraid of the ultra-violet rays produced by the sun, wearing a ruby could provide a solution. According to Vedic astrologers, this particular variety of the mineral corundum gives off its own rays that stop the sun’s rays from entering your body directly.

Who Should Wear a Ruby Gemstone?

To enjoy the benefits of ruby in astrology, experts recommend wearing an unheated, untreated ruby on the ring finger of the right hand. It is an excellent choice for creative types who want to increase their popularity and anyone in a position of leadership and authority, such as politicians, diplomats, doctors, and military personnel. Ruby is also the birthstone for July and the traditional gem gifted on 15th and 40th wedding anniversaries.

Ideas for Designing Your Ruby Ring

If Vedic ideas about ruby in astrology inspire you, consider including a ruby gemstone ring or ruby cufflink set in your collection. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:


A ruby halo ring in yellow gold could signify the sun and the vitality, warmth, and authority you wish to see manifest in your life.


A ruby solitaire ring in rose gold is a beautiful choice for using ruby to boost the health of the naval chakra and instill a sense of confidence and strength.


A set of geometric-themed ruby cufflinks emanates power and authority at work and elevates your leadership qualities.

Remember that whichever of our jewelry designs appeals to you, you can customize the gemstone and metal to match your personal preferences.

Enhance Your Life with Ruby Jewelry from AZEERA

When choosing a jeweler to craft your ruby ring or cufflinks, consider where the gemstone is coming from and how the ring is made. At AZEERA, we only use conflict-free rubies that are produced by companies we know and trust. Once the gems reach our New York workshop, our casters and setters go about crafting your ring to your exact specifications.

If you have an heirloom ruby or untreated ruby stone with healing benefits that you would like to have set in a completely original custom ring, we would be happy to help. Contact our founders to make your ruby-in-astrology dream a reality today!

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