In Eastern lore it is believed that a high-quality Ruby
is so powerful that even an ignorant person, living
a sinful life and surrounded by deadly enemies is saved.
In India it is believed that anyone wearing a Ruby
be freed from diseases caused by any imbalance of the
bodily functions, or cured of any ailments of the blood.
According to old Indian lore skeptics can witness the
power of Ruby
if they place one:
*On an unopened lotus bud, which will open up and blossom.
*In a glass jar, where a red light will be seen to
*Together with pearls
on a silver
plate, then placing
it in sunlight where the silver
plate will appear black,
will glow red and the Ruby
will shine like
A genuine Ruby
possesses auspicious qualities, however,
woe be to those who wear a Ruby
of poor quality. A Ruby
although genuine, should not be worn if it has strong
color banding, excessive inclusions, internal cracks,
a rough surface, or is dull and lifeless. Anyone using
such a Ruby
, even if ignorant, will suffer from disease
and, or loss of fortune.