Leo Birthstone – Ruby

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Ruby fact file

Crystal Structure: hexagonal
Chemical Composition: corundum – aluminum oxide (Al2O3)
Hardness: 9 MOHS

Refractive Index: 1.762 to 1.77
Colors: shades of red, orange- red, or purple red

The king of the jungle is a Fixed sign and his element is Fire. Many Leos are artistic and creative because they are powerful and very expressive.

However, this noble animal loves praises and affection.The Leo birthstone is Ruby.

Ruby is said to give name, fame, vigour, virtue, warmth and the capacity to command to its user. It can also raise the individual far above the status in which he was born. Historically, it has been symbolic of love and passion. This is normally red in colour. Red on a man indicates command and nobility; for a woman, pride or tenacity. the color red–as found in ruby, garnet, or spinel–denotes matters of the heart. Ruby is a hot stone. If you’re interested in romance, consider wearing a ruby. This hearty red gem is thought to attract and maintain love. A sign of passion and virility, ruby has the power to stimulate sexual desire. It helps to cure peptic ulcer, fever, rheumatism, gout etc. However prolonged use may cause boils, itch and insomnia as well.Ladies should avoid the use of Ruby as it can destroy the body lustre. Ruby should be used in gold in third or ring finger of right hand on Sunday. Ideally should be of about 3 or 5 grams in weight.

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