Diamond, Ruby and Emerald is a must have for every woman. While the diamond is the most expensive of the three; yet Ruby jewelry is not too light on the wallet. All three gems have been the favorite in the Indian royal heritage. The royal Indian jewelry that has been found, contains all these three gemstones in abundance. Ruby jewelry is further adorned with the use of pearls or diamonds. Ladies prefer to wear complete Ruby sets consisting of earrings, necklace and a ring. In spite of it being expensive, it is a considered a must have for most women.

Ruby is the birthstone for those born in the month of July and is the Zodiacal lucky charm for those born under the sun sign of Cancer. It is an ideal gift for those celebrating their 15th and 4th wedding anniversary. It is also considered lucky to wear Ruby jewelry on Tuesdays.

It is believed that those who wear Rubies are blessed with abundance of wealth and wonderful children are borne to them. The wearer is courageous and always happy as sorrow and pain is warded away by this gemstone. But, this is possible only if the Ruby is genuine, as on the other hand a defected red gemstone spells trouble. One of the most prominent defects one encounters is black color spread across the gem. According to Astrologers and Gemologists a dull red gemstone brings problems to the family and a Ruby that is more of a maroon shade or double-shaded brings problems to the parents. Another common defect is a spotted Ruby that can cause distress due to wounds.

One of the easiest methods of knowing the genuineness of a Ruby is by placing it in the sunlight. If the gemstone produces red rays then it is of superior quality. Another aspect of a superior Ruby is that if it is rubbed on a stone it does not lose any weight. On the other hand the inferior quality are dull, may have cracks or depressions, may lack in shine and maybe brittle.

In India, the Ruby has been glorified in several of its scriptures. It is know as the Ratnaraj or ‘King of Gemstones’ in the Sanskrit language. According to many, wearing this jewelry brings about passionate feelings of love, valor, strength and royalty. This red gemstone is also considered to be a symbol of liberty, generosity, self-respect and divine power.

Though Amethyst is of astrological significance, it also has certain healing factors. It is recommended to be worn by people afflicted by certain emotional, physical, psychological and even career problems. Men and women wear Amethyst rings as it is said to have maximum effect when worn on the finger. The astrologer recommends on which finger the Amethyst ring should be worn. Even Reiki and Color Therapy propagate Amethyst because of its healing properties.
Amethyst rings can be set in either gold or silver, again as per the astrologer’s recommendation. No matter in which metal it is set, the stone has to touch the finger. The color of the stone depends on one’s preference. For a deeper purple the stone is put through a heating process, which adds to the cost. People prefer lighter colored Amethyst rings as it cheaper than the darker ones.

According to ancient Indian astrology the planetary movement and their positions in a particular period of a person’s life determines the many happenings in his life. Calculating these planetary movements with your birth date, time and place of birth an astrologer can accurately tell the happening of your past, your physical and mental nature and also future predictions.

In India, rings made of containing Amethyst are recommended to those whose lives are doused in sorrow. They maybe facing trouble in their relationships; or their business maybe going through losses; or they are seeking spiritual bliss but are finding difficulties in their journey.

Amethyst is known to alter a person internally and externally, bringing them to peace, happiness, success and fulfillment. However, the positive energies of this semi-precious stone flows into the wearer’s life only once they have faith in it’s power.

Gemstone jewelry in Indian fashion ~ author Karishma Bajaj.