The gemstone ruby (Manik or Manikeya in Hindi) is the red variety of the mineral Corundum, the second hardest natural mineral known to mankind. Ruby has been associated with the values of love, success, integrity, passion, and promise. All colors of corundum other than red or white are called Sapphire The red color in ruby is caused by trace amounts of the element chromium. Professions: Ruby / Manik is suppose to have great positive effects on Government Employees, Leaders, Politicians, Jewelers, Artists, Cloth & flower dealers, Engineers, Contractors, and Healers, etc. Treatment has been given to enhance its quality,it is well effective as astrological purpose. Benefits: It is said to initiate spark, joy, liveliness, giving financial stability and guard the wearer from darker energies, evil spirits, etc. If it suits, then it makes the person achieve special position in life and make them shine like Sun. In Indian mythology, it is read that many kings wear this for pleasing the Sun, to have a Male Child. Especially for women wearer, it sparks passion and power.Healing Properties: It removes all negativity from life..and built Confidence.