Designer Navarathna ring
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A designer Navarathna ring featuring .45ct of ruby.
For thousands of years, the ruby has been considered one of the most valuable gemstones on Earth. It has everything a precious stone should have: magnificent color, excellent hardness and outstanding brilliance. In addition to that, it is an extremely rare gemstone, especially in its finer qualities.
For a long time India was regarded as the ruby’s classical country of origin. In the major works of Indian literature, a rich store of knowledge about gemstones has been handed down over a period of more than two thousand years. The term ‘corundum’, which we use today, is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘kuruvinda’. The Sanskrit word for ruby is ‘ratnaraj’, which means something like ‘king of the gemstones’. And it was a royal welcome indeed which used to be prepared for it. Whenever a particularly beautiful ruby crystal was found, the ruler sent high dignitaries out to meet the precious gemstone and welcome it in appropriate style. Today, rubies still decorate the insignia of many royal households.
The Mogul Emperors of India wore amulets made of Mutton Chop Jade set with the Navarathna gemstones over their heart to prevent heart disease. A blood red Ruby was worn to cleanse the blood.
Navarathna, the nine planetary gems combine the influence of all the celestial bodies in one amulet, the jewel thus functions as a cogent medium effecting harmony between man and the planets that are believed to control his destiny.
Ceasing to be mere ornaments, such jewels function as medium between human and divine, the known and the unknown.