The word Ruby comes from the Latin word Ruber which means Red. It's a rare precious Stone that can be found only in some specific areas on earth. Rubies have a hardness of 9.0 on the Mohs scale. Ruby is an excellent Stone for Energy, imparting Vigour to Life, and overcomes exhaustion and lethargy. It's a sociable Stone that attracts the opposite gender. Ruby encourages a passion for life but never in a self-destructive way. It improves motivation and determination of realistic goals. It stimulates the first Energy Center of Consciousness (LOVE) and balances the HEART. The Stone is a powerful shield against psychic attack and vampirism of LOVE. Ruby's protective effect is that it makes you stronger during disputes or debates. Ruby promotes positive dreams and clear visualization, it stimulates the pineal gland. It is a stone of abundance and aid for retaining wealth and passion. Some Rubies have such strong Energy that we can see how they Shine in the darkness.