One of the Sanskrit names for Ruby is 'Ratnaraj', meaning "King of Precious stones". Charged with equal parts Peace and Passion, the Ruby gemstone is considered the most powerful gemstone in the universe. An eternal source of Love & Vitality, Rubies are treasured, for to own a Ruby means to know contentment and peace. Said to harbor the force of life and light the darkness, Ruby was regarded as the most precious of the twelve stones God created when he created all things, and this "lord of gems" was placed on Aaron's neck by God's command.
To clean, wash with warm soapy water and an old toothbrush. Enjoy!