Ruby gemstone beads are one of the most sought-after gemstones in the world, and have been prized for centuries. These distinctive tube beads are natural ruby which means that they have not been dyed or color enhanced. You can use these unconventional beads in a variety of designs or layer them with chain and ruby gemstone charms for a tonal look.
The history of ruby dates back thousands of years, and it has been revered by cultures all over the world for its powerful metaphysical properties. The use of ruby in jewelry dates back to ancient times. In India, ruby was believed to protect the wearer from evil spirits and bring good fortune. In ancient Rome, ruby was a symbol of power and courage and was believed to bring success and victory in battle. In China, ruby was believed to bring wealth and prosperity and was often given as a gift to important political figures.
In terms of metaphysical properties, ruby is believed to have a range of healing and spiritual benefits. Ruby is said to stimulate the root chakra, which is associated with grounding, stability, and strength. It is also believed to activate the heart chakra, which is associated with love, compassion, and emotional balance.
Ruby gemstone beads are also believed to have a powerful effect on the mind. It is said to enhance mental clarity, focus, and concentration, making it an ideal stone for students, writers, and anyone who needs to stay focused and alert. Ruby is also believed to help alleviate depression and anxiety and promote a sense of calm and well-being.
At Beadworks, we love the distinctive look of tube beads and all the designs that they make possible. Check out our blog post on layering pink sapphire and ruby gemstone beads necklaces to see a necklace we made with these lovely Natural Ruby Gemstone Beads in Faceted Tubes.