Ruby and Garnet – Difference Between Two Alike Gemstones

Ruby and Garnet

Ruby and Garnet are two gemstones carrying different significance in the world of gemstones. Ruby, also known as Manik stone, is considered to be the rarest and the most powerful gemstone in the universe. Widely known as Ratnaraj Ratnanayaka, Padmaraga (in the Sanskrit language), this highly valuable gemstone holds a very special place in the science of astrology. Garnet is one of the most revered gemstones and is produced in a startling range of exquisite colors. The term ‘Garnet’ is derived from the Latin word ‘granatus’, meaning ‘pomegranate’ which is in reference to the red color of the Garnet Stone.

Ruby or raw rubies are the most precious of the 12 stones created by God while creating life. Ruby is a precious gemstone best described as “the king of gemstones” while Garnet is one of the semi-precious gemstones known for having a lower value as compared to Ruby.


The gemstone of power and wisdom, Ruby or Manik in Hindi is also known as Chuni/Chunni in Bengali and Kempu stone in Telugu. Manik ratna is closely associated with the planet sun. This July birthstone aligns its vibrations with the most vital Chakras of the body – The Heart Chakra and Base Chakra.

Before knowing the benefits of wearing Ruby stone, let’s first know who can wear Ruby, which Ruby stone is best, and in which finger Ruby can be worn to attain maximum benefits?

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Ruby and Garnet


Garnet is the January Birthstone and a stone of strength and power. Astrologically, Garnet gemstone is associated with the Aquarius Zodiac sign and is considered as a stone for the 2nd wedding anniversary. Ruled by the planet Saturn, a Garnet is bestowed with a number of mystical properties which can be enjoyed by its owner/ wearer.

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Factors Ruby Garnet
Color Dark red but well balanced, color-consistent Ruby gemstones are more desirable. Pigeon blood color, Red rubies are the most sought-after Ruby stone but are immensely rare and may cost millions for a fine quality piece. Natural Garnet gemstone is primarily defined by its color. Garnet color ranges from orange, yellowish-orange, honey-yellow, reddish-orange to brownish orange. However, the bright and intense brown-orange hue is considered top-quality, increasing in Gomedhikam Gemstone price.
Clarity Clarity of Ruby is judged by the number, size, location and angle of natural imperfections or inclusions found in the Manik gemstone. Majority of rubies are lightly or heavily included with visible inclusions. A Ruby stone with see-through clarity or inclusions not visible to the naked eye is extremely rare and undoubtedly expensive. Location, volume, and nature of inclusions influence the Gomed ratan price. Inclusions in the form of streaks, black spots, oily dots, and liquid inclusions degrade the quality of the gemstone significantly. A premium quality Hessonite free from inclusions and rich in color and transparency demands more value in the market.
Symbol Symbol of power and wisdom Symbol of love and friendship
Rarity Fine quality rubies are extremely rare The rarest Garnets are peach, green and clear.
Treatment Heat treatments, glass filing and flux treatments are some of the common treatments practised for Ruby Garnets might rarely be treated by fracture filling.
Harness 9 out of 10 on Mohs scale. 7-7.5 out of 10 on Mohs scale.
Price Ruby stone price per carat begins from as low as ₹ 450 and trends up to ₹ 2 Lakh per carat ($12 to $1,600). An Old Burmese Ruby weighing between ½ and 1 carat with dark red or deep pink color and minimal inclusions can price anywhere between ₹ 70,000 to 1,15,000 per carat ($1,300 to $1,600). Likewise, one carat, fine quality Mozambique Ruby can draw up to ₹ 90, 000 ($1,200 to $1,400). The price of Gomed stone starts from INR 1,000 ($ 15) per carat and goes up to INR 4,000 ($ 25) per carat.
Popularity Popular for its alluring color and natural benefits. Popular and affordable alternative to rubies.


Finding a gemstone online is easier now than it was ever. Therefore, it is recommended to purchase the best quality and original gemstones from authentic and trusted sources. GemsCreative’s detailed differences between a Ruby stone and a Garnet stone explained in this blog provide you with knowledge about the quality factors that determine the authenticity of the gemstone.


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