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Ruby

Ruby

Physical Properties

Ruby is part of the corundum family (as is sapphire). Ruby comes in any shade of red, pinkish, to purplish or brownish red depending on its chromium and iron content. Star stones can be found. Corundum is found worldwide in igneous and metamorphic rocks or as waterworn pebbles in alluvial deposits. The finest rubies come from Burma, others are found in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Vietnam, Madagascar, India, USA, Russia, Australia and Norway. Crystals are often psuedo hexagonal, twinned and with tapering or flat ends. One of the most desirable gems known to mankind. Chemical composition: Aluminium oxide. Crystal structure: Trigonal. Hardness: 9

Metaphysical Properties and Crystal Healing

Ruby is a symbol of affection, passion, power and majesty, it removes obstacles and promotes tranquillity, strengthening immunity and is a superb tonic to body and spirit.Very much a heart stone, it encourages integrity, selfless service and spiritual devotion. Regenerates physical and spiritual heart, enhances circulation, vitalises blood and entire body and mind system, strengthens immunity, activates sluggish or dormant conditions on physical and spiritual levels, refines lower passions, assists in the attainment of goals and brings spiritual wisdom, health, wealth and knowledge, courage, integrity, selfless service, joy, spiritual devotion, power, leadership, helps banish sense of limitation and defeats darkness.

In Astrology

In Traditional Astrology Ruby is the Traditional and Modern Birthstone of the star sign Leo. It is also the Mystical Birthstone and the Ayurvedic Birthstone of Leo.
Traditional Astrology also assigns Ruby as the Traditional and Ayurvedic Birthston of the star sign Capricorn. In the 12 tribes of Israel, the tribe of Judah is assigned the star sign Capricorn and the gemstone Ruby.
The 17th century Christian astrologer William Lilly associated Ruby with the Sun.
Ruby is also llinked to the star sign Virgo by modern association.

7 Chakras

Ruby works on Muladhara - the Root Chakra ( 1 )






Ruby and Kyanite in Zoisite Sphere 001

Ruby and Kyanite in Zoisite Sphere 001

A polished ruby and kyanite in zoisite sphere. A joy to hold and great fun under ultra violet light! Diameter 5.7 cm

£85.00

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Ruby Crystal

Ruby Crystal

Opaque ruby crystal. Location: Madagascar. Dimensions: Approx. 1 x 0.5 cm

£3.00

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Ruby on Matrix 002

Ruby on Matrix 002

Ruby crystal on matrix. The opaque to semi transparant crystal has a slight colour shift towards purple in artificial light. Location: North West...

£35.00

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