What On Earth is Ruby Zoisite?
The Physical Properties of Ruby Zoisite
Ruby Zoisite is also known as Anyolite and is a fascinating combination of green Zoisite and opaque red ruby. It is a calcium aluminium silicate with a hardness of 6.5 to 7 according to the Mohs hardness scale.
Ruby Zoisite is most recognizable for its unique appearance and combination of colors. The ruby inclusions give it pink and red highlights, while the Zoisite provides an earthy green color. Ruby Zoisite typically displays three different colors: black, green, and pink to red. Ruby Zoisite often contains black patches of Tschermakite that will be apparent in the stone as well.
The History of Ruby Zoisite
The Austrian scientist and naturalist that named the stone was Aron Sigmund Zois von Edelstein. Ruby Zoisite was first discovered by Tom Blevins when he mined it in the district of Longido in Tanzania. It can also be found in India and Zambia. It is also called Tanganyika Artstone.
Ruby Zoisite has been recognized for centuries as an ornamental gem. The deep red ruby material is spread erratically throughout the green Zoisite, making it a truly exquisite and mesmerizing piece. It is known to be one of the most vibrant colored of ornamental rocks.
The Lore of Ruby Zoisite
Ruby Zoisite is thought to heighten spirituality and psychic ability. The deep magenta-red of the ruby is considered to be the “king” in the stone while its clear medium green is the “queen.” The ancient people thought it surpassed all other precious stones in virtue, as it stores a vibration that creates an altered state of consciousness that allows the wearer to see himself and the universe about him. This is a stone of nobility and the divergence in the two colors within a gem and is regarded as the most magnificent stone of all stones.
The Metaphysical Properties of Ruby Zoisite
Ruby Zoisite is believed to enhance the connection between your heart and your brain. Thanks to the presence of Ruby Zoisite, the heart and mind will find a way to work together and produce wondrous results. It aids in the communication between you and your spirit guide. And when placed on the Crown chakra, it boosts spirituality, engaging the body’s own energy field. It keeps you from over-reacting to difficult situations and prevents mood swings.
The beautiful harmony of the stone’s colors also symbolizes the spirit of happiness that you can experience in life when you allow yourself to relax and let go. As a stone that’s heart-based, it will promote positive feelings in your love life. Ruby Zoisite is also a stone for vitality and growth and a very lucky stone to have to attract wealth
The Ruby quality in Zoisite calms the heart while maintaining the body’s equilibrium, particularly during stressful times. It relieves inflammation and promotes strength in the immune system, lungs, and heart. The stone can help heal issues associated with the reproductive organs and increase fertility, both in men and women.
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