ROYALTY CIRCULATION VITALITY
FOCUS: Royalty, Circulation, Vitality
SCARCITY: Rarely Found
RESPONSIBLY MINED IN: Norway & Arkansas
MINERALOGY: A ruby is a pink-ish red to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum. Ruby is one of the most popular traditional jewelry gems and is very durable. Other varieties of gem-quality corundum are called sapphires. Ruby is one of the traditional cardinal gems, alongside amethyst, sapphire, emerald, and diamond.The word ruby comes from ruber, Latin for red. The color of a ruby is due to the element chromium.
HOW TO USE: Ruby is also known as the stone of courage, and legend tells us that a person possessing a ruby can walk through life without fear of evil or misfortune. Physically, rubies are thought to energize and balance, stimulate heart chakra and encourage a passion for life, but never in a self destructive way.
HEALING PROPERTIES: Ruby gemstones are known to restore vitality, improve eyesight, and enhance blood circulation in the body. People suffering from vitamin D deficiency can also benefit from wearing ruby stone.
Rubies are often associated with wealth and prosperity. Many ancient crowns were decorated with rubies, because they represented good fortune and courage. The ruby's deep red color also has ties to love, passion, and raw emotion. Long ago, humans believed that rubies contained drops of Mother Earth's blood.
AREAS OF PLACEMENT: Jewelry to give you courage. Bedside to increase passion. Near your phone for tough conversations.