Ruby Crystals Meanings and Properties
Alternative Names: Red Corundum
Origin: Notably India
Mineral Species: Corundum
Mineral Group: Oxides
Chemical Formula: Al2O3
Crystal System: Trigonal
Colour: Pale to dark rose red, normally opaque; gem-grade crystals translucent.
Typical Appearance: Usually as elongated hexagonal crystals within a mica schist, typically Fuchsite.
Birthstone: Birthstone for: Leo (23rd July – 22nd August), Secondary Birthstone for Capricorn: Up until 1912, onyx, along with turquoise, was the Leo birthstone. The National Association of Jewellers (US) swapped the stones of the star signs, on the basis that the lighter turquoise was more suitable for wearing in winter months, and this has been accepted practice ever since.
Chakra Alignment: Heart; Crown and Base
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