Ruby Crystals Meanings and Properties

Ruby Crystals Meanings and Properties

 

Alternative Names: Red Corundum

Mineral Information

Origin: Notably India

Mineral Species: Corundum

Mineral Group: Oxides

Chemical Formula: Al2O3

Hardness: 9

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.

Esoteric Information

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

Element: Fire


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