Ruby

RUBY

Ruby is a precious variety of the mineral corundum. In its blue form, it is known as Sapphire. The red colouring of rubies comes from the presence of an element called chromium.

Rubies and sapphires are very hard (rating at a hardness of 9 on Moh’s hardness scale), only diamonds are harder. This property makes these gems extremely resistant to every day wear and tear. Rubies are also commonly used in lasers due to their ability to concentrate light to a very high intensity.

 

If a corundum stone does not reach a high enough saturation quality, it will be classified as a pink sapphire.

 

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES:

Hardness: 9

Colour: Pink – red

Lustre: Vitreous

Chemical Composition: Al₂O₃ with Cr inclusions

 

HEALING PROPERTIES:

.Symbolizes the sun

.Aids with courage

.Increases passion

.Improves motivation

.Lightens moods

.Cleanses negative energies

.Detoxifies the blood and lymphatic systems

.Helps with fevers and infections

.Aids against anxiety and doubt

.Stimulates the spleen, kidneys, and adrenals

.Helps with arthritis

.Improves circulation

 

CHAKRAS:

Root chakra (base of spine). Also balances the heart chakra (centre of chest)

 

REFERENCES:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby

http://smallbusiness.chron.com/different-uses-rubies-13484.html

http://www.charmsoflight.com/ruby-healing-properties.html

http://meanings.crystalsandjewelry.com/ruby/

http://www.healing-crystals-for-you.com/ruby-stone.html

http://www.buildingbeautifulsouls.com/symbols-meanings/healing-crystals-gemstones/ruby-meaning-healing-metaphysical-properties/

Kiara James