Ruby

Ruby in Fuchsite pictured.

Properties: The second hardest stone to a diamond the ruby has been revered for thousands of years. A talisman of passion, protection, and prosperity. It glows bright pink under a black light which can distinguish it from garnets and is used in lasers to produce light in the visible range of the spectrum. See Ruby Laser on Wiki

  • Chakra: Root
  • Affirmation: I am
  • Material: Aluminum Oxide ‘corundum’ (color is due to chromium)
  • Hardness: 9
  • Zodiac: Capricorn Dec 22 to Jan 19
  • Anniversary gift: 15th, 40th, and 80th

History: Comes from the latin word ‘ruber’ which means red. It was used as a talisman and also as a wedding stone for thousands of years before diamonds.

Sold at TOMSCRYSTALS.com and The Hippie Closet in Mokelumne Hill, CA.