Name: Ruby Zoicite
Color(s): green with black & red
Mineral Information: Basic calcium aluminum silicate
Chemical Make-up: Ca2Al3(SiO4)3(OH)
Hardness: 5.5-6.5 & 9
Where they are found: Tanzania
About Stone: Also known as Anyolite, ruby within a matrix of the mineral Zoisite. Ruby-Zoisite generally does not take a high polish. This is due to the fact that ruby and zoisite have two different hardness ratings. There isn’t another stone like it in the mineral world. The green zoisite is relatively soft, between 5.5 – 6.5 while the ruby inclusions are usually quite hard, 9 on the Mohs scale. This can make the stone difficult to cut because of the differences in hardness and usually diamond tools will be used.
Zodiac Association: Aries
Metaphysical Properties: Amplifies the entire energy field of the body and helps utilize talents of the mind. It stimulates psychic abilities and improves disorders of the heart. It encourages one to follow bliss The ruby will light the darkness of ones life to conquer darkness on all levels. It brings lucidity to the dream state and helps toxins exit the body quickly.