Ruby Zoicite

Ruby Zoisite is a gem rock variety of corundium, zoisite and hornblende. Although it is not a fine ruby, it is a very colorful ornamental gemstone and is used in decorative carvings, besides cabochons. It is a metamorphic rock known as anyolite. It is an unusual gemstone because of its marked differences in hardness of its main constituents (zoisite-6.5 Corudum-9). This suggests the fusion between the two rocks is difficult.

Chemical composition CaAl3(SiO4)3(OH)
Color Pink to red, green and black.
Lustre Vitreous
Hardness 6.5 – 7
Crystal system Orthorhombic
Origin Tanzania
Healing properties*

Ruby and Zoisite transmute grief, giving comfort to the bereaved. Zoisite helps you speak your truth, blocking the influence of others. To calm flyaway emotions, resolve interpersonal issues and helps you develop a more flexible attitude.

Our ancestors carried ruby amulets to ward off war, danger and aggression. The Mesopotamian Goddess of fertility owned a ruby that illuminated her temple with supernatural light.