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Blackstar Jewelry

Quality, Hand-Crafted, Sterling Silver Jewelry from Nepal.

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.
Folklore: 
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.

* Scientific proof may not be available to substantiate these claims.