Today’s Mineral Monday in The Shops at Nature’s Art Village is Ruby! Ruby is the red colored variety of corundum. It is the second hardest natural material in the world, diamond is the hardest, and is almost always found in rocks of volcanic origin. The red color is due to traces of chromium oxide. Ruby is almost always highly fluorescent and is highly valued as a precious gemstone in jewelry. In Hindu lore, a person who offers a ruby to the god Krishna will be reincarnated as an emperor. In fact, in the Indian language of Sanskrit the word for ruby is “ratnaraj” which translates to “ruler” or “king of gemstones”. Metaphysically, Ruby is said to improve success in disputes, discourage violence and provide protection. It has been used to treat fever, heart disorder and to promote creativity.
In addition to our selection of ruby at The Shops at Nature’s Art Village, we also have a unique collection of Anyolite (also known as Ruby Zoisite). Zoisite is usually found in metamorphic rocks and hydrothermal veins under high temperature and pressure, but it is not a common mineral. Zoisite is often used as an ornamental stone for buildings and carvings because of its attractive green color. It is named for Baron S. Zois Van Edelstein, an Austrian collector who discovered it in 1805. Metaphysically, Zoisite increases individual awareness and amplifies the body’s energy field. It has been used to improve disorders of the heart and by healers in Asia for diagnostic healing.
The Shops at Nature’s Art Village on Route 85 in Montville, Connecticut have an wide selection of Ruby gemstones, jewelry, beads, minerals and more! Visit Nature’s Art Village to see our full mineral and gemstone collection.
Metaphysical and healing properties of crystals and minerals are not to be taken as fact. Metaphysical and healing information is collected from various resources as well as gemstone lore, and the information should not replace any advice given to you by your doctor. Nature’s Art Village does not guarantee any claims or statements, both made in our store or on our website, of the metaphysical or healing properties of crystals and minerals and cannot be held liable under any circumstances.