Tuesday, April 26, 2011

About Stones: Ruby

Astrological Sign: Cancer, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Leo

Heart, Root

Lore: Ruby stimulates mental concentration and enthusiasm. Stone of the Sun in ancient European and East Indian cultures, it represents the life force, inner fire, love and passion.

Geology: Ruby is the name for red corundum. It is an aluminum oxide and can range from rose to a dark purplish red color from traces of chromium. It forms hexagonal, barrel-shaped crystals found in alluvial deposits. Ruby is heavy and is mined by panning.

Localities: Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, East Africa