Ruby - 03
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I feel steadfast and confident. I am deeply loved and feel in harmony within myself.
A powerful healing stone for the self, ruby reconnects us to our personal power and instills confidence and self-esteem. These bright red tabular crystals showcase the beautiful hexagonal structure of this corundum variety.
Unearthed in: Madagascar
Approximate size (cm): 1.5 x 1.3cm
A powerful healing stone for the self, ruby reconnects us to our personal power and instills confidence and self-esteem. Known as a stone of nobility and wealth, ruby can help us connect to our inner king/queen energy - finding our feet, bringing stability to our actions.
Ruby provides a protective shield to the heart, allowing us to navigate emotions with objectivity and clarity.
Chakra: Heart, solar plexus
Ruby is one variety of the corundum mineral species, which also includes sapphire. The red colouration is due to trace elements of chromium present during formation. Ruby forms in bipyramidal crystals and short tabular hexagonal prisms. Rutile is a common inclusion and the fine silk can give a stone a translucent to opaque diaphaneity.
When rutile needles are oriented at 120 degrees to one another and stacked on parallel planes throughout the stone an asterism may be seen when viewed under incident light.
Although crystals have survived hundreds of thousands to millions of years (wow) in our earth they are still delicate and must be treated with TLC.
MOH's hardness: 9
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Yes, our crystals are ethically sourced & sold.
Ethical mining/sourcing refers to the conditions in which a crystal is unearthed and the people and/or businesses that do it. Whilst a mineral may be sourced ethically from the earth, many stones are sent to factories in other countries for cutting and polishing into spheres and generators.
The label of ethics also applies to the selling and consumer purchasing.
Crystals must be correctly identified, certified as natural with any treatments disclosed. Too often crystals are lab grown or treated in a lab and sold as natural. This is incredibly important to us (and our in-house gemmologist) so each piece is tested and certified and accompanied by and authenticity card.
We pride ourselves on our crystal ethics, from earth to home.