Ruby is a red variety of corundum, an aluminium oxide, itís crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal).
It forms in prismatic, tabular, bipyramidal or rhombohedral crystals. It can also occur in granular or massive habits.
Until 1800, when Ruby was recognised as variety of corundum, red Spinels and Garnets were also believed to be Ruby. The intense red colour of Ruby comes from chromium. In some Rubies, inclusions of titanium oxide cause light diffusion in cabochon-cut stones that can appear as a six-pointed star. Rubies have been mined in Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, India, Brazil and the United States.
Ancient legend in Burma held that inserting a Ruby into oneís flesh would make one invulnerable. In European lore during the Middle Ages, Ruby was believed to convey good health, resolve disagreements and remove negative thoughts. It was long revered as a stone of royalty, and the Chinese Emperor Kublai Khan was said to have offered an entire city in exchange for a huge Ruby.
Ruby, with itís connections to royalties through the years and other high class associations has always had a reputation as being a stone of wealth and some believe it is a stone of prosperity and particularly good at attracting wealth. Considered an excellent grounding stone and may help to counter spaciness, dizziness, and other symptoms of energetic overload.
Ruby is said to help one feel more engaged in life and more loving towardís oneís physical body and human existence.
Ruby is also said to be an excellent healing stone for the first and second chakras.
Ruby tumbled Stone, tumbled to a smooth finish, an ideal pocket size stone, small enough to carry around with you. Tumble Stones can also be placed around the home for their energies or can just be nice decorative items.
A crystal gemstone of varying sizes and quality selected specially for your order.
Size approximately 1 to 1.5 cm
Here at London Fossils Crystals I sell a wide range of Tumble Stones
Tumble stones are so called because a number of stones of similar sizes are placed in a barrel which is rotated (tumbled) at a speed and after a time between 3 - 5 weeks the stones are polished from rough to smooth.
(The Tumble stones we sell, have not been tumbled by ourselves)