Ruby is a red form of Corundum, an aluminum oxide with chromium producing intense red coloration. It is related to the blue form of Corundum Blue Sapphire.
It wasn’t known until the early 1800’s that both Ruby and Sapphire were the same mineral.
Ruby: Meanings, Benefits and Properties
The frequency of Ruby is connected to the base chakra. It energizes and activates the base chakra and one’s energy fields, enhancing the flow of energy throughout one’s being thus helping with one’s physical vitality.
It grounds one’s vibrational energy and allows one to feel supported and safe in the physical world and to accept and honor one’s physical vehicle.
This crystal emits supportive energy which gives one the courage to overcome anxieties and move forward and aids in releasing deeply held patterns of emotional trauma.
Ruby brings positive energy to one’s being that makes one have the enthusiasm and a zest for life, increasing one’s sexual energies and can thus aid with sexually related issues.
- Base Root
- Physical Vitality
- Weight Regulation
- Emotional Trauma
Ruby is one of the most beautiful gemstones created by nature. It comes in either a pinkish-red or deep, rich red color. High-quality rubies have a wonderful hue to them and are termed “silk” rubies.
Rubies were worn by kings and aristocrats since the dawn of time. Ruby comes from the Latin word ruber which means red. It was said to ward off sickness and to make one invulnerable to defeat.
During ancient times it was said that those that possess Rubies will never have their wealth or belongings taken from them.
How and where are Rubies formed and found?
Corundum is an extremely hard mineral and scores a 9 on the Mohs Hardness scale. It is second only to the hardest substance on earth – the Diamond. Corundum is found usually where silica sands are not. While many gemstones come from silica, including Quartz, Corundum has usually been mined away from these types of rocks.
Corundum can usually be found in alluvial and eluvia deposits similar to diamonds. Corundum can also be found in pegmatites that are silica poor. Sapphires are the most common type of Corundum. They can be found in many regions around the world from India to East Africa, to South America, the Hindu Kush and there are even a few deposits in the United States.