Ruby Metaphysical Meaning and Healing Properties
Ruby – Energy
Follow Your Bliss
Stone of Abundance
Ruby is a very powerful stone for the heart. It opens up and activates the heart chakra and higher; also helps protect and keep energy from being lost from the heart and helps balance emotions, aids expression of love ,reveals divine love. Ruby can shield against psychic attacks, it’s very protective and could provide protection against emotional attacks.
Ruby aids the heart chakra, blood circulation, blood clotting, blood pressure, arteries, liver, infertility, aids physical strength as the heart is our physical strength, aids the pineal gland, emotional balance, happiness, passion, helps remove negativity, aids with self-esteem and strength.
Structure Trigonal or Hexagonal
A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide). The red color is caused mainly by the presence of the element chromium. Its name comes from ruber, Latin for red. Other varieties of gem-quality corundum are called sapphires. Ruby is considered one of the four precious stones, together with sapphire, emerald and diamond.wiki
All natural rubies have imperfections in them, including color impurities and inclusions of rutile needles known as “silk”. Gemologists use these needle inclusions found in natural rubies to distinguish them from synthetics, simulants, or substitutes. Usually the rough stone is heated before cutting. Almost all rubies today are treated in some form, with heat treatment being the most common practice. However, rubies that are completely untreated but still of excellent quality command a large premium.
Some rubies show a three-point or six-point asterism or “star”. These rubies are cut into cabochons to display the effect properly.”wiki