- Category: Gemstone Beads
What is ruby zoisite?
The gemstone, also known as Anyolite, is a beautiful natural mix of ruby and a tanzanite-type stone called zoisite - first discovered in 1805 in Austria. The combination gives a magical swirl of shades of pink to magenta-red along with bright grass-green. Although once rare, the gemstone has increased in popularity after being marketed by Tiffany Jewelers, and most used today comes from Africa.
Ruby Zoisite is a creative stone, its energy coming from the red and green colors. In the Hindu chakra system red relates to creativity and sexuality, and green is associated with healing, balancing, and abundance. Zoisite stabilizes energy in our head to allow ideas to surface and so begin to take effect.
Ruby zoisite properties
It's believed the gemstone releases powerful energy to rouse psychic ability, and ruby on its own is associated with passion. Together they can bring out anger and amplify emotion to create a sense of bliss. Zoisite reduces this effect. It's green cools and stabilizes - reducing overwhelming passion, making it good for everything associated with the heart.
This balance makes the gemstone ideal for healing a broken heart and reducing obsessive feelings about another person. It speeds up the connection between the brain and the heart and produces positive feelings.
Some say it's good for fertility, impotence and frigidity because it raises sexual feeling. It is also thought to strengthen the immune system and encourage people to work harder, be more creative, and understand oneself and the rest of the world.
Witches and newagers even attach ruby zoisite to their wands for magical powers! They believe that the wand will channel energy for use in massage, and so amplify the healing effect.
Ruby Zoisite jewelry
If you design jewelry, try some to make rings, earrings, and pendants for necklaces. The faceted gemstone always looks expensive, and matching sets in heart-shaped boxes are sure to sell well. Because the gemstone is quite expensive, use it sparingly, and understand that as its natural, every bead or cabochon will be a different combination of color.
The gemstone works especially well used as a pendant on a necklace. Because of its interesting and appealing colors, and because worn close to the chest allows its energy to flow around the body easily. Try looking for some teardrop ruby zoisite which is ideal for this.
Ruby zoisite mixes well with similar colored stones, like tanzanite, bloodstones, and other dark gemstones. The green of gaspeite also combines well to produce unusual distinctive jewelry.