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Raw Ruby Stone

These raw ruby stones vary in sizes and shape as each stone is different. It is mined in India, Afghanistan, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Madagascar - along with other places across the world. The Ruby crystal is a variety of corundum (aluminium oxide) and this is what gives the stone its red coloring. It has a hardness score of 9. 

In history it has been known to symbolize the sun, it has been called the inextinguishable flame, and Kublai Khan was said to have offered up an entire city in exchange for a ruby. A Burmese legend also believed that putting this stone beneath the skin could make you immortal. Ruby gets its name from the Latin word for red, ruber.

Ruby’s meaning is protection and fortune. It is a grounding stone that makes you feel safe and stable.  It goes beyond the confines of romantic love and dives deeper into issues of compassion, protection, and perseverance. It brings strength, confidence, and vitality. Ruby is believed to promote loving, nurturing, health, knowledge and wealth. It has been associated with improved energy and concentration, creativity, loyalty, honor and compassion. Ruby is thought to be protective of home, possessions and family. Ruby is said to stimulate heart chakra and bring spiritual wisdom while shielding against psychic attacks. It is associated with the root and heart chakra. 

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