Rough ruby crystals from Kenya and India
Rough rubies in its natural crystal form.
Ruby is a red gem that belongs to the corundum family. Clear rubies are very rare and valuable and therefore a beloved gemstone. The hardness of a ryuby is 9 on the scale of Mosch. Only diamonds are harder on this earth.
Natural ruby crystals
The ruby crystal is formed in typical hexas, with the sides often not having equal dimensions. The crystals often come in a cone shape, although block shapes or flat hexas are no exception. These rubies are completely natural and untreated. They are not transparent like the ones used for gemstones but it is a great opportunity to get a real ruby for a fair price.
Ruby is seen as a strong stimulating stone. It stimulates blood circulation and sensuality. This mineral has been known for centuries as the stone for passion, protection and prosperity.