Vibrant red and deep pink tones show off the hexagonal structure in this raw Ruby Crystal. It weighs 6.03 carats and is set in a one-of-a-kind, hand-fabricated sterling silver mounting.
Spaced equally around the crystal, paired Leaves form the setting for this pendant. They represent the ability of Life to reach outward in the Growth cycle. The patterns of veins in the Leaves emphasize their Growth potential, and the tips of the leaves curve over the top of the gem to form unusual prongs.
The six-pointed Star on the reverse is a reminder to stay balanced within the borders of one’s life, as each arm of the star reaches out just past the edge without losing its structure. It helps remind us that the radiant energy of the Universe lies inside each of us, and the openwork center reveals the deep red color of the Ruby to enhance that idea.
The handmade bail is formed from two layers of silver, the top one pierced out and soldered to the inner sleeve. It shows crescent Moons, a symbol of the cycles of Time and a reminder to look out beyond the everyday.
Pendant measures 7/8th” tall x 1/2” wide by 1/4” deep. Chains are NOT included.
Be sure to look at the dimensions of this pendant in the photo of Actual Size. These are smaller crystals and should not be mistaken for larger pieces. The prices reflect the unusual nature of the stones, their color and tone, and the high degree of detail and complexity in their one-of-a-kind, hand-made mountings.
Ruby Mineralogy and Meaning
All natural Rubies have imperfections within them, including color impurities and inclusions of Rutile needles known as “silk.” These inclusions help distinguish natural Ruby from synthetics and when structurally oriented so the light shines off the “silk” in certain ways, the inclusions can increase the rarity and value of the stone, such as Ruby whose inclusions form the shape of a six-pointed star.
The raw Ruby crystals in this collection are cut and polished on the top and bottom of the crystal, but the hexagonal sides are original to the raw gemstone. These natural edges help emphasize the emotional qualities of the gemstone, and remind us how we are each unique in our own pattern and structure.
This gem mineral can enhance our personal fortitude helping to amplify courage and strength. The changeable red tones of Ruby resonate with the spark and zest for life, and can help encourage us to follow our inner flame. In difficult situations the tough nature of the mineral itself becomes a symbol of our own ability to overcome negative aspects in the moment. Ruby is a reminder to develop tolerance and stay strong in the face of change.
Ruby can help us focus on what is important to us with a clear mind, increased concentration and motivation. It is said to assist in personal power, self-confidence and determination. Wear this gemstone to help relieve lethargy and exhaustion. It can help stimulate circulation and can amplify energy and vitality.