Ruby Iolite


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Follow your passion and reach your goals.

Enjoy the present moment and find true peace.

Activate your psychic gifts and journey well.

Cultivate inner balance and attract abundance.

Let Ruby Iolite inspire you to new heights!

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Healing Properties of Ruby Iolite

Spiritual: Ruby Iolite has an extremely well-balanced energy.  It can be hot and intense, inspiring courage and passion.  It can also be cool and calm, encouraging meditation and intuitive practices.  Together, this hot and cool energy help us to find and follow the right path for our unique spiritual journey.  Ruby Iolite invites us to follow our bliss and to recognize where we need to grow and how we can move forward.  It asks us to be very honest with ourselves and to be aware of our strengths and weaknesses, so that we can work with them, rather than run from them.  Ruby Iolite is an excellent crystal ally for manifestation and other visionary practices.  Ruby Iolite is attuned to the Root, Heart and Third Eye Chakras and linked to the astrological signs of Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Libra Scorpio and Sagittarius.  It is connected to the Elements of Earth and Wind and vibrates to the number 3 and 7.

Emotional: Ruby Iolite is an excellent stone for emotional balance and for working on our relationships.  It encourages internal harmony and helps us to recognize what best serves us and what actually harms us.  Ruby Iolite pushes us to strive for wellness and to refuse to stay stuck in negative situations or patterns.  It is especially good to work with when the power dynamic in a relationship is off-balance and one party is taking advantage of another.  Ruby Iolite helps us to effectively shift the relationship into something healthier and happier.  Ruby Iolite actively encourages us to regularly reassess our relationships.  It reminds us that relationships are active contracts and are constantly evolving.  As such they require regular care and the needs of each person may change over time.  Ruby Iolite helps us to continually grow and becoming more emotionally intelligent and aware.  It has a positive and hopeful energy that keeps frustration and despair at bay.  It is also a good grounding stone that helps us to focus on solutions and the future, rather than dwelling on problems and the past.  It helps us celebrate our good progress and to never take our relationships for granted.

Mental: Ruby Iolite stimulates the mind, helping us to be engaged and thoughtful.  It encourages us to continually educate ourselves and to willingly re-calibrate our opinions when new information requires that.  It helps us to be comfortable with questioning our own opinions and beliefs.  It can even help us to be more comfortable with admitting to being “wrong” and to gracefully let go of incorrect information and embrace new paradigms.  Ruby Iolite helps us to be better listeners and to effectively communicate our own opinions and ideas.  Ruby Iolite helps us to stay logical and act like adults, rather than dissolving into childish hurt and emotional over-reactions.  It is an excellent tool for goal-setting and group-building in our careers.  It is also a stone of abundance, attracting financial wealth and helping us develop good money management skills.

Physical: Ruby Iolite is recommended for anyone wanting to developing healthier habits.  It helps us to explore all of our conscious and unconscious beliefs and habits that directly affect our physical body and health.  It encourages us to make smart plans and staying focused on our physical goals, such as getting more exercise, changing our diet, eliminating addictions, etc.  Ruby gives us courage and self-love to realease any bad habits, while Iolite gives us the sensible wisdom to be realistic rather than idealistic.  Being realistic doesn’t mean to dream small, but rather to make sure we’ve set ourselves up for success and given ourselves enough time to achieve our goals.  Ruby Iolite is also a fantasic talisman for issues involving the heart or liver.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Mineralogy of Ruby Iolite

Ruby in Cordierite, India

Rock Type: Metamorphic rock
Major Minerals: Corundum (Oxide) and Cordierite (Cyclosilicate)

Color: Pink/Red and Gray/Blue
Gravity: Varies; Ruby 4-4.1, Cordierite 2.6
Hardness: Varies;  Ruby 9, Cordierite 7-7.5
Luminescence: Red (long and short waves)
Texture: Porphyritic
Transparency: Opaque

Location: The only known deposit for Ruby Iolite is India.

Rock Family: Ruby Iolite is not a mineral, but rather a rock.  An easy way to understand the difference is that rocks are like cookies and minerals are ingredients like flour or sugar. Many different minerals are used to create a rock!  In this case, it is a metamorphic rock that combines the red Corundum with grey Cordierite.  Red Corundum is more often known by its gem name, “Ruby”, while Cordierite is more often known by its gem name “Iolite”.

Formation: Ruby Iolite is a rare type of metamorphic rock.   Both Ruby and Iolite are formed by metamorphic processes and most likely these two crystals grew at the same time and became infused.

Mining: Ruby Iolites are mined as a secondary stone.  The primary purpose of the mine would be to find precious gem-quality Rubies and semi-precious gem-quality Iolites.

Enhancements: All Ruby Iolites are completely natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting and polishing.

Synonyms: Ruby in Cordierite

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Rough Ruby Iolite

History of Ruby Iolite

Ruby Iolite is a “new” healing stone whose properties have only recently begun to be explored. As a result, it was not included in early lapidaries, texts which describe gemstones and their powers, nor is it included in any known modern lapidaries.  There is no known unique history for this stone.

For more information: See Ruby and Iolite.

Ethically Sourced Ruby Iolite


The Miners sell directly to the Lapidary.

The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals. 

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.





The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is short.

The Mine and Lapidary are located in the same country.



The Mine

This Ruby Iolite was artisanally-mined in Orissa, India.  

The exact deposit is unknown, but most likely caused only minor environmental damage,

and would have been relatively low risk for miners. 

Learn More: Ethical Mining


The Lapidary

This Ruby Iolite was polished in Mumbai, India.    

The Lapidary is owned by a woman and is a family business. 

The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells exclusively at large gem shows.

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary


Sourcing Relationship

I first met the owner of the lapidary in 2014 at the Gem and Mineral show in Tucson, Arizona.  It was my first buying trip for my own store and I was nervous.  Most lapidary owners were brisk and impatient with my questions, especially when I asked about the mines and the supply chains.   But one man stood out to me as particularly patient and kind.  He had been a whole-seller for over twenty years, yet he was happy to meet someone brand-new to the industry.

He took time to talk to me about the stones.  They came from his home country of India and he was able to tell me exactly which state or territory each one came from and some of the conditions at the individual mines.  When I told him that I wanted to source ethically, he said that it would be difficult, but that it was worthwhile challenge.  He made me feel like I could succeed, both at ethical sourcing and at being a business woman.

I looked forward to a long business relationship with him.  He died, unexpectedly, in 2016.

I stayed in touch with his family and in 2017 met his wife, teenage daughter, and his father.  This three-generation family has picked up the pieces and learned how to run the business.  The wife had never worked before, but she has gracefully stepped into her new role as a business owner.  Her father-in-law offers practical and moral support, but makes sure that everyone knows that SHE is the boss and that checks should be written directly to her.  The family continues to be supportive of my efforts to ethically source.  More than any other lapidary, they are willing to speak openly with me about the difficult parts of the industry. They have invited me to visit them in India, to visit the mines and their lapidary.  The daughter is now a GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Graduate and is interested in reiki and other healing modalities.  As she has grown up, she has become increasingly concerned about ethical issues.  The wife, the daughter and I are in active conversation about how we can support each other so that their supply chain becomes more ethical.

Safe Handling of Ruby Iolite

Ruby Iolite

What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Ruby Iolite

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal.  If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Origin: India

Polishing Method: Polished by hand, one stone at a time. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.


  • Color: Gray Corundum/Iolite with pink Rubies
  • Polish: Shiny and completely smooth
  • Quality: AA
  • Shape: Rounded
  • Size: Average size is 1 – 1.25 in /25 – 32mm
  • Transparency: Opaque
  • Weight: Average weight is 1 oz / 28 g / 141 carats

Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.


  1. Jonathan M. (Pennsylvania)


  2. deannasava

    I love the Ruby Iolite (Corundum and Cordierite) Julie chose for me. The contrast of the red Ruby and blue Iolite, as well as the patterns, are beautiful. These are both among my favorite stones, and the blended energy of these crystal is wonderful. I have purchased many, many crystals from Moonrise Crystals, and Julie always put so much care into each package. Thank you.

  3. Tauree D. (Utah)

    This ruby iolite…tears came to my eyes when I first held it, just because rubies tend to invite you to feel so damn much, but also I love that you chose one with large lines running through it, and one that’s especially deep. My first thought was to be reminded of all of my own “cracks” which weigh heavily on me lately; but the more I looked at it, the more they felt like lines of experience, and new pathways of possibility. I find it deeply beautiful.

  4. Tauree D. (Utah)

    Oh wow Julie, you sent a bag of magic indeed. This batch is so special.Every stone met or exceeded my expectations in every way.They’re all gorgeous and have a lovely energy. Thank you so much.

  5. Nancy B.

    My Ruby Iolite is beautiful to look at and wonderful to hold in my hand. It has a very peaceful feel to it, and I hope it will really be able to help me stay focused on some physical goals (health and diet) while also providing comfort and inspiration.

  6. Karla R. (Oklahoma)

    The crystals arrived today and they’re lovely. Thank you!

  7. Beth S. (Kentucky)

    The Ruby Iolite has a reassuring, supportive solidness to its feel and is fun to let my eyes rest on when I look up from work. Its combination of warm energy and cool wisdom have already been a sweet companion through an intense day of work, and I look forward to working with it for many days to come.

  8. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    Gorgeous crystal! I love the flashy little rose! Thank you!

  9. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    The ruby cordierite is gorgeous! I love the little rose on it! Gotta love how it shines and brings attention to itself!

  10. Kerensa D. (Pennsylvania)

    Beautiful! Awesome seller! Fast shipping. Thank you.

  11. Ann R. (Indiana)

    Lots of red–perfect for my needs.

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