Be healthy, strong and independent.
Attract abundance and prosperity in all areas.
“Bounce back” after getting knocked down.
Protect and stand-up for yourself and others.
Let Ruby-Fuchsite inspire you to be steadfast and true!
Mineralogy of Ruby Fuchsite
Color: Green, Red
Gravity: Varies widely, 2.8-4.01
Hardness: Varies widely, 2.5-9
Luminescence: Red and lime green (long wave), Red (short wave)
Location: While Rubies and Fuchsite are found separately in various locations worldwide, they are found in only a few locations together, including; Brazil, Kenya, and Pakistan. The majority of Ruby Fuchsites currently on the market come from mines near Madikeri, India.
Rock Family: Ruby Fuchsite is not a single mineral, but rather a rock. As an easy way to understand the difference, think of rocks as being like cookies and minerals as being the ingredients which make up those cookies. Many different minerals are used to create a rock! In the case of Ruby Fuchsite, it is primarily green and/or white Fuchsite and red Corundum (Ruby). Often there is a very thin rim of blue Kyanite around the Rubies.
Formation: Ruby Fuchsite is a rare type of metamorphic rock created by regional metamorphism and hydrothermal alteration. Both Fuchsite and Rubies are formed during the metamorphic process in various locations around the globe. However, in India these two minerals are occasionally fused together into a single stone.
Mining: Ruby Fuchsites are mined at their primary deposit, the principal purpose being to mine gem-quality Rubies, although any type of Ruby is collected. Most Rubies are mined using alluvial mining techniques – which simply means that an area is flooded to wash the rubies (which are heavy) out from the gravel and mud. Recently, however, a opaque Rubies in a Fuchsite matrix have become collectors items.
Enhancements: The Rubies in Ruby Fuchsite are not gem quality, but the all aspects of the stone are completely natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
History of Ruby Fuchsite
Ruby Fuchsite is a relatively “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.
Healing Properties of Ruby Fuchsite
Spiritual: Ruby Fuchsite is a stone of powerful magic, and an excellent talisman for manifestation. It is a particularly good tool for healers of all sorts, as well as witches. It gives us a keen sense of natural balance, allowing us to live an intensely adventurous and passionate life, while also being highly practical and sensible. Ruby Fuchsite encourages us to spontaneous, curious, and brave, while also valuing wisdom in all its forms. Ruby Fuchsite invites us to follow our bliss, and also to let others walk their own path, even if its very different from our own. Ruby Fuchsite protects against negative energy and helps us to change any poor habits and behaviors we may have that stand in the way of our own spiritual growth. It is also a fantastic abundance stone, helping us to become more wealthy and to use our wealth in appropriate and positive ways. Ruby Fuchsite is attuned to the Heart Chakra and linked to the astrological signs of Cancer, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius and Aquarius. It is connected to the element Earth and vibrates to the numbers 3 and 9.
Emotional: Ruby Fuchsite is a passionate stone that attracts love and friendship, and can help us to build wonderful and long lasting relationships. It encourages us to engage in healthy habits and roles within our relationships, and not fall into negative roles such as the martyr, victim or even the constant rescuer. Ruby Fuchsite help us to explore our feelings and beliefs about ourselves, especially in regards to body image and/or being worthy of love and respect. It acts as a light in the darkness, leading us back to joy and peace whenever we are caught up in painful emotions. Ruby Fucsite reminds us that we are still learning and that its ok to make mistakes, the point is to learn something from every experience. Moreover, Ruby Fuchsite teaches us that life is good, we are good, and everything is going to be alright in the end.
Mental: Ruby Fuchsite helps us to use our time appropriately, in harmony with our real priorities. It helps us to balance our work and personal lives and to consciously choose habits that serve our Highest Good. Ruby Fuchsite also encourages us to be actively involved in our community and to nurture the best parts of ourselves and our world. It inspires generosity, creativity, goal-setting and active problem-solving. Ruby Fuchsite helps us to perform well under pressure and to stay mentally engaged in projects.
Physical: Ruby Fuchsite is a fantastic stone for all types of healers and health practitioners regardless of whether their focus is metaphysical, emotional, or physical healing. It reminds us to take a practical and holistic approach to healing the body and spirit, and to remember that patients are complex individuals who deserve comprehensive care. Ruby Fuchsite helps healers and patients alike explore any conscious and unconscious beliefs that unfortunately manifest into physical problems. Ruby Fuchsite can help us release those negative beliefs and change our lifestyle so that it better support our health and happiness.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Ethically Sourced Ruby Fuchsite
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 wholeseller 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 a few months later.
I stayed in touch with his family and in 2016 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.
Ruby Fuchsite Tumbled Stone
Color: Green Fuchsite with red Rubies, may also have white and blue inclusions. This is a 100 % natural stone, so minor variations are part of their unique beauty
Size: 1 inch, or a little bit bigger
Weight: 1 oz
Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days, while International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.
Supply Chain: Traveling Earth to Pocket, this stone would have traded hands only four times.
The miners sells directly to the tumbler. The tumbler sells directly to Moonrise Crystals. Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.
Safe Handling of Ruby Fuchsite
Cleaning Healing Crystals
There are many ways to cleanse, charge, and set intentions with crystals.
Before cleaning your healing crystals, always consider the geology of each stone. Some stones are sensitive to water and/or sunlight. Best Practice is to keep your stones out of direct sunlight when you’re not working with them, simply because the sunlight will fade the crystal’s color over time. This is especially true for transparent and translucent gems. Remember crystals grow underground where it’s nice and dark! Stones that are formed in dry desert conditions may be harmed by immersion in water. This is especially true for fragile and porous stones.
One of the easiest and most effective way to energetically clean crystals is to smudge them with smoke from plants like sage, juniper, cedar, lavender, tobacco, etc. Each plant has its own unique smell and spiritual property. Moonrise Crystals smudges with white mountain sage (for cleansing) and sweet grass (for kindness) before the crystals are sent to their forever home with you.
Other common ways to energetically clean healing crystals are to set stones near a piece of Carnelian, Citrine, Kyanite, Selenite or other stones that are energy purifiers. Be sure to pamper the purifying stones regularly so that they can continue to do their job properly. Citrine and Kyanite are self-cleansers that don’t “need” extra care. But they will love getting extra attention from you!
If a stone is doing a lot of heavy energetic work, one of the best ways to restore its energy reserves is to allow it to rest on the earth, next to a plant. A potted plant inside the house works just fine. Let the crystal rest overnight or longer, until its energy feels bright and sparkly again.
Charging and Setting Intentions with Healing Crystals
There is no right/wrong way to charge and set intentions. But here’s a few ways that it’s done at Moonrise Crystals.
Cleanse the crystals and yourself. It is good to take the time to physically clean stones before doing spiritual work. It sets a tone of purity, respect, and reverence. Hold the crystals or be near them. Sing or talk to the stones. Tell them about yourself and what you are working on. Ask them for their help. You don’t need to use any special words, simply speak from the heart. Treat the crystals like your best friends and closest allies. They want to help you.
If you feel shy or awkward, you can also write your message on a piece of paper and set the stones on top of it. Music, including singing bowls, can also be used. The most important thing is simply to be present with the stones and focused on setting the intention.
This can be done at any time, day or night. However, nighttime is often a particularly good time for setting intentions. Take the crystals outside, if possible. You can talk to your crystals outside, or you may just want to sit near them and meditate or pray.
- During the Full Moon, energy is amplified. It is also a wonderful time to celebrate in the bright light when your intentions are already going well and you want to keep the trend going.
- The New Moon is a time for new beginnings. The darkness is like planting a seed underground. It will grow up into the Light.
- Eclipses, meteorite showers, and other astronomical events will add their own unique energy.
- Knowing where the moon is astrologically, can also add a fun element to intention setting. The moon changes signs every 2-3 days.
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