Ruby Iolite

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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.

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 used by metaphysical healers to bring the physical body back into balance.  It is an excellent stone for exploring conscious and unconscious beliefs and habits that directly affect our physical body and health.  It is useful for making smart plans and staying focused on our physical goals, such as getting more exercise, changing our diet, eliminating addictions, etc.  Ruby Iolite is believed to help heal the brain, heart, and liver.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Earth to Pocket

Earth to Pocket is the Moonrise Crystal business mission. It’s the promise that any stones purchased here will be consciously sourced and the journey of the stone, from the Earth and into your Pocket, will be as transparent as possible.

These Ruby Iolite were mined and tumbled in India by the same company.

It would be my pleasure to hand-select a beautiful Ruby Iolite for you.

Your Stone

This price is for one stone. You can buy a single Ruby Iolite or several, depending on your individual needs. Each Ruby Iolite measures at least 1 inch at its longest length and have a unique shape with soft edges. Tumbled stones are natural products and variations are part of their beauty. 

The stone I choose for you will be smooth and free of chips with a visually-pleasing pattern of red-pink Ruby and grey Iolite. If you buy multiple stones, I will choose stones that look and feel particularly good together. Stones will be cleansed and smudged with sage before being shipped to you.

With their beautiful color and clean energies, these Ruby Iolites are perfect for crystal healing. Add them to a medicine bag, place them on an altar, use them in a crystal elixir, fashion them into jewelry, or simply carry them in your pocket.

Safe Handling of Ruby Iolite


Both Ruby and Iolite contain Aluminum and as such should NOT be used to make direct-infusion “Ruby Kyanite water” for drinking or bathing. Having too much Aluminum in the body is toxic, and drinking direct-infusion elixirs of Aluminum-derived stones is dangerous. You can however, make a safe elixir using an indirect method – simply place the stone near, but not touching, the water.

Good To Know:

Ruby Iolites are physically durable stones. They can be carried in a pocket or medicine bag or worn as jewelry on an everyday basis, without significant danger of the stone chipping or breaking.

Ruby Iolite can be physically cleansed with water or a dusting cloth.

Ruby Iolite can be left in sunshine for extended periods of time without losing their color. However, it is always considered a “best practice” to keep your stones and crystals out of direct sunlight as much as possible.


  1. 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.

  2. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

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

  3. 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!

  4. Kerensa D. (Pennsylvania)

    Beautiful! Awesome seller! Fast shipping. Thank you.

  5. Ann R. (Indiana)

    Lots of red–perfect for my needs.

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