Ruby Zoisite

Playful vitality

Live in the moment and learn from every experience.

Let go of negative emotions and attachments.

Increase the speed of your spiritual development.

Manifest optimal physical and spiritual health.

Let Ruby Zoisite inspire you to live in joyful balance!


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Mineraology of Ruby Zoisite

Rough Zoisite, Mundarara Mine, Tanzania

Rough Zoisite, Mundarara Mine, Tanzania

Rock Family: Metamorphic Rock
Major Minerals: Ruby, Zoisite
Minor Minerals: Pargasite

Color: Green, red, black
Gravity: Varies widely, 3.2-4.05
Hardness: Varies widely, 6-9
Luminescence: Red and orange-yellow, (long wave), Red (short wave)
Texture: Gneissic
Transparency: Opaque

Location: The only known sources for Ruby Zoisite are located in Kenya and Tanzania.
Ruby Zoisite Mine Locations

Rock Family: Ruby Zoisite 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 Zoisite, typically three minerals are present, green Zoisite, red Corundum (Ruby), and black/dark green Pargasite.

Formation: Ruby Zoisite is a type of metamorphic rock created by regional metamorphism and hydrothermal alteration. Both Zoisite and Rubies are formed during the metamorphic process, and in rare cases may naturally fuse together into a single stone (along with black Pargasite). Regional metamorphism occurs when there is a collision between tectonic plates, causing geological changes over a large area. Hydrothermal alteration happens when underground water is heated up to incredibly high temperatures. The hot water flows through minerals, leaving traces of other minerals in its wake, which can then grow in combination over time. Ruby Zoisite is found within gneiss rocks found in the ancient Mozambique Collision Belt.

Mining: Mined at its primary deposit, the principal purpose being to mine gem-quality Rubies. However, beautiful specimens of Ruby Zoisite are also gathered. Most of the Ruby Zoisite on the market was mined near the small town of  Longido, in the Arusha Region of northeastern Tanzania. 


Longido Mine, Tazmania

Enhancements: The Rubies in Ruby Zoisite are rarely gem quality, so typically these strikingly colored stones will remain intact. All Ruby Zoisites on the market are completely natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.

Other Names: Anyolite, Ruby in Zoisite, Ruby-Zoisite, Tanganyika Artstone

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Rough ZoisiteLongido Mine

History of Ruby Zoisite

Ruby Zoisite 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.

Zoisite carvingRuby Zoisite was first documented in 1949 by two English prospectors who had lived in Kenya for many years. During one expedition, one of the partners discovered a large flat basin of green stones covered in bright red Rubies. Some of the rubies could be picked right off the ground! Others were nestled within the Green Zoisite. Within two weeks, the site had been officially “claimed” and work began. The site would eventually be recognized as the largest single producer of Rubies ever discovered!

Today, most of the gem-quality Rubies are gone, and so the mine now exists to extract Ruby Zoisites, which are essentially low grade Rubies in a Zoisite matrix. These stones can be easily polished and carved for jewelry and decorative purposes. Depending on the size, shape, and location of the rubies within the Zoisite – fantastical carvings are possible!

For more information: See Ruby and Zoisite

 Photos: Ruby Zoisite Carving

Healing Properties of Ruby Zoisite

Spiritual: Ruby Zoisite is a magical combination which can inspire us to live with greater joy and gratitude. Green Zoisite inspires growth and fertility, while Ruby brings passion and vitality. Together they create a stone whose energy celebrates living in the moment and letting go of all fear. Ruby Zoisite can also help us to access our soul’s memories, making it a very useful tool for past-life work. Ruby Zoisite is attuned to the Root, Heart, Third Eye Chakras and linked to the astrological signs of Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius. It is connected to the element of Earth and Storm and vibrates to the numbers 3 and 4.

Emotional: Ruby Zoisite has a very positive, almost playful energy. It can help to soothe emotional pain associated with grief, anger, and despair. It is a particularly helpful stone for anyone who is grieving the death of a loved one or fearing their own death. Ruby Zoisite helps us to understand that death is merely another change, and perhaps can even be seen as a new big adventure. Ruby Zoisite helps us to stay heart-centered, hopeful, and peaceful.

Mental: Ruby Zoisite can help us to discover and develop our mental talents. It increases our sense of intuition, and is particularly helpful for making connections, mental leaps, and seeing both the “big picture” and the little details all at once. Ruby Zoisite is a wonderful talisman for artists and designers, especially those who love color and contrast. Ruby Zoisite is also very helpful for analytical people who may struggle to form deep personal connections. Ruby Zoisite helps us to see the inherent logic that motivates various emotions, making these seemly “illogical” concepts suddenly become very understandable and easily related to.

Physical: Ruby Zoisite is one of the most powerful healing stones for anyone who is experiencing a terminal illness and may be grappling with issues of life and death. It is commonly used by metaphysical healers for healing the heart, pancreas, and anything which results in diminished physical vitality. It is also said to increase fertility and heal the reproductive system. Ruby Zoisite is also a wonderful talisman to remind us to keep our blood sugar levels balanced.

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, and the process will be as transparent as possible.

These Ruby Zoisites were mined in Tanzania and polished in South Africa.

I met the owner of the South African tumbling company at the 2014 Gem and Mineral show in Tucson, Arizona. This company only sells tumbled stones twice a year, once at the Tucson show and later at the Sainte Marie Aux Mines International Mineral and Gem Expo in Provence, France. They offer the largest selection of high quality tumbled stones in the industry and are one of my favorite suppliers.

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

Your Stone

This price is for one stone. You can buy a single Ruby Zoisite  or several, depending on your individual needs. Each Ruby Zoisite measures approximately 1 inch at its longest length and has 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 rounded in shape and have a dark green stone with black spots and lines and bright pink Rubies. 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 subtle shimmer and clean energies, these Ruby Zoisite 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 Zoisite


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