ETYMOLOGY: It comes from the latin rubeus = red.
CRYSTAL SYSTEM: Trigonal.
PRINCIPLE OF FORMATION: Primary or tertiary.
CLASS MINERAL: Oxides, corundum family.
CHEMICAL FORMULA, MINERAL ELEMENTS: Al2O3.
HARDNESS: 9 on the Mohs scale.
FIELDS: India, Madagascar, Russia, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Kenya, Mexico.
MINERALOGY: The ruby is formed from magmatic fluid aluminum-rich rocks such as granite, the mermaid, or pegmatite or does so metamorphic gneisses similar to, the crystal slate or marble rocks. It belongs to the family of corundum and its color is due to chromium inclusions in brown tones is iron, small needles of rutilonque deposited oriented way lead to asterism (star formation).
MYTHOLOGY: The ruby was considered in ancient European and Indian cultures unanimously as the sun stone. It represents the life force, the inner fire, love and passion. To 1800 it has not been recognized membership, together with the sapphire, corundum group. It was previously also called ruby red spinel and garnet or describing him as the three stone Anthrax. The most prized color is the blood of a dove, a pure red with a faint bluish hue.
PROPERTIES: It is said that the ruby gives momentum and movement in our lives. It gives us passion as stimulus makes us rejuvenate, makes us ardent, tears us from the lethargy and fatigue. Ruby also stimulates sexual activity, we mentally awake thinking and attitude makes us more active, productive, brave, impulsive and spontaneous, Ruby is an excellent stone to activate the energies.
ZODIAC SIGN: Scorpio.
USES: Manufacture of mechanical watches, which serve as support or hub of the axles under rotations as its hardness resists scuffing. They also have important industrial applications to create ruby lasers and helium-pure ruby. It is used to make bracelets and luxuries. Meditation, collection, jewelry.