RUBY IN KYANITE
Mineral Class: Corundum
Crystal System: Trigonal
Hardness: 7 - 9
Luster: Vitreous to Pearly
Diaphaneity: Transparent to Translucent
Colors: Blue, Red, Purple, Yellow
Birthstone: July (Ruby)
Ruby in Kyanite is a unique combination and a rare occurrence containing the beautiful blue colors of the Kyanite and red to purple colors of Ruby. This stone comes from Southern India where Ruby in Fuchsite is also found. Ruby is a variety of the mineral Corundum and known as one of the traditional cardinal gemstones, along with Amethyst, Sapphire, Emerald, and Diamond. Ruby is the birthstone for the month of July and the word Ruby comes from the Latin “rubens”, which means red. Early records also see Rubies called “Ratnaraj” in Sanskrit, meaning “King of Gems”. Rubies also register as a 9 on the Mohs hardness scale, making it a very strong and durable stone.
Kyanite is a blue aluminosilicate mineral, typically found in aluminium rich metamorphic or sedimentary rocks. It is commonly found in Quartz. Kyanite is also known as Disthene, Rhaticite, and Cyanite. Unique to Kyanite, is anisotropism; a characteristic in which the hardness of the mineral varies, depending on its crystallographic direction. Kyanite forms in blue blades within Quartz. Kyanite gets its name from the color cyan, which comes from the Ancient greek, for dark blue. Together Ruby and Kyanite create a very captivating pair with amazing characteristics. These two colors together represent love and strength.