Ruby in zoisite

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Ruby in zoisite or anyolite meaning and healing properties.

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Ruby in zoisite, although named anyolite, is advertised as a variety of the mineral zoisite from Kenya and the Arusha Region of Tanzania, anyolite is actually a metamorphic rock composed of intergrown green zoisite, black/dark green pargasite, erroneously identified as tschermakite, and ruby.

The term anyolite is however not an officially accepted term for a metamorphic rock. It is said to be named after the Maasai word anyoli, meaning “green.” Anyolite is also referred to as ruby in zoisite or Tanganyika artstone.

The contrasting colours make anyolite a popular material for sculptures and other decorative objects. It was first discovered at the Mundarara Mine, near Longido, Tanzania in 1954.


A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum, aluminium oxide. Other varieties of gem-quality corundum are called sapphires. Ruby is one of the traditional cardinal gems, together with amethyst, sapphire, emerald, and diamond. The word ruby comes from ruber, Latin for red. The color of a ruby is due to the element chromium.


Zoisite, first known as saualpite, after its type locality, is a calcium aluminium hydroxy sorosilicate belonging to the epidote group of minerals. Its chemical formula is Ca2Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH).

Zoisite occurs as prismatic, orthorhombic crystals or in massive form, being found in metamorphic and pegmatitic rock. Zoisite may be blue to violet, green, brown, pink, yellow, gray, or colorless. It has a vitreous luster and a conchoidal to uneven fracture. When euhedral, zoisite crystals are striated parallel to the principal axis.

Also parallel to the principal axis is one direction of perfect cleavage. The mineral is between 6 and 7 on the Mohs hardness scale, and its specific gravity ranges from 3.10 to 3.38, depending on the variety. It streaks white and is said to be brittle.

Clinozoisite is a more common monoclinic polymorph of Ca2Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH). Transparent material is fashioned into gemstones while translucent-to-opaque material is usually carved.

Ruby in zoisite or anyolite meaning and healing properties benefits

The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.
Ruby in zoisite or anyolite meaning and healing properties benefits include balancing energy, increasing psychic abilities, releasing suppressed anger, and regulating emotions. The stone is a lucky healing crystal for happiness, passion, and love.
This stone is a beautiful combination of color and of energy, and their metaphysical properties are helpful to aid physical healing.
Anyolite is a lovely stone with a vibrant energy that will enhance the energetic and neural connections between your brain and your heart, and will stimulate positive feelings.

Anyolite chakra

This stone has a strong reaction within the third eye chakra, and its energy is powerful for rousing psychic abilities. Anyolite is a lovely serendipitous combination within the one stone.


What is ruby in zoisite used for?

Ruby is the stone of courage and strength, and purges any fear or anxiety that sit within us daily. Green zoisite’s energy produces growth and fertility in all aspects of life.

What chakra is ruby zoisite?

The gemstone centers its energies at the heart chakra along with crown chakra.

Where is ruby zoisite mined?

The crystal was discovered at the Longido mining district in northeast Tanzania by Tom Blevins, an English prospector. To this day, Tanzania remains the only source for anyolite.

How do you cleanse Ruby Zoisite?

The best way to clean ruby-zoisite is by using plain soapy water and a soft cloth. Be sure to rinse well to remove any soapy residue. Always remove ruby-zoisite gemstones before exercising, playing sports or when engaging in vigorous household chores such as dishwashing.

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