This listing is for the beautiful raw red Ruby as pictured above. You can see the hexagonal growth pattern of the corundum in it. It measures 1/4” diameter, 1.75 inches long, and weighs 13 grams. This Ruby is perfect for any gem collector. Ready to enjoy or inspire something of your own creation. Rubies are a rare form of corundum where a six-pointed asterisk can be seen shining from within. This formation encourages one to shine their own inner light into the world Rubies are a hard aluminum oxide metamorphic stone growing under intense heat and pressure...forming where hydrothermal fluids meet limestone. The rich red color arises when chromium deposits displace some of the aluminum ions in the stone. From their fiery birth, Rubies bring a passion for life and vitality to the physical body. This energy can motivate one to achieve one's goals and follow their bliss. As a psychic protector, this stone shields the aura from negative intentions of others. Rating an 8 on the Mohs hardness scale, this stone is one of strength and courage, empowering the base and heart chakras to shine and express. Take your own healing journey with this stone and discover its message for you. No two stones are the same, the possibilities are infinite!