When you first hear the word Rubellite, or see one for the first time, you can’t be blamed to thinking it is related to the Ruby. However, it isn’t. Rubellite is part of the Tourmaline gemstones, with make it a rare gemstone. A Ruby on the other hand is a family of its own and considered a precious stone. Tourmaline was believed by the Ancient Egyptians to have risen to the Earth’s surface from its centre, and it collected all the colours of the rainbow on its passage.
Rubellite’s striking colours
The gem is known as Red Tourmaline because of its range of colours from purple pink to violet-red. Whilst it is known as Red Tourmaline, not all Red Tourmalines are Rubellite. The name is reserved exclusively for the brightest stones. Its beautiful colour range has also earned the stone the name “The Stone of the Perfected Heart”, which also link the gem to love and relationships. Because of its high refractive index, no matter what light you view it under, it will also be striking and incredibly beautiful.
The deep pinkish red are the most sought out colours. Although you can find them with brownish tones, these tones decrease the value of the stone.
Rubillites and Love
Because of its colour range, Rubillite has become very closely associated with love and romance. Believed to create an energy that resonates with the Heart Chakra, the stone will help you feel comfortable within your relationship. This is managed thanks to the gemstone’s ability to sooth emotional hearts, allowing you to focus solely on good emotions. In turn, this will also help you re-spark the love between you and your partner.
On the other hand, if you are single and looking for love, the Rubillite can help as well. If you are looking fantastic for a night out, wearing Rubillite jewellery can help you find your perfect soulmate.
Causing more than just sparks in love
One of the most curious properties of the gemstone is that is it pyroelectric. What this means, is that it becomes electrically charged if heated or cooled. This phenomenon happens because the crystalline structure of the gem gets polarised when subjected to different temperatures. Henceforth, creating voltage. Thanks to this propertie, Rubellite is believed to help with protection from various harmful everyday energies.
For example, it can help prevent body shocks. It can also protect the wearer from UV radiation, microwaves, and radiation off electronic gadgets. What’s more, scientist who work with nuclear energy are advised to wear the gem as protection from exposure.
Taking care of your jewellery
Tourmalines make great jewellery thanks to their hardness of 7-7.75. However, care needs to be taken. Avoid rough handling and using a mechanical cleaning process. You can keep your jewel shining with hot water and soap. Use a soft brush or cloth to clean it off and to dry it as well. Now you know the benefits Rubillite can bring you, don’t hesitate to browse through our collection.