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Nature of Material: Zoisite (ZOE-ih-site) is a mineral species in the epidote group; orthorhombic crystal system; chemical composition Ca2Al3(SiO4) 3(OH) .

Appearance: Transparent to opaque blue to violet to bluish purple, brown, yel¬lowish green, pink Phenomena: chatoyancy (rare)
Variety and Trade Names
Ruby in Zoisite - translucent to opaque Rock like ornamental material with ruby crystals in green zoisite

Meru sapphire - tanzanite
Typical Size Range: Ruby in zoisite - large pieces available
Typical Cutting Styles: tanzanite - faceted; thulite, ruby in zoisite- cabochons, carvings
Optic Character: DR, biaxial positive; AGG
Refractive Index: 1.691-1.700 (±.005)
Birefringence: .008 to .013
Dispersion: .021
Specific Gravity: 3.35 (+ .10, -.25)
Polish Luster: vitreous
Fracture: conchoidal to uneven
Luster: vitreous to dull
Cleavage: perfect in one direction

Identifying Characteristics
strong pleochroism in tanzanite
Hardness: 6 to 7
Toughness: fair to poor

Availability: limited
Public Recognition: unfamiliar Designation: tanzanite - 24th wedding anniversary
Major Sources: tanzanite - Tanzania; others - Austria, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Scotland, Switzerland, US
Recommended Disclosures: Avoid rough handling. Virtually all tanzanite is heated to induce blue color.
The Meaning Of Zoisite


Negative energies into positive

Ruby in Zoisite is a lovely combination of natural red Ruby crystals embedded in green Zoisite. Great for any collection, Ruby Zoisite merges the qualities of Ruby and Zoisite for the perfect Heart Stone. Ruby Zoisite will help to clear any blockage of the Heart Chakra and fill the void with positive, loving energies. Ruby Zoisite helps one to maintain an awareness of individuality, while also completely connecting with humanity as a whole. Use Ruby Zoisite for transforming destructive, negative energies into positive, helpful ones.

Zoisite is a great detoxification stone and may help when dealing with addiction issues. These attributes make a great compliment to Ruby, which also helps to detoxify, in addition to its ability to impart positive energy and a healthy passion for life. Ruby Zoisite carries dual energies of protection which make it a great stone to carry in the pocket or purse.
The combination of Ruby and Zoisite help to open and enhance psychic awareness. Laying with Ruby Zoisite on the Third-Eye can awaken latent psychic abilities by opening up the Heart Chakra to receive information from the Third-Eye Chakra. Use Ruby Zoisite when working with any healing modality as this stone will help to amplify the body's energy field. Ruby

Zoisite enhances the connection to spiritual realms, thinning the veil between this 3rd density reality and the other dimensions. Ruby Zoisite is a perfect companion to use when connecting and communicating with the spirit world. This combination of two complementary colored crystals opens and activates the Crown Chakra and is helpful in deepening meditative states. Physically, Ruby Zoisite promotes physical vitality, recovery/relief from extended or chronic illness and can be of assistance for strengthening the heart and blood flow/circulation issues. A wonderful piece to keep close for those who have trouble going to sleep and/or staying asleep.


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