Over the years and as seen in decades and centuries past, red has been a symbol of nobility, power and of course love and passion. In jewelry to be exact, red engagement rings have become popular and more and more couples are considering other gemstones apart from the classic clear diamonds. If you are one of them then rubies, rubelites and rhodolite garnets might interest you. Get to know about them as you read on below.
The RUBY comes in a fiery and intense red hue that old beliefs state that it will shine through even if hidden under thick clothing. It is also considered a noble stone of the kings. It is so precious and highly valued that legend has it that a Chinese emperor in the name of Kublai Khan gave a whole city in exchange for one.
Furthermore, it has always been connected to the sun with its vibrant color. According to folklore, it can boil water and even melt wax. Likewise it protects its bearer from plague, sickness, danger, depression, nightmares, war, disputes and imprudent thoughts.
The RUBELITE also called the pink tourmaline comes in a similar shade, deep red or bright and glowing pink. This stone can be found in many countries all over the world such as Brazil, Madagascar, United States of America and Russia.
Rubelites are considered a healings tone that soothes emotional heartaches as it brings comfort, safety and peace to the wearer. It balances ones emotions and is also good for spiritual health. Likewise, its sense of stability helps assuage obsessive behavior and stress. If one feels like drowning in a whole slew of emotions, try putting a Rubelite under your pillow or beside your bed when you sleep.
The RHODOLITE GARNET is more of a red-violet, deep rose or raspberry red gemstone. Its etymology is derived from a Greek word “rhodon” that means rose colored and the Medieval Latin “gratanum” meaning dark red. This stone is referred to as the trusting stone as it radiates warmth, sincerity, genuineness and honesty. Because of this it is often worn to encourage confidence and trust between couples.
It is believed to be a great spirit and mind cleanser that rids of negative energy and bad feelings. Likewise, rhodolite garnet gemstones have been historically used as talismans to protect the wearer from any kind of physical injuries, increases one’s survival instincts especially in times of war and battle.