Large and lovely ruby and zoisite (with a light sprinkling of black hornblende) oval cabochon with an amazing chatoyant ruby crystal cross section on the left! This big, bold beauty is bezel set in sterling silver.
Dimensions: ( 2.36″ long-with bail) x (1.55″ wide) x (.39″ thick)
Weight: 1.35 ounces/38.4 grams
Ruby-Zoisite (or ruby in zoisite), also called Anyolite, is a natural combination of opaque Ruby (a red variety of corundum (aluminum oxide)) and Zoisite (Calcium Aluminum Silicate hydroxide). Ruby-zoisite is usually speckled with black hornblende minerals. This unique, colorful, ornamental stone is found exclusively in Tanzania, Africa.