There is plenty of ruby and zoisite (with a light sprinkling of black hornblende) to be had in this oval cabochon, but, check out the amazing ruby crystal cross section on the left! Shiny, sheeny, and chatoyant excellence! This beautiful stone is bezel set in heavy duty 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.