Zoisite is a calcium aluminium hydroxy sorosilicate belonging to the epidote group of minerals. Its chemical formula is Ca2Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH). Zoisite is named after the Slovene scientist Baron Sigmund Zois von Edelstein (Žiga Zois), who realized that this was an unknown mineral when it was brought to him by the mineral dealer Simon Prešern, who had discovered it in the Saualpe mountains (Svinška planina) of Carinthia in 1805. Zoisite was first known as saualpite, after its type locality. Transparent material is fashioned into gemstones while translucent-to-opaque material is usually carved into sculptural works. The latter is sometimes shot through with ruby crystals, which are completely opaque and unsuited to use as gems, yet are well colored and contrast strikingly against the green matrix of the zoisite.Sources of zoisite include Tanzania (tanzanite), Kenya (anyolite), Norway (thulite), Switzerland, Austria, India, Pakistan, and Washington in the USA.
Wearing Ruby Zoisite Jewelry is said to help increase Individuality, Creativity and Uniqueness, without losing our connection with humanity. Because of this, the gemstone is sometimes associated with Aquarius and Uranus, the sign and planet of independence and originality. Considered an excellent healer and energizer of the life force. Thought to improve the health after long periods of illness or stress. Used to increase physical vitality and related procreative urges.
Sometimes mentioned as helping the lazy.
Used by Asian Healers for centuries in both communication with the spirit world as well as healing.
Thought to enhance all psychic abilities, including the ability to enter a trance.
Associated with the Crown (7th) Chakra.
Healing Properties: Said to enhance fertility, help with diseases of the testicles and ovaries, Thought to neutralize conditions associated with over-acidity. Sometimes mentioned for insomnia or heart problems. Increase physical vitality