This is a large red pink ruby crystal from Mysore, India. Both faces of this crystal are covered in complex triangular markings.
On rare occasions we will find hexagonal ruby crystals with an amazing feature, record keepers. They range from just a triangle to stunning complexes of record keepers that reach three dimensional levels. When record keepers appear on quartz they can be almost elusive to find, but the rubies wear their record keepers proudly. These rubies hold deep wisdom spanning the ages. They foster a strong connection with the earth energies and the healing rhythms of the planet. They forge a strong connection with your root chakra, helping you to feel secure and comfortable in your own body. The energy will slowly grow through your other chakras like a seed germinating in fertile soil reaching for the sun, or in this case your crown chakra.
Ruby is known as a "stone of nobility, gathering and amplifying energy while promoting and stimulating mental concentration. It can improve ones success in controversies and disputes, encouraging gentleness and discouraging violence. It is an excellent shielding stone, protecting on all levels and safeguarding ones consciousness from psychic attack. Ruby has been used to counter-balance stimulants such as nicotine and caffeine.