Ruby is a pink to blood-red colored Gemstone and a variety of the mineral Corundum (aluminum oxide). Ruby is a traditional Cardinal Gem along with Amethyst, Sapphire, Emerald, and Diamond. Rubies have a Mohs Hardness of 9, making them one of the hardest gemstones right below Diamonds (which sit at 10.0 on the hardness scale).
This is a deep inset pendant. It has a very deep ruby color and I can see hints of blue and even purple. The sterling silver setting is deep and polished bringing out the stunning color. This is a beautiful Star Ruby pendant!
Ruby is commonly associated with invigoration, renewing energy, and inspiring passion. Ruby is connected with the Heart Chakra and is thought to balance heart energy, and encourage "following your heart".
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