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 smaller Star Ruby pendant. It is set deep into a beautifully polished sterling silver setting. The colors in this gem are stunning. You have blue and a faint ruby color with some browns and greys. Its almost as if its swirling within itself. This would make a great Mother's Day gift!
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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