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 Star Ruby pendant is really stunning. The coloring in this pendant is quite unique. At first look it seems to be a deep grey but as you turn it in the light you can see the ruby and blues. There is also a flash of inclusions like no other I have seen in a Star Ruby. This is a really neat piece!
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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