Another variety of the mineral corundum, ruby is a pink to red coloured gemstone. Ruby comes from a variety of sources throughout Madagascar, Asia and Australia. The symbolism behind the Gemstone is that it is thought to increase joy, and wealth and produce will power and confidence. Ruby is pleochoric, appearing in different colours as it is viewed at different angles. Ruby’s red colour is its most distinguishable feature and it is one of many gems highly sought out for its hardness, luster and rarity. The durability is almost top of the range with a 9/10 Mohs rating which classifies its hardness as only below diamonds.
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