Gemstone: Ruby

Rubies are a corundum variety, like sapphires; some ancient cultures believed rubies held the power of life, but Hannah Blount Jewelry loves rubies for their vivacious hues and their ability to combine femininity with power—like your favorite fairy-tale villain. 
MOHS Hardness: 9
Origins: Various
CareAvoid dropping your ruby jewelry onto hard surfaces. To clean your ruby piece, use warm water and a mild soap. It is safe to clean with ruby jewelry with an ultrasonic and steam cleaner.
Healing Properties: Courage, passion, strength, and protection.
Birthstone: July
Anniversary: 15th and 40th