Red Corundum, same stone as sapphires. Early cultures believed rubies held the power of life, and treasured rubies for their similarity to the redness of the blood that flowed through their veins.
MOHS Hardness: 9
Origins: Mainly Asia
Care: Rather durable. To clean, use warm water with mild soap. Can be cleaned with ultrasonic and steamer.
Healing Properties: Life force, courage, passion, strength, enthusiasm, adventurousness, protectiveness.
Anniversary: 15th and 40th