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“On the moon we wore feathres in our hair, and rubies on our hands. On the moon we had gold spoons.”
~Shirley Jackson

The Ruby is a precious gemstone and is the red variant of the mineral corundrum. Known as a cardinal gem, it along with amethyst, sapphire, emerald and diamond, have traditionally been considered precious above all others. The name "ruby" comes from the Latin word “ruber”, for red.

Rubies can be pink to red, with the most valued shade being the blood-red (also known as “pigeon blood) color. Any blue or purple variants are known as Sapphires, rather than rubies.

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Rubies are born of strength and impart said strength to their bearers. Known to help stoke the fires of passion, as well as rebuilding inner-strength to those whose spirits might be flagging, rubies have for centuries been favored by royalty and warriors alike, as well as those who are born under Cancer's sign.

Rubies for Strength, Protection and Passion

A strong and especially passionate stone, the ruby imbues its bearer with confidence, strength of purpose, and can help improve one's physical strength and stamina. The ruby has strong protective qualities as well, saving its bearers from evil, fear and any paranormal entities which might want to cause harm.

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