A ruby is one of the variants of the mineral corundum. The two best-known types of corundum are rubies (red) and sapphires (blue). They get their different colors when it contains specific types of metal. The name is derived from the Latin word ruber, meaning "red". A ruby scores a 9 on the Mohs scale. So pretty hard!
Rubies spiritually represent strength and energy. This gemstone symbolizes good luck! Words that are often associated with ruby are: passion, excitement, liveliness and spontaneity. Do you want to know more about ruby? Go to our gemstone page!
Ruby belongs to the constellations Aries and Scorpio. Read more about which gemstones belong to zodiac signs here!