Fun fact: Ruby is made of the mineral corundum with trace amounts of chromium.
Corundum is actually colorless; chromium is the trace element that causes ruby’s red color.
Early cultures treasured rubies for their similarity to the redness of the blood that flowed
through their veins, and believed that rubies held the power of life. That's deep.
Ruby is an intense gemstone filled with a passionate history: "People in India believed that
rubies enabled their owners to live in peace with their enemies. In Burma (a ruby source
since at least 600 AD—now called Myanmar), warriors possessed rubies to make them
invincible in battle. However, it wasn’t enough to just wear the rubies. They had to insert
them into their flesh and make them part of their bodies." - GIA (Damn)
We kind of just think ruby is super pretty.
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