Ruby is the red form of corundum. It ranges in colour from bluish red to yellowish red. The finest rubies are a vivid, pure red with a faint hint of blue. The star ruby is a translucent variety which produces a six-pointed star effect when cut as a cabochon (dome).

Ruby is the symbol of love and passion and was was believed to ensure true friendship.

Because the ruby is such a prized stone, synthetic versions have been produced; some of these are very close to natural rubies.

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