Ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum. The red color is caused mainly by the presence of the element chromium. Sapphire is a gemstone variety of the mineral corundum. It is typically blue in color, but natural "fancy" sapphires also occur in yellow, purple, orange, and green colors.
Ruby & Sapphire from Cowee Valley, Macon County, N.C.
Ruby City Gems & Minerals
130 E. Main St.
Franklin, NC 28734
Phone: 828-524-3967 or 800-821-RUBY