A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum. Other varieties of gem-quality corundum are called sapphires. Ruby is one of the traditional cardinal gems, together with amethyst, sapphire, emerald, and diamond. The word ruby comes from ruber, Latin for red.
Sapphire of all colors have become especially popular for engagement rings, since sapphire is durable enough to wear every day
A star sapphire is a type of sapphire that exhibits a star-like phenomenon known as asterism.
Star sapphires contain intersecting needle-like inclusions following the underlyingcrystal structure that causes the appearance of a six-rayed “star”-shaped pattern when viewed with a single overhead light source.
Sapphire helps the user stay on the Spiritual Path, boosting psychic and spiritual powers, and is a great stone for Earth and Chakra healing.
also, all corundums share some energies in common, the various colours of Sapphire have individual vibrational signatures and different spiritual properties.
Sapphire was used by the Etruscans over 2,500 years ago and was also prized in ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt. Revered as a stone of royalty, sapphire was believed to keep kings safe from harm or envy.