There was a flight of steps ascending to these doors, and beyond were two smaller doors encrusted with jewels - the rubies were particularly fine.
Claire, stunning in maroon and bedecked with diamonds and rubies, looked her over dismissively before returning her gaze to the men.
The rhinestone earrings she had on were fine, but the rubies gave a pop of color that complimented the outfit beautifully.
The following precious stones are reported: corundum (rubies and sapphires), beryl, topaz, zircon, garnet, amazon-stone, tourmaline, often in large crystals, and variously coloured quartz, also often found in crystals of great size.
The Sagyin hills near Madaya are noted for their alabaster; rubies are also found in small quantities.