Ruby: The First King of Gems. Ruby is the red variety of corundum, the hardest substance on the Mohs scale, with a rating of It is the combination of hardness and rich color that make fine rubies so valuable.
The gem is actually the Countess of Morcar’s blue carbuncle that was recently stolen from her hotel room. The main suspect is John Horner, who claimed he was present at the hotel to work on the plumbing.
Lapis Lazuli is one of the most sought after stones in use since man's history began. Its deep, celestial blue remains the symbol of royalty and honor, gods and power, spirit and vision. It is a universal symbol of wisdom and truth.