Ruby is one of four gemstones introduced in the May 20, 2016 Tradelands update. It shares similar properties to its other gem counterparts: Emerald, Amethyst, and Sapphire (Unconfirmed). Rubies, like the other gems, can only be obtained by striking loose rocks on Perth, Fenwick and Freeport with a Golden or Gemstone Pickaxe. Because of these requirements, Rubies and the other gemstones are considered to be quite difficult to get, as their natural drop rates are quite low and locked behind tools made of the rarest materials in the game.

Material Aesthetics

When used to create tools, weapons, and cannons, rubies give them a red colored, smooth and translucent textured appearance to whatever part is affected.

If you mine during a storm, the drop rate of all gems is much higher than not during a storm. You may get gems multiple times in a row. It is possible to get as little as 1 gem to as many as 4 gems at a single time If you have mining level 0.

Gem equipment has a 1/4 chance of losing durability upon use.

Like all gem equipment, they cause any tool/weapon to have extra damage.

Rubies are given the prefix "Dazzling" if used in carpentry furniture or weapon parts from the blacksmith as a replacement for wood.