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Like all other gems, Rubies grant bonuses that are related to their color. The red in Rubies signify the Elemental power of Fire. Socketing a ruby in Weaponry adds Fire damage, while Shields earn Fire resistance, and in Helms and Body Armor it increases life, which, in-game, is also associated with the color red.
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Prior to patch 2.3, Ruby gems in Diablo III had many more tiers, but were condensed for easier crafting.
- The name "Ruby" is derived from the Greek word for "blood:" i.e. "Rubinus." Its etymology as a "blood stone" is reflected in game, in which the Ruby is associated with an increase to life.