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Rubies inside the Gryffindor house point hourglass

A ruby is a red gemstone, often associated with royalty. The charlatan in Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump requested several rubies as pay, claiming they were for the casting of curative charms.[1] The Sword of Gryffindor was known to be adorned with egg shaped rubies. Rubies also filled the Gryffindor House points hourglass at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.[2]

In the summer of 1991, when Harry Potter visited Gringotts Wizarding Bank for the first time, he observed a goblin weighing a pile of rubies as big as glowing coals.[3] During the same visit, another goblin, or perhaps the same one, refused to serve him, as he was busy counting several thousand rubies.[4]

In June 1997, during the Death Eater assault on Hogwarts, the Gryffindor House points hourglass was shattered and rubies fell onto the floor below.[5]

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