Ruby is a precious red gemstone. The Summer Isles are rich in rubies.
The three golden lions which decorate the armor of Lord Tywin Lannister have ruby eyes. Ser Boros Blount uses a gold lion brooch with tiny ruby eyes.
Lady Forlorn, the Valyrian steel blade of Ser Lyn Corbray, has a heart-shaped ruby in its pommel.
House Celtigar is said to have chests of rubies at Claw Isle.
Rubies are among the decorations on the maester's chain of Grand Maester Pycelle.
Illyrio Mopatis has rubies among his various rings.
Xaro Xhoan Daxos decorates his nose with rubies, opals, and flakes of jade. The camelry of Qarth decorate their saddles with rubies and garnets.
The warrior women of Bayasabhad, Kayakayanaya, and Samyriana wear iron rings in their nipples and rubies in their cheeks.
The crown of King Aegon I Targaryen was a Valyrian steel circlet studded with rubies.
Rego Draz, a native of Pentos, was resented for flaunting his wealth by wearing ruby rings in King's Landing.
The sisters Baela Velaryon and Rhaena Targaryen wore rubies at their throats when they presented Daenaera Velaryon to King Aegon III Targaryen at the Maiden's Day Ball.
The black breastplate of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen was decorated with the red three-headed dragon of House Targaryen in rubies. When Lord Robert Baratheon killed Rhaegar with his warhammer at the Battle of the Trident, the rubies were scattered into the river. That crossing of the Trident subsequently became known as the ruby ford.
A Game of Thrones
Arya Stark and Mycah depart the crossroads inn to search for rubies at the ruby ford.
After the death of King Robert I Baratheon, Queen Cersei Lannister wears a black mourning gown. Sewn into the bodice are a hundred dark red rubies in the shape of teardrops. King Joffrey I Baratheon wears a golden crown crusted with rubies and black diamonds.
A Clash of Kings
Melisandre's ruby glows when Maester Cressen fails in his attempt to poison the red priestess. Lightbringer, the sword of Stannis Baratheon, has a great square-cut ruby set in its hilt.
The pommel of Hearteater, the new blade of King Joffrey, depicts a heart-shaped ruby in the jaws of a lion. Following the Battle of the Blackwater, the young king wears a mantle studded with rubies. Joffrey rewards Lord Mace Tyrell and his sons, Ser Garlan and Ser Loras, with chains of roses wrought in soft yellow gold. Each necklace has a golden disc with the lion of Lannister picked out in rubies.
A Storm of Swords
Tyrion Lannister wears a chain of rubies and lions' heads when he weds Sansa Stark.
Lord Tywin Lannister has Tobho Mott melt down Ice to create two new Valyrian steel swords. The blades' scabbards are ornamented with a row of studded golden lion's heads with ruby eyes. The new blade for Joffrey, which he names Widow's Wail, has lions' paws with unsheathed ruby claws on its crossguard.
The seven-sided golden chalice given by Mace to Joffrey has a ruby lion sun to represent House Lannister. The pommel of Ser Ilyn Payne's new greatsword is skull-shaped dragonglass with ruby eyes.
A Feast for Crows
Oathkeeper, the second blade made from Ice, has a golden lion's head with ruby eyes on its pommel.
When Tywin's body lies in state, a longsword in a gilded scabbard studded with rubies is placed on his chest.
The Elder Brother of the Quiet Isle informs Brienne of Tarth six rubies from the Battle of the Trident have washed up nearby.
A Dance with Dragons
Rattleshirt tells Jon Snow that the big square-cut gem which adorns the captive wildling's iron cuff was a gift from Melisandre. In actuality, Melisandre has used a glamor to disguise Mance Rayder as Rattleshirt, so that the real Rattleshirt can be publicly burned to death while Mance secretly survives.
Prince Aegon Targaryen wears three huge square-cut rubies on a chain of black iron; the youth had received them as a gift from Magister Illyrio Mopatis.
Tobho: ... cherrywood for the scabbards, bound in red leather and ornamented with a row of lion's-head studs in pure gold. Perhaps with garnets for the eyes ...
Tywin: Rubies. Garnets lack the fire.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 12, Daenerys I.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, Beyond the Free Cities: The Summer Isles.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 58, Eddard XV.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 51, Sansa IV.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 23, Alayne I.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 36, Davos IV.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 20, Eddard IV.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 32, Arya III.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 1, Tyrion I.
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 27, Daenerys II.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 54, Daenerys VI.
- ↑ Fire & Blood, Aegon's Conquest.
- ↑ Fire & Blood, Birth, Death, and Betrayal Under King Jaehaerys I.
- ↑ Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 4, Eddard I.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 55, Catelyn VIII.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 15, Sansa I.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 57, Sansa V.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Prologue.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 31, Catelyn III.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 57, Sansa V.
- ↑ 22.0 22.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 65, Sansa VIII.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 28, Sansa III.
- ↑ 24.0 24.1 24.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 32, Tyrion IV.
- ↑ 25.0 25.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 59, Sansa IV.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 60, Tyrion VIII.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 42, Brienne VIII.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 7, Cersei II.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 31, Brienne VI.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 17, Jon IV.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 10, Jon III.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 31, Melisandre I.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 24, The Lost Lord.