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Corundum is the mineral species that includes all sapphires and rubies.
Rubies are red corundum; sapphires are corundum of the remaining colors of the rainbow including clear. Sapphire is usually used for the color blue and all other sapphires are considered fancy sapphires.
Today’s volatile markets have convinced many investors to add hard assets to their portfolios as a means of preserving their wealth. Money can be viewed as having two distinct functions. It is a medium of exchange and also serves as a store of value. When the markets are unstable, capital is often moved into hard assets to preserve value. These hard assets are held through difficult economic times and when the economy improves, the hard assets can be translated back into currency often at increased value.