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This article contains content about features that are outdated or have been removed from the game.
All functionality was replaced by emeralds.

For the Minecraft Earth version, see Ruby (Minecraft Earth).
File:Ruby 1.png
What one gets if one were to smelt Ruby Ore.

Rubies were originally planned to be added as part of Minecraft Java Edition 1.3 as a currency for trading with villagers, but were abandoned at the last minute in favor of emeralds due to the developer "Dinnerbone" being red-green colorblind and therefore having a hard time spotting the difference between redstone ore and ruby ore.


  • Like the "quiver" and "skis" sprites, the ruby sprite still exists in the Minecraft game files.