Ruby: (Heb. peninim), only in plural
(Lamentations 4:7) A comparison is made between
the value of wisdom and rubies
(Job 28:18; Proverbs 3:15; 8:11) The price of
a virtuous woman is said to be "far above rubies"
(Proverbs 31:10) The exact
meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain. Some render it "red coral;"
others, "pearl" or "mother-of-pearl."