One of my favorite gem stories is about this ruby. It’s called Ruby Kusturd. It’s 30, 090 carats and was artistically rendered by Mark Mothersbaugh, who found it through a gemologist friend.
“The two discussed how the types of people who usually buy these absurdly large gems have often acquired their money by rather sinister means—they are members of drug cartels, Russian oil executives, mobsters. Mothersbaugh decided that he’d like to carve the ruby. Specifically, he’d like to carve the ruby into the shape of a turd… “So whoever owns the world’s largest ruby, [has] to buy a turd to get it.” To disguise the turd as a scoop of ice cream, Mothersbaugh placed the ruby into a beautiful, highly polished bronze cone.”
I cannot tell you how much this pleases me as a jeweler, having seen who buys the big rocks I’ve had to work on.
have we already considered the extra sickening thought that like... what if “jess” was ruby all along and the ceiling death was a fake out but she had to get a new vessel and that’s when she starts going by ruby and her and sam have their weird chemistry and he can’t figure out why he feels like he knows her or why he feels like he could maybe trust her. ruby’s final speech being like “you don't even know how hard this was! those stupid college parties. all that leftover teenage angst you had. playing the innocent little girlfriend. faking my death and that fire. all the demons out for my head since then. no one knew. i was the best of those sons of bitches! the most loyal!” and sam’s world just collapses in on itself.
SUPERNATURAL + episode titles inspired by films
It’s a Terrible Life • It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Sin City • Sin City (2005)
The Usual Suspects • The Usual Suspects (1995)
It’s The Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester • It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
I Know What You Did Last Summer • I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Sam, Interrupted • Girl, Interrupted (1999)
The Born-Again Identity • The Bourne Identity (2002)
Tombstone • Tombstone (1993)