Ruby Pickaxes are useful items in Minecraft. They are moderately hard to obtain because of their need of Rubies. They are in-between Iron and Diamond tools, having a much better cost than Gold tools.
Ruby Pickaxes have a durability of 752 and will mine hard materials 1.4x faster. They are capable of destroying Obsidian and goes about 10 seconds per block, which is faster than a Diamond one.