In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Some of the antique jewellery was studded with emeralds, ruby, zircons and pearls.
- The sparkling emerald glittered enticingly from its cushion, the thin gold band smooth.
- The discovery of precious stones, especially emeralds, some few years ago, has still not given out that sputtering spark to Zambia's ailing economy.
- The traditional necklace of red rubies and green emeralds contrasted flawlessly with her skin.
- Her face lit up as she glanced down at the sparkling emerald adorning her finger.
- The blue-silver metal was cast in an ornate fashion, and white diamonds spotted with emeralds, beryls and emeralds crusted the edges of the metal.
- She had on a beautiful necklace of sparkling emeralds, with a diamond coronet.
- Among the products that were marketed were emeralds, tourmalines, aquamarine, amethyst, citrini and industrial minerals such as talc and lime.
- The museum has a Saudi sculpture of a falcon on a perch, of inestimable value and stunning vulgarity, made from gold, quartz, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and 1,210 diamonds.
- Synthetic ruby, sapphire, spinel, emerald, opal, and turquoise are commonly encountered, but synthesis of diamond for gem cutting has so far been very limited.
- The dark green color of the emerald required chromium, an element not normally found in granitic pegmatites but often in good supply in ultramafics.
- Illustrated below, the crown is made of gold and set with rubies, emeralds, diamonds, turquoises, and amethysts.
- Made of diamonds, rubies, emeralds and onyx, it caused a sensation at the Paris exhibition that gave art deco its name, the 1925 Exposition des Arts Decoratifs.
- The hand that held a gold ring with a dark green emerald on it.
- A shining emerald was situated on her forehead.
- They looked down lightly and saw the blades of grass glittering like beautiful emeralds.
- Zambia today boasts of some of the quality gemstones such as emeralds, amethyst, aquamarine and many others.
- They sparkle like dark green emeralds revealed to the light for the first time.
- The grass was a magnificent, healthy looking green, like dark emeralds.
- The shining diamonds, rubies, emeralds, peridots, topaz, sapphires have now acquired a special status for the wearer.
2(color)verde esmeralda masculine(before noun) (invariable adjective) verde esmeraldaher emerald eyes — sus ojos verde esmeralda
- the Emerald Isle — la verde Erin / Irlanda
- The brilliant emeralds faded to a dull jade, the gold sunbeams shattering, giving way to dreary grey light.
- The snakes were silver that faded into deep emerald and the pole was gold and was holding up a fiery torch with two blades criss-crossed in the background.
- The beautiful emeralds of the South American rainforests became a warm blue.
- The necklace she wore around her neck glowed a deep emerald as he did so.
- The bodice was plain, starched white, while the skirt itself a deep emerald.
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