In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Again, it is assumed that readers know aquamarine is beryl, amethyst is quartz, and Iceland spar is calcite but cannot grapple with the complexity of remembering that spessartine and grossular are garnets.
- Another coiffure ornament from the 1904 display, now vanished but shown in the center of Plate V, consisted of silver filigree, carnelians, garnets, and enamel blackberries and leaves.
- There are strings of garnets, opal, turquoise and onyx set in silver at the Jaipur stalls, lac bangles from Rajasthan, silver dipped in gold and even wooden Etikoppakka bangles coloured with vegetable dyes.
- She described star garnets from Emerald Creek, Idaho, as opaque.
- Generally, there was a higher demand for yellow and pink tourmaline, as well as medium to deep blue aquamarine followed by amethyst and pinkish garnets.
- One of the rings on her left hand was set with red garnets and the ring on her right middle finger is unusual as it is cut in an S shape.
- The rocks here are composed of mica schist, and garnets are often found embedded in them.
- Think of semi-precious stones such as garnets, topaz, amethyst, aquamarine as much for their range of hues as for the way they hold the light, infusing it with shimmering color.
- He also found particles of gemstones such as corundum, garnet, rutile, and argentite.
- Another garnet, a mixture of pyrope and spessartine, is called malaya garnet in the gem trade.
- The spring 2005 collection features thin fourteen-karat-gold strands interlaced with small garnets, emeralds, pink tourmalines, and other stones.
- Emeralds, rubies, diamonds, blue sapphire, pearls, yellow sapphire, cat's eye, garnets, amethyst, jade, etc., are just some of the stones which are said to have healing properties.
- In contrast, garnets from Salida, Colorado, are only superficially altered.
- Sapphires, rubies, garnets, and emeralds are all perfectly acceptable, though.
- He said if exploited in the right way Zambia's great variety of gemstones that includes emeralds, amethyst, aquamarines, tourmalines and garnets offered great potential for poverty reduction.
- Those little red garnets you see in stores are usually pyrope garnets and green garnets are usually grossularite/grossular.
- A fellow that he knows showed us a bucketful of aquamarines and two large garnets and then took us for a short walk to the pegmatites on his farm.
- On the crescents were rubies and garnets in diamond form and in round forms.
- Rare earth element distributions in the zircons and garnets strongly suggest that the zircon overgrowths formed in equilibrium with garnet.
- In my next installment of News from Japan, I will be reporting on them as well as on a visit to Kyushu University to see the Ko collection and field trips to collect sakura ishi and rainbow garnets.
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