In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Diamonds and precious gems littered the ground like pebbles.
- Faberge's ingenious use of enamelling on gold and silver, his stone cutting and use of precious gems, made his imperial Easter eggs works of art.
- The cave was glimmering with the shining gems and precious jewels that were collected over the centuries.
- They reflect and refract the light, giving the depth and luminosity of a precious gem.
- Once the domain of royalty, precious gems have today become a part of almost everyone's jewellery.
- The first encounter many will have with the diamond and precious gems industry will be in the plush backroom of a high-street jewellers.
- There were also several polished gems and stones, each serving a different purpose, along with many partially burnt candles.
- Members were instructed in the various settings of precious stones and gems.
- On display are approximately two hundred examples of semiprecious and precious gems, decorative stones, and outstanding pieces of jewelry.
- On top of the stone, a circle of precious gems and minerals formed a ring around a pool of water.
- Most of us don't have thousands of dollars to spend on a fancy night or weekend trip, precious gems, or expensive high society gifts to impress our loved one.
- A good example would be the fourteen precious gems.
- Now I have absolutely nothing to do with crystals, gems and precious stones whatsoever: my thing is fire magic at new moon.
- The throne sat in the center, a large, cushioned armchair studded with many a precious and semi-precious gem.
- Likewise, no true pleasure is attained from gems and precious stones, although admittedly a false sense of joy may be felt.
- In recent years there has been a flurry of headlines about prospecting companies coming to the Highlands in search of precious gems.
- Inside the red box was a diamond necklace, engraved with several other precious gems.
- Take an extraordinary artistic heritage, the luxury of precious metals and priceless gems and an environment that can make even the most jaded shopper quiver with excitement.
- These ornaments are made in silver, and precious and semi-precious gems are used to embellish them.
- Others made from precious gems appear lighter.
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- One of the city's architectural gems is to be restored to glory by a multi-million pound revamp - but some of Manchester's oldest trees will be felled in the process.
- With over 400 miles of ground to cover, you'll have time to stop at all of the special places that make this byway such a gem.
- It was a tayra, a large, weasel-like mustelid, one of the real gems of New World rainforests.
- This gem of a book explores the ways in which animals control and utilize body heat.
- The cathedral is now a vibrant and living component of the cultural and religious life of Waterford city and is one of our most treasured architectural gems.
- Some are songs that other bands now play, but, in his hands, they emerge as individual gems glimmering in the brilliance of his unique arrangements.
- One of the commentators (I wish I knew his name) offered a gem that went something like this.
- The most brilliant of the gems are by the lesser known artists.
- The clubhouse in the mountains is a little gem of rustic Spanish charm, with great food and friendly staff ready to ply you with refreshing copas of champagne and plates of Serrano ham after your labours.
- Buried within lengthy scientific explanations of pigment manufacture are gems of information and insight into colour and its history in art.
- Each song on the trio's final disc is a pop gem, but they've all been on previous albums.
- Now you can find all of these wonderful pop gems living in a different world.
- But in the midst of this relentless repression, there were rare, precious gems of resistance gleaming out from the melancholy.
- Beside the architectural and historical gems, there's another side to the town: it is a centre for alternative therapies.
- It's a little gem of the recent morphometric literature.
- A meeting is being organised to set up a civic trust or society to preserve the city's architectural gems and encourage stunning modern designs.
- The school was bought by the parish council for use by the people - not because it was considered an architectural gem, or for sentimental reasons.
- His ‘unique’ spoken phrasing has been applied to pop gems before, but this thing's a bit different and more personal.
- Having such a precious gem as the Olympics hanging around gives a fulcrum to the leverage of dissent.
- Undoubtedly you will be treated to some gems, some brilliant bits of repartee, the occasional burst of intellectual fireworks.
3(wonderful example)joya femininehis collection contains some real gems — en su colección hay verdaderas joyas
- she came out with some real gems — dijo cosas de antología
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