In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Colorado has no good, documented sites for gem opal, emerald, ruby, and jade, but who knows what exists?
- Jew, Christian and Muslim chased after me throwing stones: onyx, opals, diorite, the glass eyes of their god.
- Such a structure reflects light in unusual ways similar to mother-of-pearl or the gemstone opal.
- Examples of various types of opal gemstones and opal jewelry are part of the exhibit.
- My late husband, Milton, loved cutting opals, was very good at it, and developed a nice business as an opal cutter.
- So Santa, if you're reading, do bring me my weight in platinum, sapphires and opals.
- The traditional kundan work has also been embellished with semi-precious and precious stones and beads such as tourmalines, tanzanites, opals, aquamarine and peridots.
- Some gemstones that cannot be placed in most commercial jewellery cleaners are: pearls, lapis lazuli, malachite, opals, coral, turquoise, and others.
- The berries are an unusual creation of repousse silver covered in enamel and interspersed with carved carnelians and Mexican opals.
- This includes opals, turquoise, malachite, pearls, amber, coral, shells, and similar soft or porous materials.
- It is said the opal will turn pale if brought into the presence of poison.
- Gemstones such as diamonds, opals, sapphires, and rubies are produced in Brazil.
- In a blinding flash the diamond, moonstone, opal, ruby and sapphire were molded together, inseparable, forever.
- Composed of gold and enamel and set with a large carved Australian opal, smaller opals, and other stones, it is closely related to avant-garde art nouveau European designs of the period.
- The gem was not a ruby, and it wasn't an emerald either, and it wasn't a diamond or an opal or a pearl, and it wasn't jade or tourmaline or jasper.
- But the one piece that attracted me was an opal and diamond ring.
- An opal ring on her finger caught the fire of a faraway chandelier.
- Diamonds and opals and onyx sat in lumps in the sparkling coloured windows.
- The third and final one was an anklet and the jewel was a turquoise opal.
- The council sat silently while he passed out an onyx and an opal to every one.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.