Translation of rock crystal in Spanish:

rock crystal

cristal de roca, n.


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    cristal de roca masculine
    • Perhaps it was his ambition to have a career commensurate with his talent that led him to settle in Paris, where he distinguished himself over several decades by his cutting of rock crystal, his speciality.
    • In 1986 the world's leading science journal announced that the most ancient rock crystals on earth, according to isotope dating methods, are 4.3 billion years old.
    • Also of interest were objects of precious or semiprecious materials such as rock crystal - or natural wonders - such as nautilus shells.
    • Painting on the inside of snuff bottles made of rock crystal or glass was a great Qing innovation.
    • Small flakes of rock crystal as well as axes, bone projectile points, and burials are known.
    • Qianlong, who reigned from 1736 to 1795 and died in 1799, was one of the greatest patrons and collectors of Chinese rock crystal carvings ever.
    • A number of mysterious indications from ancient cultures link the use of rock crystals with communications through the air.
    • The rock crystal pieces were complemented by a positive kaleidoscope of coloured hardstones.
    • Prague once again became a great centre of hardstone - not to mention rock crystal - production in the later sixteenth century by virtue of the patronage of Emperor Rudolph II.
    • The same people crafted stone tools of a satisfying symmetry that seemed to transcend mere utility, and to collect as objets trouvés, rock crystals, fossils and pebbles of pleasing shapes.
    • A volcanic eruption, or magma rising and cooling close to the Earth's surface, will cause the formation of a wide variety of igneous rock crystals.
    • Crystal gazing seeks visions allegedly seen in a ball of rock crystal, preferably quartz.
    • A clear and colorless glass, called cristallo in Italian for its resemblance to rock crystal, was a widely sought Venetian product.
    • If left to their own devices, pieces made of rock crystal will last forever, but they are of course unusually vulnerable to breakage and destruction.
    • By a happy chance, the earliest postclassical European rock crystal vessels are at the same time the purest in terms of design.
    • The few glass beads, and one of rock crystal, are also imports.
    • However in the pagan period, rock crystal was used to make crystals balls about 2 inches in diameter.