Definition of Spinel ruby

1. Noun. A spinel used as a gemstone (usually dark red).

Exact synonyms: Ruby Spinel
Generic synonyms: Spinel
Specialized synonyms: Almandine, Balas, Balas Ruby, Rubicelle



Lexicographical Neighbors of Spinel Ruby

spine fracture
spine of helix
spine of scapula
spine pig
spine pigs
spine sign
spineback
spinebacks
spinebill
spinebills
spineboard
spineboards
spinechilling
spined
spinel
spinel ruby (current term)
spineless
spinelessly
spinelessness
spinelessnesses
spinelike
spinelle
spinelles
spinels
spines
spinescence
spinet
spinetail
spinets

Literary usage of Spinel ruby

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Gem-cutter's Craft by Leopold Claremont (1906)
"balais or spinel ruby," and "spinel sapphire," but such names are not only inartistic and unscientific, but decidedly misleading. ..."

2. A Manual of Practical Assaying by John Mitchell, William Crookes (1888)
"Composition of spinel ruby :— Silica -02 Alumina . . • 69-01 Magnesia 26-21 Iron protoxide 0-71 Chromium oxide 1-11 99-06 REDDISH TOPAZ. ..."

3. A Glossary of Mineralogy by Henry William Bristow (1861)
"The scarlet Spinel is termed spinel ruby by lapidaries; the rose-red, ... spinel ruby. The name applied by lapidaries to the scarlet varieties of Spinel ..."

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