Definition of Spinel ruby
1. Noun. A spinel used as a gemstone (usually dark red).
Generic synonyms: Spinel
Specialized synonyms: Almandine, Balas, Balas Ruby, Rubicelle
Lexicographical Neighbors of Spinel Ruby
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 ..."