rock crystal

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Recent Examples on the Web One personal reliquary housed at the British Museum, dated to 1340, is made from gold, amethyst, rock crystal, and enamel. Katy Kelleher, Longreads, "The Ugly History of Beautiful Things: Lockets," 10 Aug. 2020 Another powerful work associated with Saint Sebastian is a 1484 German monstrance, a gilded silver and rock crystal reliquary believed to contain a sliver of bone from the saint’s body. Steven Litt, cleveland, "Cleveland Museum of Art collection shows how humanity coped with pandemics from Black Death to AIDS," 26 Apr. 2020 After sifting through the treasure, experts found that the men had also uncovered a pendant made from a sphere of rock crystal and bound with gold, a gold ring, a gold arm band and silver bars and coins, according to police. BostonGlobe.com, "Powell and Davies had made their discovery in Herefordshire, an agrarian county in the West Midlands of England that is best known for its beef cattle and cider production.," 25 Nov. 2019 The room’s grand proportions are the ideal setting for the 77-inch rock crystal chandelier, sourced from John Nelson on La Cienega Boulevard, which hangs above a table that can seat up to a dozen. Abigail Stone, The Hollywood Reporter, "At Home With Producer Sidney Kimmel and His Museum-Worthy Personal Art Collection," 23 Oct. 2019 Far from being lost in meditation, the figure’s expression is alert and its gaze direct, its eyes perhaps once inlaid with rock crystal or gemstones. Lee Lawrence, WSJ, "‘The Jeweled Isle: Art From Sri Lanka’ Review: Reclaiming a Country’s Creative History," 1 Jan. 2019 Shelves hold vintage Indian photographs, old fans, and a chunk of rock crystal. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "House Tour: Inside The Rustic Indian Farmhouse Where A Jewel Scion Feels Most At Home," 12 Dec. 2017 The custom dining chairs are in an Atelier Textiles de Prestige fabric, the pendant is by Fortuny, and the circa-1980 rock crystal–and-bronze table lamp by Robert Goossens is from Liz O’Brien. Nancy Hass, ELLE Decor, "Inside an Upper East Side Home that Trades Stuffiness for Neon-Hued Glamour," 21 May 2018 Made of rock crystal, marble, or cast in bronze by her friend and longtime collaborator, Robert Goossens, the lions stalked over side tables and shelves; one carved in wood presided over the hearth, the world under its paw. Vogue, "The Lion Queen: A First Look at Chanel’s New High Jewelry Collection," 23 Jan. 2018

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1666, in the meaning defined above

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“Rock crystal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rock%20crystal. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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