ru·​bel·​lite | \ rü-ˈbe-ˌlīt How to pronounce rubellite (audio) , ˈrü-bə-ˌlīt \

Definition of rubellite

: a red tourmaline used as a gem

Examples of rubellite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are three beautiful pendants with different colored central stones, including rubellite, tanzanite, and orange spessartite. Kristen Shirley, Forbes, 17 Sep. 2021 Serena Rossi changes into this Cartier High Jewelry ring in 18K yellow gold, platinum, rubellite, diamonds. Beth Bernstein, Forbes, 8 Sep. 2021 The pendants, earrings and rings are designed to resemble fireworks, with gemstones set at varying heights in gold rays that radiate from a center stone—rubellite, tanzanite or spessartite garnet. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 17 May 2021 Not to be outdone were her baubles by Bulgari: pink gold drop earrings with pavé diamonds and amethyst, rubellite, and garnet beads; and four pink gold and diamond rings. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 Mar. 2021 This necklace — in pink gold with seven lozenge-size oval stones of more than 14 carats each, including topaz, rubellite, morganite and three colors of quartz — recalls those untamed days: a cascade of Technicolor glamour and endless light. New York Times, 13 Sep. 2019 Meanwhile, the RuPaul’s Drag Race star accessorized with a large black bow-tie, some mega platform shoes, and loads of colorful jewels by David Webb, including a show-stopping necklace made of rubellite, diamonds, enamel, and 18-karat gold. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 10 May 2019 On a recent trip to India’s gem capital, Jaipur, Silvestri entered a supplier’s office to see a rainbow of rubellites, amethysts and blue topaz laid out on a table, but such receptions are increasingly uncommon as the stones become scarce. Corinne Abrams, WSJ, 16 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of rubellite

1794, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rubellite

Latin rubellus

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“Rubellite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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