ru·​bel·​lite rü-ˈbe-ˌlīt How to pronounce rubellite (audio)
: a red tourmaline used as a gem

Examples of rubellite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a chapter of the collection called Pisces, brooches are decorated with exceptional padparadscha sapphires, diamonds, and rubellites. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, 5 June 2023 Take, for example, the 76 carats of pear rubellites dangling from a collar of pavé diamonds offset by sapphires and turquoise. Sean Santiago, ELLE Decor, 2 June 2023 On the table is a rare 18-carat, top-color natural rubellite with exceptional clarity and brilliance. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 14 Feb. 2023 The 35 mm case is set with dazzling brilliant-cut diamonds, and the crown is topped with a cabochon-cut pink rubellite. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 9 May 2023 Natural gemstones include rubellite, spessartite garnet, blue zircon, peridot, canary beryl, pink tourmaline, and aquamarine. Sarah Ryan, Town & Country, 14 Nov. 2022 But during an inventory of the Russian collection in 1922, the mineralogist Aleksandr Fersman made a shocking discovery: Caesar’s Ruby was, in fact, a rubellite tourmaline. Nancy Hass, New York Times, 12 Aug. 2022 Pink gems Pink sapphire, rose quartz, star ruby, rhodonite, rubellite, pink tourmaline and — last but certainly not least — pink diamonds. Leanne Italie, Chicago Tribune, 19 Nov. 2022 Here are versions in diamond, rubellite, red spinel, spessartite garnet, pink sapphire, orange sapphire, green tourmaline, blue sapphire, aquamarine, pink tourmaline, and lavender sapphire. Sarah Ryan, Town & Country, 14 Nov. 2022

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Word History


Latin rubellus

First Known Use

1794, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rubellite was in 1794

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“Rubellite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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