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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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 See More

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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 21 Mar. 2023.

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