rubellite

noun
ru·​bel·​lite | \rü-ˈbe-ˌlīt, ˈrü-bə-ˌlīt\

Definition of rubellite 

: a red tourmaline used as a gem

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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, "A Day in the Life of Bulgari’s Creative Director Lucia Silvestri," 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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