rubellite

noun
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 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, "A Tokyo Itinerary, Over-the-Top Hats and More," 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, "A Closer Look at RuPaul’s Campy Met Gala Suit," 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, "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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The first known use of rubellite was in 1794

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“Rubellite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rubellite. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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