from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An aventurine with gold-colored inclusions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as aventurin
- n. In ceramics, an aventurin glaze containing particles which have the appearance of specks of gold.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. aventurine spangled densely with fine gold-colored particles
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_Aventurine quartz_ (sometimes called goldstone) has spangles of mica or of some other mineral enclosed in it.
Among these, I was shown the so - called "goldstone," which has a perfect gold colour, and is said to be very costly, even more so than lapis-lazuli.
Plus, you probably won't get rich with it, but you can create some rich looking jewelry designs with this usual item called "goldstone" that is (for whatever reason) included in the gemstone family.
The Stephen Webster Silver Collection is made from sterling silver, 18-karat gold and gemstones such as jade, chalcedony, goldstone, hematite and white agate.
The UN Human Rights Council machers then recruited richard goldstone, a Vain south african Jewish judge, who despite being aware from the outset of the biased composition of the panel, permitted himself to be used as a fig leaf to provide credibility to the Israel bashers.
Little Vain richard goldstone - a true south african treasure!! phil
The depths to which goldstone, who purports to be a long-standing 'Zionist', totally identified himself with this crude anti Israel exercise, was exemplified in his recent NY Times op ed, in which he had the gall to compare Israel's defense against hamas to the atrocities committed in Darfur, where millions were displaced and over 200,000 civilians were raped and butchered.
If you 'enjoyed' Isi Leibler article on brit Jewry, then you will love his take on the 'goldstone' report:
September 16th, 2009 2: 18am goldstone, such a genius, how did he figure it all out? they shoot rockets, we do nothing, then we eventually do something and then we're wrong for trying to stop them.
U.S. â€˜Personality Assassination 'of a Palestinian Ally yahooBuzzArticleHeadline =' U.S. â€˜Personality Assassination\ 'of a Palestinian Ally'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: The UN\'s goldstone report has backfired, putting the survival of Mahmud Abbas at risk, due to the Obama administration\'s handling of diplomacy.'