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  • n. Plural form of spinel.


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  • He scattered some of the lesser rubies, called spinels, into his palm, then some large rubies, and laid each on a small square of white silk.


  • In the circlet are precious stones such as spinels, zircons, and pearls.

    Imperial Crown of Austria

  • His genius, though, is his work with unusual combinations of stones and settings — spinels, Mandarin garnets, African tourmalines (see the mine-cut necklace, for $150), and yellow sapphires.

    Coolhunter: Taffin

  • According to Christie's, Mughal rulers had a great affection for spinels, a hard, glassy mineral.

    Jewelry's Crowning Glory

  • Those dark eyes glinted, like black spinels in snow.

    The Whisperers

  • "Ring in 18K gold with diamonds, red, pink and blue spinels," read the straightforward text, but there was no mention of price.

    The Bare Necessities: Marketing Luxury Goods in a Bad Economy

  • There are the gems -- duck-egg-size emeralds and ruby-like spinels -- that are hand-engraved with diamond styluses and inscribed with the names of their various owners, hailing from different dynasties and far-flung regions.

    The Treasures Of Islam

  • Rubies would rub against her, and spinels would spin in dizzy circles.

    Roc and a Hard Place

  • For an hour Orly and Jennie showed me stones of varying sorts, including zircons in various cuts, spinels and colourless stones, mounted and unmounted.

    The Great California Game

  • Jewel had been a nymph of the rock; it was her job to salt the earth with all the diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, rubies, opals, spinels, and other gemstones that prospectors were destined eventually to find.

    Centaur Aisle


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