balas rubies in a sentence
- The transparent red spinels were called spinel-rubies or balas rubies.
- There is an ancient balas ruby ( technically spinel ) mine at Kuh-i-Lal.
- Trade terms such as balas ruby for red spinel and rubellite for red tourmaline can mislead unsuspecting buyers.
- :" It is in this province that those fine and valuable gems the Balas Rubies are found.
- In the middle of each bar there is a large balass ruby, cut en cabuchon, with four emeralds round it, which form a square cross.
- I counted the large balass rubies on the great throne, and there are about 108, all cabuchons, the least of which weighs 100 carats, but there are some which weigh apparently 200 and more.
- The famous'balas rubies', or spinels, were mined until the 19th century in the valley of the Ab-e Panj or Upper Amu Darya River, considered to be the meeting place between the Hindu Kush and the Pamir ranges.
- Next in succession, from one side to the other along the length of the bars there are similar crosses, arranged so that in one the ruby is in the middle of four emeralds, and in another the emerald is in the middle and four balass rubies surround it.
- The descriptions of Lahori from before 1648, and Tavernier's published in 1676 are generally in broad agreement on the most important features of the thrones, such as its rectangular shape, standing on four legs at its corners, the 12 columns on which the canopy rests, and the type of gemstones embedded on the throne, such as balas rubies, emeralds, pearls, diamonds and other coloured stones.