The natural history, ancient and modern, of precious stones and gems, and of precious metals, Volumen1


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Página 50 - The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond : it is graven upon the table of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars ; whilst their children remember their altars and their groves by the green trees upon the high hills.
Página 309 - The collection is surmounted by the imperial State crown of Her Majesty Queen Victoria. This crown, says Professor Tennant, "was made by Messrs. Rundell and Bridge, in the year 1838, with jewels taken from old crowns, and others furnished by command of Her Majesty. It consists of diamonds, pearls, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds, set in silver and gold ; it has a crimson velvet cap with erraine border, and is lined with white silk.
Página 310 - It consists of Diamonds, Pearls, Rubies, Sapphires, and Emeralds set in silver and gold : it has a crimson velvet cap with ermine border, and is lined with white silk. Its gross weight is 39 oz.
Página 310 - Above the band are eight sapphires surmounted by eight diamonds, between which are eight festoons consisting of 148 diamonds. In the front of the crown, and in the centre of a diamond Maltese cross, is the famous ruby said to have been given to Edward Prince of Wales, son of...
Página 247 - This is the gem that feels the influence of the air and sympathizes with the heaven?, and does not shine equally if the sky be cloudy or bright. Besides, when put in the mouth it is colder than other stones. For engraving upon indeed it is by no means adapted, inasmuch as it defies all grinding ; it is not however altogether invincible, since it is engraved upon and cut into shape by means of the diamond.
Página 107 - ... cette invention, lui donna trois mille ducats de récompense : puis ce prince , comme il les trouvoit tout à fait beaux et rares , fit présent de celui qui étoit foible au pape Sixte IV , et de celui en forme d'un triangle et d'un cœur réduit dans un anneau et tenu de deux mains , pour symbole de foi , au roi Louis...
Página 310 - At the back is a sapphire of smaller size, and six other sapphires (three on each side), between which are eight emeralds. Above and below the seven sapphires are fourteen diamonds, and around the eight emeralds one hundred and twenty-eight diamonds.
Página 313 - ... very small rose diamonds. Above the arch stands the mound, containing in the lower hemisphere 304 brilliants, and in the upper 244 brilliants ; the zone and arc being composed of 33 rose diamonds. The cross on the summit has a rose-cut sapphire in the centre, surrounded by four large brilliants, and 108 smaller brilliants.
Página 241 - ... thinges, what him lykethe. This emperour hathe in his chambre, in on of the pyleres of gold, a rubye and a charboncle of half a fote long, that in the nyght zevethe so gret clartee and schynynge, that it is als light as day.
Página 49 - Ly first steeping it in goat's blood; and indulges in certain profound reflections upon the doctrine of Antipathies ; adding that such a discovery could never have been guessed by mere mortal ingenuity ; must have been the express revelation of Heaven. M. Ben Mansur aUo gravely states that a Diamond laid upon an anvil, and struck with a hammer, instead of breakiag is driven into the anvil: and that the only resource is to wrap it up in lead, and then to hammer it, or else enclose it in wax or turpentine;...

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