water sapphire


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water sapphire

n.
See iolite.

water sapphire

n
(Minerals) a deep blue variety of the mineral cordierite that occurs in Sri Lanka: used as a gemstone

wa′ter sap`phire


n.
a transparent variety of cordierite sometimes used as a gem.
[1690–1700]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water sapphire - a deep blue cordierite often used as a gemstone
cordierite - a blue mineral of magnesium and iron and aluminum and silicon and oxygen; often used as a gemstone
transparent gem - a gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion
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A few weeks ago a gold and gem-set pendant by Murphy, with a water sapphire cabochon, fetched over 70,000 [pounds sterling] at auction.
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