Difference between revisions of "Sapphire"

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Sapphires are extremely rare and in [[period]] probably came to [[Europe]] from [[India]] via the [[Silk Road]].
 
Sapphires are extremely rare and in [[period]] probably came to [[Europe]] from [[India]] via the [[Silk Road]].
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*sapphire (also known as ''ultramarine''; originally referred to lapis lazuli; changed its identity following the [[Crusades]])
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*cyan (azurite or poss. sodalite; also referred to a ceramic imitation of ''turquoise'')
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*callais (also known as turquoise; however, Pliny classed it as an emerald due to its greenish tint)
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See also
 
See also

Revision as of 02:19, 7 May 2006