Definition of balas ruby in English:
A ruby of a delicate rose-red variety.
- Hence, in 1402, Berry convinced the king to open the royal coffers and disburse 14,000 of the 18,000 ecus he needed to purchase a fabulous balas ruby.
- Anything goes, including gauds of pearls, of enameled gold, even of balas rubies and sapphires.
- But from the middle ages spinel was often referred to as ‘balas ruby’, as you mentioned.
Definition of balas ruby in:
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