A Treatise on Diamonds and Pearls: In which Their Importance is Considered, and Plain Rules are Exhibited for Ascertaining the Value of Both; and the True Method of Manufacturing Diamonds

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W. L. Molyneux, 1871 - Diamonds - 96 pages
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Page 75 - Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man seeking goodly pearls : who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
Page 75 - The gold and the crystal cannot equal it : And the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold. No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls : For the price of wisdom is above rubies.
Page 75 - It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, With the precious onyx, or the sapphire.
Page 8 - ... thickness. The upper or flat part is called the table, and from thence to the girdle or centre edge, and broadest part of the stone, are facets, called star-facets ; from the girdle to the lower or pointed part, called the culet, and which is nearly pointed, are facets, called skillfacets. These facets meet in the middle of each side of the table and girdle, and also at the corners, forming regular lozenges on the four upper sides or corners of the stone. The triangular facets, on the under side...
Page 56 - Urizen, a figure of reason and law who he believed to be the true deity worshipped by his contemporaries. The first water in diamonds means the greatest purity and perfection of their complexion, which ought to be that of the purest water. In ancient Rome women not only travelled with their war-bound spouses, they were also famous for a time in the gladiator arena. 90. d) Her father, Otto Frank Friends who had searched the annex after the family's departure later gave Otto Frank the papers left...
Page 69 - ... tribes, whose origin is unknown, but who appear, from the traces of negro blood, to be descendants of slaves imported by one of the conquerors of India for that...
Page 20 - ... reversed, so as together to form lozenges; and the apices of these under triangles touch the girdle of the stone, leaving spaces which are each cut into two facets. To be well proportioned, the depth of the stone must be half the diameter of its under side ; the diameter of the crown, three-fifths the diameter of the base; and the perpendicular, from the base to the crown, three fifths of the depth of the stone.
Page i - Jeffries, David. A treatise on diamonds and pearls; in which their importance Is considered; and plain rules are exhibited for ascertaining the value of both; also the true method or manufacturing diamonds.
Page 75 - Diamond in value, and supposes the former to proceed from drops of dew swallowed by the oyster. In China Pearls are used as medicine — a belief existing among Orientals of their great curative powers in various diseases. The Pearl in Hindostanee is called
Page 76 - Jeffries, a celebrated jeweller, "their complexion must be milk-white, not of a dead and lifeless, but of a clear and lively hue, free from stains, fouls, spots, specks, or roughness.

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