In English, the name Jasper can derive either from the Persian name Caspar, meaning "treasurer," or the Persian word "yashp," meaning "spotted stone." It is the name of a semi-precious form of quartz.
Famous Jaspers include Jasper Tudor, u
Pound sterling is the official name for the British currency. As an adjective, sterling relates to something being thoroughly excellent. Sterling silver is an alloy of silver, commonly used to make cutlery.
Amber is a fossilized tree resin commonly found on the shores of the Baltic and North Seas. Since ancient times, its primary use has been decorative. The Amber Road was the trade route from the Baltic to Italy through which amber was traded.
Corals are marine organisms from that exist as small sea anemone-like polyps, typically in colonies of many identical individuals.
Derived from the Greek "krystallos," "ice."
The word "emerald" derives from the Greek word "smaragdos," which means "green gemstone." Emeralds, a form of beryl, has been prized for centuries among cultures throughout the world.
Emerald is one of the birthstones for the month of May.
Whilst not that unusual in the UK (and also used in Italy and Spain), Gemma is very rare in the US. The name derives ultimately from the Latin feminine noun 'gemma', meaning a jewel or precious stone. The word was also used for a bud or a jewelled cup.
The opal is an iridescent gemstone, popular for many centuries. It is the birthstone of October. The word ultimately derives from Sanskrit upala meaning "jewel", which also gave the Greek opallios, and the Latin opalus, and ultimately the English opal.
Pearl is also a surname, and was used with some frequency on boys in the early twentieth century. Its use as a masculine name faded as Pearl grew in popularity as a feminine name.
In Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" protagonist H
Whilst remaining moderately popular in the US (ranked 137th in 2006), Ruby has shot up the British charts and in 2007 was the second most popular name in the UK.
Ruby Sweetheart is the name of actor Tobey Maguire's daughter.
A diamond is a translucent, often colorless gemstone of high value. Its name is derived from the Greek "adamas," meaning "invincible," referring to the stone's extreme hardness.
Diamonds are used today in jewelry and industrial tools for c
English noun used by some as a name.
Ivory is the hard, white material which composes the tusks and teeth of many horned and tusked animals, such as the narwhal, the walrus, the hippopotamus, and most famously, the elephant.
Ivory is also a well-known brand of soap in the U.S.
Jade has been considered a precious stone for thousands of years, used in jewellery, weapons, and grave goods. Its name is derived from the Spanish phrase "piedra de ijada," which means "bowel stones." It was believed that jade could prevent gastrointes