The diamonds flashed fire as I turned to the mirror, and the heavy beaten gold burned like a halo about my head.
An ‘F you’ ring in 18-karat gold with diamonds or a fist emoticon in 18-karat gold and diamonds.
The diamonds feature people with wrapped faces and wrapped bodies while the clubs have amputated and dismembered bodies.
A chunky, silver watch, studded with diamonds, hung from his wrist.
Martin is a true admirer of diamonds, and because of it, the book is cut a bit like the precious stone itself.
Maybe they dont know the diamonds are found and will arrest us.
Why not have detectives as guards—as if I wore a fortune in diamonds?
She said the diamonds would be for my wife, and after that for my daughter, if I had one.
Her lamb had a fleece of diamonds, and her palm-branch had become the colour of heaven.
They found them, but when they pulled them out they were full of pearls and diamonds.
early 14c., from Old French diamant, from Medieval Latin diamantem (nominative diamas), from Vulgar Latin *adiamantem (altered by influence of the many Greek words in dia-), from Latin adamantem (nominative adamans) "the hardest metal," later, "diamond" (see adamant). Playing card suit is from 1590s; Sense in baseball is American English, 1875.
A form of pure carbon that occurs naturally as a clear, cubic crystal and is the hardest of all known minerals. It often occurs as octahedrons with rounded edges and curved surfaces. Diamond forms under conditions of extreme temperature and pressure and is most commonly found in volcanic breccias and in alluvial deposits. Poorly formed diamonds are used in abrasives and in industrial cutting tools.
[the second sense reflects the idea ''precious stones'']
(1.) A precious gem (Heb. yahalom', in allusion to its hardness), otherwise unknown, the sixth, i.e., the third in the second row, in the breastplate of the high priest, with the name of Naphtali engraven on it (Ex. 28:18; 39:11; R.V. marg., "sardonyx.") (2.) A precious stone (Heb. shamir', a sharp point) mentioned in Jer. 17:1. From its hardness it was used for cutting and perforating other minerals. It is rendered "adamant" (q.v.) in Ezek. 3:9, Zech. 7:12. It is the hardest and most valuable of precious stones.