Tourmaline

Tourmaline is the name of a type of borosilicate mineral which can be found in a variety of colors, as well as colorless. It's used as a crystal and gemstone. The origin of the word comes from French tourmaline via Sinhalese tòramalli (Sinhalese being an Indo-Aryan language spoken by the people of Sri Lanka) of unknown meaning. I've seen …

Cornelian

Cornelian is an alternate spelling of Carnelian, the name of a reddish-brown type of chalcedony used in jewelry. Cornelian comes from either Latin cornus meaning "cornel, dogwood" which may be related to Ancient Greek kerasós (cherry), derived from an uncertain origin, either Anatolian or pre-Greek; or from Latin cornu meaning "horn". The Carnelian spelling seems to have been influenced from Latin carneus …

Rukmini

Rukmini is a Hindi female name meaning "adorned with gold" in Sanskrit. In Hinduism, Rukmini is a princess who becomes the first wife and chief consort of Lord Krishna though her brother Rukmi didn't want her to marry Krishna but his friend Shishupala, who was a cousin of Krishna. Rukmini wanted to be with Krishna instead so she sent him a letter, …

Quartz

Quartz refers to a common mineral found on the earth's surface, made up of the chemical composition silicon dioxide or SiO2. It comes in a variety of forms and colors, some of which have been used as jewelry. The origin of the word comes from German Quarz via a West Slavic source via Proto-Slavic *tvь̑rdъ (hard, firm, solid) which ultimately derives from …

Coralie

Coralie is the French form of Koralia, which is a Greek female name derived from Ancient Greek korallion (coral), of uncertain etymology though it could be derived from a Semitic source, from Hebrew goral (small pebble) or Arabic garal (small stone). Coral is used to describe the hard skeleton left behind by marine polyps that forms a larger structure like a reef or an atoll. …

Kari

Kari (pr. kah-ree or care-ee) is a Norwegian female name, a diminutive of Katarina, the Scandinavian form of Katherine which is the English form of Greek Aikaterine though the etymology behind the name is not certain. It could be derived from another Greek name, Hekaterine from hekateros meaning “each of the two” or from Hecate, the name of the Greek goddess of witchcraft, the underworld, and crossroads. Though …

Jet

Jet is the name of a deep black color as well as the name of a type of gemstone. It comes from Old French jaiet via Latin gagates which ultimately comes from Ancient Greek gagates (lignite; jet), supposedly named after a river named Gages near the town of Gagai, a town in Ancient Greek that no longer exists, because …

Jeong-ah

Jeong-ah (정아) is a Korean female name with a variety of meanings depending on the hangul used: 정 정 (靜) jeong "quiet; still, tranquil"; 정 (貞) jeong "virtuous, chaste, loyal"; 정 (晶) jeong "clear; crystal; diamond"; 정 (廷) jeong "royal court; rural court" 아 아 (兒) ah "child; 아 (雅) ah "elegant, neat, tidy"; 아 (娥) ah "good, beautiful"; There are likely other meanings …

Min-ho

Min-ho (민호) is a Korean male name with a variety of meanings depending on the hanja used:  민 (敏) min "nimble, agile, quick-witted; hard-working"; 민 (民) min "people, nation"; 민 (珉) min "jade"; 민 (旼) min "gentle, affable"; 민 (旻) min "heaven"   호 (皓) ho "bright, clear"; 호 (虎) ho "tiger"; 호 (豪) ho "heroic, chivalrous, brave, overpowering, great"; 호 (鎬) ho "stove; bright"; 호 (旻) ho "autumn sky"; 호 (浩) ho …

Yao-ji

Yao-ji is the name of a goddess in Chinese mythology, a mountain goddess of Wu Mountain. Yao-ji is also a Chinese given name with a variety of meanings depending on the characters used: yáo 瑶 "jade; mother-of-pearl" + jī 姬 "beauty; imperial concubine" (瑶姬); *female only yào 耀 "shine, dazzle, brilliant" + jī 基 "base; foundation" (耀基); yáo 姚 "handsome, elegant" + jī 基"base; …

Jorie

Jorie is an English female name, a shortened form of Marjorie, a medieval English form of Margaret which comes from Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning “pearl” ultimately derived from Sanskrit manyari. Spelled Jory it's a Cornish male name, the Cornish form of George which is the English form of Ancient Greek Georgios meaning “farmer, earthworker” via georgos made up from Greek elements ge (earth) and ergon (work). Origin: Sanskrit, Ancient Greek Variants: Jory (English, Cornish) …