Shakespeare and Precious Stones
CORAL I saw her coral lips to move.
Taming of the Shrew, Act i, sc. r, l. 179. "Comedies," p. 211, col. B, line 57.
There is more difference between thy flesh and hers than between jet and ivory.
Merchant of Venice, Act iii, sc. 1, l. 42. "Comedies," p. 173, col. A, line 18.
JET What color is my gown of? Black, forsooth: coal-black
77 Henry VI, Act ii, sc.i, l. 112. "Histories," p. 126, col. B, line 61.
JET Two proper palfreys, black as jet,
To hale thy vengeful waggon swift away.
Titus Andronicus, Act v, sc. 2, l. 50. "Tragedies," p. 49, col. B, line 7
Her nose, all o'er embellished with rubies, carbuncles, sapphires.
Comedy of Errors, Act iii, sc. 2, l. 138. " Comedies," p. 92, col. A, line 49.
CARBUNCLE A carbuncle entire, as big as thou art, Were not so rich a jewel.
Coriolanus, Act 1, sc. 4, l. 55. 'Tragedies," p. 5, col. B, line 7. 80