Red Gold

Red Gold

 

(in Russian, chervonnoe zololo), a high-purity alloy of gold and copper that was used to make chervontsi and other coins. The fineness of red gold ranged from 916 to 986, or from 88 to 94 ⅔ in the zolotnik system. In Russian, the term chervonnoe zoloto has lost its technical meaning and has been retained only in everyday language as an equivalent of “pure gold.”

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The blond cornfields were red gold, the haystacks turned rosy and threw long shadows.
His hand brought the circlet of red- yellow, as though it were a plate of red gold, of refined gold smelted over the edge of the anvil, to his brow as a sign of his charioteering, as a distinction to his master.
He loved the red gold of the sunstone, and the moonstone's pearly whiteness, and the broken rainbow of the milky opal.
Is red gold to the Ogilvies-- was literal as well as metaphorical.
Upright, his red beard forward, his forehead thrown back, his eyes on the thick foliage of the cherry-trees, his hands on his haunches, in an attitude of repose, easy, superb, he was like some youthful pagan god, gilded with red gold, on his way across the country--like Pan, if he chose to amuse himself by charming birds.
For a moment, such birds as soared above the rest might still receive the lustre on their wings, which imparted to their sable plumage the hue and brilliance of deep red gold; at last, that too departed.
A golden chain hung about his neck, and at his collar was a great carbuncle set in red gold. His lady was dressed in blue velvet, all trimmed with swan's down.
A limited edition Omega watch could fetch up to PS40,000 when it goes under the hammer next month.The Omega 18-carat Sedna red gold De Ville Central Tourbillon is numbered second out of a 50 watch run.
Two more classic colour combinations are available in a red gold or stainless steel case featuring a blue and silver dial each.
Produced in 18k red gold and stainless steel versions, the new Premier Centenary Limited Edition offers outstanding design features.
Additionally, this large moon is one of the most visually stunning recreations of the moon because it is a three-dimensional sculptured moon that was first hand-engraved and then duplicated in a 18k red gold plate for the series.
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