Usage examples for jacinth:
- The Princess Clotilda took, as if in a dream, the ring of transparent jacinth set in solid gold, and asked quietly: " What would the king of the Franks with me?" - "Historic Girls", E. S. Brooks.
- The oriental jacinth, or hyacinth, is a brown- red corundum, which is more stable than the ordinary hyacinth, this latter being a form of zircon; it changes colour on exposure to light, which colour is not restored by subsequent retention in darkness. - "The Chemistry, Properties and Tests of Precious Stones", John Mastin.
- In Alphonso's " Clericalis Disciplina" a serpent was mentioned with eyes of real jacinth, and in the romantic history of Alexander he was said to have found snakes in the vale of Jordan " with collars of real emeralds growing on their backs." - "The Picture of Dorian Gray", Oscar Wilde.