robin's egg blue

13:29 Oct 16, 2019
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
Mining & Minerals / Gems / Paris sportifs
English term or phrase: robin's egg blue
Bonjour, on parle d'un diamant...Merci à tous, voici le contexte :

Referred to as robin's egg blue or forget-me-not blue, this color may have been chosen because of the popularity of the turquoise gemstone in 19th-century jewelry.

Cordialement,
Aymen Ben Ajmia
France
Local time: 00:30


Summary of answers provided
3 +1bleu-vert
Emmanuelle ARBELLINI


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robin\'s egg blue
bleu-vert


Explanation:
Il semble qu'il n'y ait pas de traduction utilisant de nom d'oiseau en français: c'est la couleur bleu-vert, ou alors bleu myosotis > forget-me-not. (ref n°1).
Apparemment, en français on dit juste "diamant bleu", à moins qu'il ne provienne d'un endroit spécifique (ref n°2).

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Note added at 2 days 3 hrs (2019-10-18 16:35:46 GMT)
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Look at all the hue here ! Almost any translation between blue and green-blue would fit.

https://www.vivalatina.fr/blogs/blog-bijoux-argent/37439429-...


    https://www.linguee.fr/anglais-francais/traduction/robin's+egg+blue.html
    https://www.futura-sciences.com/planete/actualites/pierres-precieuses-tres-rare-diamant-bleu-decouvert-botswana-69872/
Emmanuelle ARBELLINI
France
Local time: 00:30
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Tony M: Neither of these colours is really in any way a GREENISH blue...
2 hrs

agree  Eliza Hall: Yes, it is blue-green, but it's a light blue-green. So I would add "clair."
3 hrs
  -> I'm not sure I would, because the colour of these diamonds is usually deep.

neutral  B D Finch: While robin eggs are a greenish blue, I think the Asker is mistaken in trying to translate this with a term that does not refer to robin eggs.
2 days 1 hr
  -> I understand how you feel about that, however, as a french native speaker, I would have no idea about what robin egg's blue is :p
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