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rondelle preziose

English translation: washers

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Italian term or phrase:rondelle
English translation:washers
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06:11 Oct 26, 2000
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Art/Literary
Italian term or phrase: rondelle preziose
This is the name of a line of jewellery:

"Una catena e un bracciale caratterizzati da un effetto tubolare morbido grazie alla rotondità delle rondelle...."
Sarah Ferrara
Italy
Local time: 11:25
literally, "precious rondels"....
Explanation:
...because "rondelle" is the plural noun, and "preziose" is the adjective.

The usual meaning of "rondella" is "washer," in the mechancial engineering sense: a flat, perforated metal disc, often used as a protective device in conjunction with a screw or bolt. However, because "washer" can't really be used to describe a line of jewelry/jewellery, I suggest the more archaic but much more evocative "rondel."

(Of course, there are also the Asian jade pi-discs, which look almost exactly like washers of various sizes, but are often intricately carved...)

In any case, you have "A necklace and bracelet characterized by a soft, tubular effect, thanks to the curvature of the rondels..." Not exactly scintillating advertising copy, but it does get the sense across.

Cheers, HC
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Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 02:25
Grading comment
Thanks...the jury's still out as to which word I'll use, but your description helped a lot. I also asked the client to fax me a photo, and they are basically "flattened rings", studded with diamonds, which is almost as exotic as "washers", so I may well end up using "rondels"! Thanks again.
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Summary of answers provided
naliterally, "precious rondels"....Heathcliff
naRound gem.
Luis Luis


  

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29 mins
Round gem.


Explanation:
Gems can be cut in different shapes: pear, round, etc. In this case I think the gem (diamond, or other) is round-cut for beauty enhancement.

Regards.
Luis M. Luis

Luis Luis
United States
Local time: 04:25
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 45
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literally, "precious rondels"....


Explanation:
...because "rondelle" is the plural noun, and "preziose" is the adjective.

The usual meaning of "rondella" is "washer," in the mechancial engineering sense: a flat, perforated metal disc, often used as a protective device in conjunction with a screw or bolt. However, because "washer" can't really be used to describe a line of jewelry/jewellery, I suggest the more archaic but much more evocative "rondel."

(Of course, there are also the Asian jade pi-discs, which look almost exactly like washers of various sizes, but are often intricately carved...)

In any case, you have "A necklace and bracelet characterized by a soft, tubular effect, thanks to the curvature of the rondels..." Not exactly scintillating advertising copy, but it does get the sense across.

Cheers, HC

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 02:25
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 504
Grading comment
Thanks...the jury's still out as to which word I'll use, but your description helped a lot. I also asked the client to fax me a photo, and they are basically "flattened rings", studded with diamonds, which is almost as exotic as "washers", so I may well end up using "rondels"! Thanks again.
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