This week’s photo challenge is not a favorite colour, so imagine my surprise when ideas burbled up almost instantly. Looking up the word “purple” in an online edition of Noah Webster’s 1828 Revised Unabridged Dictionary I found this:
PUR”PLE, a. [L. purpureus; purpura, a shell from which the color was obtained.] 1. Designating a color composed of red and blue blended, much admired, and formerly the roman emperors wore robes of this color.
“Royal purple” sprang to mind, and then the above month-old photo. Although not real stones, the color is!