Precious stones

Created by BlackSea4ever on 15 Feb 2020 | Last edited by BlackSea4ever on 27 Mar 2020
Precious stones

Songs that mention precious stones.
What’s precious is up to you...

Image is by Erte. Topaz.

Pablo Neruda.

English translation from 100 Love Sonnets, 1960 although it says: «There are various translations and none of them is entirely satisfactory.»

rubies, sapphires, emeralds, diamonds, jasper, chrysolite, topaz, amethyst, and a dash of precious metals - love is a shimmering light!

Ruby, amethyst, diamond, emerald.

Как этот тонко огранённый,
Темно-зелёный изумруд.
About emerald eyes.


New cities by the sea
Skyscrapers are winking
Some hills are never seen

Topaz and amber.

“The earth is still our home”

Bear’s den.

The storms raging through my mind...
Are you there at all?
Won't you break my fall?

Преводи:  грчки

Sisters of mercy.

Find another place where the red turns green
Where the emerald glistens through the darkness again
Where the emerald glistens through the rain rain rain
And I'm happy here in the rain


And the night cannot hurt you
Nor the waters be silent
Nor the emeralds desert you

Преводи:  француски

Doris Day.
Pearls, rubies, sapphire - ... they won't mean much if there's missing just one thing...

Преводи:  руски

Townes Van Zandt.

Tom Waits.
Pin your ear to the wisdom post
Pin your eye to the line
Never let the weeds get higher
Than the garden
Always keep a sapphire in your mind
Always keep a diamond in your mind



Преводи:  енглески

Alexander Blok.

Pink Floyd.
Shine on you crazy diamond...
Come on you miner for truth and delusion, and shine!

песма | немачки Omega


Marilyn Monroe
Men grow cold as girls grow old
And we all lose our charms in the end.

песма | енглески VAST


Преводи:  француски српски

Tom Waits.

Преводи:  француски

Chris Rea.

Преводи:  руски

Chris Rea

Преводи:  руски
песма | енглески Sting


песма | руски Alisa Mon

Alisa Mon

Преводи:  шпански

Morgan Evans.

песма | енглески Low


Преводи:  француски

Judy Collins.

Amethyst and rubies (notice no diamonds - sorry, possessed to joke)
Crystals and black pearls
I trade them all, just to spend with you
All the midnights, in the world

Marissa Nedler

Преводи:  италијански

Dare you to admit you knew яхонты - rubies and sapphires...

Pavel Kashin.

Преводи:  енглески

Lord Huron

Преводи:  турски

Want Chung.

Amethysts, sapphires.

Mina Fossati

Oreshkin E.

Pearls and emeralds (and sea...fav combination)

Phil Lynott.


Sukhanov A.

Pearl. Of wisdom...

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Недеља, 16/02/2020 - 00:52

Please submit any entry that’s meaningful to you - not just because it contains the keywords.

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Недеља, 16/02/2020 - 02:19

[@lt] I posted 21 entries so far in this collection, but edit shows 3 and adding new entry shows 4. Please look into it.
Last entry was Rihanna’s song that I moved up.
Thanks in advance.

kyucatkyucat    Недеља, 16/02/2020 - 02:19

I can see all 21 fine though :O Maybe a bug on your end?

kyucatkyucat    Недеља, 16/02/2020 - 02:22

Oh, I misread your message. I hope it gets fixed soon! ^^ And that you feel better soon, as well)

ltlt    Четвртак, 05/03/2020 - 20:39

[@BlackSea4ever] Is your question still valid? As of now, we see 73 in both edit and view modes.

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Недеља, 16/02/2020 - 16:47

Knew it...
Shine on you crazy diamond...
Come on you miner for truth and delusion, and shine!

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Недеља, 16/02/2020 - 16:53

Nadia! Missed you!
Not in English translation, but in French: Je ne souhaite pas des diment perle
Will you translate it into Russian?

My collections are Usually woefully short of anything not Russian/English.

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Недеља, 16/02/2020 - 17:05

Tried it. Video not working. Plus, I heard this song by William Shatner, of star trek fame, and can’t stand it ever since

vevvevvevvev    Недеља, 16/02/2020 - 17:08

Предложение снимается.

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Недеља, 16/02/2020 - 17:13

И вообще, она Вся такая-растакая.

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Недеља, 16/02/2020 - 17:27

Men grow cold as girls grow old
And we all lose our charms in the end.

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Недеља, 16/02/2020 - 17:55

I know it has the right word, but I don’t understand its use. Song is already at LT.

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Недеља, 16/02/2020 - 18:06

Thanks. I really liked Enya’s song and completely forgot the turquoise!

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Недеља, 16/02/2020 - 18:40

Lol. Not without the gems. I’m losing it - can’t find some song playing in my head.

kyucatkyucat    Недеља, 16/02/2020 - 18:54

Oh no :^( Hope it comes to you soon...I'll try and see if I can find any good gemstone songs after I wake up

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Недеља, 16/02/2020 - 19:52

Could you fix both entries’ videos - the type there doesn’t show in the collection

Zarina01Zarina01    Недеља, 16/02/2020 - 19:58

I can't for pearls because unfortunately that song isn't available on youtube

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Понедељак, 17/02/2020 - 15:10

#2 became my top entry - many thanks!
#1 video doesn’t work. And although I adore the ´´mother of pearl´´, I really dislike the ‘’music’’ - sorry?

malucamaluca    Понедељак, 17/02/2020 - 22:02

Strange, here in my country the video works... Maybe a regional thing.

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Понедељак, 17/02/2020 - 15:27

Me love Sting, but it’s about the cards. I’ll take any excuse to listen to Sting. Lol

vevvevvevvev    Понедељак, 17/02/2020 - 15:24

"I know that diamonds mean money for this art"

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Понедељак, 17/02/2020 - 15:25

Do you like my top entry in this collection?

vevvevvevvev    Понедељак, 17/02/2020 - 15:33

Мне нравиться все, что Вы делаете, Диана!

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Понедељак, 17/02/2020 - 16:14

Ah, here we go...noise. Headache. Can’t tell one word. I say we use lyrics and you play the guitar?

vevvevvevvev    Понедељак, 17/02/2020 - 16:22

Простите, простите... Я иногда люблю металл послушать...

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Понедељак, 17/02/2020 - 16:39

I was just was reminded the other day that not everything is about what I like. Can’t say I agree. But, in contrition, I did add Lucy in the Sky (for you and brat), and Amethyst (Nadia). I will add this one if you really do like it, put the link back, please.

vevvevvevvev    Понедељак, 17/02/2020 - 16:54

Нет, нет, никакой особой симпатии к этой песне у меня нет.

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Понедељак, 17/02/2020 - 18:20

Long ago, my father bought me a gorgeous huge amethyst. An idiot that I am, I left it at a jeweler to design a setting and never picked it up... this reminded it me of yet another failure, but remembrance is there... thank you.

FlopsiFlopsi    Недеља, 23/02/2020 - 11:44

This is so sad, but let me tell you - you're not alone - you're just an idiot like me.

Zarina01Zarina01    Петак, 28/02/2020 - 20:52

I'm sorry to hear that ☹ and actually that song was based off of a poem by Emily Dickinson

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Уторак, 18/02/2020 - 22:31

Woefully short of sapphires! Lol. Thank you. And sound is very pleasant.

PääsukePääsuke    Среда, 19/02/2020 - 16:06

The first one is called "Blue sapphire".

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Четвртак, 05/03/2020 - 20:42

[@lt] I know you are quite busy now so this is totally not urgent, but I noticed a bug where song doesn’t show that it was added to a collection - this causes multiple requests to add it when in reality, it was done. No rush. Thanks.

This issue is still here

osiris71osiris71    Четвртак, 05/03/2020 - 19:15

And what about Modern Talking and Chris Norman? Not good enough for you? "Some Hearts Are Diamonds" is a great ballad, in my opinion. I'm a little disappointed, but it's OK. Your choice.