Have the Harry Potter novels ever given a color for the frames of Dumbledore's glasses?

Basically every time they've been referenced, they've been called "half-moon" shaped, but never with a description of the color.

I've seen a lot of quotes about his glasses and I presume they're gold but is that just a movie thing?

Quotes such as:

Dumbledore lowered his hands and surveyed Harry through his half-moon glasses.

Order of the Phoenix

  • I thought that the question was what color were the lenses of the glasses tinted, but I guess that the frame could be a much more vivid color than the lenses that had to be transparent. Commented Dec 30, 2019 at 16:53
  • Lenses or frames? Commented Dec 30, 2019 at 17:07

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Dumbledore wears gold, half-moon glasses.

Something gold was glinting just above him. The Snitch! He tried to catch it, but his arms were too heavy.

He blinked. It wasn’t the Snitch at all. It was a pair of glasses. How strange.

He blinked again. The smiling face of Albus Dumbledore swam into view above him.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Presumably they were similar to these

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    Wow! So fast! ... I wonder if this was the only mention of their color. Well, if this is gonna be the only answer after a few days, this is a pretty good one!
    – Malady
    Commented Dec 29, 2019 at 21:20
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    I'm chuckling imagining Harry catching Dumbledore's glasses as if it was a snitch.
    – IloneSP
    Commented Dec 30, 2019 at 9:01
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    +1 for the Red Freehand Circle Commented Dec 30, 2019 at 15:23
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    +1 for the image of Albus Dumbledore choosing his spectacle frames at an NHS optician. Commented Dec 30, 2019 at 17:41
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    @TomGoodfellow - He should have gone to HexSavers
    – Valorum
    Commented Dec 30, 2019 at 19:49

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