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Pretty Sparkly Things, Part I

The color and sparkle of gemstones have intrigued men and women since the days of prehistory. How much do you know about the lore and science of gemology?


 

Quiz ID:#2054
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Created By:unklemykeAus******!

 

 

 



#1   The birthstone for January is _____.






#2   Amethyst occurs in shades of purple, yellow, green, and rose.




#3   "Garnet" is not a single gemstone but a family of ten or more chemically similar gemstones.




#4   Amethyst occasionally occurs with citrine in a stone known as __________.






#5   Amethyst is the only variety of quartz used in jewelry.




#6   The name "garnet" comes from the Latin word "granatus" which means ________.






#7   Carbuncle (English) or Karfunkle (German) is another name for ______ .






#8   The tsavorite garnet was a favorite of the ancient Greeks.




#9   The Thunder Bay region of Ontario is known for its amethyst deposits.




#10   The name "amethyst" comes from a Greek word meaning ___________ .






 

 


   



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