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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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