How Much Do You Know About Gemstones?

You Wear Them In Your Jewelry, But How Much Do You Know About Them?
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This gemstone is the birth stone for February and is the most valuable member of the quartz family:
Aquamarine
Amethyst
Topaz
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This gemstone is the birth stone for January and comes in every color except for blue, although it's most often associated with a deep red:
Garnet
Ruby
Citrine
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This gemstone is the birth stone for August and is believed to be Cleopatra's favorite gem:
Peridot
Lapis
Malachite
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This gemstone is considered a rock rather than a mineral. The best quality comes from Afghanistan, although it's often associated with ancient Egypt, where it was carved into figurines and ground into eye shadow.
Chalcedony
Lapis Lazuli
Turquoise
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The birth stone for March, this gemstone was once worn by sailors, who believed it prevented seasickness.
Aquamarine
Topaz
Sapphire
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The Romans valued this stone above all others, as it contains the colors of all other gemstones. It the birth stone of October and is widely produced in Australia:
Amazonite
Opal
Ionite
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The color of this stone ranges from pale to medium pink, and it was once prized by the Egyptians, who believed it prevented aging:
Rose quartz
Tourmaline
Moonstone
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This stone, the most famous member of the beryl family, is famous for its lush green hue. It is also the birth stone for May.
Jade
Opal
Emerald
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One of the most valuable gemstones, this deep blue stone is the birth stone for September:
Sapphire
Aquamarine
Azurite
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Question 10/12

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This gemstone is actually ancient resin from pine trees which has hardened over the centuries. It sometimes contains insects that became trapped in the resin.
Amazonite
Amber
Chalcedony
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Discovered in the 1960s, this is one of the newest gemstones. It is only found in Africa and comes in shades of bluish-purple.
Tanzanite
Ionite
Chrysoprase
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This gemstone is noteworthy for its bands of light and dark green and is believed to protect travelers:
Peridot
Malachite
Onyx
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1
This gemstone is the birth stone for February and is the most valuable member of the quartz family:
Aquamarine
Amethyst
Topaz
2
This gemstone is the birth stone for January and comes in every color except for blue, although it's most often associated with a deep red:
Garnet
Ruby
Citrine
3
This gemstone is the birth stone for August and is believed to be Cleopatra's favorite gem:
Peridot
Lapis
Malachite
4
This gemstone is considered a rock rather than a mineral. The best quality comes from Afghanistan, although it's often associated with ancient Egypt, where it was carved into figurines and ground into eye shadow.
Chalcedony
Lapis Lazuli
Turquoise
5
The birth stone for March, this gemstone was once worn by sailors, who believed it prevented seasickness.
Aquamarine
Topaz
Sapphire
6
The Romans valued this stone above all others, as it contains the colors of all other gemstones. It the birth stone of October and is widely produced in Australia:
Amazonite
Opal
Ionite
7
The color of this stone ranges from pale to medium pink, and it was once prized by the Egyptians, who believed it prevented aging:
Rose quartz
Tourmaline
Moonstone
8
This stone, the most famous member of the beryl family, is famous for its lush green hue. It is also the birth stone for May.
Jade
Opal
Emerald
9
One of the most valuable gemstones, this deep blue stone is the birth stone for September:
Sapphire
Aquamarine
Azurite
10
This gemstone is actually ancient resin from pine trees which has hardened over the centuries. It sometimes contains insects that became trapped in the resin.
Amazonite
Amber
Chalcedony
11
Discovered in the 1960s, this is one of the newest gemstones. It is only found in Africa and comes in shades of bluish-purple.
Tanzanite
Ionite
Chrysoprase
12
This gemstone is noteworthy for its bands of light and dark green and is believed to protect travelers:
Peridot
Malachite
Onyx