Gems and Precious Stones A-Z

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Last updated: April 25, 2014
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Answer
A
A blue or turquoise variety of beryl
Aquamarine
B
The very rare-colored state gemstone of Texas
Blue Topaz
C
A pale green to yellow stone that is the third-hardest natural gemstone
Chrysoberyl
D
April birthstone
Diamond
E
May birthstone
Emerald
F
A transparent to translucent yellow, orange, or red stone
Fire opal
G
January birthstone
Garnet
H
Colorless, pale gray, or pale yellow Norwegian stone first described in 1890
Hambergite
I
A transparent form of cordierite also known as "water-sapphire"
Iolite
J
Stone that was mined in China as early as 6000 BC
Jade
K
Pink to lilac colored stone discovered in 1902 and named for Tiffany & Co's chief jeweler at the time.
Kunzite
L
A deep blue stone used to make ultramarine, the finest blue pigment used by Renaissance artists
Lapis Lazuli
Letter
Hint
Answer
M
An opaque, green-banded mineral
Malachite
N
A rare black opaque stone found in Greenland
Nuummite
O
October birthstone birthstone and the national gemstone of Australia
Opal
P
Variety of olivine and August birthstone
Peridot
Q
Varieties of this stone include amethyst, citrine, and onyx
Quartz
R
July birthstone
Ruby
S
September birthstone
Sapphire
T
A Sri Lankan gem that can be bi- or even tri-colored
Tourmaline
U
A stone that exists in various shades of green and pink and often has a mottled appearance
Unakite
V
A green, brown, yellow, or blue opaque stone first discovered in blocks or lava from an ancient volcano
Vesuvianite
Z
One of the three birthstones for December
Zircon
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