Red-and-green gemstone quiz

How well do you know your gemstones? Take a quiz to see how you stack up. 

GemQuizTourmaline

Most people know that color plays a key factor in the price of gemstones. But how much do you know about specific colored gems? This seven-question quiz lets you test your knowledge, paying special attention to those holiday-favorite red-and-green stones. You’ll find the answers at the bottom of the page (just below the block of photos). Good luck!

 

For more information on red-and-green gems, read the article “Gems for the holidays” by gemologist and author Renée Newman in the December 2019 Bead&Button magazine. Find current and back issues of Bead&Button magazine here.

GemQuizUnakite
Unakite
1. Which one of these gemstones can be found naturally in a red-and-green color form?
  1. Bloodstone
  2. Ammolite
  3. Oregon sunstone
  4. All of these: A–C
  5. None of these: A–C
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Fire agate ring by Fire Agate Art Studio. Photo by Ryszard Krukowski.
2. Fire Agate was first documented in Arizona and California when?
  1. 1940s
  2. 1930s
  3. 1920s
  4. 1910s
  5. 1905
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Bloodstone. Photo by Renee Newman.
3. What’s another name for Bloodstone?
  1. Stone of the heart
  2. Heorte quartz
  3. Heliotrope
  4. Red rock
  5. Hemolite 
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Ammolite ring and photo by Tom Degasperis.
4. If you were digging for Ammolite, a productive place to start looking is where?
  1. Southern Alberta
  2. Northern Nepal
  3. Western Kolkata
  4. Eastern Tasmania
  5. Southwest Nur-Sultan
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Sonoran sunrise cuprite bracelet by Susan Sadler. Photo by Jeffrey Mobley.
5. The gem called Sonoran Sunrise Cuprite gets its name due to what?
  1. The gemstone comes from Sonora, Mexico.
  2. The cuprite gemstone possesses all the colors of a typical Sonoran sunrise.
  3. The Sunrise Mining Company first documented the gem in Sonora.
  4. The red-and-green gem resembles the drink called a Sonoran sunrise.
  5. Most of this cuprite is found in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert.
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Mr. Burns isn't saying.
6. Black Opals can display all the colors of the spectrum.
  1. True
  2. False
  3. Trick question: neither
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Bicolor tourmaline cut by John Dyer. Photo Lydia Dyer.
7. What is the most common color combination of bicolor tourmaline?
  1. Red and green
  2. Red and white
  3. Pink and green
  4. White and green
  5. White and pink
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Colored quartz
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Malachite
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Tourmaline
Answers

1–D 

2–A

3–C 

4–A

5–A

6–A

7–C

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