May Birthstone True/False Quiz: Emerald
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Happy Birthday May babies! This month, test your knowledge of your beautiful birthstone, the emerald with Empire Jewelers’ gemstone quiz. Answers are provided at the end of the article.
Emeralds are a variety of the mineral berry.
Emerald green is the most sought after and valuable shade of emerald.
Emeralds get their green color from trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium.
Ireland is known as “the Emerald Isle” for its lush green fields.
The emerald is the gemstone for the Zodiac star sign, Aries.
Emeralds are traditionally given as gifts for 20th, 35th and 55th anniversaries.
A fine diamond is more valuable than a fine emerald of the same size.
Emeralds are symbolic of springtime and rebirth, and so are believed to help with fertility, ensure a healthy pregnancy, and ease childbirth.
The word emerald is derived from the Greek word, smaragdos, which means green dragon.
On a scale of 10, emeralds are a 7.8 – 8 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness.
Today, most emeralds are found in Colombia, and the most famous emerald deposit is called the Muzo mine, located northwest of Bogota.
Up until around 200 years ago, amethysts were commonly mistaken to be emeralds.
Green Swarovski crystals are used to make replica emeralds because they can be more precisely faceted.
Emerald True/False Quiz Answers:
False. Emeralds are a variety of the mineral beryl.
False. The emerald is the gemstone for the Zodiac star sign, Taurus
False. An emerald with the right color and characteristics can be rarer and more expensive than a diamond of similar size.
False. The Greek word, smaragdos, means green stone.
False. Peridots were most commonly mistaken as emeralds.
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