Birthstones · Jewelry

Happy January, Happy Garnet! :)

Here’s a quick quiz about January’s gemstone, garnet! Once you are finished, scroll to the bottom to check your answers.

  1. True or False: Garnets come in almost every color.
  2. Red garnet, one of the most common and widespread gems, can be found in metamorphic rocks (which is altered by heat and pressure) on this(ese) continents:
    a. North and South America
    b. Asia
    c. Africa
    d. All of the above
  3. A tsavorite garnet also occurs in metamorphic rock, but is rarer because it needs unusual rock chemistries and special conditions to form into this color:
    a. purple red
    b. orange
    c. green
    d. pinkish orange
  4. Garnets can exhibit the color change phenomenon similar to this rare gemstone:
    a. watermelon tourmaline
    b. alexandrite
    c. black opal
    d. pink diamond



Answer Key:

  1. True
  2. d
  3. c
  4. b
Source: Gemological Institute of America



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