Here’s a quick quiz about January’s gemstone, garnet! Once you are finished, scroll to the bottom to check your answers.
- True or False: Garnets come in almost every color.
- 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
d. All of the above
- 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
d. pinkish orange
- Garnets can exhibit the color change phenomenon similar to this rare gemstone:
a. watermelon tourmaline
c. black opal
d. pink diamond
Source: Gemological Institute of America