Gem Profile Contest Dec 7: Name that Rock!

By on December 7, 2012
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by Rose Marion,

Gem Profile Contest for
December 7, 2012

You know the deal: it’s time to identify 8 rocks from recent gem profiles for the chance to win a $10 gift certificate to The first 5 people to correctly identify them will be the winners!

OK. We’re getting close to Tucson and I think you’ve been getting really good at identifying these stones – so I’m going to get a little tricky! Today I want to know the exact type of stone – just saying “agate” or “jasper” isn’t going to cut it – for example, I want to see “Plume Agate” or “Paintbrush Jasper.” And I threw in a curve ball today, watch out! If you’ve been an avid gem profile reader, you’ll do fine. If you need to review the gem profiles to help you out today, here’s a link: Click here to review our Gem Profiles.

Gem Profile Contest: Name that Rock!

It’s pretty simple: Below are 8 pictures from Gem Profiles that we’ve published on the Blog. Simply leave a comment below identifying each stone in order, and you could win! (Please be specific: for an example, we would want to see “paintbrush jasper,” not just “jasper.”) The first 5 comments with the correct answers will each win a $10 gift certificate to Wire-Sculpture!

Update: We have our winners! That was a toughie, but you weren’t fooled! Congrats to Louise A., Denise Weese, Christine L., Kelley M, and Frances L. You’ll find your gift certificates in your email shortly!

Good luck, rockhounds!!!

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Picture #3:

Picture #4:

Picture #5:

The crystal in the background is quartz – what are the blue stones?

Picture #6:

This one’s tricky…

Picture #7:

Picture #8:


Think you know them all? Leave a comment listing what stone is pictured, in the order shown, and you could win a $10 gift certificate!

And – don’t forget to send pictures of how you’ve used turquoise in your jewelry! We’re covering Turquoise in next week’s gem profile, and your handmade jewelry could be featured! Send pictures to .

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    December 7, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    #1. Swiss Blue Topaz
    #2. Champagne Topaz
    #3. Sodalite
    #4. Turquoise Magnesite
    #5. Blue Kyanite
    #6. Cubic Zirconia
    #7. Fire Agate
    #8. Rutilated Quartz

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    December 8, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    1. Swiss Blue Topaz
    2. Topaz
    3. sodalite
    4. Turquoise magnesite
    5. Light and dark blue kyanite
    6. Cubic zironia
    7. Fire agate
    8. Faceted rutilated quartz

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    December 9, 2012 at 12:16 am

    1- blue topaz
    2- citrine
    3- sodalite
    4- turquoise
    5- kyanite
    6- welo opal
    7- tanzanite
    8- rutilated quartz

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