Gem Profile Contest: Trivia Time!

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by Rose Marion,

Gem Profile Contest for
February 8, 2013

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!

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Gem Profile Contest: Name that Rock!

It’s pretty simple: Below are 8 pictures or descriptions from Gem Profiles that we’ve published on the Blog. Simply leave a comment below identifying each stone in order, and you could win! The first 5 comments with the correct answers will each win a $10 gift certificate to Wire-Sculpture! Winners will be notified via email later today. UPDATE: We have our winners! Congrats to Jill, Amy, Stacy, Christine, and Sue, and thanks to EVERYONE for participating! :)

Stone #1:

What stone is known as Detroit Agate and isn't an organic material?

Stone #2:

What stone is robin's egg blue and is highly valued in the Southwest?

Stone #3:

There are many colors of this birthstone, and green varieties include Tsavorite and Demantoid. What stone is this?

Stone #4:

This gem, full of fire, fell from the sky. Now used as a diamond equivalent, a company in North Carolina developed a way to synthesize these diamond-like crystals.

Stone #5:

The state gem of Utah and November’s birthstone, this stone can be found as yellow, orange, blue, pink, and it can be treated to have a mystical sheen!

Stone #6:

This juicy stone can come in pink, green, turquoise, blue (indicolite) and more colors, and it can even be found in quartz.

Stone #7:

This exotic stone is only found near the base of a famous mountain, and its crystals are naturally a rusty brown – it takes heat to get its signature color. It is actually a variety of #8’s stone.

Stone #8:

This mineral/stone is frequently found as green, and sometimes it forms with rubies embedded in it. It was named for the Austrian baron who identified it.


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

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    Peggy Powers

    February 8, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    1. Fordite 2. turquoise 3. garnet 4. moissanite 5. topaz 6. tourmaline 7. tanzanite 8.zoisite

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    Kelley Straughan

    February 8, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    I think they are:
    Fordite, Tourquoise, Garnet, Moissanite, Topaz, Tourmaline, Tanzanite, and Zoisite.
    Thanks for the great contest!
    Happy jewelry making,

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    Joana Richardson

    February 8, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    fordite, turquoise,garnet, moissanite, topaz, tourmaline, tanzanite, corundum in zoisite

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    February 8, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    #1 – Fordite
    #2 – Turquoise
    #3 – Garnet
    #4 – Moissanite
    #5 – Topaz
    #6 – Tourmaline
    #7 – Tanzanite
    #8 – Zoisite

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    Joan Walker

    February 8, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    1 fordite
    2 turquoise
    3 garnet
    4 moissanite
    5 topaz
    6 tourmaline
    7 tanzanite
    8 zoisite

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    Sharon Agan

    February 9, 2013 at 1:22 am

    1. Fordite, 2. Turquoise

    3. Green Garnet, 4. Moissanite

    5. Topaz, 6. Tourmaline

    7. Tanzanite, 8. Zoisite

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    Beverly Bracken

    February 9, 2013 at 7:21 am

    I emailed my answers to someone yesterday. Guess that was wrong. Anyway,
    #1. Fordite–my new favorite “gemstone”
    #2. Turquoise
    #3. Garnet
    #4. Moissanite
    #5. Topaz
    #6. Tourmaline–another favorite
    #7. Beautiful Tanzanite
    #8. Zoisite with Ruby, AKA Anyolite

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    Patsy McCleary

    February 10, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    1. Fordite
    2. Turquise
    3. Zoisite

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    LaDona BartonHooper

    October 30, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    This is was interesting challenge, Thank You for making me step up my brain power!!