Gemstones questions This is a list of recently added questions about gemstones. What's the origin of the word "turquoise"?Turkey as a country. The name Turquoise was established in the seventeenth century and came from the name of Turkey (turquois is French for "Turkish"), because the mineral was first brought to Europe from Turkey. Acient Romans called this rock Kalalit.Created by: GabrielBaranvery hard 34% Turku City in FinlandTurku City in Finland677Turkey as a countryTurkey as a country1384Turkusy, fake regionTurkusy, fake region946Persian tortoisePersian tortoise1001minerals riddles » How can you cut a diamond?Using a diamond. Diamond is a hardest substance in the world and hence as a very strong bonding between the atoms. hence it can be cut only by using a diamond Created by: Shruthi Srinivasaneasy 79% using a knifeusing a knife143using a diamondusing a diamond9023using goldusing gold374using a gasusing a gas1807materials riddles » What is the Greek name for amber?Elektron. Words like "electricity" come directly from the name of amber. Already the ancient Greeks noticed that this stone has a certain mysterious property: when rubbed with fur, it begins to attract particles of dust...Created by: Marta_Smolarekhard 41% particlonparticlon982elektronelektron3042amberionamberion2092atomiosatomios1205technology riddles » What mineral is a heliodor gemstone a variety of?Beryl. Heliodor is a yellow transparent variety of beryllium (emerald and aquamarine are also varieties of beryllium). The name derives from the Greek word helios = sun (sun-god) and doron = gift ("gift of the Sun").Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykhard 47% TopazTopaz2847RubyRuby1297BerylBeryl4912TalcTalc1185names riddles » What colour is sapphire colour a shade of?Blue. The name of the colour comes from sapphire, a blue variety of the corundum.Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykaverage 61% redred791greengreen1387blueblue4743purplepurple831colors riddles » What colour is emerald colour a shade of?Green. The name derives from the Greek smaragdos (as well as Lat. smaragdus - green). It refers to the characteristic colour of emerald stones.Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykaverage 65% redred683greengreen5023blueblue1608purplepurple334colors riddles » Where are emeralds found the most?In Colombia. Colombia is by far the world's largest producer of emeralds, constituting 50–95% of the world production. The Colombian emeralds are also the purest. The emerald trade is at the center of funding of ongoing civil conflict in Colombia, second to drug trade.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 41% in South Africain South Africa4367in Colombiain Colombia4903in Siberiain Siberia1223in Argentinain Argentina1204Colombia riddles » Where do you have the best chance to find a natural diamond?Near the volcano. It is sometimes mistakenly believed that diamonds are made from coals. High pressure and heat is required for the formation of diamonds from carbons but these carbons are not the ones that form coal. Diamonds are formed deep under the surface and are brought up during outbreaks of volcanoes.Created by: Monica Stillerhard 55% near the volcanonear the volcano6107in the coal minein the coal mine3552in the silver minein the silver mine774at the beachat the beach583nature riddles » What was used as a unit of mass in the classical times?Carob seed. Carat, a unit of mass equal to 200 mg, is derived from a carob seed (Greek kerátion). People commonly believed that the seeds have unusually low variability in mass. Modern research denied this claim.Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 34% carob seedcarob seed2420a drop of leada drop of lead824handful of sandhandful of sand2642swallow's eggswallow's egg1061units riddles » Play culture quiz and see all the questions.