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Name a Gemstone A-Z

For the letters A-Z, can you name a common gemstone? In this case, think of a gemstone as a mineral crystal, rock, or organic material that can be polished and worn as jewelry.
Only gemstones that appear more than 0.000005% on nGrams are accepted.
Adjectives are not accepted--sorry "Rose ____".
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Last updated: October 16, 2023
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First submittedOctober 3, 2023
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Letter
Gemstone
A
Amber/Amethyst/Agate...
B
Beryl/Barite/Bloodstone
C
Coral/Cinnabar/Carnelian...
D
Diamond/Dolomite/Diopside
E
Emerald/Epidote/Ettringite
F
Feldspar/Fluorite
G
Gypsum/Garnet
H
Hematite
I
Ivory/Idocrase
J
Jade/Jet/Jasper
K
Kyanite
L
Lapis Lazuli
M
Malachite/Monazite/Moonstone
N
Nepheline/Nephrite
O
Obsidian/Onyx/Opal
P
Pearl/Pyrite
Q
Quartz
R
Ruby/Rutile
S
Sapphire/Serpentine/Spinel...
T
Turquoise/Topaz/Tourmaline
U,V,W,X,Y
Z
Zircon
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Level 70
Oct 3, 2023
Please add moissanite.

https://www.americangemsociety.org/moissanite/

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Level ∞
Oct 4, 2023
Too bad. The NGrams are probably out of date. Moissanite is amazing. Super easy to manufacture, better sparkle then diamonds, and a 9.5 on the Mohs hardness scale.
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Level 77
Oct 4, 2023
The nGrams do only go up to 2019, so it's definitely out of date. It seems that Moissanite has 16,000,000 Google results, more than double of some of the others on this list, so I'll add it as a type-in.
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Level 77
Oct 4, 2023
Well, to be fair, I only have that caveat to justify omitting hundreds of gemstones nobody cares about. It's easy enough to add type-ins if anyone has a favourite gemstone that's omitted.
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Level ∞
Oct 4, 2023
Great quiz!
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Level 70
Oct 10, 2023
I think there is a "u" missing in turquoise
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Level 77
Oct 10, 2023
Why do I keep making that mistake? Ha ha. Fixed!
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Level 44
Oct 10, 2023
Fun! I was surprised peridot didn't make it for "P" though.
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Level 77
Oct 10, 2023
Added. It wasn’t in my source but is common enough on nGrams.
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Level 69
Oct 16, 2023
This is great! :) I like mineral quizzes.

You should add chrysoberyl and chrysoprase, though. Also, I kept typing hyacinth for H, and it should work as well as hematite.

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Level 77
Oct 16, 2023
Sure. And here I thought hyacinth was just flowers.
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Level 69
Oct 17, 2023
It's not the same as hematite, though. :) I meant that it should work for the letter H as well as hematite does. Sorry for putting it in a misunderstandable way.

Nominated, by the way. :) I forgot to say that.

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Level 77
Oct 17, 2023
Yeah, it is its own thing… but I would have to reset the stats to include it in the answer properly. For now I’ll just leave it as a type-in.
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Level 31
Mar 24, 2024
Simply "Lapis" should be accepted for L.