By Sarah Crozer on February 03, 2018
All that glitters is not gold, but it may be a glint from a gemstone that's catching your eye instead. Do you know where the rich and vibrant colors of the stones come from? Or what was the role of precious gems over the course of history? You don't need to, but besides helping you identify the gemstone, you'll learn the grand and colorful history of these beauties throughout the quiz. Don't take our word for it; take the quiz now and brush up on your gemstone knowledge.
Whether you're a history buff who knows that Lapis Lazuli was found in King Tutankhamun's tomb or whether you're into the healing arts and know aquamarine is said to be effective in treating anxiety, the world of gemstones reaches around the world and back through time. It even reaches into the stars with individual gems matched to each horoscope sign.
From the Mayans and Aztecs with their reverence of Jadeite to the same powerful feeling about Jadeite in the Chinese culture, gemstones speak a common language of beauty and purity to us all. You may decide to add a new gem to your collection after you take this dazzling quiz. Let's go!