Spring 2018 Issue
Crossword Puzzle Answer Key
- ONYX - A black colored variety of chalcedony.
- GARNET - The name describing several closely related minerals including Almandine, Andradite and Pyrope.
- AMETHYST - A popular purple and transparent gemstone.
- CORAL - A brightly colored organic gemstone made of living organisms found submerged in water.
- JADE - This “Imperial” stone is rumored to bring it’s owners good luck.
- ALEXANDRITE - A color changing chrysoberyl named after a Tzar.
- PERIDOT - A bright green gem variety of the mineral Olivine prized in Ancient Egypt.
- IOLITE - A unique pleochroic light show has sparked recent interest in this blue gemstone variety of the mineral cordierite.
- MALACHITE - A deep green, opaque gemstone with unique bands & rings.
- MORGANITE - A pinkish variety of beryl named after the financier and banker J.P. Morgan.
- QUARTZ - Amethyst and Citrine are the most popular varieties of this mineral found in abundance through-out the world.
- RHODOCHROSITE - From the mines of Argentina, this delicate gemstone is pretty in pink.
- RUBY - A popular red variety of corundum prized for its durability & strength.
- EMERALD - A rare and expensive green variety of Beryl.
- TANZANITE - This popular blue gemstone is only found in one region of one country in Eastern Africa.
- LARIMAR - The soft and delicate jewel of the Carribeans.
- TURQUOISE - Originating in ancient Persian and Native American cultures, this stone is the only one to have a color named after it.
- OPAL - A colorful and speckled gemstone that flashes iridescent colors depending on where light hits.
- SAPPHIRE - The most valuable blue gemstone in modern times from the Corundum family.
- DIAMOND - This gemstone is the hardest substance on earth.
- PEARL - An organic gemstone formed within the soft tissue layer of mollusks.
- AMBER - An organic gemstone of fossilized resin from ancient pine trees.
- TOPAZ - Named after a Red Sea Island and found through-out the world, this stone is often heat treated to change its color.