Top 10 Gemstones Named For PlacesMetal_Treasure Are you ready for a long trip? Because some gemstones were named for places - usually locations where they were discovered and they are in different countries and continents.
The Top Ten
It was named for a tiny island in the Red Sea that was called Topazos,
the ancient Greek name of St. John's Island. - Metal_Treasure
Named for Tanzania, where it was discovered - Metal_Treasure
That looks AWESOME! - PhoenixAura81
Named for Musgrave Ranges, Australian mountain range, where it was discovered - Metal_Treasure
Named for San Benito County, California - Metal_Treasure
Named for Chambers County, Texas, USA, the site of its discovery - Metal_Treasure
Its name originates from Goshen, Massachusetts, where it was discovered - Metal_Treasure
The original location where it was found, is Andalusia in Spain so the stone was named after that area in Spain. - Metal_Treasure
Named for Labrador, a region in Canada - Metal_Treasure
Named for Brazil, its country of origin - Metal_Treasure
Technically, it's a rock used as a gem. It's found exclusively in Burma and was named for the place it was found - Maw sit sit.
Hardness on the Mohs scale: 6-7/10 - Metal_Treasure
Named for Amazon River - Metal_Treasure
Named for Moldau (Vltava) river in Czech Republic where the first described pieces were found.
Technically, it's a rock used as a gem. A rock formed by a meteorite impact.
Mohs scale hardness 5.5 to 7 - Metal_Treasure
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