Top 10 Gemstones Named For Places

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

1 Topaz Topaz

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

2 Tanzanite Tanzanite

Named for Tanzania, where it was discovered - Metal_Treasure

That looks AWESOME! - PhoenixAura81

3 Musgravite Musgravite

Named for Musgrave Ranges, Australian mountain range, where it was discovered - Metal_Treasure

4 Benitoite Benitoite

Named for San Benito County, California - Metal_Treasure

5 Chambersite Chambersite

Named for Chambers County, Texas, USA, the site of its discovery - Metal_Treasure

6 Goshenite Goshenite

Its name originates from Goshen, Massachusetts, where it was discovered - Metal_Treasure

7 Andalusite Andalusite

The original location where it was found, is Andalusia in Spain so the stone was named after that area in Spain. - Metal_Treasure

8 Labradorite Labradorite

Named for Labrador, a region in Canada - Metal_Treasure

9 Brazilianite Brazilianite

Named for Brazil, its country of origin - Metal_Treasure

10 Maw sit sit / Jade-albite Maw sit sit / Jade-albite

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

The Contenders

11 Amazonite Amazonite

Named for Amazon River - Metal_Treasure

12 Moldavite Moldavite

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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