Top 10 Gemstones Named For Their Appearance

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There are gemstones named for people, locations and chemical elements. And there are gems named for their appearance, such as color, pattern, shape, resemblance.

The Top Ten

1 Star Sapphire Star Sapphire

Yeah. An awesome looking star. - PhoenixAura81

Because it has a star, it resembles a star. - Metal_Treasure

The hell my girlfriend has one of those! - judo8alex

2 Watermelon Tourmaline Watermelon Tourmaline

Do I need to explain anything? - Metal_Treasure

3 Emerald Emerald

Its name means "green gem" - the word emerald was derived from the Greek word for "green gem".
Emerald is always green. Only green. - Metal_Treasure

4 Aquamarine Aquamarine

Aquamarine means "sea water" ("aqua marina" in Latin), a name given to it because of its color that is either blue or cyan, the colors of the sea water. - Metal_Treasure

5 Cat's Eye / Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl Cat's Eye / Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl

Very strong resemblance - Metal_Treasure

That looks awesome. - PhoenixAura81

That's really cool! - awesomedp900

Mystical

6 Ruby Ruby

Because its color is ruby (ruby is a shade of red or pink). - Metal_Treasure

7 Bloodstone Bloodstone

A stone with red spots that resemble blood drops - Metal_Treasure

8 Tiger's Eye Tiger's Eye
9 Moonstone Moonstone

Its name is derived from a visual effect - these gems often look like the moon (not the one on the picture though) - Metal_Treasure

10 Seraphinite Seraphinite

Its pattern resembles angel's wings with "flight feathers" and was named for the biblical seraphs or seraphim angels - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Topaz Topaz

Its name means “fire”

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