10 most difficult gemstones riddles A list of gemstones related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Minerals quiz What's the origin of the word "turquoise"?Turkey as a country. The name Turquoise was established in the seventeenth century and came from the name of Turkey (turquois is French for "Turkish"), because the mineral was first brought to Europe from Turkey. Acient Romans called this rock Kalalit.very hard 34% Turku City in FinlandTurku City in Finland16%Turkey as a countryTurkey as a country34%Turkusy, fake regionTurkusy, fake region23%Persian tortoisePersian tortoise24%Created by: GabrielBaran. Statistics based on 4120 answers in 2 languages »Turkey riddles » What was used as a unit of mass in the classical times?Carob seed. Carat, a unit of mass equal to 200 mg, is derived from a carob seed (Greek kerátion). People commonly believed that the seeds have unusually low variability in mass. Modern research denied this claim.very hard 35% carob seedcarob seed35%a drop of leada drop of lead11%handful of sandhandful of sand37%swallow's eggswallow's egg15%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 7152 answers in 4 languages »units riddles » What is the Greek name for amber?Elektron. Words like "electricity" come directly from the name of amber. Already the ancient Greeks noticed that this stone has a certain mysterious property: when rubbed with fur, it begins to attract particles of dust...hard 41% particlonparticlon13%elektronelektron41%amberionamberion28%atomiosatomios16%Created by: Marta_Smolarek. Statistics based on 7467 answers in 2 languages »technology riddles » Where are emeralds found the most?In Colombia. Colombia is by far the world's largest producer of emeralds, constituting 50–95% of the world production. The Colombian emeralds are also the purest. The emerald trade is at the center of funding of ongoing civil conflict in Colombia, second to drug trade.hard 42% in South Africain South Africa37%in Colombiain Colombia42%in Siberiain Siberia10%in Argentinain Argentina10%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 12206 answers in 2 languages »natural resources riddles » What mineral is a heliodor gemstone a variety of?Beryl. Heliodor is a yellow transparent variety of beryllium (emerald and aquamarine are also varieties of beryllium). The name derives from the Greek word helios = sun (sun-god) and doron = gift ("gift of the Sun").hard 47% TopazTopaz27%RubyRuby12%BerylBeryl47%TalcTalc11%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 10779 answers in 3 languages »minerals riddles » Where do you have the best chance to find a natural diamond?Near the volcano. It is sometimes mistakenly believed that diamonds are made from coals. High pressure and heat is required for the formation of diamonds from carbons but these carbons are not the ones that form coal. Diamonds are formed deep under the surface and are brought up during outbreaks of volcanoes.hard 55% near the volcanonear the volcano55%in the coal minein the coal mine32%in the silver minein the silver mine7%at the beachat the beach5%Created by: Monica Stiller. Statistics based on 11419 answers in 4 languages »nature riddles » What gemstone is this?Malachite is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral, with the formula Cu2CO3(OH)2. This opaque, green banded mineral crystallizes in the monoclinic crystal system, and most often forms botryoidal, fibrous, or stalagmitic masses, in fractures and spaces, deep underground.average 60% azuriteazurite11%malachitemalachite60%cinnabarcinnabar4%turquoiseturquoise23%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 9058 answers in 2 languages »nature riddles » What colour is sapphire colour a shade of?Blue. The name of the colour comes from sapphire, a blue variety of the corundum.average 61% redred10%greengreen17%blueblue61%purplepurple10%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 8085 answers in 2 languages »colors riddles » What colour is emerald colour a shade of?Green. The name derives from the Greek smaragdos (as well as Lat. smaragdus - green). It refers to the characteristic colour of emerald stones.average 65% redred8%greengreen65%blueblue20%purplepurple4%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 7963 answers in 2 languages »colors riddles » How can you cut a diamond?Using a diamond. Diamond is a hardest substance in the world and hence as a very strong bonding between the atoms. hence it can be cut only by using a diamond easy 79% using a knifeusing a knife1%using a diamondusing a diamond79%using goldusing gold3%using a gasusing a gas15%Created by: Shruthi Srinivasan. Statistics based on 12313 answers in 2 languages »materials riddles » Play minerals quiz and see all the questions.