It’s Fun Friday, and it’s St. Patrick’s Day too.
Actually, the world’s best emeralds are mined in Colombia in South America. I wouldn’t have guessed that. So I did a little homework and put together a gem of a quiz for you to enjoy. The answers are at the bottom.
- In 1934, a diver wrested a 14-pound pearl from a giant clam. Where was this record-breaking “Pearl of Lao Tzu” discovered?
- The “Star of India” is a legendary blue sapphire now on display at the American Natural History Museum in New York. Where was the gemstone discovered?
- The Crimson Star is a famous ruby and part of the King Louis XV gem collection. Where was it mined?
- What pale green stone is sometimes called “Pele’s Tears” or “Cleopatra’s emeralds?”
- In 1946 a large gemstone was stolen from Cuba’s capitol, where it was embedded in the marble floor as part of an eight-pointed star. What kind of gemstone was it?
(1) The Philippines
(2) Sri Lanka
(3) The Siberian region of Russia
(5) A yellow diamond