May Birthstone Emerald Quiz

1. If you had bought your mother an emerald birthstone ring, what month is her birthday?

2. Which famous emeralds can be seen at the Smithsonian Museum?

3. For which USA state was the emerald chosen as a state gem in 1973?

4. Which country is known as the "Emerald Isle"?

5. What is the name modern civilization gave to the Egyptian mine, where many of the emeralds for the pharaohs were found?

6. The Mohs scale is used to measure the hardness of gemstones. What does the emerald register on the Mohs scale?

7. Natural emeralds were formed over millions of years in the earth's crust. How long ago did the oldest known emeralds form?

8. Most emeralds contain flaws which add character and it is acceptable for an emerald to be treated before it is sold. What is used to treat emeralds?

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