Can You Name This Hot New Gemstone?
Have you seen this hot new gemstone? More importantly, can you venture a guess as to what kind of gem it is? An agate or jasper, perhaps–those are usually good guesses when trying to identify an unknown gemstone.
Name That Gemstone
Found in New Zealand, this stone is related to emerald and emerald plays a part in its name, though its color is hardly emerald green! In fact, greenish-yellow is the closest you could call this color to green . . . and even that is a stretch!
So what do you think? Would you buy this gemstone? Would you use it in your jewelry designs? What gemstones would you pair with it? Maybe something similar, like tiger’s eye, or a bright yellow stone to bring out the yellows here. Or, go natural with wood beads or other wooden accents to highlight the brown. I love thinking about the possibilities.
Well . . . sorry to trick you, though it’s all in good April Fool’s Day fun! These photos aren’t of a gemstone, but they are of a place that’s named after one: Emerald Terrace.
Tiffany Warble, our Director of Online Content, snapped these “gemmy” photos on an incredible adventure she took with her husband earlier this year. “The actual picture is of the sinter terrace, called Emerald Terrace, at Orakei Korako in New Zealand. The array of colorful microbial mats is impressive, to say the least.”
Can you imagine traveling to a place that looks like this? What a magical adventure. Have any of you ever been to a place so spectacular? Or taken a photo that looks like a gemstone? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!
Thank you all for playing along with our gemstone guessing game, and Happy April Fool’s Day!