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1 . Which gemstone is the hardest?
Answer: B - Sapphire
Sapphire is the second hardest gemstone after diamond.
2. Which one of these stamps would you see on 18K gold?
Answer: B - 750
18K yellow gold is stamped 750, indicating that it is 75% pure gold. 18K yellow gold is an alloy mixture of pure gold, and usually silver and copper.
3. Which stone is considered a “mourning” gem?
Answer: A - Jet
Jewelry set with jet became a popular symbol of mourning during the reign of Queen Victoria, who wore hers as part of her mourning attire after the death of her beloved husband, Prince Albert.
4. Which of these diamond cuts is a square shape?
A) Marquise Cut
B) Brilliant Cut
C) Princess Cut
D) Baguette Cut
Answer: C - Princess cut
The Princess Cut features a straight sided rectangular outline with a brilliant style facet arrangement, resulting in a diamond with more sparkle than traditional square or rectangular diamonds. The Princess cut is the most popular "fancy shape" diamond.
5) What is the highest (most desirable) color grading for diamonds?
Answer: B - D
The color-grading scale for diamond jewelry begins with the letter D, representing colorless, and continues with each letter indicating an increase of color, until the letter Z, which indicates color of light yellow or brown.
6. Which of these diamonds is the largest?
A) 2 ct.
2) 3 point
3) 0.90 ct.
4) 70 pc.
Answer: A - 2 ct.
Ct. is the abbreviation for carat. 2 ct. stands for two carats. One carat equals 100 points. A 2 ct. diamond = 200 points.
7. What is the name of the ring design that features only one diamond or gemstone?
A) halo design
D) eternity ring
Answer: B - Solitaire
A diamond solitaire also refers to any piece of jewelry with a single diamond as a ring mounting, necklace, pin, or earring.
8. What is the most popular blue gemstone in the U.S.?
C) Blue topaz
Answer: D - Sapphire
Actually, blue sapphire is the most popular blue gemstone in the world!
9. Which is the largest diamond ever found?
B) The Great Mogul
Answer: D - Cullinan
The Cullinan Diamond was the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever found, weighing 3,106.75 carats. It was discovered at the Premier No. 2 mine in Cullinan, South Africa, in 1905. The Cullinan diamond has been cut into many famous gems including the Great Star of Africa (aka Cullinan 1) weighing 530.4 carats. That gem has the distinction of being the largest clear cut diamond in the world. It is mounted in the British monarchy’s Sovereign Sceptre with Cross.” Other famous gems cut from the Cullinan diamond are included in both the British Crown Jewels and in the private jewelry collection of Queen Elizabeth II.
10. Which metal used as alloy in white gold causes an allergic reaction in some people?
Answer: A - Nickel
10) Which of the following is not one of the colors of sapphire?
Answer: D - Red
Rubies and sapphires are both members of the corundum group with the same crystallographic and gemological properties.. The only real difference between rubies and sapphires is color. The red form of the gem is considered to be a ruby, while any other color of the gem is considered to be a sapphire.
11. What color is morganite?
A) Light Blue
B) Pale Yellow
D) Light Pink
Answer: D - Light Pink
Morganite is the pink to orange-pink variety of beryl, a mineral that includes emerald and aquamarine. First discovered in Madagascar in 1910, morganite was named by the New York Academy of Sciences to honor the legendary financier and gem collector, J.P. Morgan, for his generous donations of several major gem collections to museums such as the American Museum of Natural History.
Sources say that this precious metal is becoming more and more rare. So rare, that over 90% of the world's accessible supply has already been mined.
Answer: A - Gold
While there is actually no shortage of gold on earth, the problem is that it is much deeper than present day technology can mine. Current scientific theories estimate that there is enough gold in the earth’s core to cover the surface of our planet with a layer of pure gold about 4 meters thick . Unlike many substances, gold is not used up in consumption. All the gold that has ever been mined is still above ground, preserved in the form of bars, coins, jewelry, artifacts, and industrial products. The current gold demand, however, is still far in excess of total gold supply and mine production.
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