Gemstones have long held a place of treasure for gods and humans over the centuries. Some stones, like the opal, represented hope and purity. Others like hematite had connections to mythological gods like Mars, the red god of war. Gems like turquoise and amethyst were believed to be protective in nature for the one who had it in their possession. And in the modern day, we cherish gemstones for how they appear adorning our hands, wrists or necks.
No matter whether you're a fan of various shades of green, red, pink or something with all of the above, there's a gemstone out there that will speak to you. Small or large, natural or man-made, striated or translucent, gemstones have an undeniable power to transform an outfit and maybe even make us wealthier (we're looking at you, citrine).
This quiz is packed full of some of the sparkliest, shiniest, most iridescent and most opaque gemstones found around the world. Sure, you may know the ruby and you almost certainly would recognize a diamond, but what you do you know about amazonite, peridot or topaz? Impress us with your gemstone knowledge by seeing how many of these "rocks" you can guess using the photos and clues provided — no jeweler's loupe required!