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Gem Quiz: This Gemstone Is Having a Moment That Goes On and On

I was the “it” stone of 2015. Who am I?

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It really has to be said I’ve been having a moment … that just seems to go on and on and on. I was the “It” stone of 2015 and while Pantone insisted rose quartz was its color of the year in 2016, it was I that was to be seen at all the best Hollywood parties – and increasingly on the hands of young, independent-minded brides. For centuries I was known simply as pink beryl. That changed in 1911 when I was elevated to a gemstone in my own right, and named after a powerful, purple-nosed financier and mineral collector of the time.

Who am I?

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