What’s In A Name? – Dakota Stones
WHAT’S IN A NAME?
Have you ever wondered where a gemstone gets its name?
Some gemstones are named after words from other languages, like Amethyst.
The Greeks named this gemstone from the Greek word amethystos;(AH-METH-YOU-STOHS)
Some gemstones are named after the person who discovered them. Dumortierite named for French paleontologist Eugene Dumortier (DO-MOR-TEE-AYE)
In many cases the name is used to describe the stone and variations in the host name:
HERE’S RICKY FROM DAKOTA STONES TO SHOW YOU SOME OF HIS FAVORITE GEMSTONE NAMES!
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