We had a few hours to kil in the Bridgetown Barbados airport so my wife slipped into the Columbian Emeralds store (her favorite looks shop) and came out with a grin and a flyer "Introducing Coquina; Gem of the Caribbean." The inside of the flyer even shows how to pronounce the name of this exotic gem which is "naturally formed and expertly handcrafted."
Now, coquina is a fine stone if you want to built a sturdy 16th century fort or are looking for a solid bed for a railway along Florida's East Coast. But I would be hard pressed to convince any woman I know that it is a gem stone.
What's next? Asphalt?
All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; John Masefield
Carnival: Glory 2004, Destiny 2008, Splendor 2009, Freedom 2011, Valor 2012, Dream 2013
Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, 2014, Caribbean 2013, Coral 2014, Regal 2014, 2016
Sail Windjammer: Mandalay 2017
Star Clippers: Royal Clipper 2015