Gemstone Colors

 
The gemstones on this page are grouped according to gemstone colors.






Green Gemstones


Close-Up of an Emerald on Gangue
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If you have got a green crystal, it can be can be an emerald, a peridot, a jade, a tourmaline, or it can be a non-gemstone mineral such as fluorite, chrysoprase, malachite, brochantite, torbernite, variscite, annabergite, clinoclase, bayldonite, diochrysoprase, malachite, brochantite, torbernite, variscite, annabergite, clinoclase, bayldoniteptase, chrysocolla, garnierite, microcline and others.



Aquamarine Gemstones


Turquoise with Granite, Gunheath Pit, Bugle, Hensbarrow Moor, Cornwall, England
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If you have got an aquamarine crystal, it can be a turquoise or an aquamarine, or it can be a non-gemstone mineral such as smithsonite, hemimorphite, microcline, vesuvianite, dioptase, chrysocolla, glauconite, garnierite, leadhillite or aurichalcite. Aquamarine is one of the prettiest gemstone colors.




Blue Gemstones


Brazil Agate Quartz
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If you have got a blue crystal, it can be a sapphire or an opal, or it can be a non-gemstone mineral such as azurite, lazurite, lazulite, linarite, chalcathite, boleite, diaboleite, cyanotrichite, sodalite, labradorite, benitoite, hemimorphite, vesuvianite, euclase, dumortierite, kyanite, clinoclase, pyragyrite or smithsonite
.


Purple Gemstones


Brazil Agate Quartz
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If you have got a purple crystal, it can be an amethyst (purple quartz), a topaz, a tanzanite or a fluorite, or it can be a non-gemstone mineral such as lepidolite, phlogopite, rhodonite, riebeckite, glaucophane, tourmaline, chondrodite, erythrite, anglesite, cuprite, covellite, bornite and others.




Pink Gemstones


Pink Jewel
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If you have got a pink crystal, it can be a beryl or a tourmaline, or it can be a non-gemstone mineral such as anorthite, lepidolite, rhodonite, spodumene, axinite, clinozoisite, zoisite, eudialyte, erythrite, adamite, monazite, nitratine, diaspore, rose quartz, sylvite and others.
Pink is one of the rarer gemstone colors.






Red Gemstones


Round Cut Rubies
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If you have got a red crystal, it can be a ruby or a garnet, or it can be a non-gemstone mineral such as cinnabar, realgar, proustite, chalcedony, rhodochrosite, polyhalite, crocoite, monazite, erythrite, vanadinite, chondrodite, zircon, zoisite, clinozoisite, tourmaline, beryl, augite, riebeckite, rhodonite, lepidolite, phlogopite, vermiculite, pyrophyllite, astrophyllite, anorthoclase or heulandite.





Orange Gemstones


Barite (Baso4), an Ore of Barium, on Calcite, Nevada
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If you have got an orange crystal, it can be a topaz or an amber, or it can be another mineral such as beryl, vesuvianite, datolite, milarite, sphene, autunite, wulfenite, polyhalite, celestine, strontianite, ankerite, dolomite, calcite, stibiconite, tungstite, limonite, citrine, chrysoberyl, hematite, fluorite, carnallite, cryolite, sylvite, halite and others.


Yellow Gemstones



Yellow Fluorite Crystals, Illinois, USA
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If you have got a yellow crystal, it can be a yeoolw topaz or a yellow beryl (heliodore), or it can be some other mineral such as sulphur, chrysoberyl, strontianite, celestine, copiapite, wulfenite, autunite, adamite, mimetite, tyuyamunite, carnotite, datolite, milarite, vesuvianite, prenhite and others. Yellow is one of the rarer gemstone colors.




White Gemstones


Round Cut Diamond
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If you have got a white or colourless crystal, it can be a pearl, a soft calcite or a hard diamond, or some other mineral such as quartz, halide, sylvite, cryolite, brookite, gibbsite, brucite, aragonite, witherite, borax, colemanite, ulexite, kernite, gypsum, anhydrite, barite, epsomite, amblygonite, herderite, tremolite, pectolite, wollastonite, neptunite, talc, chrysotile, antigorite, kaolinite, gyrolite, apophyllite,albite, orthoclase, leucite, petalite, laumontite, chabazite, anaclime, mesolite, natrolite, thomsonite, stilbite, and others.


Black Gemstones


Quartz Geode Opened, Brazil, South America
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If you have got a black crystal, it can be a spinel, an epidote, or some other mineral such as franklinite, magnetite, perovskite, hausmanite, manganite, goethite, wolframite, vivianite, descloizite, willemite, chloritoid, staurolite, gadolinite,
ilvaite, augite, hypersthene, aegerine, hornblende, glaucophane, arfvedsonite, neptunite and others.


 

 


 




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