Gems By Color Articles
8 Great Gemstones for Children - It's never too early t...
Kids have a natural attraction for crystals, the colors, the sparkle, the patterns, and seem instinctively tuned into their energies. See our picks of the best.
Birthstones by Color - A Visual Guide for Birthstones b...
Your birthstone may be down to fate but picking the color is up to you. Use our fantastic new visual guide to see the broad range of captivating colors available
Black Gemstones: List of Black Precious & Semi-Precious...
List of black gemstones - precious and semi-precious gemstones: complete guide to black gems, including popular and lesser-known gemstones
Melanite is the black variety of the rare andradite garnet. It is sometimes known as titanian andradite.
Blue Azurite Gemstones - vivid blue color and very vers...
Intense colors have allowed this gemstone to be used for centuries as jewelry, ornaments, dye, paint pigment and, these days, a very interesting collector’s item
Blue Gemstones: See a Large List of Blue Precious and S...
List of Blue Precious and Semi Precious Gemstones: Complete guide to blue gems, including popular & lesser-known gemstones for jewelers, collectors & investors
Blue Indicolite Tourmaline
Indicolite is the trade name for the rare blue color of the gemstone tourmaline
Blue Larimar Gemstones - A beauty from the Caribbean
Found only in the Dominican Republic, this blue gemstone resembles the blue seas of the tropics and got its name in an unusual way. Find out how here
Blue Sodalite Gemstones - Royal Blue from the snowy north
Since its discovery in the bleak landscape of frosty Greenland, this delightful deep blue mineral has been carved into ornamental objects as well as gemstones.
Blue Zircon Gemstones
Blue zircon has great brilliance and intensive fire due to its high refractive index and strong dispersion
Brown Gemstone Info: List of Brown Precious Gems for Je...
List of brown gemstones: Complete guide to brown colored precious stones for gemstone jewelry; pictures and descriptions of popular and lesser-known collector gems
Buying Pink Gemstones for Jewelry
Buying pink gemstones, such as pink sapphire, zircon and spinel. Read about faceted pink gemstones, cabochon-cut pink gemstones, transparent pink gemstones and op...
Buying Red Gemstones for Jewelry
Buying red gemstones, such as ruby, garnet and spinel. Read about faceted red gemstones, cabochon-cut red gemstones, transparent red gemstones and opaque red gems...
Color Change Gemstones
A few rare gemstones exhibit dramatic color changes under different lighting conditions. They include alexandrite and color change sapphire and garnet.
Comparing Blue Gemstones for Jewelry - See our Top List...
Hardness, rarity, clarity all play a part when judging the best of the best but color is what really counts. No prize for knowing the winner but which other gemst...
Darkness and Light - Black and White Gemstones
Black gems are not always the most sought-after color for jewelry, but black gemstone jewelry can be stunning when set with gems such as black pearls and black sp...
December 2021 Newsletter - Don't get left out in the cold
Find some time during this busy time for our last newsletter of the year - giant emeralds, deep pools, three birthstones, nature's snow globes and hilarious jokes.
Fine Green Sapphire - A fancy gemstone colored from min...
Sapphires are blue aren't they? Not always, fancy sapphires can be yellow, orange, pink and purple. Discover all you need to know about green sapphires here.
Finest Red Rhodolite Garnet
Rhodolite, the rose-red to violet-red garnet, is a mixture of almandite and pyrope. It has the best red of any garnet.
Gemstone Color - Gemstone Information
A gemstone's color is its most defining characteristic. When deciding upon gemstone color you want to consider hue, tone, and saturation
Gemstones by Color: A Color Guide for Gemstones with Im...
See a complete guide of colored gemstones on one page. Quick selection and sort for any gemstone color you are looking for. All gemstones are grouped by color in ...
Gemstones for Autumn or Fall - 10 great seasonal choices
The days grow shorter, the weather cools and, as the light changes, we need a few gemstones to reflect the red, orange, brown and yellow tones that surround us.
Gemstones for Carnival - Colors to celebrate Mardi Gras
Communities all over the world grab the opportunity for one last big party before the 40 days of Lent kick in. Which gemstone colors will match the costumes?
Gemstones for Daytime - A first 11 to beat all the oppo...
A selection of gemstones that look great during the day in a range of colors to suit all tastes. Ideal for bbqs, weddings, picnics or lazy days on the beach.
Gemstones for Thanksgiving - A few crystals to get you ...
Thanksgiving can be a lot of fun but it can also be a time of great stress, I have a selection of gemstones that may make your day a bit easier.
Gemstones for Winter - 8 great choices to cheer up a co...
Winter may be icy cold with short dark days but we have roaring fires, snowy mountains, hot cocoa and some seriously beautiful gemstones to get us through to spring.
Gemstones to celebrate the Holi Festival of Color
The psychedelic colors of the annual Hindu spring celebration have inspired us to come up with a selection of vivid and intense gemstones to match the exuberance
Green Dioptase Info
Dioptase is a striking emerald-green mineral that is popular with gemstone collectors
Green Gemstones - A Complete Guide for Green Stones
There is a lot more to green gemstones than emeralds and garnets. Take a look at our complete list of green natural stones, from light to dark and pastel to vivid...
Green Gemstones for Jewelry - See our Best 9 Stones here
View our top 9 green gemstones for jewelery. Vivid color, flawless clarity, durability and availability all played a part in our winning selections. A guide for g...
Green Seraphinite information - The heavenly gemstone o...
With a color and pattern looking as though an artist painted white feathers on its smooth surface you will find this gemstone so alluring that you have to have one.
Serpentine is a greenish mineral that is often used as a gemstone or carved into decorative objects
Green Turquoise - The blue gemstone's classy green cousin
When we think of turquoise we usually conjure up images of teal and sky blue but this gemstone also comes in a cool green variety. Discover more about it here.
Jet Black Gems
Jet, a form of bituminous coal, was popular as a gemstone in the 19th century. But it is hardly known today.
Lepidolite is a lilac-gray or rose-colored lithium-bearing mineral of the mica group. The mineral is noteworthy as one of the major sources of the rare alkali met...
London Blue Topaz - Hardness, Brilliance and Affordability
Do you want a deep blue gem, hard enough for everyday wear with a brilliance that shines out but cannot afford a sapphire? London Blue Topaz is the answer.
March 2022 Newsletter - Getting back to business
It's March 2022; AGTA GemFair in Tucson is a big success, we have some spectacular new blue Topaz gems, check out our new color sort filter and much more.
May 2022 Newsletter - Mother's Day Gift Ideas
It's May 2022; 5 great Mother’s Day Gift ideas, Jewelry Fair update, Watch studded with over 1000 Diamonds and Sapphires, May birthstones and much more.
Multicolor Gemstones: List of Multicolor Precious & Sem...
List of multicolor gemstones - precious and semi-precious gemstones: complete guide to multicolor gems, including popular and lesser-known gemstones
November 2022 Newsletter - Phenomenal Gemstones
It's November 2022; enormous 834 ct Sapphire found in Australia, rare huge 18.18 ct The Fortune Pink Diamond goes under the hammer, phenomenal star gemstones, Two...
Orange Gemstones: List of Orange Gems Sorted by Type
List of Orange Gemstones: Complete guide to orange colored precious stones for gemstones; pictures and descriptions of popular and lesser-known collector gems
The color of the famous Padparadscha is elusive and experts disagree on what counts as genuine Padparadscha.
Pailin Blue Sapphire - Controversy rages around these gems
A stunning serenity envelops this blue gemstone but its surroundings are far from peaceful as Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge take over the mines in a corner of Cambodia
Pastel Colored Gemstones - Let our guide help you choose
Colored gemstones are not all vivid and bright. If you prefer subtle and sophisticated or need a delicate and timeless look for a special occasion see our chart.
Pearl Information - The lustrous and glossy organic gem...
Natural sea pearls can be found in waters all over the world but are incredibly rare, as sources were depleted cultured pearls gained in popularity and quality.
Pink Gemstones for Jewelry, Shop Pastel Pink to Hot Pin...
Pink continues to be one of the hottest colors in gemstones. What are your choices in pink gems?
Pink Kunzite - Perfect for a large cocktail ring
Pink Kunzite makes perfect affordable alternatives to those more expensive gemstones. Wear one in large sizes to the next cocktail party and grab all the attention.
Pink Tourmaline Gemstones - Hot Pink, Soft Pink, big or...
A hot pink rock on your finger, a flashy pendant around your neck, a delicate pink brooch for that special date, whatever you want a pink tourmaline will be the s...
Purple and Violet Gems for Jewelry
Purple and violet gemstones can be pinkish or bluish and include amethyst, sapphire, spinel, tanzanite, iolite, rubellite tourmaline, lavender chalcedony, charoit...
Rare Pink Sapphires - Blue sapphire's fancy alternative
Pink sapphires are actually rarer than the acclaimed blue version and have a lively and brilliant luster making it a perfect engagement stone. See more here.
Red Gemstones: List of Red Precious & Semi-Precious Gems
List of red precious and semi-precious gemstones: complete guide to red gems, including popular and lesser-known gemstones for jewelry, collectors and investors -...
Rubellite is a pink to red variety of tourmaline, though there are different opinons about exactly what defines rubellite gems, some say it is red and others say ...
Six Sizzling Hot Pink Gemstones
Hot pink gems are always popular because of their beautiful vivid color, so we list the top hot pink gems for jewelry
The Allure of Yellow Sapphire
Yellow sapphire has become extremely popular with gemstone buyers, not only as a fashion item but also for its alleged powers to enhance your life.
The Meaning and Healing Powers of Yellow Gemstones - Th...
We select the best 11 yellow gemstones for their sunny looks and intense spiritual power. Which attention grabbing colored crystals will make the list? Find out now.
The Meaning and Symbolic Power of Red Gemstones
Red gemstones harness the most powerful color visible to the human eye and conjure up feelings of love, passion and excitement. Let's take a closer look.
The Top Ten Most Spiritually Powerful Blue Gemstones
The Top Ten Most Spiritually Powerful Blue Gemstones
Topaz Colors - Brighten your world with a rainbow
Natural, treated or coated, Topaz comes in a wide array of vivid colors. Which one would suit you? Take a look at our article on how topaz gets its colors.
Violet Charoite - Rare and Beautiful Gemstones
Charoite is a unique violet gemstone from Russia with distinctive swirling patterns.
Vivid, Intense, Electric - 14 Eye-catching Colored Gems...
Some gemstones stand out from the crowd and demand attention. See our guide to the best and brightest in the world of vibrant gems - they are sure to light up you...
White Colorless Gems for Jewelry
When it comes to colorless gems for jewelry there are several options apart from white diamonds, such as white topaz, white sapphire, white quartz and white zircon
There are many choices in white or colorless gems including sapphire, zircon, topaz, goshenite and danburite
White Gemstones: List of White Precious & Semi-Precious...
List of white gemstones - precious and semi-precious gemstones: complete guide to white gems, including popular and lesser-known gemstones
Yellow Gemstones - A List of Natural Yellow Gemstones
List of Yellow Gemstones: Complete guide to yellow and golden colored precious stones for gemstone jewelry; pictures and descriptions of popular and lesser-known ...
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