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The Guide to Vivid Gemstones.

Vivid Gemstones
Vivid Gemstones

Intense, bright colors have a powerful affect on our emotions. Vivid reds, yellows and greens can be energizing and inspiring - making us feel alert and alive.

But which gemstones stand out from all the rest?

Let us guide you through 14 of the best, most dazzling, colored gemstones available in a range of dramatic colors - one or two of which will surely match your mood and tastes.

Wearing bright red, orange and yellow colors can make you feel more positive and self-confident and there are not many more vibrant gemstones than these:

Rubellite Tourmaline

Rubellite Tourmalines are an exquisite fiery pink to red color high quality gemstone. When facet cut to show off its vivid hue, this gemstone is breathtaking.

Rubellite Tourmaline
Rubellite Tourmaline

Fire Opal

Fire Opals from Mexico are part of the Opal family and although they do not display the famous play-of-color, both the red and orange examples are really outstanding.

Fire Opal Gemstones
Fire Opal Gemstones

Spessartite Garnet

Spessartite Garnet, a classic gemstone which comes in burnt orange to red tones reminiscent of the most glorious sunset.

Spessartite Garnet
Spessartite Garnet

Yellow Quartz / Lemon Quartz

Yellow Quartz has a bright yellow color often associated with happiness, joy and optimism and which symbolizes the life-giving force of the sun. Yellow quartz is both arresting and striking, but be careful as this color can be a bit tricky to wear depending on your skin tone.

Yellow Quartz Gems
Yellow Quartz Gems

Green is a lucky color in many cultures around the world and also suggests fertility, nature, youth and new enterprises.

Burmese Peridot

Burmese Peridot is formed deep in the earth’s mantle and thrust to the surface by volcanic activity. The Peridot gemstones that come from Myanmar (formerly Burma) have a brilliant sparkling color with golden yellow flashes.

Burmese Peridot Gems
Burmese Peridot Gems

Tsavorite Garnet

Tsavorite Garnet was born in the heart of Africa and its dramatic and vibrant green coloring is almost without equal.

Tsavorite Garnet Gems
Tsavorite Garnet Gems

Blue can often be described as cool, calm and collected but with the following gemstones exciting, energizing and electrifying seem better adjectives.

Paraiba Tourmaline

Paraiba Tourmalines. When it comes to dazzling blue gemstones, the Paraiba blue has no competitors. They are so intensely colored they can be referred to as neon, but also so exceptionally rare and expensive that obtaining one is getting more and more difficult.

Paraiba Tourmaline
Paraiba Tourmaline

Blue Apatites are about the only other gemstones that come close.

Blue Apatite
Blue Apatite

Blue Zircon

Blue Zircons are a touch darker blue and are noted for their ‘fire’ and the changes of color as the gemstones are turned to different angles.

Blue Zircon Gemstones
Blue Zircon Gemstones

Blue Topaz

Blue Topaz is a dazzling blue version of this famous and historic gemstone, often called Swiss Blue. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes to suit all tastes.

Blue Topaz Gemstones
Blue Topaz Gemstones

Tanzanite

Tanzanites, named after the East African nation Tanzania where they are found, are deep blue to almost purple with flashes of red and violet that make this gemstone a real eye-catcher.

Tanzanite Gemstones
Tanzanite Gemstones

Amethyst

Amethyst. What better gemstone to showcase purple and violet than the mighty Amethyst. Once the most valued gemstone of all, worn by kings, queens and clergy and available in flashy colors and big sizes!

Amethyst Gemstones
Amethyst Gemstones

That's a few gemstones in lively single colors but how about a couple that have all the colors imaginable all in the same stone?

Ammolite

Ammolite is the fossilized shell of an ancient sea creature and has such a remarkable shimmering play-of-color that is almost impossible to believe. Flashes of blue, green, orange and red highlight this amazing gemstone.

Ammolite Gemstones
Ammolite Gemstones

Spectrolite

Spectrolite is a variety of Labradorite that comes from Finland and is especially iridescent. As light hits its surface colors from blue to red to green jump before your eyes.

Spectrolite Gemstones
Spectrolite Gemstones

Color change bonus gemstone.

Hyalite Opal

Hyalite is a type of opal but one you may not have seen before. It looks quite colorless in normal light but take one into the sunlight and watch it glow green with fluorescent light like a piece of kryptonite! Simply stunning.

Hyalite Opal Gems
Hyalite Opal Gems

All of us here at GemSelect do not have to be told about the positive effects of seeing any one of these intense and vivid gemstones, they will always brighten the spirits and bring energy and excitement to the room.

So come on out of your shell and grab all the attention with one of these vibrant gemstones today.

Our Quick Guide to Vivid Gemstones

Gemstone Colors

Rubellite Tourmaline

Pink / Red

Fire Opal

Red / Orange

Spessartite Garnet

Fire Orange

Quartz

Bright Yellow

Burmese Peridot

Green

Tsavorite Garnet

Bright Green

Paraiba Tourmaline

Neon Blue / Neon Green

Zircon

Bright Blue

Topaz

Bright Blue

Tanzanite

Rich Violet Blue

Amethyst

Intense Purple

Ammolite

Multicolored

Spectrolite

Multicolored

Hyalite Opal

Fluorescent Green

  • First Published: August-26-2020
  • Last Updated: August-26-2020
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