Classify the gemstones by color It is very useful to facilitate your search when purchasing a gem of a certain color. Stones are generally categorized by type rather than color, making it a bit difficult to get the one you’ve been wanting for a long time. Therefore, we will start a journey through the world of colors and we will know the main gemstones by color as we walk through a wide variety of shades, from warm yellows and reds, to cool blues and greens. Join us until the end!

The colorIn addition to the type, durability, price and quality, it is one of the aspects that most people take into account when buying precious stones. The truth is that, in the world of jewelry, the color of the gems is of the utmost importance, since this is the life of the jewels, the one that gives properties, presence, luminosity and style to those garments that will be part of a set of elements that will make a woman shine.

Red: Red precious stones are very difficult to find, they are rare and therefore their cost is high, such is the case of rubies, garnets, spinels, and even very fine red tourmaline, which is known by the name of rubellite, which is rarely found. So, if you want a piece of jewelry with red gems, you have to be willing to pay a good amount of money.

Pink: Spinels, quartz and tourmalines are the most common pink gems. However, there are very beautiful but hard to find pink sapphires and they are usually found in gems weighing more than one carat. Another stone that has a slight pink color combined with purple is rhodolite garnet. The gemstone options of this color are few, when compared to other colors, whose list is more extensive.

Blues: Sapphire is the king of blue gems, we would say that it is the classic blue stone, but spinels and kyanite also have an intense and saturated blue, which gives them a special beauty. If we talk about the lighter blues, there are many stones that present these shades to a greater or lesser degree, such as aquamarine, lapis lazuli, zircon and topaz. On the other hand, iolite and tanzanite have very beautiful blue-violet tones; while paraiba tourmaline, fluorite and apatite are observed with bluish-green tones.

Green: The green stone par excellence is the emerald, but jasper, tsavorite garnet, chrome diopside and chrome tourmaline are also very beautiful gems, which can be good options when choosing, as well as peridot, with its olive green intense, which has made it a gemstone widely used in luxury jewelry.

Purple violet: There are not many violet and purple gemstones, with amethyst being the most common and classic. However, there is a fluorite with a purple hue very similar to that of amethyst; and tourmalines, spinels and sapphires can also be found in violet tones with different color intensities, while chalcedony has a much sought after lavender hue.

Yellow and gold: The most common of the gemstones of these shades is the famous citrine, however, the most sought after and desired is the yellow sapphire, and among the rarest is the canary yellow tourmaline from Malawi. There are other alternatives, such as beryl and chrysoberyl, which are harder stones.

Orange: This striking color finds its maximum exponent in the spessartite garnet, but the orange sapphire perfectly competes with it; although it must undergo a heat treatment. The finest fire opal also has hues ranging from orange-yellow to orange-red.

Brown and bronze: This color is not among the most sought after and used in jewelry, however, there are important exceptions, such as the peach-orange-bronze imperial topaz; that makes any luxury jewel shine. Another of the gems that has a brown tone is the tiger’s eye.

White: When talking about white precious stones, colorless ones such as diamonds, quartz, topaz, sapphires and zircon are included; and those that are white like moonstone and opal.

Gray and silver: Very few stones are distinctly gray or silver; but an example of them is spinel, which exists in gray and silver tones, with a unique shine, capable of making any jewel shine.

Black: We finish the list of colors with black, whose main representative is the black diamond, which are produced in the laboratory by irradiation. However, tourmaline is the most popular and common black stone that exists, as well as black star sapphire, which exists only in the town of Chanthaburi, in Thailand.