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SIGNIFICANCE OF GEMSTONE COLORS
COLOR
MAN
WOMAN
Yellow
Secrecy
Generosity
White
Friendship, Integrity, Religious Commitment
Purity, Affability, Contemplation
Red
Command, Nobility, Lordship
Pride, Haughtiness, Obstinacy
Blue
Wisdom, Magnanimous Thoughts
Jealousy in Love, Politeness, Vigilance
Green
Joyousness, Transitory Hope, Decline of Friendship
Unfounded Ambition, Childish Delight, Change
Black
Gravity, Good Sense, Constancy, Strength
Constant Love and Perseverance
Violet
Sober Judgment, industry
High Thoughts, Spiritual Love

POPULAR GEM STONES
FAMILY
POPULAR NAME
COLOR(S)
Andalusite
Poor Man’s Alexandrite
Changes from grayish green to reddish-brown, emerald green to bright yellow
Apatite
Apatite
Various shades of blue and green
Beryl
Aquamarine
Golden Beryl
Green Beryl
Emerald
Morganite
Red Emerald
Pastel blue to medium deep blue
Yellow; brownish-yellow
Pastel grayish-green to yellowish-green or bluish-green
Yellow-green to blue-green
Pink to orange-pink
Light to deep orange-red to purple-red
Chrysoberyl
Alexandrite
Precious Cat’s Eye
Changes from greenish in daylight to reddish in incandescent light
Greenish to brownish-yellow with "eye" effect
Corundum
Ruby
Blue Sapphire
Colorless Sapphire
Green Sapphire
Pink Sapphire
Yellow Sapphire
Red to bluish or purplish-red to yellow-red
Bright blue to inky-blue
White (colorless)
Clear green to brownish or bluish-green
Light to very dark pink (almost red)
Yellow (mostly heat-treated: natural yellow usually less brilliant)
Feldspar
Labradorite
Moonstone
Sunstone
Deep gray-blue to brownish-blue with strong iridescent play of color
Milky-white to blue-white peach/salmon, teal
Red-green color change
Garnet
Almandine
Demantoid
Grossularaite
Malaya
Pyrope
Rhodolite
Tsvorite
Purplish-red to pure red
Yellow-green to emerald green
Yellowish to yellowish-green to yellowish-brown
Pink-orange to brownish-red
Yellowish-red to dark red
Red-violet
Yellowish-green to bluish-green
Iolite
Iolite
Violet-blue to gray-blue
Pearls
Round
South Sea
Baroque
Fresh Water
Potato
Black/Gray
Silver, silver-white, pink-white, white, cream
Silver, silver-white, pink-white, white, cream
White to creamy white
All colors
All colors
Deep gray to black with various overtones of blue-green and pink
Peridot
Peridot
Yellow-green to deep green to rich chartreuse
Quartz
Amethyst
Ametrine
Citrine
Rose Quartz
Smokey Quartz
Purple, reddish-purple to brownish-purple
Shades of yellow and purple
Yellow to yellow-brown
Pure pink; some murky; some clear
Transparent brown shades
Spinel
Blue Spinel
Pink Spinel
Red Spinel
Medium gray-blue to deep blue to violet
Lively or bright pink to brownish-pink
Red to brownish-red
Topaz
Blue Topaz
Imperial Topaz
Pink Topaz
Yellow/Golden Topaz
Blue
Golden with pinkish/reddish overtone
Pink
Yellow/gold (no pink/red overtone)
Tourmaline
Chrome
Indicolite
Paraiba (neon)
Pink
Rubellite
Verdelite
Golden
Bicolor & Tricolor
Deep green
Inky-blue to blue-green
Wide range of "neon" blue, green, blue-green, and purplish-blue
Pink or rose
Red to violet
Green: all shades except chrome
Yellow, orange, and brown
Red/black, red/green and red/green/colorless
Zircon
Zircon
Pastel blue (usually treated) green to yellow-green, colorless (usually heat treated), orange to golden brown, red to brownish-red yellow to yellow-brown
Zoisite
Tanzanite
Green
Strong blue to weak blue-violet
Blue-green to gray-green
SOURCE: Jewelry and Gems: The Buying Guide: Antoinette L. Matins, PG and A.C. Bonanno, FGA, GP, ASA


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