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 Colors of Gemstones, Shell and More 

Shades of Black and Stone

 
Gemstone
Color
Black-dyed serpentine
''Jasper,'' Black
Black
Translucent to opaque black, may show occasional banding
Black
Black
Tigereye, Black
Grey-black
Black
Black
Black
Black with multicolored sheen
Rich dark brown-black color with marbled red and grey
Black/grey background with green brown
Dark smoky with a golden sheen
Black with white spots
Green-Black
Grey
Metallic, dark silver
Green with black brown patterns
Creamy pink tones against a dark background
Black
Grey-black
Jasper, Volcanic
Dark stone, blending black, grey and brown colors with cream specks
Clear with green/black inclusions
Brassy yellow
Grey black brown
Black/white and green/white-grey
Translucent, grey color with occasional banding
Grey-smoky color with blue-green flashes
Swirls and spotted patterns in grey, black and white
Grey
Cream to brown color with black/green
White/cream with black spots
Mint green with spotted grey/black specks in varying patterns
Grey

Shades of Blue and Purple

 
Gemstone
Color
Blue
Blue
Deep blue, occasional white calcite
Blue, some pyrite or white calcite (usually dyed)
Denim blue, some pyrite or white calcite (usually dyed)
Blue, yellow, white
Pastel blue
Multicolored (green/blue/clear/purple/golden)
Greenish blue
Aqua blue
Banded lighted blue
Lavender
Violet
Lavender
Purple
Lavender and yellow
Purple
Purple-blue

Shades of Brown

 
Gemstone
Color
Deep brown, brick red, grey/black and cream colors
Chocolate brown with grey and caramel colors
Red-brown
Brown with black patches
Golden, red, brown, blue
Tan/brown
Brown/golden with metallic grey
Blue-black
Brown
Smoky
Tan/brown
Tawny deep brown tone
Waldo Stone
Medium to dark tan/brown
Cream, honey and dark brown
Earth tones with terra cotta red tan brown
Brown/tan background with golden/light brown patterns
Pink, grey and lavenders
Brown/tan
Brown with bandings
Tan/brown
Translucent to opaque, white/grey mottled with red/brown
Pink, tan or multi-color
Brown stone with a heavy golden/metallic, shimmering chatoyancy
Red, white and orange banded
Red-brown, golden, yellow and white mixed in very broad patterns
Brown
Golden
Brown-green
Smoky orange/brown
Clear with golden color inclusions

Shades of Green and Aqua

 
Gemstone
Color
Green with grey/black
Any color
Green
Various colors, usually green tones
Green
Green
Green/blue
Green
Green stripes and eyes
Dark green
Green
Green
Green
Green with grey/green orbicular pattern
Green with red spots
Translucent to opaque, with black cross-like pattern on a light brown background, can also be dark green and transparent
Green
Translucent with moss-like inclusions
Mostly green
White background with green splotches (semi-translucent to opaque)
Blue and green
Green/blue with grey/black
Green and white
Light green
Green
Aventurine, African
Green/blue
Green-transparent/translucent with occasional bandings
Olive green
Light green
Green
Light green
Green
Green
Sea green
Dark to lime green with creamy tones and a varying black and grey matrix
Sea green
Iridescent colors
Green
Aqua blue
Aqua blue
Blue as well as green colors
Blue, some with black matrix
Blue
Blue

Shades of Orange and Yellow

 
Gemstone
Color
Yellow
Orange
Peach
Amber color - can vary in color from yellow to red to honey brown
Orange-red, translucent
Orange/red - translucent
Yellow
Brown-orange
Golden
Yellow
Translucent orange/golden color
Yellow-white
Orange
Yellow
Yellow is most common. Also comes in white and pink colors
Peach
White, grey, peach
Peach
Light to golden yellow
Lemon

Shades of Red and Pink

 
Gemstone
Color
Red
Red
Wine color reds
Purplish red
Brick red
Red/brown with cream/tan patches/spots
Glowing rusty orange color with scattered veins of grey-white. Has a "crackled" look (web-like pattern of white crackles) created via heat treatment, and color enhancement produces the fiery oranges and reds
Pink with black patterns
Red
Black, blue, fossil, gold, green, white, pink, purple, red or orange
Peach to red color
Red
Pink
Any color
Pink
Subtle shades of reddish-brown with cream and grey
Red with stripes
Pink and purple
Red/brown with grey/black splotches
Opaque-striped red/white cream or any other color
Earth tones with terra cotta reds and hints of purple
Brick red and avocado green
Purple
Pink
Pink
Distinct appearance of grey, mauve and pink color combinations
Jasper, Pink
Pink
Translucent pink
Pink
Pink

Shades of White and Clear

 
Gemstone
Color
Twisting and turning bands of various colors
Clear
Clear with red/green/brown inclusions
Creamy white pearl
Pastel green/golden
Grey/cream
White with brown/grey matrix
Golden color-translucent with occasional bandings
Mix of natural pinks, purples and greens
White with black veining
White with multicolored play of color
Champagne color
Clear with multicolored coating
Translucent white
White
Green, grey, red, orange, yellow - all colors
White
White, frosted
Crackled
White with multicolored flashes
White
White
White

Multi-Color

 
Gemstone
Color
Multicolored
Dark green with red spots
Grey/white, natural or dyed any color
Multicolored
Green, rust, grey, cream, blue, brown, and camel color
Any color
Peach, white, grey
Green, cream, tan
Any color
Pink or green
Multicolored
Olive-green and subtle pink
Quartz, Fancy
Multicolored
Any color
Any color
Green, rust, grey, cream, blue, brown, and camel color
Multicolored
Multicolored
Any color


Customer Comments

We would like to share some of the customer comments we received in response to the "Colors of Gemstones, Shell and More" guide, featured in a newsletter. Please keep in mind that the comments expressed below are those of our customers and do not reflect the views of Fire Mountain Gems and Beads.

"Thank you for the awesome new tool that is part of the Fire Mountain Website - "Colors of Gemstones, Shell and More." There are times that I do seek a particular color of gemstone to use in a custom order and this chart makes the process a whole lot easier!"
- Carl

"I Loved your newsletter of Color of Gemstones, Shells, and more, especially the section entitled how to make a briolette wrap. I was looking for something a little extra special to make family and friends this year for Christmas and you gave me just the thing to do it. Thanks, keep new techniques coming!!!"
- Katrinia

"I just received and read my first newsletter, and am happy to say I'm looking forward to the next newsletter with anticipation. Thanks!"
- Edie

"The pages that you have for Gemstone Properties are perfect. I have never seen ones as good in a book. Is there any way I can get a copy of these pages? I make healing jewelry and need to learn the stones properties.I am a customer. Thanks"
- Felicia


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