Colors of Gemstones, Shell and More


A range of bead materials organized into color families: black and stone, blue and purple, green and aqua, red and pink, white and clear, and more.

Shades of Black and Stone

  Gemstone Color
Ocean Jasper Gemstone Beads and Components Jasper, Ocean Green, rust, grey, cream, blue, brown, and camel color
Black Agate Gemstone Beads and Components Agate, Black Translucent to opaque black, may show occasional banding
Black Onyx Gemstone Beads and Components Onyx, Black Black
Lava Rock Beads and Components Lava Black
Jet Gemstone Beads and Components Jet Black
Black Obsidian Gemstone Beads and Components Obsidian, Black Black
Black Tourmaline Gemstone Beads and Components Tourmaline, Black Black
Rainbow Obsidian Gemstone Beads and Components Obsidian, Rainbow Black with multicolored sheen
Amphibolite Gemstone Beads and Components Amphibolite Rich dark brown-black color with marbled red and grey
Oolitic Jasper Jasper, Oolitic Black/grey background with green brown
Golden Sheen Obsidian Gemstone Beads and Components Obsidian, Golden Sheen Dark smoky with a golden sheen
Snowflake Obsidian Gemstone Beads and Components Obsidian, Snowflake Black with white spots
Tektite Gemstone Beads and Components Tektite Green-Black
Grey Marble Gemstone Beads and Components Marble, Grey Grey
Hematite Beads and Components Hematite Metallic, dark silver
Camo Stone Gemstone Beads and Components Jasper, Camo Stone™ Green with black brown patterns
Fossil Agate Gemstone Beads and Components Agate, Fossil Creamy pink tones against a dark background
Black Marble Gemstone Beads and Components Marble, Black Black
Magnetite Gemstone Beads and Components Magnetite Grey-black
Volcanic Jasper Jasper, Volcanic Dark stone, blending black, grey and brown colors with cream specks
Tourmilanated Quartz Gemstone Beads and Components Quartz, Tourmalinated Clear with green/black inclusions
Pyrite Gemstone Beads and Components Pyrite Brassy yellow
Picasso Jasper Gemstone Beads and Components Jasper, Picasso Grey black brown
Zebra Jasper Gemstone Beads and Components ''Jasper,'' Zebra Black/white and green/white-grey
Grey Agate Gemstone Beads and Components Agate, Grey Translucent, grey color with occasional banding
Labradorite Gemstone Beads and Components Labradorite Grey-smoky color with blue-green flashes
Silver Leaf Jasper Gemstone Beads and Components Jasper, Silver Leaf Swirls and spotted patterns in grey, black and white
Grey Moonstone Gemstone Beads and Components Moonstone, Grey Grey
Dendritic Jasper Gemstone Beads and Components Jasper, Dendritic Cream to brown color with black/green
Dalmatian Jasper Gemstone Beads and Components Jasper, Dalmatian White/cream with black spots
Sesame Jasper Gemstone Beads and Components Jasper, Sesame Mint green with spotted grey/black specks in varying patterns
Grey Colored Quartz Gemstone Beads and Components Quartz, Grey Grey

Shades of Blue and Purple

  Gemstone Color
Dumortorite Gemstone Beads and Components Dumortierite Blue
Blue Aventurine Gemstone Beads and Components Aventurine, Blue Blue
Sodalite Gemstone Beads and Components Sodalite Deep blue, occasional white calcite
Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Beads and Components Lapis Lazuli, Deep Blue Blue, some pyrite or white calcite (usually dyed)
Denim Lapis Gemstone Beads and Components Lapis Lazuli, Denim Denim blue, some pyrite or white calcite (usually dyed)
Sapphire Gemstone Beads and Components Sapphire Blue, yellow, white
Angelite Gemstone Beads and Components Angelite Pastel blue
Rainbow Fluorite Gemstone Beads and Components Fluorite, Rainbow Multicolored (green/blue/clear/purple/golden)
Amazonite Gemstone Beads and Components Amazonite Greenish blue
Hemimorphite Gemstone Beads and Components Hemimorphite Aqua blue
Blue Lace Agate Gemstone Beads and Components Agate, Blue Lace Banded light blue
Amethyst Gemstone Beads and Components Amethyst Lavender
Iolite Gemstone Beads and Components Iolite Violet
Lavender Fluorite Gemstone Beads and Components Fluorite, Lavender Lavender
Purple Aventurine Gemstone Beads and Components Aventurine, Purple Purple
Ametrine Gemstone Beads and Components Ametrine Lavender and yellow
Fluorite Gemstone Beads and Components Fluorite, Purple Purple
Tanzanite Gemstone Beads and Components Tanzanite Purple-blue

Shades of Brown

  Gemstone Color
Brecciated Jasper Gemstone Beads and Components Jasper, Brecciated Deep brown, brick red, grey/black and cream colors
Brown Snowflake Jasper Gemstone Beads and Components Jasper, Brown Snowflake Chocolate brown with grey and caramel colors
Red Tigereye Gemstone Beads and Components Tigereye, Red Red-brown
Mahogany Obsidian Gemstone Beads and Components Obsidian, Mahogany Brown with black patches
Pietersite Gemstone Beads and Components Pietersite Golden, red, brown, blue
Black Obsidian Gemstone Beads and Components Petrified Wood Tan/brown
Tiger Iron Gemstone Beads and Components Tiger Iron Brown/golden with metallic grey
Blue Tigereye Gemstone Beads and Components Tigereye, Blue Blue-black
Brown Tigereye Gemstone Beads and Components Tigereye, Brown Brown
Smoky Quartz Gemstone Beads and Components Quartz, Smoky Smoky
Camel Jasper Gemstone Beads and Components Jasper, Camel Tan/brown
Leopardskin Jasper Gemstone Beads and Components Jasper, Leopardskin Tawny deep brown tone
Waldo Stone Waldo Stone Medium to dark tan/brown
Landscape Stone Gemstone Beads and Components Landscape Stone Cream, honey and dark brown
Picture Jasper Gemstone Beads and Components Jasper, Picture Earth tones with terra cotta, red, tan, brown
Crysanthemum Stone Gemstone Beads and Components Chrysanthemum Stone Brown/tan background with golden/light brown patterns
Botswana Agate Gemstone Beads and Components Agate, Botswana Pink, grey and lavenders
Tigerskin Jasper Gemstone Beads and Components (Only Beads) ''Jasper,'' Tigerskin Brown/tan
Grain Stone Gemstone Beads and Components Grain Stone Brown with bandings
Wooden Agate Gemstone Beads and Components Agate, Wooden Tan/brown
Feldspar Gemstone Beads and Components Feldspar Pink, tan or multicolored
Bronzite Gemstone Beads and Components Bronzite Brown stone with a heavy golden/metallic, shimmering chatoyancy
Sardonyx Gemstone Beads and Components Sardonyx Red, white and orange banded
Moukaite Jasper Gemstone Beads and Components Jasper, Moukaite Red-brown, golden, yellow and white mixed in very broad patterns
Brown Marble Gemstone Beads and Components Marble, Brown Brown
Golden Quartz Gemstone Beads and Components Quartz, Golden Golden
Grossularite Garnet Gemstone Beads and Components Garnet, Grossularite Brown-green
Andalusite Gemstone Beads and Components Garnet, Andalusite Smoky orange/brown
Rutilated Quartz Gemstone Beads and Components Quartz, Rutilated Clear with golden color inclusions

Shades of Green and Aqua

  Gemstone Color
Kambaba Jasper Gemstone Beads and Components Jasper, Kambaba Green with grey/black
Mountain Jade Gemstone Beads and Components ''Jade,'' Mountain Any color
African ''Jade'' Gemstone Beads and Components ''Jade,'' African Green
Jade Gemstone Beads and Components ''Jade'' Various colors, usually green tones
Green Onyx Gemstone Beads and Components Onyx, Green Green
Green Line Jasper Gemstone Beads and Components Jasper, Green Lined Green
Chrysocolla Gemstone Beads and Components Chrysocolla Green/blue
Nephrite Jade Gemstone Beads and Components Jade, Nephrite Green
Green Malachite Gemstone Beads and Components Malachite, Green Green stripes and eyes
Dark Green Aventurine Gemstone Beads and Components Aventurine, Green Green
Chinese Chrysoprase Gemstone Beads and Components ''Chrysoprase,'' Chinese Green
Tsavorite Garnet Gemstone Beads and Components Garnet, Tsavorite Green
Green Agate Gemstone Beads and Components Agate, Green Green
Rhyolite Gemstone Beads and Components Rhyolite Green with grey/green orbicular pattern
Ruby in Zoisite Gemstone Beads and Components Ruby in Zoisite Green with red spots
Andalusite Gemstone Beads and Components Andalusite Translucent to opaque, with black cross-like pattern on a light brown background, can also be dark green and transparent
Emerald Gemstone Beads and Components Emerald Green
Moss Agate Gemstone Beads and Components Agate, Moss Translucent with moss-like inclusions
Serpentine Gemstone Beads and Components Serpentine Mostly green
Tree Agate Gemstone Beads and Components Agate, Tree White background with green splotches (semitranslucent to opaque)
Kyanite Gemstone Beads and Components Kyanite Blue and green
African Turquoise Gemstone Beads and Components ''Turquoise,'' African Green/blue with grey/black
Ching Hai Jade Gemstone Beads and Components ''Jade,'' Ching Hai Green and white
Green Crysoprase Gemstone Beads and Components Chrysoprase, Green Apple Light green
Green Aventurine Gemstone Beads and Components Aventurine, Green Green
African Aventurine Beads and Components Aventurine, African Green/blue
Green Fluorite Gemstone Beads and Components Fluorite, Green Green-transparent/translucent with occasional bandings
Olive New Jade Gemstone Beads and Components New ''Jade,'' Olive Olive green
Peridot Jasper Gemstone Beads and Components ''Jasper,'' Peridot Light green
Peridot Gemstone Beads and Components Peridot Green
Prehnite Gemstone Beads and Components Prehnite Light green
Green Quartz Gemstone Beads and Components Quartz, Green Green
Green Tourmaline Gemstone Beads and Components Tourmaline, Green Green
New Jade Gemstone Beads and Components ''Jade,'' New ''Jade'' Serpentine Sea green
Jungle Jasper Gemstone Beads and Components ''Jasper,'' Jungle Dark to lime green with creamy tones and a varying black and grey matrix
Aqua Terra Jasper Gemstone Beads and Components ''Jasper,'' Aqua Terra Sea green
Abalone and Paua Shell Beads and Components Abalone Iridescent colors
Green Chalk Turquoise Beads and Components Magnesite, Green Green
Aqua Agate Gemstone Beads Agate, Aqua Aqua blue
Aquamarine Gemstone Beads and Components Aquamarine Aqua blue
Apatite Gemstone Beads and Components Apatite Blue as well as green colors
Turquoise Gemstone Beads and Components Turquoise Blue, some with black matrix
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Gemstone Beads and Components Turquoise, Sleeping Beauty Blue
Blue Magnesite Gemstone Beads and Components Magnesite, Blue Blue

Shades of Orange and Yellow

  Gemstone Color
Yellow Turquoise Gemstone Beads and Components ''Turquoise,'' Yellow Yellow
Sunstone Gemstone Beads and Components Sunstone Orange
Peach Quartz Gemstone Beads and Components Quartz, Peach Peach
Amber Gemstone Beads and Components Amber Amber color - can vary in color from yellow to red to honey brown
Carnelian Gemstone Beads and Components Carnelian Orange-red, translucent
Red Agate Gemstone Beads and Components Agate, Red Orange/red, translucent
Yellow Quartz Gemstone Beads and Components Quartz, Yellow Yellow
Hessonite Garnet Gemstone Beads and Components (only beads) Garnet, Hessonite Brown-orange
Golden Jade Gemstone Beads and Components ''Jade,'' Golden Golden
Yellow Jade Gemstone Beads and Components ''Jade,'' Yellow Yellow
Golden Agate Gemstone Beads and Components Agate, Golden Translucent orange/golden color
Aragonite Gemstone Beads and Components Aragonite Yellow-white
Spessartite Garnet Gemstone Beads and Components (only beads) Garnet, Spessartite Orange
Yellow Colored Agate Gemstone Beads and Components Agate, Yellow Yellow
Calcite Gemstone Beads and Components Calcite Yellow is most common. Also comes in white and pink colors
Peach Moonstone Gemstone Beads and Components Moonstone, Peach Peach
Moonstone Gemstone Beads and Components Moonstone White, grey, peach
Citrine Gemstone Beads and Components Citrine Light to golden yellow
Lemon Quartz Gemstone Beads and Components Quartz, Lemon Lemon

Shades of Red and Pink

  Gemstone Color
Orrisa Garnet Gemstone Beads and Components Garnet, Orissa Red
Garnet Gemstone Beads and Components Garnet Wine color reds
Rhodolite Garnet Gemstone Beads and Components Garnet, Rhodolite Purplish red
Red Jasper Gemstone Beads and Components Jasper, Red Brick red
Red Flake Jasper Gemstone Beads and Components Jasper, Red Flake Red/brown with cream/tan patches/spots
Fire Crackle Agate Gemstone Beads and Components Agate, Fire Crackle 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
Rhodonite Gemstone Beads and Components Rhodonite Pink with black patterns
Red Ruby Gemstone Beads and Components Ruby Red
Coral Beads and Components Coral Black, blue, fossil, gold, green, white, pink, purple, red or orange
Red Aventurine Gemstone Beads and Components Aventurine, Red Peach to red color
Colonial Jasper Gemstone Beads and Components Jasper, Colonial Red
Pink Tourmaline Gemstone Beads and Components Tourmaline, Pink Pink
Spinel Gemstone Beads and Components Spinel Any color
Rhodochrosite Gemstone Beads and Components Rhodochrosite Pink
Red Spot Stone Gemstone Beads and Components Marble, Red Spot Subtle shades of reddish-brown with cream and grey
Red Malachite Gemstone Beads and Components ''Malachite,'' Red Red with stripes
Lepidolite Gemstone Beads and Components Lepidolite Pink and purple
Turtle Jasper Jasper, Turtle Red/brown with grey/black splotches
Morocco Agate Gemstone Beads and Components Agate, Morocco Earth tones with terra cotta reds and hints of purple
Autumn Jasper Gemstone Beads and Components Jasper, Autumn Brick red and avocado green
Pink Topaz Gemstones Beads and Components Topaz, Pink Pink
Pink Aventurine Gemstone Beads and Components Aventurine, Pink Pink
Crazy Horse Stone Beads and Components Crazy Horse™ Stone Distinct appearance of grey, mauve and pink color combinations
Rose Quartz Gemstone Beads and Components Quartz, Rose Translucent pink
Pink Marble Gemstone Beads and Components Marble, Pink Pink
Morganite Gemstone Beads and Components Morganite Pink

Shades of White and Clear

  Gemstone Color
Crazy Lace Agate Gemstone Beads and Components Agate, Crazy Lace Twisting and turning bands of various colors
Quartz Crystal Gemstone Beads and Components Quartz, Clear Clear
Lodolite Quartz Gemstone Beads and Components Quartz, Lodolite Clear with red/green/brown inclusions
Mother-of-Pearl Shell Beads and Components Mother-of-Pearl Creamy white pearl
Riverstone Gemstone Beads and Components Riverstone Grey/cream
White Magnesite Gemstone Beads and Components Magnesite White with brown/grey matrix
Yellow Fluorite Gemstone Beads and Components Fluorite, Yellow Golden color-translucent with occasional bandings
Peace ''Jade'' Gemstone Beads and Components ''Jade,'' Peace Mix of natural pinks, purples and greens
White Howlite Gemstone Beads and Components Howlite, White White with black veining
Opal Gemstone Beads and Components Opal White with multicolored play of color
Champagne Quartz Gemstone Beads and Components Quartz, Champagne Champagne color
Mystic Topaz Gemstone Beads And Components Topaz, Mystic Clear with multicolored coating
Snow Quartz Gemstone Beads and Components Quartz, Snow Translucent white
White Agate Gemstone Beads and Components Agate, White White
Jadeite Gemstone Beads and Components Jade, Jadeite Green, grey, red, orange, yellow - all colors
White Marble Gemstone Beads and Components Marble, White White
Frosted Quartz Gemstone Beads and Components Quartz, Frosted White, frosted
Ice-Flake Quartz Gemstone Beads and Components Quartz, Ice Flake Crackled
Rainbow Moonstone Gemstone Beads and Components Moonstone, Rainbow White with multicolored flashes
White Moonstone Gemstone Beads and Components Moonstone, White White
Quartzite Gemstone Beads and Components Quartz, Quartzite White
White Quartz Gemstone Beads and Components Quartz, White White

Multi-Color

  Gemstone Color
Multi-Color Agate Gemstone Beads and Components Agate, Multi-Color Multicolored
Bloodstone Gemstone Beads and Components Bloodstone Dark green with red spots
Dessert Fossil Stone Gemstone Beads and Components Fossil Stone Grey/white, natural or dyed any color
Fancy Jasper Gemstone Beads and Components Jasper, Fancy Multicolored
Ocean Jasper Gemstone Beads and Components Jasper, Ocean Green, rust, grey, cream, blue, brown, and camel color
Marble Gemstone Beads and Components Marble Any color
Rainbow Moonstone Gemstone Beads and Components Moonstone, Multi-Color Peach, white, grey
Italian ''Onyx'' Gemstone Beads and Components Onyx, Italian Green, cream, tan
Dyed Quartz Gemstone Beads and Components Quartz, Dyed Any color
Tourmaline Gemstone Beads and Components Tourmaline Pink or green
Multicolored Tourmaline Gemstone Beads and Components Tourmaline, Multi-Color Multicolored
Unakite Gemstone Beads and Components Unakite Olive-green and subtle pink
Soapstone Gemstone Beads and Components Soapstone Any color
Malaysia Jade Gemstone Beads and Components ''Jade,'' Malaysia Any color
Rainbow Jasper Gemstone Beads and Components Jasper, Rainbow Multicolored
Black Jade Gemstone Beads and Components ''Jade,'' Black Black-dyed serpentine
Rainbow Marble Gemstone Beads and Components Marble, Rainbow Multicolored
Chalcedony Gemstone Beads and Components Chalcedony Any color

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