Color of Translucent Gemstones                
Cochise College     

Gemstone Properties  
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Roger Weller, geology instructor ( wellerr@cochise.edu )
last edited:  11/23/15
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Gemstones

 

Colors
The following translucent gemstones are arranged by color.
 

red                                                            

  agate
  carnelian

  coral
  jasper
  petrified wood

  star ruby

 

orange

  agate
  carnelian
  jasper

  moonstone

 

yellow

  amber
  jasper

  rutilated quartz.

  tigereye

 

yellow-green

  epidote

  serpentine

 

green
  aventurine

  chrysoprase

  jade

  jadeite

  malachite

  moldavite

  onyx
  turquoise

  variscite

blue-green

  amazonite

  chrysocolla

  turquoise

 

blue

  agate

  azurite
  boulder opal
  catseye apatite

  chalcedony

  dyed howlite

  lapis

  sodalite

  star sapphire

 

purple/violet

  agate

  amethyst

  charoite
  jadeite

  sugilite

  fluorite

 

purple-red

  ruby

 

pink/magenta

  lepidolite
  rhodochrosite

  rhodonite

  rose quartz

  thulite

 

brown
  agate

  jasper

  obsidian
  rhyolite

 

yellow-red

  amber
 

white/colorless

  opal

  howlite

  moonstone
 

black

  agate

  hematite

  jet

  obsidian

  star sapphire

 

varigated

  agate

  azurite and malachite 
  fire agate

  fire opal

  fluorite

  petrified wood

  watermelon tourmaline
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