Color of Translucent Gemstones                
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Roger Weller, geology instructor ( wellerr@cochise.edu )
last edited:  10/20/10

 

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