Every colour of the rainbow
Every colour of the rainbow. We have all heard about red rubies, blue sapphires, green emeralds and of course white diamonds.
However, what about the rest of the colours, the pinks, yellows, oranges, in fact every colour of the rainbow.
What gemstones come in those colours?
I have found a list.
Which gives you the gemstones in every colour of the rainbow including your rubies, sapphires and emeralds as well as some that you might not have heard of.
A famous stone that displays an intense colour and is known as the gemstone of love
Very fine quality Tourmaline from a renowned mine in Brazil. Highly sought after.
TARROCCO RED ANDESINE
A small pocket of intense red Andesine from Inner Mongolia with an unmatched fiery glow
One of the most famous red gemstones which can come in a wide variety of tones
FOSSIL RED CORAL
A bright, deep, opaque red beauty where each individual piece contains unique natural patterns.
A bright orange gemstone with undertones of pink, yellow and red – a phenomenal look
A rare variety of Opal that appears to have shimmering sunset colours locked within
Amber is fossilised tree sap from prehistoric times and each piece contains unique patterns.
Almost impossible to source in gem quality, this true treasure glows with a bright golden hue.
A very rare bright orange garnet from Tanzania that glows like a stunning Serengeti sunset
A clear, sparkling variety of Quartz that can range from light yellow to deep golden hues.
A shockingly bright gem full of fire and brilliance, with the world-class provenance of Sri Lanka.
A slightly darker yellow variety of Quartz with a light brown undertone that resembles the drink.
A light yellow variety of the gem Kunzite. Appears to glow after exposure to the sun.
An exceedingly rare type of Sunstone from Oregon that has incredible and unexpected clarity.
A famous precious stone that was said to be favoured by Cleopatra in Ancient Egypt times.
A deep green gemstone that displays a shift in colour to red under candlelight.
A striking deep green gem from Siberia that can only be mined for three months of the year.
A gemstone that embodies the greens of summer with the finest grades coming from Changbai and Hunan in China.
A colour change one-locational gem mined in the Anatolia mountains of Turkey that shifts from a light olive green to a bright soft pink.
A stunning one-locational gem discovered in 1967 that’s getting tougher and tougher to source.
The gem of the sea, once thought to be solidified mermaid tears. Elegantly light and bright.
An intense light, bright blue gemstone from which the name of the colour is taken.
SWISS BLUE TOPAZ
A variety of Topaz with a colour said to be similar to the sky above the Swiss Alps.
The most famous blue gem of all, with a history stretching back thousands of years.
A very regal gemstone with a long and fascinating history. A sumptuous variety of Quartz.
This true sparkler is like a mini geode, coloured shocking purple with flashes of other hues.
One of the scarcest colours of Spinel, this Tanzanian treasure is almost mined out.
From Madagascar; this delicately hued delight is a completely natural, sought after Sapphire.
This opaque rarity is the perfect mix of indigo and lavender and comes from Argentina.
The original evening gemstone, named after its discoverer, noted mineralogist G.F. Kunz.
A very popular, delicately hued whisper pink stone that was also discovered by G.F. Kunz.
Fascinating translucent variety of Quartz with a very soft, silky look. Works well in large designs.
MYSTIC PINK TOPAZ
A shockingly bright, remarkably clean Topaz with vitreous (glass-like) lustre. Won’t go unnoticed
A rare soft blush coloured variety of this famously colourless stone. Looks good in gold and silver.
Now that you have the list the question is do you co-ordinate with your outfit or not?
Assuming, of course that you are lucky enough to have a gemstone in every colour of the rainbow.
Original source Gemology by Gemporia; summer 2018