The meaning of Gemstone colours


The world of Gemstones is an exciting place, as each polished rock unleashes vibrant colours of meaning to its wearer. So what do these stunning colourful gemstones mean? Is it just a colour that looks nice for a certain item of clothing? We took a closer look at each stone to give you an idea of what they mean to people the world over.

You may also be interested to know what your birthstone colour is?

What’s your favourite? Please leave a comment and let us know.

RED Gemstones

ruby gemstone
The red gemstone is one of the rarest colours available. They have a beautiful fiery eye catching quality and look stunning when worn on special occasions. Red symbolises confidence, courage, action and vitality. In China, red is the colour of joy and prosperity.

Gemstones Include: Andesine, Garnet, Ruby, Spinel, Tourmaline and Zicron.

PINK Gemstones

pink tourmaline gemstone
The pink gemstone is one of the most favourable amongst the many colours to choose from. With the colour pink symbolising love and beauty, it brings a caring and self-worth feeling to its wearer.

Gemstones Include: Kunzite, Morganite, Rose Quartz, Rhodolite Garnet, Spinel and Tourmaline.

BLUE Gemstones

blue sapphire gemstone
The stunning blue gemstones have a fresh watery feel, reminding us of the sea or our beautiful clear blue sky’s. Blue Symbolises truth, peace and youth. As blue has such a calming feeling the wearer can feel open to communication and give off helpful vibrations.

Gemstones Include: Aquamarine, Apatite, Agate, Sapphire, Tanzanite, Topaz, Zircon, Spinel, Lapis Lazuli, Tourmaline, Paraiba Tourmaline, Rainbow moonstone, Iolite, Kyanite, Fluorite.

GREEN Gemstones

emerald gemstone
The lushest green gemstone has that last forever look about it. Many of us will find a timeless green gemstone in the bottom of an old jewellery box. Green symbolises well-being, nature and fertility. The wearer of green feels wealthy and will feel a need for change or expansion and welcome new ideas.

Gemstones Include: Emerald, Tourmaline, Tsavorite Garnet, Demantoid garnet, Garnet, Chrome Diopside, Peridot, Jade, Apatite, Sapphire, Adventurine, Prehnite, Agate, Ruby – Zoisite.

YELLOW Gemstones

yellow citrine
The yellow gemstone is the most common of all the gems but is also in very high demand. Yellow is full of creative and intellectual energy.

Gemstones Include: Sapphire, Citrine, Fire Opal, Tourmaline, Sphene, Zircon, Orthoclase, Chrysoberyl, Beryl, Spodumene, Quartz, Agate, Diamond

PURPLE Gemstones

amethyst gemstone
Violet, lavender or purple gemstones are a very classic colour. The spectrum of hues in this stone look exotic and passionate. Purple symbolises mystery, magic, royalty and good judgement. Purple defines the feeling of calm or to energise one’s self. The colour purple can also remove obstacles and bring balance back to your life.

Gemstones Include: Amethyst, Fluorite, Spinel, Tourmaline, Sapphire, Chalcedony.

ORANGE Gemstones

orange citrine
Orange sapphires are produced by heat treatment, but other orange gemstones can be found naturally. Orange symbolises endurance, vitality and is also the colour of power. The colour orange also has healing properties. Orange can increase creativity and spice things up when you’re feeling low in stamina or energy.

Gemstones Include: Spessartite Garnet, Zircon, Fire Opal, Sapphire, Tourmaline, Imperial Topaz, Moonstone, Star Moonstone, Citrine, Andesine.

WHITE Gemstones

The White Gemstone comes in many different forms. The purest forms of white diamonds are the most expensive of all the stones. White symbolises cleanliness, purity and kindness. What also makes you feel clear-headed and can represent a new start in life?

Gemstones Include: Diamond, Sapphire, Zircon, Moonstone, Topaz, Fire opal, Jade, Quartz, Agate.

BROWN Gemstones

smokey quartz gemstone
The luxury coffee colours for the brown gemstone have a real outdoor, beach feel to them. They also work well with many other colours. However, they are the most unpopular stone and hold a lower value. This brown colour gemstone symbolises convention and order and give the wearer a wholesome natural feeling. They also promote a clear sense of thinking.

Gemstones Include: Smoky Quartz, Tigers eye, Agate, Tourmaline, Imperial Topaz.

GREY Gemstones

grey diamond
The grey gemstone is actually very rare. Its hard to find a stone that holds the correct contrasts and shades of the beautiful grey. The colour grey symbolises maturity, security and a willingness to comply. The wearer of grey can feel detached, isolated or neutral. Gray can also draw on healing energy and improve stability in relationships.

Gemstones Include: Fluorite, Tourmaline, Spinel.

BLACK Gemstones

black onyx gemstone
The Black gemstone has seen a massive rise in consumer purchase recently. Especially in men’s jewellery. The solid tones of black look very trendy and desirable. Black symbolises stability, earth and death. The wearer of black feels restful, inconspicuous or tends to be mysterious.

Gemstones Include: Diamond, Tourmaline, Onyx, Agate, Sapphire.

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  1. Sapphire has always been a favourite gemstone of mine. I’m a September baby so it’s my birthstone and when I was 16 my Grandmother’s Sapphire ring was passed down to me. The only trouble is I don’t often wear blue!

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  4. Elena Diamond on

    Great. From all your proposal s the best is White Gemstones-Diamond.
    Best wishes,
    Ms.Elena Diamond