Friday, June 24, 2016

How to Choose the Right Bead for Jewelry and Crafts Gemstone Color Chart

 Gemstone color chart for jewelry and craft projects

Colors of Gemstones, Shell and More


A helpful tool for any beader or jewelry creator is a gemstone color chart. The chart helps you when it comes to mixing and matching the right colors for your project. The Gemstone Color Chart if you click on one of the beads links below it will take you to a landing page that features a variety of beads crafted out of the chosen gemstone. 
You can also view the entire Gemstone Color Chart here.


Gemstone Color Chart

Black Agate
Translucent to opaque black, may show occasional banding

Lava
Black

Rainbow Obsidion
Black with multicolored sheen

Hematite
Metallic, dark silver

Fossil Agate
Creamy pink tones against a dark background

Pyrite
Brassy yellow

Labradorite
Grey-smoky color with blue-green flashes

Denim Lapis Lazuli
Denim blue, some pyrite or white calcite (usually dyed)

Rainbow Fluorite
Multicolored (green/blue/clear/purple/golden)

Amazonite
Greenish blue

Blue Lace Agate
Branded light blue

Amethyst
Lavender

Ametrine
Lavender and yellow

Tanzanite
Purple-blue

Feldspar
Pink, tan or multicolored

Moukaite
Red-brown, golden, yellow and white

Kambaba Jasper
Green with grey/black

Green Malachite
Green stripes and eyes

Emerald
Green

Aquamarine
Aqua blue

Turquoise
Blue, with some black matrix

Sunstone
Orange

Red Agate
Orange-red, translucent

Calcite
Yellow is most common.

Citrine
Light to golden yellow

Garnet
Wine color reds

Ruby
Red

Autumn Jasper
Brick red and avocado green

Rose Quartz
Translucent pink

White Howlite
White with black veining
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