30 Most Popular Green Gemstones to Use in Jewelry

Green is among the most sought-after colors for gemstones and has always been an important color in the gemstone world.

It is a sophisticated color that adds a touch of elegance to any outfit. Green symbolizes life and renewal, as well as freshness, nature, and energy. It is the most soothing color on the spectrum and we’re naturally drawn to it. Although emeralds may be the most well-known green gemstone, there are over 100 types of green gemstones that can be used in jewelry.

In this article, we’ll be exploring 30 of the most beautiful and popular green gemstones you can use in your jewelry designs. So, if you’re interested in discovering the beauty and sustainability of green gemstones, read on!

Green Gemstones List

1. Green Diamond

Green Diamond Vintage Ring
Green Diamond Vintage Ring by Adina Stone. See this gemstone here.

Green diamonds are extremely rare. While most colored diamonds get their color from the presence of trace elements, green diamonds are quite unique in this respect. They receive their coloring from natural irradiation that occurs over thousands of years. Yes, radiation is dangerous, but green diamonds are not radioactive and are safe to wear.

Green diamonds are very expensive, but not as much as red or pink diamonds. They are found ranging in shades from faint to deep green, sometimes with secondary tones of yellow, brown, or blue. Because they are so expensive, synthetic (man-made) green diamonds offer a more affordable option.

2. Green Sapphire

Vintage Green Sapphire Ring
Vintage Green Sapphire Ring by Luo Jewelry. See this gemstone here.

Until recently, green sapphires were not considered very desirable, but they are now increasing in popularity. Green sapphires are quite rare and get their color from the presence of iron. Because blue is the desirable sapphire color, it can be difficult to find green sapphire jewelry.

These gemstones come in shades varying from faint green to dark green, with secondary hints of blue or yellow. Because of sapphire’s excellent gemstone qualities, such as high durability (Mohs 9), brilliance, and beauty, green sapphires are a good choice for all types of rings. Most green sapphires are heat treated, which is a common industry standard.

3. Emerald

White Gold Emerald And Diamond Ring
Emerald And Diamond Ring by James Allen. See this gemstone here.

The most popular green gemstone of all, emeralds have been used since antiquity. The famous Egyptian queen Cleopatra was known for wearing emeralds. Emeralds were even used in burial rituals, as mummies have been found buried with emeralds.

Emeralds are a member of the illustrious beryl family of gemstones. When purchasing an emerald, the most important factor is color. After all, an emerald is nothing if not green. The more intense and vivid the color, the more valuable the stone. Most emeralds contain inclusions, often moss-like threads nicknamed ‘jardin’ for the French word garden.

These are very common and eye-clean emeralds are incredibly rare. Emeralds are fairly durable stones (7.5 to 8 Mohs) but the inclusions can cause the stone to weaken and chip when exposed to rough wear. They are commonly treated and fracture-filled to enhance color and stability.

Emeralds are ideal for all types of jewelry but extra care must be taken if chosen for an engagement ring.

4. Jade

Dainty Green Jade Choker Necklace
Dainty Green Jade Necklace by LAmini Jewelry. See this gemstone here.

The word jade is nearly a synonym of green. Jade has been valued and used since ancient times, especially in China where jade usage can be traced back to over 7000 years ago! Jade comes in two varieties: jadeite and nephrite. Jadeite is considered more valuable and of better quality, while nephrite is more abundant and less expensive. Jade is fairly soft (6 Mohs) but very tough due to its compact composition.

Most jade is often cut into cabochons or various special smooth cuts or carved. Faceting jade is less common but can give the gemstone added brilliance. Jade has an attractive waxy luster that makes you want to reach out and touch the gemstone.

5. Green Agate

Genuine Green Agate Tassel Earrings
Green Agate Earrings by Artisan Crafted Silver. See this gemstone here.

Agate is found in a variety of colors, with green being one of the rarer varieties. It is generally banded or found with dendritic inclusions. Unicolor green gemstones are almost always dyed to achieve the color. Agate is smooth with a vitreous luster and is generally translucent to opaque.

They are commonly cut into cabochons but sometimes faceted for more depth and light reflection. Agates have very good durability (7 Mohs) and are suitable for all types of jewelry. Green agate is a fairly affordable gemstone although the quality of the setting and workmanship involved can hike the price of the overall piece.

6. Tsavorite

Dainty Green Tsavorite Ring
Dainty Green Tsavorite Ring by Tiramisu Jewelry. See this gemstone here.

Tsavorite (a.k.a. tsavolite) is a new gemstone in the jewelry market. It is a variety of green grossular garnet and gets its striking green color from trace amounts of vanadium or chromium present during its formation. Tsavorite is one of the most popular of the garnet varieties and due to its rarity, it is quite valuable.

Tsavorite is a very good substitute for emeralds, as it is more durable (7 to 7.5 Mohs), less expensive, and equally beautiful and brilliant. What’s more, unlike emeralds, tsavorites are rarely (if ever) treated and are a natural gem. They have also not yet been synthesized.

Tsavorite gemstones occur in vivid green shades and are generally eye-clean stones of excellent transparency. They are almost always faceted to enhance their brilliance. Most tsavorite is found in up to 1-carat pieces with stones over 2 carats being rare.

7. Demantoid Garnet

Demantoid Garnet Screw Back Studs
Demantoid Garnet Screw Back Studs by Jetflair. See this gemstone here.

Another member of the garnet family, demantoids belongs to the andradite variety. Demantoids are the most valuable type of garnets and are also very rare. Most demantoid gemstones come in sizes under 2 carats so finding a large demantoid stone is difficult.

Demantoids occur in colors ranging from faint to vivid emerald green. Some have secondary colors of yellow or brown, which are less desirable. Vivid green demantoids, which primarily come from Russia, are the most valuable. Some demantoids contain rare horsetail-shaped inclusions, which are not found in other gems.

These inclusions add value to the stone, making demantoids one of the very few gemstones that gain value from their impurities. Demantoids are highly brilliant gemstones and are durable enough for regular use.

8. Peridot

Oval Peridot And Diamond Ring
Oval Peridot And Diamond Accent Birthstone Ring by James Allen. See this gemstone here.

Peridot is an idiochromatic stone meaning that it is only found in one color. It comes in shades of green, often with yellowish tones. Peridot is one of only two stones (the other being diamonds) that are formed deep within the mantle of the earth and come to the surface through violent geological activity.

This is why it is also known as a volcanic gemstone. Peridot is durable enough for regular use (6.5 to 7 Mohs) but ideally should be mounted in protective settings, such as a bezel, when used in rings. Peridot can be cut into all standard gem shapes, such as ovals, marquise, rounds, squares, and trilliants. These shapes bring out the brilliance of the stone.

Most peridot is eye-clean but can sometimes contain lillypad-like inclusions or little black spots, visible under magnification.

9. Alexandrite

Natural Alexandrite Pave Ring
Natural Alexandrite Pave Ring by Sarriel. See this gemstone here.

Alexandrite is a color-changing stone, known for being an ‘emerald by day and a ruby by night’. It is valued for its ability to change color from green to red based on the light source it is viewed under. Because alexandrite is very expensive and rare, the majority of alexandrites on the market are lab-created versions.

On a side note, lab-created doesn’t mean fake. They are identical to natural alexandrites with the main difference being that they were created using science and technology.

Alexandrite is a hard stone (8.5 Mohs) and has excellent durability and toughness. It can be used in all types of jewelry and worn every day.

10. Amazonite

Natural Russian Amazonite Teardrop Pendant
Natural Russian Amazonite Teardrop Pendant by StonesDirect. See this gemstone here.

This gemstone presumably gets its name from the Amazon Rainforest even though there are no amazonite deposits in that area. It comes in shades of light green to blue-green color, but the most desirable variety is a deep, leaf-green.

Amazonite often contains white streaks or lines, forming random patterns that add character and depth to the stone. These beautiful gemstones are not generally treated or enhanced in any way. They are abundantly found and are reasonably priced.

11. Green Tourmaline – a.k.a. Verdalite

Green Tourmaline Necklace
Green Tourmaline Necklace by Shop Clementine. See this gemstone here.

Tourmaline comes in all colors of the rainbow, with the green variety known as verdalite. Green tourmaline is a very popular gemstone and is found in all shades of green, with mint green being the most valuable. Tourmalines contain no cleavage and are quite hard (7 to 7.5 Mohs) making them durable gemstone. Generally, green tourmalines contain little to no impurities, but those with inclusions are weaker and more prone to damage.

Green tourmalines have a vitreous luster and interact beautifully with light. When used in jewelry, green tourmalines are often faceted to maximize the reflection of light. While most tourmalines are heat treated, this is not common for green varieties.

12. Aventurine

Green Aventurine Ring
Green Aventurine Ring by Anemone Jewelry. See this gemstone here.

Aventurine is a variety of the common quartz family. It is commonly green but can also be found in other colors. It has beautiful colors from light to dark forest green. Aventurine has a glitter effect across its surface that comes from the small flaky impurities present in the stone, known as aventurescence. This is a desirable quality of the gemstone and adds to its beauty.

Although of medium hardness (6.5 to 7 Mohs) aventurine is a tough gemstone due to its compact structure. It has a vitreous to waxy luster and is often translucent to opaque.

Aventurine is mostly cut into cabochons and is classified as a minor gemstone. Aventurine can fit all styles of jewelry, such as bohemian, vintage, and contemporary designs, depending on the type of setting it is paired with.

13. Green Labradorite

Minimalist Labradorite Choker Necklace
Minimalist Labradorite Choker Necklace by Delezhen. See this gemstone here.

Labradorite is a beautiful gemstone that often has distinct iridescence (known as labradorescence_ and displays flashes of color. Some labradorite displays the entire spectrum of colors while others are more subdued. Opaque varieties of labradorite are more desirable as they have labradorescence, whereas rare, transparent labradorite does not display this.

Labradorite is a plagioclase feldspar and displays its distinct labradorescence due to the way in which the rock is formed with the impurities within it. Ranking at 6 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale, it is not very scratch resistant but is a fairly tough stone. It is used in various styles of jewelry but is particularly beautiful in bohemian and gypsy designs.

14. Bloodstone (a.k.a. Heliotrope and Blood Jasper)

Fidget Bloodstone Necklace
Fidget Bloodstone Necklace by Artiby. See this gemstone here.

Bloodstone derives its name from the red and brown spots that dot its surface, like blood spots. Apart from this morbid association, bloodstones are beautiful gemstones that have been used since ancient times. Bloodstones are dark green to bluish-green gemstones of the chalcedony family and have a hardness of 6.5 to7. They are normally cut en cabochon but may sometimes be faceted. They are also ideal for carvings.

Due to their hardness and toughness, bloodstones can be made into any type of jewelry, from delicate pieces to statement items. They are especially popular as a gemstone for men’s rings. Bloodstones are usually not treated or enhanced in any way and the color is natural. They are also very affordable making them a perfect gemstone to add to any jewelry collection.

15. Malachite

Malachite Bar Charm Bracelet
Malachite Bar Charm Bracelet by Caitlyn Minimalist. See this gemstone here.

Malachite is known for its bright green color and interesting banding and eyes. The inclusions and intergrowths of malachite with other minerals and elements create beautiful and intriguing patterns. Malachite is fairly abundant and reasonably priced. However, high-quality malachite gemstones with unusual patterns or chatoyancy will command higher prices.

Malachite is a very soft gemstone (3.4 to 4) and has perfect cleavage. As a result, if exposed to rough wear and knocks, malachite can easily be damaged. It also does not handle heat or chemicals well. However, due to its stunning patterns and relative affordability, malachite is a popular gemstone, especially for statement pieces.

16. Green Topaz

Green Topaz Teardrop Necklace
Green Topaz Teardrop Necklace by Helenis Jewelry. See this gemstone here.

Topaz is naturally colorless but gets its colors from the presence of trace elements such as chromium. Green topaz is generally very light in color with a vitreous luster. However, it is not a very popular topaz color.

Green topaz is quite brilliant and is often faceted to bring out this brilliance. Green topaz, like all topaz varieties, is an ideal gemstone for jewelry because it is durable (8 Mohs) and affordable. It is often transparent and rarely contains visible inclusions. Green topaz can be used in all types of jewelry, from bracelets and rings to earrings and pendants.

17. Green Zircon

This gemstone is known for its exceptional brilliance and fire, which makes it a stunning addition to any jewelry collection. What sets green zircon apart is its durability, as it is one of the hardest gemstones with a score of 7.5 on the Mohs hardness scale.

This makes green zircon perfect for everyday wear and tear, ensuring that your jewelry will last for years to come. Green zircon is also believed to have healing properties, including helping with sleep and reducing anxiety. With its dazzling color and impressive durability, green zircon is a must-have for anyone looking to add some sparkle and personality to their jewelry collection.

18. Green Pearl

What makes green pearls so fascinating is their formation process. Unlike other gemstones, pearls are created within living creatures – oysters and mussels – adding an element of natural wonder to their beauty. Green pearls are formed when certain species of oysters secrete a green pigment called “conchiolin” around the nucleus placed inside their shell.

This results in a stunning and rare, green-colored pearl. Despite their delicate appearance, pearls are surprisingly durable, with a hardness of 2.5 to 4.5 on the Mohs scale. Their hardness varies depending on their type and formation, but they can withstand everyday wear and tear if cared for properly. If you’re looking for a unique and stunning addition to your jewelry collection, green pearls are the perfect choice.

19. Green Fluorite

Green fluorite is a fascinating gemstone prized for its stunning shades of green and unique properties. It’s known for its strong ability to absorb and neutralize negative energies, making it a popular choice for those who seek balance and clarity in their lives.

Green fluorite also has a hardness rating of 4 on the Mohs scale, which makes it a relatively durable gemstone that can withstand everyday wear and tear. Its natural beauty is further enhanced by the presence of unique and intricate patterns, which can range from mesmerizing stripes to captivating swirls.

Whether you’re looking for a gemstone that can help you find peace and harmony or simply want to add a touch of beauty to your collection, green fluorite is a gemstone that’s definitely worth considering.

20. Prasiolite

Prasiolite, also known as green amethyst, is a type of quartz that gets its green hue from heat treatment of purple amethyst. It has a unique and captivating color that ranges from pale green to a deep forest green. It is often used in jewelry making, and its popularity has been on the rise due to its affordability compared to other green gemstones like emerald.

In terms of its durability, prasiolite is a relatively hard stone with a rating of 7 on the Mohs scale. This means that it can withstand everyday use, making it a great choice for those who want a beautiful, yet durable gemstone for their jewelry.

21. Green Apatite

Green apatite is a lesser-known gemstone that’s a type of calcium phosphate mineral. What makes it unique is its ability to stimulate creativity and imagination, making it a great gemstone for artists and writers. Additionally, it is believed to have healing properties that can aid in the treatment of various physical and emotional ailments.

Green apatite has a rating of 5 on the Mohs scale. This means that it is a relatively soft stone that can be prone to scratches and damage if not handled with care. Despite its softer nature, green apatite’s beauty and unique properties make it a great gemstone for those who want something truly special in their collection.

22. Chrome Diopside

This gemstone is a type of pyroxene mineral that gets its vibrant green hue from the presence of chromium. What makes it so special is its rarity. It is mainly found in remote parts of Siberia, which makes it a highly sought-after gemstone for collectors and enthusiasts.

Chrome diopside has a rating of 5.5 to 6 on the Mohs scale, which makes it a relatively soft stone that should be handled with care. However, despite its softness, its unique color and rarity make it a great choice for those who want a gemstone that stands out from the crowd.

23. Green Moonstone

This gemstone is a type of feldspar mineral that is known for its unique play of light, which gives it an ethereal glow. It is mainly found in Sri Lanka and Tanzania. In terms of its hardness, green moonstone ranks at 6 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale. Despite its softness, its unique play of light and mystical properties make it a great choice for those who want a gemstone that has a special meaning or significance.

Whether you are looking for a beautiful addition to your jewelry collection or a gemstone that has spiritual or healing properties, green moonstone is definitely a gemstone worth considering.

24. Variscite

Variscite is a fascinating gemstone that is often overlooked in favor of more well-known green gemstones. This mineral is a hydrated aluminum phosphate that has a distinctive green color with hints of blue and gray.

Variscite was first discovered in Germany in the 19th century, and its name comes from the Latin word “Variscia,” which was the ancient name for the Vogtland region where it was found. Today, variscite is mainly mined in the United States, Australia, and Spain.

What makes variscite so interesting is its unique color and patterns. It often has a marbled or swirled appearance that adds to its visual appeal. Additionally, it is believed to have calming and soothing properties, which make it a popular choice for spiritual and healing practices.

25. Green Onyx

Green onyx is a type of chalcedony mineral that is formed from quartz crystals, and it gets its green hue from the presence of iron and other minerals. It can be used in a variety of jewelry designs, from statement pieces to delicate accents.

Additionally, it is believed to have healing properties that promote physical and emotional strength, making it a popular choice for those who are looking for a gemstone with spiritual significance. The stone also has a rating of 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale, which makes it a relatively durable stone that is suitable for everyday wear.

26. Dioptase

Dioptase is a rare and beautiful gemstone that’s prized for its intense green color and high transparency. It is a mineral that belongs to the cyclosilicate group and is composed of copper, silicon, and oxygen. Dioptase is found in a few locations around the world, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kazakhstan, and Chile.

The gemstone’s name comes from the Greek word “dioptase,” which means “to see through,” due to its transparent nature. Dioptase is a popular choice for jewelry collectors and enthusiasts, as well as for those who believe in its alleged spiritual and healing properties.

It is believed to promote emotional and spiritual growth, enhance intuition and insight, and provide a sense of calm and serenity. Despite its beauty and rarity, dioptase is relatively soft and has a Mohs hardness rating of 5, which means that it should be handled with great care.

27. Moldavite

Moldavite is formed from a meteorite impact that occurred in the Moldau River valley in the Czech Republic around 15 million years ago. It is a type of tektite, which is a natural glass formed from the intense heat and pressure of a meteorite impact.

Moldavite is known for its stunning green color, which is the result of iron and other minerals that were present during the meteorite impact. It has a distinctive texture and pattern that is unlike any other gemstone, and it is often used in jewelry and spiritual practices.

In terms of its alleged properties, moldavite is believed to have powerful metaphysical properties that promote spiritual awakening, transformation, and personal growth. It is said to enhance intuition, psychic abilities, and connection to higher realms, making it a popular choice for those who are interested in spirituality and energy work.

Due to its rarity and unique origin, moldavite is highly valued by collectors and enthusiasts, and it is considered one of the most sought-after gemstones in the world.

28. Hiddenite

Hiddenite is a green variety of spodumene, which is a mineral that belongs to the pyroxene group. It was first discovered in the town of Hiddenite, North Carolina, and is named after the mineralogist William Earl Hidden.

Hiddenite is a relatively rare gemstone known for its stunning green color, which is caused by the presence of chromium in its crystal structure. It has a Mohs hardness of 6.5 to 7, which makes it relatively durable and suitable for use in jewelry.

It can be cut and polished into a variety of shapes and styles, and it is often used in rings, necklaces, and earrings. However, due to its rarity and value, hiddenite can be quite expensive, and it is important to purchase it from a reputable source to ensure its authenticity.

29. Green Spinel

This mineral belongs to the spinel group, which includes a variety of gemstones that are known for their vibrant colors and high brilliance. It’s typically found in a few locations around the world, including Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Vietnam and is a durable gemstone with a Mohs hardness of 8, which makes it a great choice for use in jewelry.

Green spinel is often used as an alternative to other green gemstones, such as emerald or tsavorite garnet, due to its comparable color and clarity, as well as its relative affordability. It is a popular choice for engagement rings, earrings, and pendants, and it is often paired with other gemstones, such as diamonds, sapphires, or other spinels, to create unique and stunning pieces of jewelry.

30. Chrysoprase

Chrysoprase is one of the more valuable forms of chalcedony due to its unique color and rarity. It is mainly found in Australia, but it can also be found in other parts of the world such as Brazil, Russia, and the United States.

This gemstone has a Mohs hardness of 6.5-7, which makes it suitable for use in jewelry and is often cut and polished into various shapes to showcase its beautiful color and translucency. It is commonly used in earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, as well as in decorative objects such as boxes and vases.

In addition to its aesthetic appeal, chrysoprase is also believed to have healing properties and is said to promote emotional balance, reduce stress, and increase feelings of love and forgiveness. As a result, it is often used in holistic therapies and as a meditation aid.

What Metals Pair Well with Green Gemstones?

Green gemstones can be paired with a variety of metals to create beautiful and striking jewelry. Some popular options include:

  • Silver: Silver is a classic and versatile metal that can be paired with almost any gemstone, including green ones. It provides a bright and shiny backdrop that can enhance the gemstone’s color and shine.
  • Yellow gold: Yellow gold can provide a warm and rich contrast to green gemstones, particularly those with darker or more intense hues.
  • White gold: White gold has a cool and contemporary look that can complement the cool tones of many green gemstones. It is a popular choice for modern and minimalist designs.
  • Rose gold: Rose gold has a warm and romantic look that can pair well with lighter or more pastel green gemstones. It is a popular choice for vintage-inspired and feminine designs.

Ultimately, the choice of metal will depend on personal preference, the style of the jewelry, and the specific green gemstone being used. Some gemstones may look best with one particular metal, while others can be paired with a range of metals to create different effects.

Green Gemstones and Skin Tone

Green gemstones can look beautiful on a variety of skin tones, but certain shades of green may complement different skin tones more than others.

For example, those with cool-toned skin may find that green gemstones with blue undertones, such as green sapphire or aquamarine, complement their skin tone best.

Warm-toned skin may pair well with green gemstones with yellow or golden undertones, such as peridot or chrysoprase. If you aren’t sure what your skin tone is, read our article on skin tones.

However, it is important to remember that personal preference plays a significant role in determining whether a particular green gemstone looks good on an individual.

Skin tone is just one factor to consider when choosing jewelry, and there are many other factors to take into account, such as the style of the jewelry, the occasion, and the individual’s own sense of style. The most important factor is whether the person wearing the jewelry feels beautiful and confident in it.

Where to Shop for Green Gemstones

Because green is a popular gemstone color, you will have many options even at a brick-and-mortar store. Most physical stores commonly stock emeralds and peridots, among others. However, if you take your search online, even the harder-to-find green gemstones will be accessible to you.

  • James Allen: Check out James Allen for an impressive range of emeralds as well as a good number of green diamonds. They offer a range of settings and styles for these gemstones, allowing customers to create unique and personalized pieces of jewelry.
  • Blue Nile: Offering diamonds and colored gemstones, Blue Nile is known for their excellent customer service, high quality products, and stylish jewelry. They’ve been in the online business longer than most and it shows.
  • Angara – For gemstone jewelry, check Angara Jewelers. Their sapphires come in various quality levels, from good to heirlooms, giving you different price points to choose from. Read our Angara review here to learn more about them.
  • Etsy is ideal for artisan, vintage, and costume jewelry of all kinds. Like Amazon, it’s also a marketplace where individual sellers can retail their products. Because it’s geared towards jewelry and artisan products, we find that there’s a lot more range than Amazon.
  • Amazon has a good range of green gemstone jewelry including loose gemstones of various varieties. You can also find synthetic versions of more expensive green gemstones.

When shopping for gemstones, always purchase from a reputable and licensed jeweler and check the origin of the stone. Ask about what treatments, if any, have been conducted on the stone, and where applicable, request a certificate of authenticity. Always take some time to check the genuineness and value of the item, especially if the gemstone you are eyeing is expensive.

Which Green Gemstone Should I Choose?

For Engagement Rings

Green gemstones can make a beautiful and unique choice for an engagement ring. While diamonds remain the most popular choice, green gemstones like emeralds, green sapphires, and peridots have been gaining popularity in recent years.

Emeralds, with their classic beauty and deep green color, are a popular choice for green engagement rings. However, they are a softer gemstone, ranking at 7.5-8 on the Mohs scale of hardness, so they require careful handling and maintenance.

Green sapphires are a more durable option, ranking at 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness, and come in a range of green hues from light to dark. Peridots, with their bright and vivid green color, are another popular option, ranking at 6.5-7 on the Mohs scale of hardness.

Ultimately, the choice of green gemstone for an engagement ring should be based on personal preference, durability, and budget to ensure it can withstand everyday wear and remain beautiful.

For Costume and Fashion Jewelry

When it comes to costume and fashion jewelry, there are many green gemstones that can make a stunning and affordable choice.

  • Peridot: With its bright green color, peridot is a popular choice for fashion jewelry due to its affordability and availability. It is a durable gemstone, ranking at 6.5-7 on the Mohs scale of hardness.
  • Green agate: This gemstone has unique banding patterns in various shades of green, making it a popular choice for statement jewelry. It is a relatively affordable gemstone, and has a hardness of 6.5-7 on the Mohs scale.
  • Jade: Jade has been used in jewelry for centuries due to its beauty and durability. It comes in various shades of green, from light to dark, and is a hard gemstone, ranking at 6-7 on the Mohs scale.
  • Green aventurine: Aventurine is a type of quartz with a unique shimmer caused by tiny inclusions of other minerals. Green aventurine has a bright green color and is often used in fashion jewelry. It has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale.
  • Green onyx: With its striking green and black banding, green onyx can add a bold touch to any outfit. It is an affordable gemstone with a hardness of 6.5-7 on the Mohs scale.
  • Green fluorite: This gemstone has a unique translucent green and purple color and is a less common but equally beautiful choice for fashion jewelry. It has a hardness of 4 on the Mohs scale, which makes it more fragile than other gemstones.

The choice of green gemstone for costume and fashion jewelry depends on personal style and budget. With a range of affordable and stunning options available, it’s easy to find a green gemstone that can add a touch of natural beauty to any outfit.

Soft Green Gemstones

When it comes to gemstones, “soft” typically refers to those with a hardness level of less than 7 on the Mohs scale. Soft green gemstones, such as chrysoprase and prehnite, are not as durable as harder gemstones like emerald or sapphire and can be more prone to scratches and chips.

That being said, soft green gemstones can still be used for various types of jewelry. They are often used in earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, where they are less likely to be subjected to the wear and tear of everyday use. They can also be used in statement pieces, such as cocktail rings or pendants, where they can add a pop of color and unique texture.

When working with soft green gemstones, it’s important to handle them with care and avoid exposing them to harsh chemicals or extreme temperatures. Proper care and maintenance can help ensure that these beautiful gemstones continue to shine for years to come.

FAQs about Green Gemstones for Jewelry

What is the rarest green stone?

The rarest green stone is believed to be Serendibite, which is found in Sri Lanka and is highly valued by collectors.

What is the Russian green gemstone?

The Russian green gemstone is demantoid garnet, a rare and highly prized gemstone known for its intense green color and brilliance.

What is the most popular green gemstone?

The most popular green gemstone is emerald, known for its deep green color, rarity, and association with luxury and glamor.

What is the green stone with ruby called?

The green stone with ruby is called ruby zoisite, also known as anyolite, and is typically a green stone with red or pink inclusions.

What is the Egyptian green gem?

The Egyptian green gem is peridot, a beautiful olive-green gemstone that was mined in ancient Egypt and prized for its color and brilliance.

Wrapping Up

Green gemstones offer a diverse range of options for jewelry enthusiasts, from the classic emerald to the lesser-known hiddenite and variscite. Whether paired with silver, gold, or rose gold, green gemstones can create stunning and eye-catching pieces of jewelry that are sure to stand out.

When choosing a green gemstone, it’s important to consider personal preferences, skin tone, and the occasion, but ultimately, the most important factor is whether the wearer feels beautiful and confident in their jewelry.

Dani Rhys

Dani Rhys has worked as a writer and editor for over 15 years in the jewelry niche. She holds a Masters degree in Linguistics and Education. She has always been interested in expression through fashion and accessories, and her extensive experience in the field has made her a respected voice in jewelry trends and education. As the chief editor of Jewelry Shopping Guide, she not only leads the content strategy but also shares her insights through engaging articles. Her passion for storytelling is reflected in every piece she curates, exploring the intricate relationship between jewelry and personal identity.

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