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A Comprehensive List Of Blue Gemstones

Updated on April 25, 2012
Emerald Cut Swiss Blue Topaz Pendant
Emerald Cut Swiss Blue Topaz Pendant

A Comprehensive List Of Blue Gemstones

When you begin collecting jewelry or gemstones, one of the first things you notice about a gemstone is the color. Color is extremely important to the value of all gemstones and even slight variations of the same color or different depths of the same color can impact the value of the gemstone. Blue gemstones are often highly sought after and rightfully so because of their beauty. If blue gemstones are set in jewelry, they can easily match just about any outfit. Some blue gemstones are even good for everyday wear due to their hardness rating which also helps their popularity.

If you are looking for a blue gemstone either for use in jewelry or for collecting purposes, and you want something less common or unusual, this list of blue gemstones can help you see what your choices are. Some of the gemstones on the list come in all kinds of colors and some of these gemstones may surprise you because they are most commonly known for being a different color.

List Of Blue Gemstones

  • Agate
  • Aquamarine
  • Apatite
  • Azurite
  • Benitoite
  • Chrysocolla
  • Corundum
  • Diamond
  • Lapis Lazuli
  • Moonstone
  • Sapphire
  • Spinel
  • Tanzanite
  • Topaz
  • Tourmaline
  • Turquoise
  • Zircon

Of the blue gemstones on this list, some are much more valuable than others. Obviously a blue diamond is extremely valuable and sapphires are one of the precious gemstones, so they are very valuable as well. Rarer than a diamond is Benitoite which is a single source gemstone mined in California. Tanzanite is also an extremely valuable and popular gemstone which is considered to be a single source gemstone. Tanzanite is mined from a few mines that are located in the same area in Tanzania which is also where this beautiful gemstone gets its name. One of the gemstones on the list that may have surprised you is tourmaline. Tourmaline is typically seen as a green gemstone although it comes in almost all colors. Blue is a less common color for tourmaline than most of the other colors and because of this it tends to be more valuable than common green tourmaline.

You can also see a list of all colors of gemstones here.


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    • theastrology profile image

      theastrology 5 years ago from New Delhi

      Love to read this.

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      Nancy Yager 5 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      Cool. Blue is my favorite color.

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      Debbie Pinkston 5 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      I had no idea there were so many blue gemstones!