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A Comprehensive List Of Gemstones

Updated on May 21, 2013


List of Gemstones

Whether you are new to the world of gemstone collecting or you are a seasoned collector, a list of gemstones can be very helpful. While there are new discoveries of unique new kinds of gemstones on a regular basis, it takes some time for those new discoveries to make it into the gemstone trade. This list of known gemstones will help you determine which types of gemstones you have yet to collect. I will be updating and adding to my gemstones list as new information becomes available and new gemstones are discovered. I will also be adding some more in depth information about the families of gemstones and individual gemstone varieties.

Precious List Of Gemstones

The most well known gemstones are the precious gemstones. This list of gemstones is very short and includes some of the most valuable gemstones available in the gemstone and jewelry markets.

· Diamond

· Sapphire

· Emerald

· Ruby

· Opal

Semi-Precious List Of Gemstones That Are Well-Known

There are some semi-precious gemstones that are very well known all over the world and some of them are more valuable than some of the precious gemstones. This list of gemstones is significantly longer than the list of precious gemstones.

· Topaz

· Garnet

· Aquamarine

· Alexandrite

· Tanzanite

· Spinel

· Zircon

· Tourmaline

· Kunzite

· Amethyst

· Citrine

· Peridot

· Iolite

· Onyx

· Turquoise

List of Gemstones That Are Less Well-Known

There are many semi-precious gemstones that are less well-known and you may not even know about a few that are included in this gemstones list. Finding out about a gemstone you did not previously know about is a very good thing. There are some extremely rare gemstones in this list that have values much higher than diamond.

· Goshenite

· Morganite

· Heliodore

· Bixbite

· Golden Beryl

· Chrysoberyl Cat’s-Eye

· Hiddenite

· Smoky Quartz

· Prasiolite

· Rose Quartz

· Aventurine

· Prase

· Blue Quartz

· Quartz Cat’s-Eye

· Hawk’s-Eye

· Tiger’s-Eye

· Carnelian

· Sard

· Chrysoprase

· Bloodstone

· Agate

· Jasper

· Fire Opal

· Jade

· Jadeite

· Nephrite

· Zoisite

· Thulite

· Anyolite

· Hematite

· Pyrite

· Feldspar

· Amazonite

· Moonstone

· Orthoclase

· Labradorite

· Spectrolite

· Rhodochrosite

· Rhodonite

· Fowlerite

· Lapis Lazuli

· Sodalite

· Azurite

· Burnite

· Malachite

· Eilat Stone

· Andalusite

· Euclase

· Hambergite

· Phenakite

· Danburite

· Axinite

· Benitoite

· Cassiterite

· Epidote

· Idocrase

· Sinhalite

· Kornerupine

· Prehnite

· Petalite

· Scapolite

· Connemara

· Verde

· Williamsite

· Stichtite

· Ulexite

· Diopside

· Beryllonite

· Brazilianite

· Amblygonite

· Enstatite

· Bronzite

· Lazulite

· Dioptase

· Apatite

· Sphene

· Kyanite

· Scheelite

· Variscite

· Fluorite

· Hemimorphite

· Smithsonite

· Sphalerite

· Cerussite

· Chrysocolla

· Serpentine

· Bastite

· Bowenite

· Marcasite

· Moissanite

· Moldavite

· Morion

· Obsidian

· Olivine

· Pectolite

· Plushstone

· Proustite

· Pyrope

· Rhodizite

· Rhodolite

· Rubellite

· Rutile

· Sardonyx

· Spessartite

· Spodumene

· Sugilite

· Sunstone

· Taafeite

· Tektite

· Titanite

· Topazolite

· Triphane

· Tsavolite

· Tsavorite

· Turritella

· Uvarovite

· Vermarine

· Wulfenite

· Zincite

· Achroite

· Amber

· Almandite

· Ametrine

· Ammolite

· Ammonite

· Andradite

· Anglesite

· Apophyllite

· Cairngorm

· Calcite

· Chalcedony

· Charoite

· Chiastolite

· Chrysoberyl

· Copal

· Coral

· Cordierite

· Cornelian

· Crocoite

· Cuprite

· Diaspore

· Dravite

· Eosphorite

· Goldstone

· Grossularite

· Helenite

· Heliolite

· Hessonite

· Howlite

· Indicolite

· Jeremejevite

· Jet

· Korite

· Lazurite

· Leucite

Obviously there are plenty of gemstones available to have some in each and every color imaginable. There are additional lists of gemstones to come sorted by color. Be sure to check out the future lists:

· Colorless Gemstones and White Gemstones

· Blue Gemstones

· Red Gemstones

· Green Gemstones

· Yellow Gemstones

· Orange Gemstones

· Purple Gemstones

· Pink Gemstones

· Brown Gemstones

· Black Gemstones

· Multi-Colored Gemstones

· Color-Change Gemstones

· Color-Shift Gemstones


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      Lara M 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      A good resource is

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      sunnytrees 4 years ago

      i have some gem stones how can i grade or put aprize on to sell.

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      Lara M 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Actually, I included it in the list of "less well-known" gemstones because it is rarely recognized as a gemstone by someone who is not either a collector, enthusiast or someone who works in the industry.

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      Dr. Gordon Lalith 5 years ago

      According to your list of less well-known gems,Amazonite is one of them.Is this gemstone a world rarity.Please be kind enough to respond.Thank you.Sincerely,Dr.Gordon Lalith


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