Stone Options

Bi-colored Elbaite (Tourmaline)

Bi-colored Elbaite (Tourmaline) (Photo credit: Orbital Joe)

Everyone has a certain selection of colors that looks best on them (I’ll write a post on how to find them in the future), and so of course there are stones that look good on them. You may look just gorgeous with a deep blue Sapphire, buuuuut that’ll cost a few thousand dollars. So here’s a little chart that lists a few stones, numbered 1 through 5, 1 being the most expensive option, 5 the cheapest.

Light Blue

  1. Aquamarine
  2. Tourmaline
  3. Topaz
  4. Zircon
  5. Synthetic Cubic Zirconia

Deep Blue

  1. Sapphire
  2. Tanzanite
  3. Tourmaline
  4. Iolite
  5. Synthetic Spinel


  1. Ruby
  2. Spinel
  3. Garnet
  4. Spinel (lesser quality)
  5. Synthetic Cubic Zirconia

Opaque Blue

  1. Lapis Lazuli
  2. Sodalite
  3. Turquoise
  4. Azurite
  5. Synthetic Turquoise


  1. Emerald
  2. Garnet
  3. Peridot
  4. Diopside
  5. Synthetic YAG


  1. Padparadscha (Orange Sapphire)
  2. Sherry Topaz
  3. Garnet
  4. Tourmaline
  5. Feldspar

Apple Green

  1. Jadeite
  2. Chrysoprase
  3. Malachite
  4. Nephrite
  5. Aventurine

Pink (Now before you look at this, let me make myself clear. If you have white skin, stay away from pink. It looks horrible on most white people, with very few exceptions)

  1. Kunzite
  2. Morganite
  3. Topaz
  4. Garnet
  5. Rose Quartz








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