What colored gemstones are considered precious?

Precious colored gemstones are renowned for their beauty. They each have a unique color that is one of a kind. Whether as a gift for a loved one or a special piece for yourself, precious gemstones are extraordinarily beautiful. These are a few of the most popular and rare precious gemstones.


Deep red in color, rubies are one of the most valuable gemstones in existence. Like diamonds, rubies are valued based on their clarity and inclusions.
These gemstones are well known for representing passion and blood. It has even been described as a never-ending flame. Rubies are also the traditional birthstone for July!


Emeralds are the most precious of the beryl gemstones. This green stone is beautiful as a ring, necklace, earring, bracelet or pendant. Dark green emeralds are considered to be more valuable.
This gemstone is the traditional birthstone for May, as well as the gemstone for the astrological signs of Taurus, Gemini and sometimes Cancer.


This precious gemstone is the Earth’s second hardest natural gemstone. What many people don’t realize is that sapphires can also be found in shades of yellow, orange, green, brown, purple and violet! However, blue sapphires are the traditional precious gemstone. Sapphires come in a range of blue shades, ranging from a light baby blue to a deep dark blue. Like with the other precious gemstones, the deeper the blue of the sapphire, the more valuable it is.
Sapphire is the birthstone of September. Jewelry representing your birthstone is perfect for birthday, holiday and special event gifts.


Unlike the other precious gemstones, pearls are created inside of the shell of a clam, oyster or mussel. Pearls are highly valued for their beauty. As a result, the word “pearl” has made its impact on history. “Pearl” now represents more than a precious gemstone – it has become a metaphor for something rare, valuable, and beautiful.
The most valuable pearls are those found in the wild. However, cultured pearls from oysters and mussels are also valuable.


Precious opals diffract light in such a way that they can take on many colors. They range from white, gray, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, red, and black. White opals are the most common of the precious gemstones, while black is the rarest.

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