What are the common green semi-precious stones?

green semi-precious stones


Gemstones are grouped into species and assortments, with some being more significant than others. Furthermore, green gemstones have been an extremely famous and popular choice lately. Green has consistently been a fundamental tone in the realm of gemstones, and it stays to be among the most sought-after ones. It is a complex shade that adds a sprinkle of class to anything extravagant or unpretentious. Green means life and reestablishment, just as newness, nature and positive energy. Green is the most relieving shading on the range, and we are so partial to it with regards to clothes or extras. Even though we know just emerald as the most widely recognised green diamond, there is an assortment of gemstones in a similar shade utilised in gems. These jewels change in shades, costs and highlights, and it very well may be a test to pick the correct stone to suit your requirements.

Some common green semi-precious stones available in the market

We provide you with a list of some popular green semi-precious stones that are stunning not only in jewellery but also look aesthetically pleasing otherwise.

  1. The word jade is almost synonymous with the word green. Jade has been valued and used since ancient times, especially in China, where jade use dates back over 7000 years! Jade is classified into two types: jadeite and nephrite. Jadeite is more precious and of higher quality, while nephrite is more plentiful and less costly. Because of its compact nature, jade is relatively soft (6 Mohs) but extremely strong. Most jade is carved or cut into cabochons or other unique smooth shapes. Faceting jade is less popular, but it may enhance the gemstone's radiance. Jade has a lovely waxy lustre that makes you want to reach out and touch it.
  2. Peridot is an idiochromatic stone, which means it only comes in one colour. It comes in a variety of green hues, often with yellowish undertones. Peridot is one of only two stones (the other being diamonds) that grow deep within the earth's crust and rise to the surface due to violent volcanic activity. This is why it's often referred to as the volcanic gemstone. Peridot is tough enough for everyday use (6.5 to 7 Mohs), but it should be set in a protective environment, such as a bezel, when used in rings. Peridot can be cut into all of the typical gem shapes, including ovals, marquises, rounds, squares, and trilliants. These shapes highlight the stone's radiance.
  3. Demantoids Garnet, another garnet family member, are of the andradite type. Demantoids are the most expensive garnets and are therefore very rare. Since most demantoid gemstones are under 2 carats in size, finding a large demantoid stone is challenging. Demantoids come in a variety of shades, ranging from pale to bright emerald green. Some have secondary colours that are less attractive, such as yellow or brown. The most valuable demantoids are vivid green demantoids, which are mainly found in Russia. Some demantoids have horsetail-shaped inclusions that are not present in other gems. Demantoids are one of the few gemstones that derive benefit from their impurities because of these inclusions. Demantoids are extremely brilliant gemstones that are durable enough to be used daily.
  4. This gemstone is probably named after the Amazon Rainforest, although there are no amazonite deposits in that area. It ranges in colour from light green to blue-green, but the most attractive variety is a deep, leaf-green. Amazonite also has white streaks or lines that form random patterns, adding character and texture to the stone. These lovely gemstones are rarely handled or improved in any way. They are widely available and moderately priced.
  5. Heliotrope and blood jasper- The name "bloodstone" comes from the red and brown spots that mark its surface, which resemble blood spots. Aside from their gruesome connotation, bloodstones are exquisite gemstones that have been used since ancient times. Bloodstones are chalcedony gemstones that range in colour from dark green to bluish-green and have a hardness of 6.5 to 7. They are usually cut as cabochons, but they may also be faceted. They are also excellent for carving. Due to its hardness and toughness, bloodstone can be made into any form of jewellery, from delicate pieces to statement pieces. They are particularly common as a gemstone in men's rings. Bloodstones are rarely handled or enhanced in any way, and their colour is entirely normal. They are also very cheap, making them an excellent addition to any jewellery range.
  6. Topaz usually is colourless, but the presence of trace elements such as chromium gives it colour. Green topaz has a vitreous lustre and is usually very light in colour. It is, however, not a very common topaz colour. Green topaz is a brilliant stone that is often faceted to bring out its brilliance. Like all topaz types, green topaz is an excellent gemstone for jewellery because it is solid and long-lasting. It is frequently translucent and has few noticeable inclusions. Green topaz can be found in various jewellery, including bracelets, rings, earrings, and pendants.
  7. Tourmaline gemstones are found in every colour of the spectrum, with the green variety known as Verdalite being the most common. Green tourmaline, also known as Verdalite, is a natural, semi-precious, and widely used gemstone that comes in various shades of green, the most valuable of which is mint green. Verdalite is a common gemstone for jewellery because of its vivid colours and lustre. Green tourmalines have no cleavage and are very strong, making them durable gemstones. In general, these gems have little or no impurities, but those with inclusions are weaker and more vulnerable to injury. Verdalites have a vitreous lustre and work well with light. When used in jewellery, they are often multilayered to enhance brightness.
  8. Malachite is a green copper carbonate hydroxide mineral that typically occurs in botryoidal, fibrous, or stalagmitic masses. It is a very unusual crystal commonly found in deep underground spaces where hydrothermal fluids provide the required conditions for chemical precipitation. Malachite is found worldwide, but the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Zambia, Tsumeb, Mexico, France, Israel, and the southwestern United States are the most common. Malachite can be found at a low cost. Some high-quality specimens, on the other hand, have sold for tens of thousands of dollars.
  9. Aventurine is a type of quartz distinguished by platy mineral inclusions that give it a gleaming effect known as aventuresence. Aventurine is most often present in green, but it can also be found in orange, yellow, blue, brown, and grey.  The word aventurine comes from the Italian phrase "a Ventura," which means "by chance." The bulk of green aventurine is discovered in India, but some are also discovered in Chile, Spain, and Russia. Aventurine has a vitreous, or glass-like, lustre and a hardness of about 6.5 on the Mohs scale. Aventurine is believed to be the luckiest of all crystals, especially for manifesting fortune and growing favour in games of chance.
  10. Green agate is a semi-precious stone made from microscopic quartz crystals. It is found as a tonsil agate in eruptive rocks and is named after the Achates River in southern Sicily, Italy. Green agate is popular in Mexico and Botswana and is known by several names based on its physical characteristics. Green agate has a hardness of 7.0 on the Mohs scale and a lustre defined as "waxy." While green agate is the most valuable of the agate family, it is pretty affordable. It usually is available for less than USD 10.00, but more complex pieces will cost hundreds of dollars. Many people agree that green agate helps to regulate feelings and the physical body. Agate rings and pendants are common. Green agate is also shaped into good luck charms, which many people wear every day.


Iris Gems Most Popular Green Semi-Precious Stones now shop at 15% Off 

Green gemstones are a unique green semi-precious stones collection and are perfectly suited for jewellery making projects. Apart from their full colours and rarety green semi-precious stones are also popular for their astrological and healing properties, and thus, in a nutshell, it is the kind of stone that must be there in your jewellery box collection. 

Green Tourmaline - Green gemstones are the most popular semi-precious gemstones. Tourmaline family gemstones are versatile and have lovely green colours. 

These gemstones are specifically meant for October born people. Iris Gems Green Tourmaline can be worn as a substitute for emerald, and these green semi-precious stones are purchased to gain better intellectual ability, good health and extraordinary skills.

Peridot- Another pretty green gemstone's colour ranges from slightly yellowish-green, yellowish-green, lime green, Olive green, Vivid green, dark green, to brownish-green. These gemstones never come in either too dark or too light green colour.

Peridots are transparent stones, and it is shaped in numerous cuts from oval-shaped to Cushion cut, trillion cut, emerald and Soleil cut. 

Iris Gems peridots weight ranges from 10mm to 120 mm. So you can select the peridot your finger sizes. 

Prasiolite - This yellowish green quartz is a green variety of quartz. Though Prasiolite is quite popular among collectors, however, it is also one of the heavily purchased green semi-precious stones

Nowadays, jewellery made up of Prasiolite is on the rise. This unique stone can be used in a number of ways, from making captivating bracelets to necklaces to earrings to rings, and it's a good choice for jewellery designers who are looking to add something unique to their product lines. 


Green gemstones are common these days, commanding high prices due to their attractive colours and spiritual significance. Gemologists grade gems based on colour, tone, and saturation; hence, gemstones with a pure green hue are also considered more effective.

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