Throughout the history blue gemstones are considered as one of the most beautiful, sought after gems that were used for making all types of jewelry. Being one of the most amazing colors for making jewelry, blue crystals represent one of the most iconic stones used for making engagement rings, pendants, crown jewels, and earrings.
Of course, the most famous gemstone that comes in blue color is sapphire. Apart from sapphires, in nature, we have hundreds of different stones that are just as mesmerizing and beautiful. In the following article, I will focus on the most popular and often used blue crystals that you need to consider when purchasing the next piece of blue jewelry.
Before we dive into describing all blue gemstones found in jewelry stores, I need to tell you a few things about blue color. It represents the sky and the sea, it is associated with inspiration, freedom, imagination, stability, intelligence, intuition, and sensitivity. Blue color represents wisdom, faith, intelligence, trust, depth, loyalty, and confidence. We know that blue color has amazing positive effects on both mind and body, causing the body to produce chemicals that calm the body, slows metabolism and helps relaxation. Be aware, too much blue color can lead to negativity, melancholy, and sadness. Deep blue gems are considered as sophisticated, elegant, and rich, light blue is associated with trust and honesty while royal blue gems are associated with superiority.
After understanding what different shades of blue color represent we will understand blue crystals a bit easier. It is also very helpful for choosing the shade you want if you are interested in the deeper psychological meaning of this color. Of course, if you are not into all that, you can just go for the shade you prefer. Since all blue crystals come in different shades, you will find the one that suits you best for sure. Without further ado, let me introduce to you the most beautiful blue gemstones that you can find in jewelry stores:
Blue sapphires are probably the best known blue crystals in the world. Their color ranges from light to deep blue color with purple and green secondary tint. Sapphires come with a hardness of 9 on the Mohs scale which makes them second hardest gemstone after the diamonds. Considering their beauty, luster, and hardness, this blue gemstone is often chosen when it comes to buying colored engagement rings since it is cheaper than diamond. Of course, they are suitable for making all types of jewelry. In nature, we find many different blue sapphires that exhibit amazing color-changing abilities. Best quality blue sapphires come from Sri Lanka, Kashmir, and Burma. This gemstone is considered as September birthstone.
Blue sapphire is associated with calming sensation allowing you to clear your mind and release all unwanted mental tension. It will help you open your mind to intuition, beauty, lightness, and joy. This beautiful blue stone is used since ancient times for soothing insomnia, curing eye infections, relieves headache, issues with hearing, and vertigo. Also, when talking about emotional healing sapphires were used for treating psychosis and neuroses. It releases depression and improves overall mood. This gem will help you become more secure.
When it comes to popularity, blue topaz is second only to sapphire. It is very popular and often used the blue gemstone for making all types of jewelry. On the Mohs scale of hardness, this blue crystal comes with a rating of 8 which makes it durable enough to last you a long time without much maintenance. Most of the stones found in nature are in fact colorless, because of that, it is often heat-treated in order to enhance the color of this crystal. Due to the enhancing process, we recognize 3 main types of blue topaz gemstone:
Blue topaz is a very affordable gem that is in most cases free of inclusions. It is a beautiful gem with transparent luster. Taking all its traits into consideration, it is obvious why you will find all types of jewelry made from this incredible stone. It is considered as December birthstone.
Blue topaz is used for stimulating throat chakra. It will help you express yourself and as a stone of truth and wisdom, it will help your communication with other people. This incredible blue gem is said to promote forgiveness, openness, and self-control while radiating soothing energy that will balance your body. It is a calming stone that will bring you a good life, joy, abundance, generosity, and good health.
Blue zircon is one of the most brilliant gemstones currently available in jewelry stores. This mesmerizing blue gemstone comes with a reflective index that is higher than sapphires. Zircon is well known for its brilliance, high level of light dispersion that splits light into spectral colors. This blue crystal comes with pretty good hardness, it is rated around 7-7.5 on the Mohs scale. Although it is pretty hard, this stone may be chipped or broken. Blue zircon gemstone comes often with hues of green color and its not that common in nature. Because of that, brown zircon stones go through the heat-treating process which turns them into blue stones. Also, zircon should not be mistaken for artificial diamond simulant Cubic Zirconia that is not related to Zircon crystal.
Blue zircon is used for repelling negative energy, bringing you happiness and love that will support your spiritual healing. It is great balancing stone for the both emotional and physical body. Everything with this blue gemstone is associated with positivity and positive influence on the mind. This gem is used for gaining wisdom, self-confidence, bringing wealth and abundance. It will help you make good decisions that can affect your life, bring love, happiness, and support your relationship if you have some issues.
Turquoise is a pretty unique and interesting gemstone that is known as the only gemstone with a color named after the stone itself. This mesmerizing blue stone is commonly opaque and comes with dark inclusions resembling veins that we call “matrix”. Pure blue stones are most desirable and sought after but pretty hard to find in nature. In my opinion, those inclusions give this beautiful blue stone charm and uniqueness. Turquoise is a soft gemstone that comes with a rating of 5 to 6 on the Mohs scale. Being porous as well, it is prone to damage. Because of that, you should consider wearing this beautiful gemstone as earring or pendant.
In the past, turquoise was used for protection against attacks, thieves, loss, for preventing accidents. This stone promotes leadership, have a positive influence on personal career, improves communication, and mental relaxation. It is used as a gemstone of self-forgiveness and confidence. As one of the best strengthening gems, it will help you feel energized, soothing depression and repealing panic attacks. It is great for reducing the effects of rheumatism, stomach problems, problems with balance, migraines, and headaches.
Iolite has a long history but it was not used in jewelry for a long time. Because of that, it is considered as a relatively new stone used for making all types of jewelry. Iolite is a beautiful transparent gemstone that is found in nature in a wide range of blue color with purple-blue and yellowish hues. For its beauty and brilliance, this interesting blue gemstone can rival much more expensive crystals like tanzanite and even sapphire. This blue crystal reflects light very well. On the Mohs scale of hardness, Iolite has a score ranging from 7 to 7.5 so we consider it as a pretty hard gem that is great for making jewelry but can be broken or chipped. Since it is abundant in nature, Iolite crystal comes with a low price tag so most of the people can afford it.
Blue iolite gemstone is considered as a stone of vision that clears the mind-opening it to intuition. It is considered as a great help for breaking repetitive behaviors, helping with addiction problems especially if you have a drinking problem. This blue crystal will help you express yourself and help you take responsibility for yourself. It is used for deflecting harmful electromagnetic waves from all devices. Keeping this stone in your bedroom will help you sleep better and help with stimulating your memory.
Throughout history, Lapis Lazuli was one of the most prized and valued blue crystal. It is arguably one of the most popular gemstones used in jewelry of all time. First pieces of jewelry made from this incredible blue crystal date over 6000 years ago. Lapis lazuli is technically defined as a stone and not a mineral. It consists of two minerals, Lazurite that gives this stone beautiful blue color and calcite that gives it white marbling. Lapis lazuli is found in nature in amazing shades of blue color with inclusions that are responsible for mesmerizing marbling od the stone. On the Mohs scale of hardness, it is rated with 5 to 6 hardness. Even though it is not really tough stone, it can last a long time with a little bit of attention and care.
Lapis lazuli is used for easing eye problems, pain, and migraines associated with eye strain. It is considered as a great blue stone for healing throat, thyroid, larynx, cleaning organs and improving the immune system. In case you have problems with insomnia, vertigo, or if you noticed that you are losing your hearing you should keep lapis lazuli stone near you. This blue gem will help you bond with your partner improving your love and friendship. It will help you express your emotions and feelings. It will help you communicate, be more honest, compassionate, it will calm your anger and frustration.
Agate is a well-known gemstone for its huge variety of different colors which makes this gemstone versatile and interesting for use in jewelry. When talking about shades of blue color, it can be found in nature from light blue to dark deep blue color. This stone is prized for its mesmerizing patterns. Being very popular stone, some of its varieties have special names so we may find in stores blue lace agate, banded agate and Mohave blue. Most of the blue agate stones found in the market are dyed. This process is not harmful and doesn’t affect the value of the stone. Agate comes with great durability and hardness so without much maintenance this gemstone should last you a long time.
Blue agate is an amazing gemstone that will help you keep the focus on the things that are important. If you have anger issues, this stone will help you understand that everything is fine. All you need is to breath deeply and blue color of the stone will dissipate the anger. Blue agate is considered a stone of good fortune and blessing. Wearing this blue gemstone will help you balance your emotions and help you feel calm especially if you are having problems with emotions.
In nature, we find two varieties of blue tourmaline crystal that come with a hardness of 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness. First one is paraiba tourmaline that has a luminescent, vivid blue color and is considered to be the most valuable variant. This blue gem originates from Brazil and has traces of copper that give this stone blue-green color. Second blue tourmaline variant is indicolite blue tourmaline. This particular term is used for describing all other forms of this blue crystal and its color ranges from light to deep blue color. All blue tourmaline is considered as rare gemstones since they are hard to find in nature and stones larger than 1 carat are especially rare. Never the less, if you decide to purchase jewelry made from this interesting gemstone you will love it for its color and beauty. Tourmaline is considered as October birthstone.
Blue tourmaline stone is considered a very great and useful tool for diagnosing diseases. It is very beneficial for the immune system and the brain. In the past, it was used for helping with insomnia, bacterial infections, sore throat, sinusitis, problems with eyes, and lungs. This stone will help your metabolism, especially if you have problems with bladder or kidneys. This gemstone is used for encouraging tolerance, love, fidelity, and truth. It will help you be more peaceful, happier by bringing harmony into your life.
Amethyst is in nature found mostly as a purple gemstone but some stones come with bluish hues. Most of those stones are found in Uruguay. Siberian amethyst is another variant of this interesting gemstone that comes in nature with reddish and also bluish hues. Amethyst comes with a rating of 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness so it is the great stone used for making all forms of jewelry including earrings, necklaces, rings, pendants, and bracelets. Being very abundant in nature, this crystal is often heat-treated and used for producing citrine and green quartz.
In the past, amethyst was used for many things, from preventing drunkenness, overcoming addictions, cleansing organs and body from toxins. It is used as a blood cleanser, for relieving the body from both emotional and psychological stress and pain. Healers used this stone in the past for easing headaches and curing head and brain problems and diseases. This gemstone was used for bringing clarity and calm to the mind. By wearing it, you will feel better, more motivated and understand your dreams. It is also used for dispelling negative feelings and emotions like fear, anger, anxiety, and rage.
Aquamarine is one of the gemstones that naturally comes in beautiful blue color that ranges from light blue to bluish green and deep blue color that is associated with relaxation and calmness. Aquamarine is known for its vitreous luster that reflects the light really well. This stone has a very subtle blue color that is not that intense, especially when compared to Topaz. It is not that common to heat treat aquamarine but it can be done. This method is used on the gems with a deeper blue color. This blue gem comes with a rating of 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale of hardness making this stone amazing for making all types of jewelry. Like most stones, it can be chipped but is not really prone to breakage so you may wear it without much attention. This is a great crystal for everyday wear and is considered for March birthstone.
Aquamarine was used since ancient times for soothing, uplifting and opening the heart chakra. Wearing this tone will help you connect with inner self and help you find your purpose. It is used for better expression and communication. This blue gemstone is also used for strengthening the immune system, helps with problems with eyes, teeth, stomach, allergies or injuries. The soothing energy of this crystal will help you calm your mind, remove negative thoughts and sharpen your intellect.
Fluorite is often called “the most colorful crystal in the world” for its interesting range of different colors and patterns. In nature, it can be found as a blue crystal that shows vivid and intense color and patterns that are used to describe the beauty of this stone. This is, in fact, one of the most popular collector's gemstones that exhibits the most interesting crystal characteristics. Fluorite is one of the color-changing gemstones that is under the sunlight blue while it turns to purple color under incandescent light. It is suitable for making all types of jewelry and we may often find it cut en cabochon for making rings, earrings, and pendants.
Fluorite is used for cleansing and purifying everything within the body that is not in perfect shape. It is used for stimulation and regeneration of the muscles and skin. This stone will make your bones and teeth stronger, help with strengthening the spine and help with joint problems. For this reason, healers in the past encouraged people to wear it if they have problems with rheumatism and arthritis. Blue fluorite is also often used for illnesses and problems associated with the ears, eyes, and throat. Blue fluorite is used also for resolving fear, healing anger, and other negative feelings and emotions.
Tanzanite is considered as one of the most popular stones used for making incredible pieces of jewelry. It is named after the country where it is found - Tanzania, near Mount Kilimanjaro. This beautiful gemstone is known for its very intense purplish-blue color. Color of this stone ranges from pale blue to very intense and vivid deep blue color. Vivid blue gems are most prized and desired. Since it is found in one specific region of the planet, researchers estimate that we will run out of this incredible gem in the next few decades. For its incredible blue color and shine, it is often mistaken for much more prized and beautiful sapphire. Tanzanite comes with a rating of 6.5 to 7 on the Mosh scale of hardness meaning that this stone will last you for a long time. On the modern birthstone list, this gemstone is listed as December birthstone.
Tanzanite is an interesting gemstone that was used for detoxification of the body, promoting vitality and strengthening the immune system. It will help you regenerate faster your skin, hair, and cells. It was used as a stone of youth that will help you preserve your thoughtfulness for a longer time. It is used for calming the mind, heart, and body. People in the past believed that it will help you overcome communication problems and encourage you to show your true self to other people. Tanzanite will help you be more compassionate, more loving and opened to other people, happiness, and joy.
While garnet is commonly known as a red gemstone, it is found in blue variant as well about 30 years ago. Therefore, the blue garnet gemstone is a new addition to the world of crystals and is considered extremely rare. For this reason, this stone is more collectors jewel since it is often sold on auctions and not found in the market. Just like alexandrite, blue garnet shows color-changing capabilities, changing its color between bluish-green to purple depending on the surrounding light conditions. On the Mohs scale of hardness, this interesting gemstone comes with a rating of 6.5 to 7 which makes it suitable for making jewelry but it is not often the case. It is pretty durable and hard stone.
Garnet is a very powerful gemstone that is used for energizing and regenerating of the soul and body. It was used by healers for cleansing and energizing all the chakras. It is believed that it balances energy, bringing love and devotion. People used it for a long time for improving sex drive and bringing themselves into emotional harmony. This is a great gemstone to have when you are in a complicated situation or a crisis as it will help you giving courage and hope.
Labradorite is a very interesting crystal that is known for its mesmerizing body color. This gem comes in three varieties that display dark smoky color that can come with a metallic sheen. Most often those stones come in royal blue color. In nature, this blue gem can come in varieties that appear to range from opaque to transparent stones. Some stones display a huge range of colors that are known as spectrolites. Blue labradorite is rated with 6 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness which makes it suitable for making all types of jewelry.
This blue gemstone was used to a long time for its benefits for the eyes, brain, nerves, and bones. It is used for balancing chemicals inside the brain, especially if you have the challenging disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, retinal problems, cerebral palsy, etc. Labradorite is used for regulating metabolism, relieving stress and balancing hormones and menstrual tension. One emotional level, labradorite will help you understand your relationship and yourself. It will help you heal dispelling fears and insecurities especially if you have been hurt in the past.
Although many people don’t know that diamonds may come in nature in many colors. Blue diamonds are very rare and prized for their beauty and high dispersion and light refraction. They have high price mainly because they are hard to find in nature. Most of those gemstones actually display secondary colors that have green-blue shade and have pretty much the same properties like colorless diamonds. Irradiation is a pretty often method used for treating natural blue diamonds in order to enhance their color. Of course, untreated blue diamonds may be also found. Diamonds are the hardest stones known to us and have a rating of 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness.
For thousands of years, diamonds have deep roots within us. They are symbols of courage, strength, and power. They are traditionally used as gemstones of protection, encouraging people to develop their character. Diamonds are used for healing mental problems and illnesses connected with the nervous system. Being symbols of wealth, they will help you live a better and abundant life. They are natural amplifiers of energy, both spiritual and physical.