Throughout human history, green color is associated with nature, life, renewal, growth, fertility, safety, environment, and energy. It is also associated with money, ambition, jealousy, and greed. As expected, green gemstones are associated with the same traits and characteristics. In general, green crystals are symbols of healing power, believed to enhance vision, endurance, stability, and growth. You have probably heard many times this color is relaxing, alleviate depression, anxiety, and tension. Because of that, it is often used in interior design.
Green gemstones are often associated with hope, compassion, optimism, health, harmony, and adventure as well. Those green gems are closely related to energy and nature. Being the most dominant color in nature, you will not be surprised when I tell you that there are more than 100 different green stones to choose for making jewelry. Going through all of those green gemstones would be more suitable for a book than an article so I will narrow down this list to around 20 green crystals that are commonly used for making all types of jewelry.
Green agate is a very affordable gemstone that is found in almost every jewelry store. It is a very popular stone that is used for making all types of jewelry designs due to its versatility and availability. In nature, this green gem comes with inclusions so if you find a green crystal with singular color, there is a high chance that that stone is dyed. This green gemstone comes with intense color, vitreous luster, and range from translucent to opaque. Being very affordable, the price of the jewelry made with green agate depend largely on workmanship quality. It is a very durable stone (Mohs scale 7) so jewelry made from this versatile green crystal will last you for a long time.
Green agate is a great stone for keeping your space in order. This stone helps you clean your environment and body, helps cleaning toxins from the body improving your overall health. This stone will help you open your mind and understand life forms and plants. It is nowadays used often by vegans and vegetarians since they believe that this stone helps them make peace with the plant kingdom.
There are many people that are mesmerized with the beauty and luster of an amethyst gemstone. As a matter of fact, in nature, such gemstone does not exist. In geology, we know of gemstone that is called prasiolite. This actual gemstone is not natural, it is man-made gemstone created by heat-treating of quartz and amethyst stones. Those green gemstones look beautiful and come with recognizable luster and brilliance. They are very durable and suitable for creating all types of jewelry designs. On a negative side, if exposed to very bright light their color may fade so make sure not to leave your prasiolite on the sun for a long time.
Green amethyst gemstone is used for strengthening calmness and peace. Some sources list this interesting crystal as February birthstone. It is believed that this stone brings growth, harmony, generosity, stability, and happiness. Being dominant color in nature, a green amethyst gem is associated with the promotion of balance, well-being, self-belief, and optimism. This crystal activates and direct the flow of energy to the Heart Chakra and opens your mind and spirituality to nature.
Since ancient time green emerald gemstone is classified as one of the precious stones together with sapphire, ruby, and diamond. This green stone is one of the most famous gems in the world and literally, every person heard of it. Natural emeralds are not uniform in color, their color varies from yellowish-green, bluish-green to deep green color, clouded with inclusions. Those inclusions are not classified as faults, they are used to distinguish natural from man-made gemstones. Inclusions inside emerald crystal can weaken its structure, so even though it comes with great hardness (7.5 to 8 on Mohs scale) inclusions can lead to chipping and damage of the stone. They are amazing stones used for making all types of jewelry and with a little care can last for a long time.
Emerald is used as a symbol of good luck, fortune, love, for promoting prosperity, honesty, abundance, peace, harmony, and growth. Emerald is used as a crystal of balance, for healing, insomnia, and other sleeping disorders. In meditation, this green crystal is used for opening the Heart chakra and getting in touch with the inner self. This majestic gemstone is believed to help people enhance their memory, provides mental clarity, copes with claustrophobia and helps to recover from negative emotions and misfortune. Fines and most beautiful emeralds are mined in Colombia, Brazil, Afghanistan, and Zambia. They are in most cases enhanced right after mining through the oiling process that enhances its color.
Fluorite is one of the most popular gemstones for gem collectors due to its wide range of colors. This stone is often called “The most colorful mineral in the world” as it comes in yellow, red, green, purple, white, black, clear, and brown. Green fluorite is very soft gemstone and because of that, it is not a common stone for making jewelry. If used, it is often used for making earrings and pendants. In case that you decide to buy a ring made from this crystal, pay additional attention as it can be chipped. Considering that it has a low price, every person should be able to afford wearing jewelry made from this interesting gemstone.
Green fluorite gemstone is used for calming excess energy and soothing any emotional trauma. This stone is believed to be very effective for cleaning your mind from obsolete and bad ideas. It is also believed that this gemstone enhances effectiveness and helps with visualization.
Garnet is a very important gemstone in jewelry and one of the most used. Colors of this gemstone range from pale red stones to deep vivid green specimens and every color in between. Nowadays, we distinguish two main types of green garnet gemstones: Tsavorite and Demantoid garnet stone. They are the most valuable variations famous for their durability, popularity, color, and beauty. Tsavorite is a durable, rare green crystal that is famous for its green color. It is often used as a substitute for emerald because of its brilliance and transparency. Demantoid crystal is found in nature in small sizes with gems larger than 2 carats being very rare. It comes with a vivid green color that ranges from pale to deep green, with brown and yellow inclusions like secondary color. Those inclusions add to the value of the crystal since similar are not found in any other gemstone. It is a highly brilliant crystal with great durability suitable for everyday use.
This green crystal will help you with manifestation, bring prosperity into your life, improve vitality and uplift your spirit level. It is believed that it can help you find inner beauty both in you and in people that surround you. Apart from bringing prosperity into your life, this stone will also help you reduce financial anxiety. The positive energy of this stone will not help just you but also the people around you. It is used for healing since ancient time for dealing with heart problems.
Topaz crystal comes in nature as colorless stone. Due to the presence of inclusions (chromium in this case), it gets color. Green topaz is not very popular even though it comes with beautiful luster, light color, and high transparency. This green crystal in most cases does not come with inclusions that are visible with a naked eye. In order to bring out the brilliance of green topaz stones, it is faceted and highly polished. Being very durable stone with a rating of 8 on the Mohs scale of hardness, green topaz crystal is suitable for making all types of jewelry - rings, earrings, pendants, and bracelets.
Topaz gemstone is used for healing, the soothing and stimulating whole body. This stone can help you healing energy where it is needed the most. It is believed that topaz brings joy, abundance, good health and happiness into the life of the person wearing it. In the past, this crystal was considered a gem of love and good fortune. In the past, this stone was used for helping with digestion problems and disorders, especially with bulimia and anorexia.
Opal is in general one of the most popular gemstones used in jewelry for making beautiful designs. Even though this gem is not that hard and durable. Green Opal is one of the most interesting crystals that comes in many different shades of green color with blue, violet, red, and yellow inclusions. Flashes of additional colors and inclusions exhibit dance of nature that will keep you mesmerized with its beauty. On a Mohs scale, this stone comes with a rating of 5.5 to 6.5 holding place in the middle of the table. Value of green opal stone is determined by its color.
Since ancient times, green opal gemstone is used as one of the best crystals for detoxification. It is believed that its stimulates flow of body fluids, stimulates kidney and liver functions. Wearing this crystal will help you recover, relax and regenerate especially after exhausting mental activity. This stone can help persons with orientation difficulties helping them filter out confusing information.
Peridot is a specific gemstone that comes in just one color so we say that it is idiochromatic crystal. Peridot comes just in many shades of green color and it can come with inclusions of yellow shades. This stone is reasonably priced, comes with great durability so it is suitable for everyday use. In jewelry, it is used for making rings, pendants, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. Since it can be damaged, it is best to buy peridot crystal that is mounted in a protective setting that will aid its longevity. This crystal is cut in almost all shapes, from round, square, marquise, and trilliants to the heart shape. Peridot is highly brilliant gemstone and can come with inclusions like black spots that are often not noticeable unless you take a look at it under magnification.
Peridot is considered as a strong gemstone for detoxification and liver stimulation. This stone is believed to boost liver and gallbladder functions, together with improving metabolic functions, reducing digestive problems. It is also a great crystal that you can use for recovering from tobacco addiction. Since ancient times it was used for protection against jealousy, personal fears, help for transforming fury, anger, and other negative emotions. If you have been betrayed in love, peridot will help you recover and help in your current relationship.
Aventurine is a green variety gemstone of the quartz family that comes in many different shades of green color - from pale to deep dark green. This gemstone has an interesting “glitter effect” across the surface of the stone. It comes with flaky impurities that can be noticed. This effect is known as aventurescence - hence the name of the gemstone. Green aventurine comes with medium durability of 6.5-7 on the Mohs scale of hardness but due to its compact structure, it can withstand a fair bit of abuse. This stone is known for its luster and brilliance. This green gem is amazing for all types of jewelry but fits suits totally amazing for vintage and bohemian designs.
Green aventurine is an interesting gemstone for cleansing the heart chakra. It promotes security and emotional safety. This stone is believed to help stimulating adrenal glands, metabolism acts as an aphrodisiac. Since it is great for balancing blood pressure, people often wear this gemstone when recovering from heart surgery. In overall, this green crystal will bring your whole body into balance and provide support when recovering from surgery and infections. It is a comforting gemstone, great heart healer that dispels all negativity bringing your whole body and emotions into balance.
Sapphires just like many other crystals come in different colors. For a long time, green sapphires were not very interesting in jewelry considered as a not desirable gem. In the past few decades, people showed a high interest in this beautiful green stone so popularity skyrocketed recently. In nature, the green sapphire stone is very rare and not that easy to find. Their color varies from pale to deep forest green color with blue or sometimes yellow hues. It is well known for its high brilliance and mesmerizing beauty. Being second only to diamonds, on a Mohs scale, this stone has a rating of 9 which basically means that it is highly durable. Thanks to its properties, it is one of the most sought after stones in jewelry suitable for making all types of jewelry, dominant, rings and engagement rings.
Green sapphire is considered a stone of wisdom that honors trust and loyalty, promotes compassion, calms the mind and helps reduce mental tension. It is an amazing crystal that is used for stimulating hearth chakra, opens the mind to intuition, beauty, and joy. Since ancient times it was used as supporting stone. It will open your heart to compassion and help you improve your life.
Tourmaline is one of the interesting gemstones used in jewelry for its range of colors. Green tourmaline is known as “Verdalite”. This gem is popular for its green color and comes in all possible shades. Crystals that are found in mint green color are considered as most valuable pieces. It is a pretty hard and durable stone with a rating of 7-7.5 on the Mohs scale. This green gemstone comes with a vitreous luster that shines very bight. It is often faceted in order to maximize its light reflection capabilities. Most of the versatile gems are not heat treated.
Green Tourmaline gemstone is known to be beneficial for the immune and nervous system, eyes and treat bowel problems. It is used to help with losing weight, improves sleep and reducing panic attacks and claustrophobia. This interesting green stone is used also for balancing right and left brain hemispheres providing alignment to mental processes. It is used for dispelling negative energy encourages positive feelings, gratitude, grows the emotional body, inspires patience, compassion and tenderness.
For the last few thousands of years, Jade is used as a synonym for green gemstones. It was one of the most prized gems in China where jewelry from this stone was made over 7000 years ago. Jade is known all over the world for its mesmerizing green color and waxy luster that simply makes people touch them. In nature, it is found in two varieties: Jadeite and Nephrite. Nephrite is an abundant green stone that comes with less quality while Jadeite is a gem with better quality and a bit higher price. On the Mohs scale of hardness, Jade comes with a rating of 6. Even though this does not look as that high, due to its compact nature it is harder and more durable than it looks. Most of the jewelry made from Jade are cut into cabochons, smooth cuts or carved. Faceting is not that common but you can find them as well.
Since this gemstone has a very long history, people used it for many purposes from balancing nerves, calming brain processes and cardiac rhythm. It is used for energy recharge, protection stone from illness, healing guilt, for protecting children and pets. It is used for supporting love, trust, fidelity, and bringing peace. Jade is believed to help the cleansing whole body from toxins, balancing fluids, treating bacteria and virus infections.
Moldavite is a green gemstone that comes in different colors, from bright green, olive green, forest to deep green. It is a very interesting and famous gemstone that has an unusual origin. It was thought that moldavite is formed from rock vapors after a meteorite impacts the Earth. Therefore, it was believed that it is an extraterrestrial gemstone. This gem comes with a hardness of 5.5 on the Mohs scale, vitreous luster and once polished it shines with high brilliance. Almost all of this gree crystal is mined in the Czech Republic. Only the best quality gems are faceted and used for making beautiful jewelry while other mined stone is often sold in its natural state.
Moldavite is an interesting gemstone that is used for easing doubts, calms worries and helps to find solutions. This stone works very well in combination with other gemstones and is one of the best stones used for making energy tools like wands, grids, and healing pyramids. It's an amazing meditation gemstone that improves telepathy and intuition. Moldavite is a great stone for diagnosis, rejuvenation, stimulation and for slowing down aging. It is believed that its energy impulses stimulate the brain, help to treat illnesses and respiratory problems.
Labradorite is a mesmerizing green gemstone that is known for its flashes of green color. This stone comes in all shades of green but opaque specimens are considered more desirable. It's a fairly durable gemstone that comes with a hardness of 6 to 6.5 on the Mosh scale of hardness. This interesting green crystal is used in jewelry for making many different styles of jewelry. Most often, it is used for making gypsy and bohemian jewelry designs. Due to its specific formation and impurities inside the gem, this stone displays distinct “labradoresence” which makes this gemstone desirable, unique and very interesting.
Labradorite benefits were always associated with the lungs and respiratory system. It is used for healing bronchitis and colds. It is also used for regulating digestion and metabolism, brain disorders, mental problems, reducing anxiety and stress. This green stone is used for calming mind, improves imagination, helps eliminate emotional drain and improves memory. It is a great aura protection stone used for preventing energy leaking.
Malachite is a very abundant green gemstone that is well known for its interesting banding and eyes. This green stone is one of the most interesting for its inclusions that form the most intriguing and amazing patterns. Considering its abundance in nature, it is an affordable stone that is used for creating interesting jewelry. Even though it is very beautiful, this green gem is pretty soft with a rating of just 3.5 to 4 on the Mohs scale which means that it can easily be damaged or broken. Because of this, it is advised to wear it as a pendant or earring. Since it is a very affordable and interesting gemstone, it is very popular so you may find this interesting green stone in many jewelry stores.
Malachite is great protection gemstone that is used for absorbing negative energy, cleaning the body, clearing electromagnetic pollution from the home and surrounding. It was used in the past as a traveler stone helping people to overcome fears during the night, helps with jet lag, and protects drivers on the road. This stone is great for ladies as it resonates with reproductive organs aiding and regulating the menstrual cycle, cramps, helps to ease the labor. It is also used for easing rheumatic pain, helps with asthma, cold sweats, strengthens memory and helps you remember people names.
Green diamonds are considered as exclusive colored gemstones that are extremely rare and sought after. This stone comes in different colors ranging from pale to deep green with a secondary tint of blue, brown and yellow color inside the stone. With the rise of interested in colored crystals, the price of this green gemstone rose as well to the point where only really wealthy persons can afford it. The green diamond is not expensive as pink or red but still, its price is pretty high. In nature, the green color of this gem comes from a long radiation time that occurred over a few thousands of years. Even though its color comes from radiation it is perfectly safe as it is not radioactive.
Diamonds are considered as one of the best gemstones for healing the whole body and mind. They are considered as great supporting stones used for strengthening the mind and memory, good for balancing brain hemispheres, slows aging, deals with depression and jealousy. They are used for helping you to gain self-worth, helps during hard situations and difficult times.