Coloured gemstones are found in all the colours of the rainbow.
Red – for beautiful rubies, spinels, tourmalines and garnets Orange – for sapphires and citrines Yellow – for sapphires and amber Green – for emeralds, tourmalines, peridots and tsavorite garnets Blue – for sapphires, aquamarines and blue topaz Indigo – for sapphires, iolites, spinels and tourmaline Violet – for sapphires and amethysts
Tourmaline has been known as the rainbow gem as it is found in all colours of the rainbow but other gemstone families also exhibit a wide variety of colours e.g. corundum, garnet, beryl and spinel.
There is also Australia’s famous gemstone, opal which exhibits a beautiful play of many different colours all in the one stone. For some colour in your life, think about these precious gems from nature.