Identifying Crystals by Color

Identifying Crystals by Color


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Colors are just one way to identify crystals. The color blue, for example, has a gentle and soothing quality while red is usually associated with desire and passion. In the gemstone world, colors are also linked with certain types of crystals and how they are used for specific chakras, which are designated energy centers in the body.

Crystal identification by color can be challenging for some crystals such as Calcite, Fluorite, and Tourmaline, among others since they come in a variety of colors. In that case, you should refer to a crystal book or a crystal directory that categorizes the crystals by color and includes a photo of the crystal. The following are some popular crystals organized by color.

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Black. Associated with mystery, power, and protection, with commonly available black crystals to include Black Obsidian, Black Tourmaline, Hematite, Jet, and Onyx.

Blue. A relaxing and tranquil color, blue crystals are great for emotional and physical balancing. Commonly found blue crystals include Angelite, Aquamarine, Celestite, and Lapis Lazuli. Blue crystals also include Apatite, Azurite, Blue Chalcedony, Blue Lace Agate, and Chrysocolla.

Brown. Associated with the earth and trees, brown crystals help to absorb negative energy. Benefit from earth healing with brown crystals to include Brown Jasper, Petrified Wood, Smoky Quartz, and Tiger’s Eye.

Yellow and Gold. The color of the sun, yellow and gold colored crystals represent joy and optimism. Bring some sunshine into your life with Amber, Citrine, Golden Topaz, Yellow Jasper and Yellow Tiger’s Eye. Gold crystals are also a symbol of power and wealth and include Gold and Pyrite.

Green. Activate and clear your heart chakra with green crystals, which have a balancing and healing effect on the emotions. Bring good fortune and prosperity into your life with Aventurine, Emerald, Green Fluorite, Jade, and Malachite, considered the lucky charms of the crystal world.

Orange. A power color, orange crystals awaken the passion within the spirit. Capture the spirit of the sun with Aragonite, Carnelian, Copper, Orange Calcite, and Sunstone.

Pink. The color of compassion and love, pink crystals such as Rose Quartz and Rhodochrosite are heart energizers and openers. Other pink crystals include Lepidolite, Pink Sapphire and Pink Tourmaline.

Grey. The color of moonlight, grey or silver crystals reflects the expansiveness of the universe, which gives them protective qualities. Grey crystals such as Hematite and Moonstone have a silvery finish that evokes a starry night sky, a subtle yet powerful influx of light that helps to cleanse your spirit.

Purple. The color of enlightenment and intuition, purple crystals such as Amethyst and Charoite help to balance the emotions with relaxing and soothing energy. The crystalline structure of purple crystals makes them powerful energy amplifiers, especially when combined with other heart chakra stones.

Red. The color of passion and life force energy, red stones such as Garnet, Ruby, and Red Tiger’s Eye have a grounding and warming energy that helps support the root chakra.

White. Representing purity and transformation, white crystals such as Clear Quartz and Selenite make excellent healing tools, especially when incorporated into healing layouts and crystal grids.


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