white calcite

Unpopular Critical Opinion #1

I’m not too crazy about a lot of redesigns.

I think it’s a great think that young artists are putting there work out there and I do see a lot of potential. Instead of just putting people down for their art, I want to give some pointers. Of course, a major part of improving art is to seek constructive criticism, so here’s my two cents:

A lot of redesigns I’ve seen tend to be overly detailed. If you want to make a standalone art piece, that’s great! But if you’re working with characters who are going to be drawn over and over again, it’s best to keep it simple. Yeah, a lot of the designs in SU are unimaginative or wanky lookin’, but the minimalism works in their favor… for the most part. The simpler designs are more memorable and allow more time to focus on quality animation without having to worry about too much detail, something the show does not take advantage of, unfortunately.

It’s pretty easy to create an appealing design without using too much elements. First, you want to identify that shapes and gestures that are associated with a particular character. For example, Amethyst is round and curvy.

(Sorry for the poor quality, I just threw this together in a couple minutes to make a point)

Anyways, here I used curvy lines and circles to construct her basic silhouette. For this design, I tried to emulate a slightly bottom-heavy form by giving her a pear-shaped body, sloping shoulders, and hair that moves downwards to bulge at the bottom. Once you have a good idea once your basic form will consist of, then you can build upon the design by adding clothes or accessories that follow the rules you establish. I my case, it’s circles, curves, and a bottom heavy motion. The sleeves slope off of her shoulders as the bottom curves around the hips.

Next up is color:

I do agree that Lapis is too neon for my tastes, but some redesigns and recolors overcompensate by making her colors too dull and drab. This is especially noticeable when the pyrite is incorporated. It’s presented as a dingy yellow when the mineral is actually a really shiny gold.

Seeing this is is a cartoon and not a first-person shooter, the colors should be… colorful… yet distributed well. You don’t want to avoid all of the combinations of hues, shades, tints, and tones. You also don’t want to look like an amateur who picked all of your colors from mspaint.

(I’m not going to put effort into a demonstration, so I apologize)

To get my color scheme, I referenced some of the various minerals that compose lapis lazuli: deep blue lazurite, gold pyrite, and white calcite. I try to keep my color scheme limited but varied. I establish a dominant color (blue), and slightly change the saturation and tone of it. That way, I could add variety and differentiation to my character’s color scheme while keeping a low contrast. You see this with Lapis’s hair and skin (including her dress in the second example).

Since the gold and white are bright colors, they can create more contrast against the blue. I utilize them to create points of interest where the viewer’s eyes will be attracted to. On the first example, the dark blue diamond pops out from the contrasting white dress. I also use tiny gold details on the face since it contrasts with the blue skin. On the second example, I use the gold to create visual interest on the otherwise low-contrast dress. The white calcite on this example serves the same purpose as the gold pyrite in the first. 

Also, take note of the simplicity, The silhouette mostly relies on the tear-drop shapes on the form. The bright, eye-catching colors and details are used to a minimume and serve to add points of interest.

Anyways, that’s all I have to say. I’m not an expert, just sharing what I know about basic design. This was meant to be an unpopular opinion but turned into the guide no one asked for. My next posts are gonna be more controversial, but I’ll try my best to elaborate instead of pop the ye ole snarky post to attract angry anons.

Gemstone and Mineral List

**Notice: This is not a complete list and additions to the post are welcome. I apologize for any names spelled incorrectly or stones with the wrong color(s) listed. I will make any corrections that are needed.**


Red:

Almandine Garnet (dark red)
Almandine Garnet Star (dark burgundy, light burgundy or white spikes)
Andesine (red)       
Bixbite (Red Beryl) (pinkish red)
Carminite (dark red, hints of orange and red)
Cat’s Eye Scapolite (dark red, black, sliver of light red or white)
Crimson Calcite (red)
Cuprite (dark reddish pink, dark red)
Indian Red (red)
Mozambique Garnet (dark red, hints of orange)
Proustite (red, dark red)
Pyrope Garnet (dark red)
Red Aura Amethyst (red, dark red, light clearish brown, clearish brown)
Red Amethyst (rust, dark rust)
Red Aventurine (rust, reddish pink, reddish light brown)
Red Diamond (dark red)
Red Fluorite (pinkish red)
Red Spinel (dark red)
Red Topaz (red)
Rubellite [Tourmaline] (red, dark red, dark fuchsia)
Sard (red, dark orange)
Spessartite (orangeish red)
Spinel (dark pink, red)



Orange:

Amber
(orange, yellow)
Amber Calcite (yellowish orange, faded orange)
Andesine Labradorite (deep reddish orange, peach)
Bastnasite/Bastnaesite (orange, dark orange)
Botryogen (reddish orange, orange, peach)
Cachemirine (bright orange, yellowish orange)
Cachemirine Garnet (orange)
Carnallite (orange, light orange)
Carnelian [Chalcedony] (orange, dark orange)
Chondrodite (orange, dark orange, dark red)
Citrine [Quartz] (yellowish orange)
Cliffordite (yellow, orange, dark orange)
Clinohumite (orange, dark orange, hints of yellow)
Coral (orange, reddish orange)
Creedite (orange)
Crocoite (orange, reddish orange)
Golden Selenite (orangish yellow, orange)
Golden Tourmaline (orange, dark orange, brownish light orange)
Hessonite Garnet (orange, dark orange)
Honey Calcite (light orange)
Imperial Topaz (orange with hints of pink)
Jacinth (orange, dark orange, red, hints of yellow)
Joaquinite (orange, yellowish orange)
Laueite (yellowish orange, dark orange)
Madeira Citrine (orange, dark orange, yellowish orange)
Mandarin Garnet (orange)
Norbergite (orange, brownish orange)
Normandite (orange, light orange, dark orange, brown)
Orange Aventurine (orange, light orange, yellowish orange)
Orange Beryl (yellowish orange, yellow)
Orange Calcite (orange, light orange, white)
Orange Chalcedony (dark orange)
Orange Fluorite (orange, yellowish orange)
Orange Kyanite (orange, dark orange, brownish orange)
Orange Sapphire (yellowish sapphire)
Orange Tourmaline (shades of orange)
Poppy Topaz (orange)
Red Calcite (orange, light orange, dark orange, red)
Shigaite (orange, dark orange, red, dark red, hints of brown)
Spessartine (orange, yellowish orange)
Spessartite Garnet (orange, dark orange, reddish orange)
Sphalerite (orange, dark reddish orange)
Svanbergite (dark orange)
Tinzenite (orange, yellowish orange)
Vanadinite (orange, yellowish orange, dark reddish orange)
Wulfenite (yellowish orange, orange)
Zincite (dark reddish orange, hints of yellow and orange)



Yellow:

Anglesite
(clearish yellow, clear)
Ankoleite (yellow, light yellow)
Becquerelite (yellow, orangish yellow)
Beryl (yellow)
Boltwoodite (yellow, orangish yellow)
Brass (gold, metallic yellow)
Brazilianite (clearish dark yellow, clearish faded yellow)
Bytownite (faded light yellow)
Cacoxenite (bright yellow, dark yellow, hints of brown)
Cat’s Eye [Chrysoberyl] (yellow)
Chalcopyrite (gold)
Chrysoberyl (dark greenish yellow)
Copal (light yellow, yellow)
Cubanite (gold)
Cymophane [Chrysoberyl] (dark yellow, sliver of light yellow)
Ettringite (yellow)
Gold (gold)
Golden Calcite (clearish orangish yellow)
Golden Beryl (yellow)
Golden Chrysoberyl (clearish yellow)
Golden Danburite (yellow, light yellow)
Golden Healer Herkimer Diamond (clear, yellow, light yellow)
Golden Lemurian Seed (yellow, light yellow, dark yellow, clear)
Golden Sapphire (yellow)
Heliodor [Beryl] (dark yellow)
Kauri Gum (yellow, dark yellow, hints of orange)
Legrandite (yellow)
Lemon Jade (faded yellow)
Libyan (Desert) Glass (clearish yellow, clearish light yellow)
Londonite (yellow, light yellow)
Mali Garnet (yellow, dark yellow, greenish yellow)
Marialite (yellow, clearish yellow, clearish light yellow, clear)
Mimetite (yellow, dark yellow, orange)
Orpiment (orange, yellow, dark yellow)
Orthoclase (light yellow)
Paradamite (yellow)
Phosphuranylite (yellow)
Rhodizite (yellow, light yellow)
Rutile (yellow, brownish yellow)
Scapolite (clearish yellow)
Sklodowskite (yellow)
Sphene [Titanite] (yellow, with hints of green)
Star Sunstone (goldish yellow, slivers of light yellow)
Stewartite (yellow, clearish yellow, hints of orange)
Sturmanite (dark greenish yellow)
Sulfur/Sulphur (yellow)
Tinaksite (yellow, dark yellow)
Triphane (clearish faded yellow)
Tsumcorite (yellow, dark yellow, hints of yellowish brown)
Tyuyamunite (yellow)
Uranophane (yellow)
Uranopilite (yellow, orange)
Walpurgite (yellow)
Weloganite (pale greenish yellow, cream)
Yellow Apatite (clearish light yellow)
Yellow Aventurine (yellow, light yellow, dark yellow)
Yellow Bowenite (faded yellow, faded greenish yellow)
Yellow Fluorite (clearish yellow, clearish dark yellow)
Yellow Richterite (clearish yellow)
Yellow Sapphire (yellow)
Yellow Scapolite (clearish yellow)
Yellow Smithsonite (yellow, yellowish orange)
Yellow Topaz (yellow, hints of orange)
Yellow Tourmaline (yellow)
Zippeite (yellow) 



Green:

Actinolite
(forest green, light forest green, sometimes muted yellow)
Actinolite Cat’s Eye (muted green, sliver of white or grey)
African Jade (green, light green, sometimes hints of light brown)
Agardite (mint green)
Amblygonite (faded green, clearish mint green)
Anapaite (green, light green)
Andradite (green, light green)
Andradite Grossular [Garnet] (green)
Annabergite (mint green/teal)
Antigorite (faded green, faded dark lime green)
Antlerite (green)
Apophyllite (light mint green)
Arsentsumeite (green, lime green)
Arthurite (green, dark green)
Augelite (light green, clearish light green)
Autunite (green, lime green)
Aventurine [Quartz] (green, light green, dark green)
Bayldonite (green)
Bowenite (faded green, faded light green, hints of yellow)
Buddstone (green, dark green)
Byssolite (forest green)
Cat’s Eye Diaspore (dark lime green, hints of red tints, sliver of light green)
Cat’s Eye Jade (green, sliver of light green)
Cat’s Eye Kornerupine (dark lime green, sliver of lime green)
Celadonite (faded green)
Chrome Diopside (dark green)
Chrome Tourmaline (green, dark green)
Chrysolite (clearish yellowish green)
Chrysoprase [Chalcedony] (bluish green, sometimes hints of brown)
Clintonite (forest green, dark green, light green)
Conichalcite (green)
Creaseyite (green, light green)
Cuproadamite (green)
Cuprosklodowskite (green)
Demantoid (green)
Demantoid Garnet (green)
Diopside (dark green)
Duftite (green)
Ekanite (forest green)
Emerald [Beryl] (green)
Emmonsite (green, lime green)
Epidote (green, dark green)
Erinite (faded green)
Forsterite (green, light green, clearish green, clearish light green)
Fucsite (metallic faded green)
Gaia Stone/Green Obsidian (green)
Gormanite (dark green)
Green Amber (green, dark lime green)
Green Aragonite (light green)
Green Apophyllite (light green, light clearish green)
Green Beryl (clearish bluish light green)
Green Calcite (light green, hints of brown)
Green Datolite (faded light green, whitish)
Green Fluorite (light bluish green)
Green Heulandite (green)
Green Kyanite (green, light green)
Green Moonstone (muted green, light green) 
Green Sapphire (various shades of green)
Green Selenite (green, light green)
Green Stilbite (faded green)
Green Tiger’s Eye (green, dark green, black)
Green Topaz (green)
Green Tourmaline (dark green)
Green Tremolite (green, clearish green)
Grossular (light green, hints of yellow)
Grossular Garnet (green, faded green)
Healerite (yellowish green)
Hiddenite [Spodumene] (clearish green)
Idocrase (green, lime green)
Indocrase (green, yellowish green)
Jade (green)
Lemon Chrysoprase (muted light green, green, sometimes hints of brown)
Libethenite
(green, dark green)
Ludlamite (faded green)
Luorapophyllite (light green)
Milarite (faded lime green)
Moldavite (green, dark green, light green)
Mottramite (green, forest green, brownish green, lime green)
Narsarsukite (yellow, greenish yellow, green)
Nephrite (green, light green, dark green)
Nephrite Jade (faded green, dark green)
Olivine (green, faded light green)
Pargasite (green, light green)
Phosphophyllite (clearish bluish green, clearish light bluish green)
Pistacite (forest green, dark lime green)
Prasem (shades of green)
Prasiolite (faded light green, clearish light green)
Pumpellyite (faded green, faded light green, dark green)
Pyromorphite (green)
Rainforest Topaz (dark bluish green)
Seraphinite (forest green, light green, white)
Serpentine (dark green)
Tashmarine (clearish light yellow green, clearish green)
Titanite (dark yellowish green, green)
Torbernite (green)
Tremolite (green)
Tsavorite (green, dark green)
Tsavorite Garnet (green, dark green)
Uranocircite (green)
Uvarovite (green)
Verdite (green)
Vermarine (green, light green)
Vesuvianite (green, dark lime green)
Viridine (green)
Volborthite (lime green)
Zeunerite (green, light green)



Blue:

Afghanite (blue)
Amazonite (teal, light teal, white/light grey)
American Blue Topaz (bright light blue)
Angelite (light blue, powder blue)
Apatite (light blue)
Aqua Blue Chalcedony (blue)
Aqua Quartz (blue, dark blue)
Aquamarine [Beryl] (blue)
Aurichalcite (turquoise, teal)
Azurite (primary blue, dark blue)
Benitoite (dark blue, purplish blue)
Bermuda Blue (blue, hint of green)
Bideauxite (blue, dark blue)
Blue Amber (blue, hints of orange)
Blue Apatite (blue, hints of light grey and light brown)
Blue Aragonite (blue, light blue)
Blue Aventurine (blue, dark blue, specks of light blue or light grey)
Blue Barite (clearish light blue, clearish blue)
Blue Calcite (light blue, light grey, white)
Blue Chalcedony (light blue)
Blue Euclase (blue, light blue, dark blue, clear, hints of light brown)
Blue Fluorite (blue, light blue)
Blue Hemimorphite (blue, light teal)
Blue Jadeite (blue, light blue)
Blue Scapolite (blue, light blue, dark blue, white)
Blue Smithsonite (turquoise, light teal, light blue)
Blue Spinel (various shades of blue)
Blue Star Sapphire (blue or dark blue with slivers of white)
Blue Tiger’s Eye (dark blue, black, slivers of copper brown)
Blue Topaz (blue)
Blue Tourmaline (various shades of blue)
Blue Zircon (light blue)
Boleite (blue, dark blue)
Boracite (light teal, light blue, light faded green)
Botallackite (blue, greenish blue, teal)
Brochantite (greenish teal, teal, dark teal)
Buttegenbachite (blue, teal)
Caledonite (blue, light blue)
Carletonite (blue, clearish blue, clear, white)
Cat’s Eye Aquamarine (blue, sliver of light blue or white)
Cat’s Eye Apatite (blue, sliver of light blue)
Cavansite (blue, dark blue)
Celestite/Celestine (powder blue, light powder blue)
Chalcanthite (blue, dark blue)
Chalcophyllite (teal, blue)
Clinoclase (blue, dark blue)
Connellite (blue)
Cornetite (blue, light blue, dark blue)
Cumengite (blue, dark blue)
Cyanotrichite (blue, light blue, dark blue)
Dark Blue Beryl (dark blue)
Devilline (teal, light blue)
Diaboleite (blue)
Dianite (blue, light blue, specks of light brown and grey)
Diego Blue Calcite (light blue, white)
Dioptase (dark teal)
Disthene (blue, light blue)
Dumortierite (blue, light blue specks)
Euclase (blue, light blue, dark blue, clear)
Graemite (blue, teal, hints of green)
Grandidierite (blue, light blue)
Hauyne (blue)
Hawk’s Eye [Quartz] (dark blue, light blue, hints of brown)
Hemimorphite (bright blue, light blue)
Indicolite [Tourmaline] (blue)
Iolite/Water Sapphire (purplish blue)
Jeremejevite (clearish blue, clearish light blue)
Kinoite (blue)
Kornerupine (clearish blue with hints of lavender)
Ktenasite (teal, hints of green)
Kyanite (dark blue)
Lammerite (blue, dark teal)
Langite (blue)
Larimar/Pectolite (light blue, blue, white)
Lavendulan (blue)
Lazulite (blue, dark blue, dark teal)
Lazurite (blue)
Linarite (blue, dark blue)
Liroconite (blue, turquoise)
London Blue Topaz (blue)
Maxixe Beryl (shades of clearish blue)
Mint Alabaster (light greenish blue)
Mixite (turquoise, light teal)
Papagoite (blue)
Paraiba Tourmaline (bright light blue)
Parasymplesite (blue, dark blue)
Pentagonite (blue)
Plancheite (blue, light blue, green)
Plumbogummite (blue, light blue)
Posnjakite (blue, turquoise)
Quetzalcoatlite (blue, light blue, teal)
Rosasite (turquoise)
Sapphirine (blue, light blue, dark blue)
Scorodite (blue, dark blue)
Scorzalite (blue, light blue, dark blue)
Sky Blue Topaz (clearish light blue)
Smithsonite (teal, light teal)
Sodalite (light blue, blue, light navy)
Spangolite (blue)
Star Sapphire (blue, dark blue, slivers of white or light blue)
Swiss Blue Topaz (bright blue)
Tanzanite [Zoisite] (dark blue, hints of purple)
Teal Topaz (blue)
Topaz (blue, dark blue)
Tsumebite (turquoise, green)
Turquoise (turquoise, hints of brown, black, or gold)
Tyrolite (turquoise)
Vauxite (blue)
Veszelyite (blue, dark blue)
Zircon (light blue, blue)



Purple:

Amethyst Chevrons (purple, dark purple, white, clear)
Black Amethyst (dark purple, black)
Brandberg Amethyst (clearish purple, clearish dark purple, clear, sometimes brownish clearish grey)
Chalcedony [Quartz] (light purple/lavender)
Chambersite (clearish purple, clearish dark purple)
Chevron Amethyst (purple, light purple, dark purple, white)
Holly Blue Chalcedony (bluish lavender)
Indian Star Ruby (pinkish purple; white lines)
Kammererite (pinkish purple)
Lavender Smithsonite (lavender)
Lepidolite (light purple, purple, dark purple)
Purple Fluorite (dark purple)
Phosphosiderite (lavender, dark lavender)
Purple Aventurine (purple, light purple, lavender)
Purple Creedite (clearish lavender, clearish dark lavender)
Purple Fluorite (purple, dark purple)
Purple Garnet (purple, dark purple)
Purple Jade (lavender, light lavender)
Purple Sapphire (purple)
Purple Spinel (various shades of purple)
Purple Tiger’s Eye (purple, dark purple, black, sometimes dark pink)
Purpurite (purple)
Rose De France Amethyst [Quartz] (light lavender)
Sainfeldite (purple, lavender)
Star Garnet (dark purple, slivers of white or light purple)
Stichtite (purple, light purple, dark purple, black)
Strengite (lavender, purple)
Taaffeite (clearish light purple, dark purple)
Tiffany Stone (purple, light purple, dark purple, white, black)
Tschermigite (dark purple)
Twilight Mountain Amethyst (lavender, light lavender, sometimes white)
Ussingite
(lavender, light lavender, pinkish lavender)
Violet Sapphire (various shades of bluish purple and purple)
Violet Spinel (various shades of purple)
Yttrium Fluorite (lavender, dark lavender, white)



Pink:

Angel Skin Coral (light warm pink)
Chalcotrichite (dark pink)
Cinnabar (dark pink)
Cobalt Bloom (dark magenta)
Cobaltoan Calcite (pink, light pink, dark pink)
Cobaltocalcite (pink, light pink, pinkish lavender)
Corundum Ruby (dark pink)
Cuprite (dark pinkish red)
Gmelinite (pink, peach)
Heulandite (peach)
Hodgkinsonite (pink, purplish pink)
Hot Pink Topaz (dark clearish pink)
Hureaulite (pink, dark peach)
Imperial Garnet (shades of pink)
Inesite (pink, peach, hints of purple)
Kermesite (dark fuchsia, hints of red or purple)
Kunzite [Spodumene] (light pinkish lavender)
Kutnohorite (light pink)
Lawsonite (faded light pink)
Mangano Calcite (pink, light pink, white)
Manganoan Calcite (pink, light pink)
Morganite [Beryl] (pink, dark pink)
Olmiite (pink, dark pink, peach, dark peach)
Padparadscha Sapphire (pink, rosy pink, light reddish pink)
Peach Aventurine [Quartz] (faded peach)
Peach Calcite (peach, light peach, dark peach)
Peach Moonstone (peach, light peach, dark peach)
Pezzottaite (pink, dark pink)
Pink Fluorite (pink, light pink)
Pink Sapphire (various shades of pink and light pink)
Pink Spinel (various shades of pink)
Pink Topaz (clearish pink, light clearish pink)
Pink Tourmaline (various shades of pink)
Poudretteite (clearish pink, clearish dark pink)
Red Beryl (dark pink)
Rhodochrosite (light pink, pink, dark pink)
Rhodolite Garnet (dark pink)
Rose Alabaster (whitish light pink)
Rose Cat’s Eye Quartz (pink, light pink, sliver of white)
Rose Rhodochrosite (pink, light pink)
Roselite (pink, dark pink, fuchsia)
Serandite (pink, light pink, dark peach)
Sphaerocobaltite (pink, fuchsia, purple)
Star Ruby (pink, dark pink, slivers of white or light pink)
Stilbite (light peach, beige, white)
Sussexite (light faded pink, dark faded pink)
Thulite (pink, light pink, white)
Tugtupite (pink, light pink, dark pink, white)
Umbalite (dark pink, dark reddish pink)
Umbalite Garnet (dark pink)
Vintage Rose (light pink)



Black/Grey/Brown:

Acanthite (metallic dark grey)
Achondrite (brown, black)
Aegirine (black)
Aeschynite (brown, light brown, metallic black)
Allanite (black)
Altaite (grey, hints of brown and white)
Aluminum (silver grey)
Amphibole (dark grey, white)
Andesite (shades of grey, white)
Ankerite (brown, light brown)
Anorthosite (shades of grey)
Antimony (silver grey)
Apache Tears (Obsidian) (black, light grey)
Aragonite (orangish brown)
Argentite (metallic dark grey)
Argyrodite (grey, metallic grey)
Arsenopyrite (light grey, grey, metallic silver)
Augite (black, specks of brown)
Axinite (clearish brown, clearish light brown, dark brown, black)
Babingtonite (black)
Baumhauerite (dark grey, metallic dark grey)
Bauxite (brown, light brown, reddish brown)
Biotite (black, hints of brown or white)
Bixbyite (black)
Black Ammonite [Fossil] (black, sometimes hints of shades of brown or grey)
Black Andradite Garnet
(black, sometimes brown and dark brown)
Black Calcite Shamanite (dark grey, black, light brown)
Black Coral (black, light grey)
Black Diamond (black)
Black Diopside (black, slivers of light grey or white)
Black Kyanite (black, dark grey)
Black Lace Onyx (black with lines of white)
Black Moonstone (black, grey, dark grey, brown, light brown)
Black Phantom Quartz (clear, grey, dark grey, black)
Black Spinel (black)
Black Star Diopside (black, slivers of white)
Black Star Sapphire (black, brown, hints of orange, slivers of white)
Black Tourmaline (black)
Blizzard Stone (black, grey, white)
Bloedite (brownish grey, grey, light grey, dark grey)
Bone (cream, beige, light brown)
Boulangerite (silver, grey)
Bournonite (metallic grey)
Bronzite (shades of brown)
Brown Aragonite (shades of brown, hints of orange)
Buergerite (brown, dark brown, black)
Calaverite (ochre, dark brown, grey, metallic grey)
Calcite Fairy Stones (grey, light grey, white)
Carnelian Boulder (shades of brown and orange)
Carrollite (metallic dark grey and black)
Cassiterite (shades of clearish brown)
Cerussite (clear, white, light clearish brown)
Chalcocite (metallic grey and dark grey)
Champagne Citrine (clearish light brown with hints of pink or orange)
Chiastolite (brown, black)
Childrenite (brown, light brown, dark brown)
Chromite (grey, metallic grey)
Chromium (metallic grey)
Chrysanthemum Stone (black, white)
Clinozoisite (yellowish brown, yellowish dark brown)
Coal (dark grey, black)
Copper (metallic reddish brown)
Coral Fossil (shades of brown and light brown)
Cristobalite (black, white)
Cryolite (clear, white, light yellowish brown, brown)
Cylindrite (metallic grey)
Desert Rose (brown, whitish brown)
Diaspore (brown, light brown)
Dolomite (white, light grey, light brown)
Dorado (light brown, brown)
Dyscrasite (metallic grey)
Enstatite (brown, dark brown, hints of orange)
Feldspar (various earth tones, white)
Ferberite (metallic grey, metallic dark grey, metallic black)
Ferroaxinite (clearish light brown, dark brown)
Flint (various earth tones, black)
Fluorrichterite (dark grey, black, hints of brown)
Fossil Coral (brown, light brown)
Franckeite (metallic dark grey, black)
Fulgurite (light brown, white, clear)
Galena (metallic grey, grey)
Gabbro (grey, light grey)
Glendonite (brown)
Goethite (light grey, grey, black)
Gold Sheen Obsidian (black, metallic gold)
Silver Sheen Obsidian (black, metallic grey, silver)
Midnight Lace Obsidian (brown, light brown black)
Graphite (metallic grey)
Gratonite (metallic grey)
Grey Moonstone (grey, light grey)
Grey Star Sapphire (light grey, slivers of white)
Hausmannite (black)
Hematite (metallic dark grey, metallic black)
Hydroboracite (brown, light brown, white)
Hypersthene (metallic grey, light metallic grey, light metallic brown, dark brown, black)
Ilvaite (black)
Inderite (white, clearish, brown, light brown)
Indigo Gabbro (grey, dark grey, black, hints of purple or dark purple)
Iron (metallic grey)
Ivory (beige, cream)
Jamesonite (metallic grey)
Jet (black)
Jet Hematite (grey)
Jordanite (black, metallic black)
Khaki (brown, sand)
Kulanite (black)
Lamprophyllite (brown, light brown)
Larvikite (shades of grey, reflective light blue)
Lead (metallic black)
Leifite (beige, light brown)
Light Colorado Topaz (light brown)
Limestone (beige, light grey)
Limestone Garnet (brown, light brown, white)
Lorenzenite (brown)
Melanite (black)
Merlinite (grey, light grey, black)
Miargyrite (metallic grey, dark metallic grey)
Molybdenum (silver)
Monazite (brown, hints of orange)
Morion (brown, dark brown, black)
Mystic Merlinite (grey, dark grey, black)
Neptunite (black)
Nickel (silver)
Obsidian (greyish brown, dark brown, black)
Onyx [Chalcedony] (black)
Orthoceras (grey, light grey, dark grey)
Painite (dark reddish brown)
Peanut Wood (beige, white, brown, light brown, dark brown)
Petoskey Stone (brown, light brown, dark brown, cream, white)
Platinum (silver)
Psilomelane (grey, dark grey, black)
Pyrolusite (grey, dark grey, metallic grey)
Pyrophyllite (brown, light brown, beige, hints of yellow)
Ramsdellite (grey, metallic grey)
Romanechite (grey, metallic dark grey)
Rosaline (light pinkish brown)
Sandstone (brown, light brown, grey, light grey, beige)
Schalenblende (brown, light brown, dark brown, light yellow)
Schorl [Tourmaline] (black)
Schorlomite (black)
Sedonalite (brown)
Semseyite (grey, metallic grey)
Serendibite (black)
Shungite (metallic black, dark grey)
Silicon (dark metallic grey)
Silver (silver)
Silver Pyrite (silver)
Sinhalite (yellowish brown, light yellowish brown)
Skutterudite (metallic grey)
Smoked Topaz (light brown, brown, dark brown)
Smoky Quartz (light brown, brown, dark brown)
Smoky Topaz (light brown, brown, dark brown)
Snowflake Obsidian (white, light grey, black)
Senarmontite (grey, light grey, dark grey, some metallic grey)
Staurolite (brown, black)
Stibnite (metallic grey, dark metallic grey)
Stromatolite (shades or brown or grey)
Teallite (grey)
Tektite (black)
Tellurium (silver)
Tennantite (grey, metallic grey)
Tetrehedrite (metallic grey)
Thorite (shades of brown)
Tibetan Tektite (black)
Tiger’s Eye [Quartz] (light brown, brown, dark brown, orange)
Tin (silver)
Titanium (silver)
Tourmaline Aura Stone (black)
Vatican Stone (grey, dark grey, black)
Vermiculite (brown, light brown)
Wakefieldite (black)
Whiteite (tan, brown)
Wolframite (metallic grey, light grey, dark grey, brown, dark brown)
Wollastonite
(light grey, white, specks of brown, dark grey, or black)
Woodhouseite
(light brown, cream)
Yuksporite (brown, light brown, dark grey)
Zebra Marble (black, white)
Zebra Stone (black, white)
Zebradorite (brown, dark brown, black)
Zinc (silver grey)
Zinkenite (metallic dark grey and black)  



White/Clear:

Achroite [Tourmaline]
(clear)
Adularia (clearish white)
Alabaster (white, cream, light brown)
Artinite (white)
Azeztulite (white, clearish)
Beryllonite (clear, hints of white)
Borax (white)
Cacholong (white)
Cat’s Eye Moonstone (milky clear, sliver of white)
Chalk (white)
Clear Calcite (clear)
Clear Topaz (clear)
Clinoptilolite (clear)
Colorless Taaffeite (clear, whitish)
Colorless Tourmaline (clear)
Cubic Zirconia (clear)
Danburite (clear, clearish white)
Edingtonite (clearish white, white, beige)
Epistilbite (white)
Epsomite (white)
Erionite (clearish white)
Eucryptite (white, light grey)
Fiedlerite (clear)
Goosecreekite (white)
Goshenite [Beryl] (clear)
Gypsum (clearish, clearish white, white, beige)
Gyrolite (beige, white)
Halite (clear, white)
Hambergite (clear)
Harmotome (white)
Herkimer Diamond (clear)
Howlite (white, black, grey)
Hydromagnesite (white)
Hydrozincite (white)
Iceland Spar Calcite (clear)
Kernite (clear, clearish white, white)
Laumontite (white, cream)
Menalite (white)
Mesolite (white)
Moissanite (clear)
Mordenite (white)
Natrolite (clearish white)
Okenite (white)
Petalite (clearish)
Phillipsite (clearish)
Picromerite (white, clearish white)
Pollucite (clear, white)
Scholzite (clearish, white)
Scolecite (white)
Selenite (clear, white)
Spodumene (clear)
Star Moonstone (cream, white, slivers of white or light cream)
Talc (light grey, white)
Tincalconite (white)
Tridymite (light grey, white, clear)
Ulexite/Television Stone (clear, white)
Whewellite (clear, white)
White Alabaster (white)
White Aragonite (white)
White Aventurine (white)
White Barite (white)
White Onyx (white) 
White Sapphire (clear)
White Spinel (clear)
White Topaz (clear)



Rainbow:

Ammolite
(rainbow)
Angel Aura (rainbow, mostly clear)
Angel Aura Danburite (clearish rainbow)
Bismuth [Crystals] (rainbow)
Mystic Fire Topaz (dark rainbow)
Mystic Topaz (dark rainbow)
Peacock Ore (rainbow, mostly blue)
Peacock Topaz (dark rainbow)
Rainbow Calcite (rainbow, mostly turquoise)
Rainbow Fluorite (various shades of Fluorite together)
Rainbow Moonstone (blue, white, sometimes hints of brown)
Rainbow Obsidian (black, dark rainbow)
Rainbow Pyrite (sparkly rainbow)
Rainbow Topaz (dark rainbow) 


Multi-Color:

Adamite (lime green, yellowish lime green, teal, light teal)
Ajoite (turquoise, clear, sometimes hints of brown)
Amegreen (faded green, lavender, white)
Ametrine [Quartz] (orange, purple)
Ammonite [Fossil] (brown, hints of rainbow)
Anastasia Topaz (faded orange, pink, brown, light brown)
Anatase (blue, dark blue OR orangish brown)
Andalusite (yellow, brown)
Anyolite (green, purple, black)
Arfvedsonite (light blue, light brown, brown, black)
Astrophyllite (black, brown, blue, white)
Atacamite (dark teal, black)
Atlantisite (lime, green, lavender, purple)
Azotic Topaz (orange, dark orange, pink)
Azurite (dark blue, green, black)
Azurite-Cuprite/Bluebird (primary blue, light blue, green, brown, sometimes whitish grey)
Azurite-Malachite (lime green, primary, blue, sometimes light brown)
Baratovite (peach, white, dark grey, black)
Bi Color Quartz (various)
Bi Color Sapphire (usually: yellow, blue, hints of green)
Bi Color Tourmaline (various)
Binghamite (red, orange, dark yellow, dark grey, black)
Black Chevron Amethyst (faded purple, dark brown, cream, white)
Bloodstone (Heliotrope) [Chalcedony] (dark green, red, orange)
Blue Green Fluorite (teal, greenish blue, blue)
Bornite (blue, purple)
Boulder Turquoise (brown, light brown, slivers of turquoise)
Brookite (red, orange, hints of yellow, black)
Buckeye Burl (yellow, grey, black)
Cancrinite (light yellow, light yellowish orange, light grey, black, white)
Carnotite (primary yellow, dark yellow, brown)
Cat’s Eye Enstatite (black, sliver of green)
Cat’s Eye Tourmaline (various)
Celestobarite (black, light grey, light reddish brown)
Chabazite (peach, dark brownish peach, brown)
Chalcosiderite Turquoise (light greyish brown or light green, forest green)
Charoite
(light purple, purple, black, white)
Chrysocolla (green, blue, black)
Chloromelanite (green, dark green, black)
Color Change Sapphire (blue/purple)
Color-Change Diaspore (clearish yellowish green/clearish pink)
Copiapite (orange, dark orange, yellow, grey)
Cornwallite (green, teal)
Corundum (various)
Covellite (blue, dark blue, purple, dark purple, black, light grey or light brown)
Dravite
(orange, dark orange, brown, dark brown)
Elbaite (pink, dark pink, clear, white, green, dark green)
Eosphorite (orange, light orange, brown)
Erythrite (fuchsia, dark fuchsia, black)
Eudialyte (dark pink, black, sometimes light pink or white)
Fluorite (dark green, dark purple, black)
Franklinite (dark metallic grey, black; rainbow)
Galaxite (dark green, black, specks of green and yellow)
Garnierite (green, turquoise)
Gaspeite (green, brown)
Goethite Onegite (black, hints of dark green, brown, or ochre)
Golden Seraphinite (green, dark green, black, hints of yellow)
Goldstone (various)
Hackmanite (white; hot pink, dark blue, purple)
Hardystonite (grey, dark grey, white; rainbow, black)
Hematite Kidney Ore (metallic burgundy, metallic grey)
Hibonite (orange, dark orange, brown)
Hubnerite (black, sometimes red)
Jarosite (dark yellow, brown, hints of orange)
Kakortokite (white, spots of dark pink, sometimes clear and grey spots)
Kornerupine
(clearish blue, clearish purple)
Labradorite (blue, brown, black)
Lepidachrocite (Quartz) (clear, pink and dark pink splotches)
Luxurianite (dark peach, light brown, black)
Mahogany Obsidian (brownish orange, black)
Marble (white, grey, light grey)
Marcasite (faded gold, goldish brown)
Mawsitsit (neon green, black)
Purpurite (purple, brown)
Melody’s Stone (purple, clearish purple, clearish lavender, yellowish brown, clear)
Moonstone (white, light blue, blue)
Mozarkite (light red, pale pink, light blue, white, sometimes light yellow)
Mugglestone
(dark red, dark yellow, brown, dark brown, black)
Nebula Stone (green, light green, dark green, black)
Nunderite (pale brownish peach, light grey, grey, light brown, brown)
Nuummite (specks of yellow and grey, dark brown, black)
Pallasite (yellow, blue, grey, clearish)
Petrified Palm Wood (yellow, dark yellow, brown, light brown, beige)
Petrified Wood (brown, hints of other colors)
Pietersite (dark red, dark orange, dark yellow, light blue, blue, dark blue, black)
Rhodonite (faded pink, black)
Preseli Bluestone (green, dark green, spots of black, light brown, and white or grey)
Pyrite/Fool’s Gold (gold, brown, silver)
Raspite (clearish orange, clearish yellow)
Realgar (red, dark red; yellow or orange from long term light exposure)
Red Tiger’s Eye (red, dark red, brown, black)
Scheelite (orange, dark orange, yellow; blue, light blue)
Septarian (yellow, beige, grey, brown, dark brown)
Shattuckite (blue, teal, green, sometimes dark green or blue)
Siderite (dark yellow, brown, light brown)
Sonora Sunrise (turquoise, orange, black)
Spectrolite [Labradorite] (light blue, blue, light brown, brown, muddy green)
Stibiconite
(yellow, brown, light brown)
Stibiotantalite (dark yellow, orange, dark orange, brown, dark brown)
Sunstone [Oligoclase] (reddish orange, rust, hints of brown)
Sylvite (orange, light orange, light brown, white)
Thomsonite (peach, light peach, beige, forest green)
Tiger Iron (yellow, yellowish gold, brown, light brown, black)
Tiger’s Eye Matrix (yellowish gold, brown, light brown, black)
Tourmaline (various)
Topazolite (yellow, yellowish brown, brown)
Trolleite (light blue, grey, light grey, white)
Unakite (faded reddish pink, green)
Variscite (light green, green, creamy grey, sometimes brown)
Venus Hair Stone (clear, light brown lines)
Villiaumite (dark red, black, hints of orange)
Vivianite (green, dark green, dark teal)
Watermelon Tourmaline (pink, dark pink, light green, green)
Wernerite (light grey; bright yellow, dark blue)
Wurtzite (red, orange, yellow, brown, black)
Xenotime (yellow, brown, dark brown, hints of orange)
Yellow Datolite (yellow, brown, black)
Yellow Turquoise (yellow, pale yellow, brown, black)
Zircon (various)
Zultanite (sand, brownish orange, greyish green)



Agates:

Amethyst Agate (purple, lavender)
Black Agate (black, sometimes white or brown lines)
Blue Lace Agate (blue, light blue)
Botswana Agate (brown, light reddish brown, light pink, light grey)
Chinese Rain Flower Agate (mint green, brown, light rust)
Condor Agate (red, mustard yellow, light blue, green, pink)
Crackled Fire Agate (orange, dark orange, red, hints of yellow)
Cr*zy Lace Agate (red, faded orange, brown, grey, white, hints of faded yellow)
Dendritic Agate (white, clear, black, brown)
Eye Agate (dark red, orange, dark orange, white, black)
Fire Agate (dark brownish rainbow)
Iris Agate (clear, whitish, rainbow)
Laguna Lace Agate (red, faded yellow, light orange, light grey)
Lake Superior Carnelian (light orange, dark reddish orange, white)
Montana Agate (orange, yellow, brown, light brown, black, white)
Montana Dry Head Agate (orange, orangish brown, brown, white)
Moss Agate (white, clear, black, brown)
Purple Agate (shades of purple)
Sagenite Agate (yellowish brown, brown, light grey)
Tree Agate (green, light green, white)
Turritella Agate (brown, light brown, dark brown)
Yellow Agate (yellow, light yellow, brown, light brown)



Jaspers:

African Jasper (green, teal, brown, black)
Agate Jasper (red, white, brown, grey)
Bamboo Jasper (red, yellow, brown, grey)
Biggs Jasper (brown, light brown, light powder blue)
Black Jasper (black, light brown, light grey)
Blue Jasper (blue, light blue, brown, light grey)
Brecciated Jasper (red, black, dark brown, clearish)
Brown Jasper (brown, light brown, dark brown)
Bruneau Jasper (light yellow, brown, light brown)
Bumblebee Jasper (yellow, orange, grey, black)
Carrasite Jasper (light red, yellow, brown, light brown, greyish green)
Cave Creek Jasper (dark pink, red, grey, brown)
Chestnut Jasper (red, reddish orange, yellow)
Chrysanthemum Jasper (shades of brown)
Confetti Jasper/Elephant Skin Jasper (yellow, maroon, brown)
Crab Jasper (orange, light orange, red)
Dalmatian Jasper (cream, black)
Deschutes Jasper (brown, dark brown, light brown)
Exotica Jasper (pink, light brown, grey, black, white)
Green Jasper (green, forest green, dark green, light grey)
Impression Jasper (shades of blue, beige, brown)
Jaspilite (red, grey, black, brown)
K2 Jasper (blue, black, white)
Kambaba Jasper (green, dark green, black)
Kiwi Jasper (light mint green, light grey and black dots)
Lizard Skin (green, dark green, black)
Leopard Skin (pale pink, light brown, brown, grey)
Mookaite Jasper (burgundy, red, yellow, purple, dark purple, white)
Morgan Hill Poppy Jasper (red, orange, yellow, brown, black, white)
Morrisonite Jasper (red, yellow, blue, brown, green)
Moss Jasper (green, dark green, grey, white)
Noreena Jasper (red, yellow, white)
Ocean Jasper (various)
Oolitic Jasper (black, grey, dark grey hint of pink)
Opal Jasper (blue, light blue, light brown)
Orange Jasper (orange, yellowish orange, reddish orange, light brown)
Outback Jasper (pink, dark brown, grey, white)
Owyhee Jasper (rust, yellow, blue, brown, sometimes green)
Picture Jasper (brown, light brown, grey, black)
Polka Dot Jasper (mustard yellow and black dots, white)
Polychrome Jasper (rust, yellow, light yellow, light blue, dark green, brown)
Purple Jasper (purple, light purple, light brown, brown)
Rainforest Jasper (green, splotches of other colors)
Red Jasper (red, hints of light brown and black)
Riband Jasper (red, yellow, brown, black)
Ribbon Jasper (pinkish brown, cream)
Snakeskin Jasper (dark red, brown, beige)
Spiderman Jasper (red, orange, black)
Stone Canyon Jasper (burgundy, yellow, light brown, white)
Wild Horse Jasper (yellow, light blue, light brown)
Yellow Jasper (yellow, yellowish brown)
Zebra Jasper (white, black, sometimes shades of brown instead of black and white)  



Opals:

Arizona Landscape Opal (cream, dark cream, peach, dark yellow, orange, light powder blue, brown, white)
Black Opal (mostly dark blue, rainbow)
Black Star Opal (black, brown, orange)
Blue Opal (dark blue, spots of light blue and lime green)
Boulder Opal (brown, rainbow, mostly blue and lime green)
Brazilian Opal (white, rainbow)
Cat’s Eye Opal (dark orange, sliver of bright orange; whitish rainbow, sliver of rainbow)
Chocolate Opal (brown, rainbow specks)
Dragon’s Breath (Fire) Opal (pink, purple, spots of blue, sliver of yellow and orange)
Ethiopian Welo Opal (Ocean) (clearish blue, light brown, brown)
Fire Opal (shades of orange, rainbow)
Honduran Opal (dark grey or black, sprinkles of rainbow)
Hyalite Opal (clear, light brown)
Koroit Opal (brown, rainbow- mostly light blue and green)
Light Grey Opal (blueish grey)
Mexican Cherry Opal (red, dark red, splotches of various colors)
Mexican Matrix Opal (light brown, rainbow)
Mintabie Crystal Opal (white, rainbow)
White Opal (white, rainbow)



Pearl:

Abalone Pearl (soft rainbow)
Antique Brass Pearl (brown, brass)
Black Pearl (black, grey)
Blue Pearl (turquoise, cobalt, navy)
Bright Gold Pearl (gold, yellow)
Bronze Pearl (cream, mocha)
Brown Pearl (dark brown, reddish brown)
Burgundy Pearl (burgundy, deep red)
Coco Brown Pearl (brown)
Copper Pearl (orange, brown, copper)
Coral Pearl (pink, salmon)
Cranberry Pearl (purple, reddish purple, maroon)
Cream Pearl (white, cream)
Creamrose Pearl (white, cream, light pink)
Creamrose Light Pearl (white, cream)
Dark Green Pearl (dark green)
Dark Grey Pearl (dark grey)
Dark Purple Pearl (dark purple)
Forest Green Pearl (green, forest green)
Fuchsia Pearl (pink, fuchsia)
Gold Pearl (gold, yellow)
Green Pearl (green, light green)
Grey Pearl (grey)
Light Blue Pearl (light blue)
Light Green Pearl (light green)
Light Grey Pearl (grey)
Light Plum Pearl (light purple)
Light Purple Pearl (light purple)
Lilac Pearl (purple, light purple)
Maroon Pearl (maroon, deep red)
Matte Blue Pearl (blue)
Matte Gold Pearl (gold)
Matte Green Pearl (light green)
Matte Grey Pearl (grey, light grey)
Matte Lavender Pearl (lavender)
Matte Light Plum Pearl (purple, lavender)
Matte Light Purple Pearl (light purple)
Matte Light Sapphire Pearl (light blue)
Matte Lilac Pearl (light pinkish lavender)
Matte Olivine Pearl (light green)
Matte Peach Pearl (peach)
Matte Purple Pearl (light purple, dark lavender)
Matte Sapphire Pearl (blue)
Mocha Pearl (light brown)
Mystic Black Pearl (black)
Nacre/Mother of Pearl (slight rainbow sheen, mostly cream)
Night Blue Pearl (dark blue, midnight)
Olivine Pearl (dark lime green)
Peach Pearl (peach, pink)
Peacock Pearl (dark pink, dark green, black, sometimes blue)
Pink Pearl (pink)
Plum Pearl (dark purple)
Powder Almond Pearl (light faded brown)
Powder Blue Pearl (light powder blue)
Powder Green Pearl (light faded green)
Powder Rose Pearl (light faded pink, light pink)
Purple Pearl (purple, hints of blue)
Red Pearl (red, dark red)
Rosaline Pearl (pink, light pink)
Sapphire Pearl (blue, cobalt)
Tahitian-Look Pearl (black, greenish blue hue)
Taupe Pearl (light brown)
White Pearl (white, cream)
Yellow Pearl (yellow)



Quartz:

**Notice: Only gems with ‘quartz’ at the end of its name are listed below. There are other gems that fall into the Quartz category that are in other lists above.


Actinolite Quartz (clear, spikes of forest green)
Amethyst Spirit Quartz (purple, lavender, hints of light brown)
Angel Aura Quartz (clearish rainbow)
Angel Quartz (clearish rainbow)
Apophyllite Quartz (clearish white)
Apple Aura Quartz (lime green)
Aqua Aura Quartz (blue)
Aqua Aura Spirit Quartz (blue, light blue)
Blue Moon Quartz (clear, hints of light blue)
Blue Quartz (light blue)
Blue Quartz with Lazulite (light blue, clearish blue, specks of blue)
Blue Siberian Quartz (blue)
Blueberry Quartz (clear, splotches of blue)
Blush Quartz (dark faded peach)
Bushman Quartz (shades of orange, brown)
Caribbean Quartz (blue, light blue, green)
Champagne Aura Quartz (clearish gold, clearish dark yellow)
Cherry Quartz (pink, light pink)
Chinese Chromium Quartz (green, light green, light greyish brown)
Chlorite Quartz (clear, green, dark green)
Crackle Quartz (clear, dyed various)
Dendritic Quartz (clear, black, sometimes yellowish brown)
Drusy Quartz (various)
Eisenkiesel Quartz (dark orange, dark red, orangish brown)
Elestial Quartz (smoky, brown, light brown)
Faden Quartz (clear)
Fire (Harlequin) Quartz (orange, reddish orange, clear, white)
Flame Aura Quartz (dark rainbow)
Girasol Quartz (clearish)
Gold Aura Quartz (orange)
Gold Quartz (gold, light brown, light grey, white)
Golden Aura Quartz (orange, yellowish orange)
Golden Healer Quartz (yellow, light yellow, dark yellow, clear, white)
Golden Rutilated Quartz (yellow, dark yellow, brown, light brown, clear)
Green Quartz (various shades of green)
Gwindel Quartz (clear)
Harlequin Quartz (clear, dark red specks)
Hematoid Quartz (shades of orange) 
Jacare Quartz (smoky brown, light smoky brown)
Jacinto (de Compostela) Quartz (dark red, hints of brown)
Lemon Quartz (bright clearish yellow)
Lodolite Quartz (clear, faded green, brown, light brown)
Medusa Quartz (clear, green, blue)
Olive Quartz (clearish green, clearish light green, clearish dark green)
Ouro Verde Quartz (clearish lime green, clearish light yellow, clearish dark lime green)
Papaya Quartz (pink, dark pink, clearish)
Pink Himalayan Samadhi Isis Quartz (light pink, clearish white)
Pink Quartz (pink, light pink)
Prase Quartz (faded green, light faded green, dark green)
Prasiolite Quartz (clearish faded light green)
Colbalt Aura Quartz (rainbow, mostly dark blue)
Rutile Quartz (clear, yellow and yellowish brown spikes)
Star Lemon Quartz (clearish yellow, spikes of white)
Purple Aura Quartz (purple, rainbow)
Quartz (clear)
Rainbow Mayanite Quartz (rainbow, mostly clearish golden yellow)
Rainbow Solar Quartz (rainbow)
Red Phantom Quartz (red, white, black, clear)
Red Quartz (shades of red)
Rose Aura Quartz (pink, dark reddish pink)
Ruby Aura Quartz (hot pink, dark pink)
Rutilated Quartz (clear, yellow and brown spikes)
Samadhi Quartz (light peach)
Satya Mani Quartz/Sathya Mani Quartz (clearish)
Seriphos Quartz (faded green, faded light green)
Shocked Quartz (rainbow)
Slightly Milky Rutilated Quartz (clear, light brown)
Star Hollandite Quartz (clear, clearish white, black spikes)
Star Quartz (various, slivers of white or lighter version of gem’s color)
Strawberry Quartz
(clear, strips and spots of red and pink)
Sunshine Aura Quartz (clearish bright yellow)
Tangerine Aura Quartz (clearish orange)
Tangerine Quartz (orange)
Tangerine Aura Quartz (bright orange, light orange)
Tangerine Sun Aura Quartz (orange, light orange)
Tanzan Aura Quartz (clearish bluish light purple, lavender)
Tanzine Aura Quartz (clearish bluish light purple, purple)
Teal Quartz (teal)
Titanium Aura Quartz (dark rainbow)
Titanium Flame Aura Quartz (dark rainbow)
Titanium Quartz (dark rainbow)
Tourmalinated Quartz (clear with black and dark brown spikes)
Yellow Golden Quartz (yellow, light yellow)
Yellow Quartz (yellow)

crystals & the zodiac

aries: diamond, magnetite, aquamarine 

  • diamond is a symbol of purity & light, a stone that represents cleansing of the aura & allowing the soul to shine through. the light of the diamond shows negative emotions or thoughts that require transformation, helping with enlightenment & evolution 
  • magnetite represents positive / negative polarity, providing for balanced & objective perspective and strengthens intuition 
  • aquamarine is a stone of calming energy with an affinity to sensitive people, representing one’s understanding of underlying emotions, self-expression, closure, & perception 

taurus: selenite, emerald, variscite, serpentine 

  • selenite represents deep peace & clarity 
  • emerald helps bring to the surface what is unconsciously known. it is a stone of healing, wisdom, & equilibrium 
  • variscite is a stone of peace, courage, & trust in the universe
  • serpentine is an earthing stone that helps with spiritual exploration & grounding

gemini: tiger’s eye, citrine, rutilated quartz 

  • tiger’s eye is a stone of high vibrational energy, helping to promote clarity for scattered emotions, desires, & intentions to make a coherent whole
  • citrine enhances positive emotions & promotes development of positive energy toward oneself & others
  • rutilated quartz represents protection from negative energy, energy support during emotional release & confrontation, & insights into oneself to reach the root of problems while facilitating positive change

cancer: white calcite, white opal, moonstone 

  • white calcite represents a connection between emotions / intellect & promotes inspiration 
  • opal represents reflection & intensification of feelings, emotional expression, & cohesiveness of emotional energy
  • moonstone is a stone of intuition & a reminder of nature’s cycles; it helps with emotional instability, healing, balance of energies, & synchronicity 

leo: turquoise, quartz, tiger’s eye, honey calcite 

  • turquoise provides solace for the spirit. it represents intuition, releasing of inhibitions, & inner peace 
  • quartz is a stone of positive energy, spirituality, & balance of the chakras 
  • tiger’s eye is a stone of high vibrational energy, helping to promote clarity for scattered emotions, desires, & intentions to make a coherent whole
  • honey calcite is a gentle stone, representing balance of emotions, releasing of fear, strengthening one’s higher consciousness. it corresponds with the sacral chakra, which represents confidence & connection to oneself & the universe 

virgo: amber, peridot, moss agate, 

  • amber is a grounding stone representing positive & bright mental / emotional states, patience, & the throat chakra–encouraging vocalization, honesty, & expression of feelings 
  • peridot represents letting go of negative energies & old vibrations so higher frequencies can begin to guide oneself; it is a stone of necessary change, confidence, & psychological clarity
  • moss agate enables one to see the power in themselves & their emotions through releasing fear & stress

libra: prehnite, jade, chrysoprase 

  • prehnite is a stone for connecting with the universe’s energy & a crystal for healing through connecting to the higher self 
  • jade is a nurturing stone, bringing insight into oneself through calming energy & helping to express passionate emotions in constructive ways
  • chrysoprase represents a sense of belonging in the universe, honesty & truth, letting go of the ego, openness to change, & independence 

scorpio: blue topaz, dioptase, obsidian 

  • blue topaz is a stone of personal truth & wisdom 
  • dioptase represents consciousness in the present moment, releasing the need to control & helping the process of healing. it teaches that pain & difficulty in life is a mirroring of an inner separation from the self
  • obsidian vitalizes the purpose of the soul, grounding the spirit into the body & exploring the depths of the subconscious mind / emotions

sagittarius: gold obsidian, okenite, smoky quartz

  • gold obsidian helps with conflicts of the ego
  • okenite clears obstacles in one’s path, promoting endurance to complete tasks / reach goals. it represents self-forgiveness for mistakes & the cyclical nature of learning
  • smoky quartz relieves negative energy, helps to tolerate difficult times with equanimity, & gently releases fear within oneself

capricorn: onyx, magnetite, smoky quartz, white aragonite

  • onyx represents strength-giving & vigor 
  • magnetite represents positive / negative polarity, providing for balanced & objective perspective and strengthens intuition 
  • smoky quartz relieves negative energy, helps to tolerate difficult times with equanimity, & gently releases fear within oneself 
  • white aragonite represents the earth. it helps develop concentration, flexibility, & tolerance to the mind while combating sensitivity or stress 

aquarius: blue obsidian, aquamarine, boji stone  

  • blue obsidian vitalizes the soul & the self; it represents the throat chakra, supporting communication 
  • aquamarine is a stone of calming energy with an affinity to sensitive people, representing one’s understanding of underlying emotions, self-expression, closure, & perception 
  • boji stone represents feminine energy & awareness of self through clearing blocked or painful emotions & revealing negative thoughts / self-defeating behaviors to the conscious mind 

pisces: blue agate, labradorite, amethyst 

  • blue agate brings peace of mind, effective in healing the throat chakra–free expression of thoughts & feelings 
  • labradorite is a bringer of light & mysticism, stimulating intuition & trust in the universe. it balances rationality & emotions by inspiring contemplation & introspection of the self 
  • amethyst represents calming protection & higher vibrations of spiritual consciousness
Protection and Healing from Abuse

Needed:

- A simple poppet to represent yourself

- Bandages

- Lavander, garlic, thyme, and salt

- Any of the following stones: white opal, mangano calcite, selenite, serpentine, peridot, banded agate, red jasper, black obsidian, jet, and onyx (one of the last three is preferable).


Method

- Wrap the poppet up in the bandages. Add your ingredients (ensure they are cleansed and charged) in between the folds. The lavender is for healing, the garlic and salt are for protection, and the thyme is for courage. The stones (depending on which you chose) are good for protection, and also emotional healing and moving forward.

- As you wrap up the poppet, recite:

“I’ll move forward, I’ll be strong

I know I’m not in the wrong

I’ll bring back my power, I’ll have respite

I’ll get patched up, I’ll soon be right.”

- Keep the poppet somewhere safe, but preferably somewhere it will see some sunlight.