Green Gemstones

 Antique emerald and pearl ring. Elder and Bloom. 

Antique emerald and pearl ring. Elder and Bloom. 

Below you will find a list of green coloured gemstones that may be encountered in antique and vintage jewellery.

Emerald

This is a yellowish green to bluish green beryl.

Green Tourmaline 

There are several green colored varieties of tourmaline and they can be referred to as 'verdelite' or 'chrome' (a rich green to sightly yellow-green tourmaline) or 'paraiba' (a light to deep green to blue green shade of tourmaline). 

Peridot

This is a yellow green to green gemstone. 

Green Zircon.

This can be green to yellow-green to gray-green in colour. 

Alexandrite

In daylight alexandrite can be bluish to blue green and in artificial or evening light violet-red. Discovered around 1834. (For more about alexandrite, one of my favourite gemstones, see here). 

Chrysoberyl

A pale green to yellow green transparent gemstone. 

Chrysoprase

This is a type of chalcedony.

Sapphire

This is a yellow green to blue-green to gray-green corundum

Demantoid Garnet

This is a variety of yellow-green to emerald- green garnet. Discovered in 1868. For more about garnets, see here

Tsavorite Garnet 

This is a yellowish green to bluish green variety of garnet. As far as I know, tsavorite is not found in jewellery dating before 1971.