List of 12 Top Purple Gemstones Used in Jewellery – Kaleidogems

Although purple has been a colour used in jewellery since ancient times, there aren’t many purple gemstones. Compared to other colours such as blue, red and green that have hundreds of gemstone varieties to choose from, the number of purple gemstones is quite small.

Purple is often connected to royalty and nobility, power and wealth. It is a luxurious colour and depicts prestige and class. Purple jewellery adds a touch of sophistication and elegance and is an eye-catching colour.

There are many varieties of purple including violet, lilac, lavender, mauve, mulberry and wine. To help you choose your stone and shade, here are our top 12 purple gemstones for jewellery.

1. Purple Diamonds

Features:

  • An exclusive gemstone
  • Extremely rare
  • Very expensive
  • Synthetic and enhanced varieties available

Purple diamonds are created when there is a high amount of hydrogen present during the diamond’s formation. These spectacular stones are very rare and expensive, especially if the stone is vivid and saturated in colour. However, enhanced or synthetic alternatives are relatively much more affordable.  Purple diamonds are known by a variety of nicknames, including Lilac, Orchid, Lavender, Grape and Plum Diamonds which describe the colour of the stone. High quality purple diamonds are generally sought after by collectors and diamond enthusiasts or those with a penchant for exclusive jewellery.

  1. Amethyst

Features:

  • Most popular purple stone
  • Abundantly found
  • Affordable
  • Good hardness
  • Not very tough

Amethysts are the most well-known purple gemstones.  In the past, amethysts were considered a cardinal gemstone (gemstones considered precious above all others) and on equal par with diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds. However, when large deposits were found in Brazil, the value of amethysts dropped making it an affordable gemstone that suits almost all budgets.

Amethysts come in all shades of purple, with those displaying the deepest purple hues considered the best. Amethysts are durable enough for use in all types of jewellery (7 Mohs) but requires reasonable care to maintain its lustre and colour. They can easily get scratched and due to their brittleness, can chip or crack when exposed to rough wear. The colour of amethysts can also fade if exposed to direct light for too long. However, if maintained well, amethyst jewellery can last a lifetime.

  1. Purple Chalcedony

Features:

  • Quite durable
  • Vitreous – waxy lustre
  • Relatively affordable

Purple chalcedony comes in beautiful shades of purple from a light lilac to dark purple. Purple chalcedony is usually translucent to opaque, with a vitreous to waxy lustre. It has a very appealing look with a rich natural colour.

Chalcedony has a microcrystalline structure without crystal formations within it. As a result, it is compact, contains no cleavage and is very durable. Purple chalcedony is a tough stone with medium hardness (6.5 to 7 Mohs). Most chalcedony is cut en cabochon or used in beautiful carvings and engravings. However, sometimes these stones are faceted to add more depth and light play to the piece of jewellery. Chalcedony jewellery is ideal for bohemian and ethnic jewellery designs.

  1. Purple Spinel

Features:

  • Very durable
  • Somewhat rare
  • Relatively affordable
  • Very brilliant

Purple spinel comes in a variety of shades, with lilac and mauve considered more attractive. However, it is not as valuable or sought-after as red and blue spinel. Purple spinel is relatively affordable and a durable gemstone (Mohs 8) suited for every day wear. It is a brilliant gemstone and due to this fact, is often cut into faceted gemstone shapes to enhance the brilliance. Purple spinel has been synthesized but it is rarely enhanced or treated, meaning that the colour you see in a purple spinel stone is likely to be natural.

  1. Iolite

Features:

  • Popular
  • Very abundant
  • Not expensive
  • Good brilliance
  • Not highly durable

Although iolites are highly sought-after gemstones, they are quite stunning and can rival the beauty of more expensive blue stones such as sapphire or tanzanite. It is a highly brilliant stone that occurs in blue-purple shades, but due to its abundance, it is not highly valued. Iolite has distinct cleavage making it susceptible to chipping or cracking if struck with force. However, it has fairly good hardness (7 to 7.5 Mohs) and can be used in almost all types of jewellery. When mounted in rings, it is best to set iolite in protective settings such as bezel or halo. Beautifully faceted iolite sparkles with eye-catching brilliance. Iolite is perfect for jewellery where it is able to catch light, such as on a ring or in dangling earrings.

  1. Purple Jade

Features:

  • Fair hardness
  • Very tough
  • Comes in two varieties
  • Waxy lustre

Most people think of green when they say the word jade, but jade occurs in a range of colours, including beautiful purple shades. There are two varieties of jade: nephrite and jadeite. Nephrite is more abundant and less expensive, while jadeite is considered of better quality and is pricier.

Purple jade is fairly soft (6 Mohs) but is very tough due to its compact composition. Purple jade is found in translucent to opaque varieties and has a smooth, waxy lustre. Most jade is often cut into cabochons or various special smooth cuts or carved. Faceting jade is less common but can give the gemstone added depth.

  1. Purple Sapphire

Features:

  • Uncommon sapphire colour
  • Often untreated
  • Excellent durability
  • Quite rare

Say sapphire and we think of a vivid blue gemstone. But there is such a thing as purple sapphire which is rarer and as beautiful as its blue counterparts. This colour occurs traces of elements such as chromium is present during the sapphire’s formation. Many people sometimes confuse purple sapphires for amethysts, but purple sapphires are a more durable and hard (Mohs 9) gemstone, second only to diamonds but with better toughness. They are extremely resistant to breakage and chipping.

While most other sapphires on the market are heat treated to enhance colour and clarity, purple sapphires are generally not treated because they have very good natural colouring. Because of their brilliance and durability, these sapphires are an excellent choice if you want a purple gemstone for an everyday piece of jewellery, such as an engagement ring.

  1. Purple Fluorite

Features:

  • Low durability
  • Very rare
  • Vitreous lustre
  • Often transparent

Fluorite is a very popular variety of gemstones among collectors but is not commonly used in jewellery due to its low durability. The quintessential fluorite colour is purple, but it occurs in every colour imaginable. While most purple fluorite occurs in a single colour, there is a purple and white banded variety known as Blue John.

High quality purple fluorite should have very good transparency and be eye-clean. Fluorite has a beautiful vitreous lustre and can be cut into most standard gemstone shapes. However, fluorite is very soft (Mohs 4) and has distinct cleavage. It is not suitable for most types of jewellery, especially those that are likely to have high exposure. However, it can be used in jewellery such as pendants and earrings.

  1. Purple Kunzite

Features:

  • Exhibits pleochroism
  • Good clarity
  • Light to vivid hues
  • Affordable
  • Distinct cleavage

Kunzite is little-known beautiful gemstone that occurs in pink to purple shades. The gem was first discovered in the USA but today most kunzite comes from Pakistan and Afghanistan. Most purple kunzite is quite light in colour but some stones can have a vivid and intense hue. Kunzite can also exhibit pleochroism, which refers to its ability to exhibit two colours at the same time depending on the angle it is viewed from. Typically, the two colours are pink and purple or colourless. Kunzite is also generally free of inclusions and has very good transparency. You can find kunzite in a range of fancy shapes, although smooth polished cabochons are also common.

Most kunzite on the market is free of treatments or enhancements. Kunzite is a fairly durable stone (6.5 to 7 Mohs) can be used for most types of jewellery. However, as it has very distinct cleavage, it is prone to breakage and needs to be protected from impact and blows. Kunzite remains a very affordable stone and because it is found in large sizes, it is perfect for large statement jewellery.

10. Purple Tourmaline

Features:

  • Not a popular tourmaline colour
  • Very good durability
  • Vitreous lustre
  • Brilliant

Purple tourmaline is not the most popular tourmaline colour but is beautiful when set in jewellery. They come in a range of purple shades and can be quite affordable. All coloured tourmaline exhibits some form of pleochroism. This makes tourmaline a dynamic and vibrant gemstone for jewellery, especially when viewed from different angles under lights.

Most purple tourmalines are faceted to enhance the stone’s brilliance and pleochroism (if noticeable). Purple tourmaline has good durability (7 to 7.5 Mohs) and with reasonable care can last a very long time.  Heat treatment is commonly carried out on tourmalines to enhance their colour, however, your vendor should let you know if such treatments have been done on your stone.

11. Sugilite

Features:

  • Very rare
  • Uncommon in jewellery
  • Opaque to translucent clarity
  • Contains patterns, patches and veins
  • Medium durability

Sugilite was initially discovered in Japan and is categorized as a rare gemstone. Small deposits of sugilite have been found in other regions but these are not abundant. As a result, it is not a mainstream gemstone and there aren’t many options when it comes to sugilite jewellery.

Sugilite is found from faint pink-purple varieties to dark blue-purple. However, the most valuable and sought-after sugilite colour is an evenly saturated vivid purple hue. Sugilite is often opaque to translucent and most contain dark veins or patches that form interesting patterns on its surface.  It is commonly cut en cabochon or carved into intricate and beautiful designs, although translucent sugilite can be faceted for added depth and light play. Sugilite is rarely enhanced or treated. It is not a very durable gemstone (5.5 to 6.5 Mohs) and can easily get damaged.

12. Purple Jasper

Features:

  • Commonly found
  • Opaque to translucent clarity
  • Contains patterns, matrix and veins
  • Medium hardness
  • Very tough

Jasper is commonly red, but it can also be found in purple shades. It is a variety of chalcedony, a type of quartz. Jasper often has interesting matrix inclusions and patterns that add character to the stone and are quite desirable. Most jasper is translucent to opaque in clarity and is often cut en cabochon or carved. Jasper is rarely faceted.

With a hardness of 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale and very good toughness due to its compact nature, jasper jewellery can last a very long time without damage. As it is relatively affordable, it is an ideal gemstone for costume jewellery and statement pieces.

Some other purple gemstones

Here are some purple gemstones that we have not included in our list of top 12 purple gemstones.

  • Charoite– This gemstone varies in colour from lilac to deep purple. It is a somewhat soft, translucent gemstone that is found only in Siberia and is quite rare.
  • Purple Agate – Agate can be found in all colours in banded and single colour varieties. Purple agate typically comes from Botswana and Brazil.
  • Purple Lepidolite – This beautiful gemstone has a vitreous lustre and is transparent to translucent in clarity. However it is very soft (2.5 to 33 Mohs) and not very suitable for jewellery.
  • Purple Scapolite – Transparent with a vitreous lustre, scapolite is a sparkly gemstone with medium hardness. It is quite a rare gemstone and is sought-after by collector’s and mineral enthusiasts.

Purple Gemstones and Metals

Purple gemstones go well with all metal colours, which is a factor that determines the style of the jewellery. For example, white metals such as platinum, silver or white gold give a contemporary look to purple gemstones, making them stand out in contrast. An amethyst in a white gold setting, for example, appears prominent and to full advantage.

Rose and yellow gold settings offer a unique, vintage look when combined with purple gemstones. These are more classical in appearance and are not very commonly chosen combinations.

Symbolism of Purple in Jewellery

Purple is a combination of red and blue, which are the warmest and coolest colours. As such, it combines the fierce energy of red with the calming, soothing vibes of blue for a balancing, harmonious feel.

Purple has been connected to royalty and the upper echelons since ancient times, with history stating that Queen Elizabeth the First only allowing members of the royal family to wear it. It is also a rare colour in nature, giving purple gemstones that extra allure.

Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Effects Of Healing Gemstones and how they make you feel.

 

From dizziness to falling into earth and premonitions, gemstones make you feel weird things. With celebs and even president of nations vouching to the healing effects of gemstones, it is impossible to avoid it. So, we decided to jolt down the complete Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Effects of Healing Gemstones so that you can refer to this gemstone bible when in confusion handling gemstones. Get started already!

What Do Gemstones Make You Feel?

We feel what we feel due to our brain deciphering the things going around.

You see that’s why you know the paint of your shoes from the colour of your sheets. You hear that’s why you know the sound of rain from your pet dog. I could go on about each sense you have, such as vision, touch, taste, sound and so on.

But, what about things around you that you don’t see or feel. Why don’t you realize the fading colour of your sheets or the tree hit by thunder in the other country? Just as the wind knows when it will rain or water when it will evaporate, there are gemstones to give your insight about your 6th sense, 7th sense or 10th.

We will explore how the effects of the gemstone can direct you on healing, enlightenment and empowering benefits.

Physical Effects Of Healing Gemstones

What do gemstones make you feel physically? Can I feel the power of gemstones through touch? Why do I feel dizzy when I touch gemstones? Find the secrets to physical effects of gemstones!

  • Pins and Needle effect of healing gemstones

This is the commonest effect of people using healing gemstones for the first time. You will feel as if there are pins under the area touched by the gemstones. A physical effect felt by people with misaligned chakras, needles effect can also numb you for a while.

  • Dizziness effect of gemstones

Another notable effect of using gemstones is the dizziness. You might suddenly feel dizzy when using a root chakra stone. Or the same can happen to you with an unbalanced root chakra. It can make you stable or unstable, depending on your own instability. Dizziness can also be a sign of healing chakra therapy.

  • Diarrhoea from healing stones

Considered a side effect to poor solar plexus chakra power, diarrhoea happens when you’re plain unwell. However, healing gemstones can induce diarrhoea, stomach pain or issues too. It can be a sign of detoxing your stomach in case your solar plexus or root chakra is blocked.

  • Heightened Senses with Gemstones

Your sense of vision, hearing, touch, taste, and smell will significantly improve with gemstones. You will notice hidden sounds and even the odd presence felt with healing gemstones. It can make you sharp, alert and completely aware of your surroundings.

  • Heated up Feeling with Healing Rocks

Another physical effect of healing gemstones people often ignore is the heating up. If you feel as if your body is quickly heating up or head is becoming too hot, it might be the result of higher gemstones. When your third eye or crown chakra is disturbed, heating up can happen.

Physical Healing Effects of Healing Gemstones

When you use gemstones, your body undergoes many changes. It is impossible to list all the physical healing powers of gemstones, so we summarized it.

–          Cure

From ancient scriptures to modern vogues, gemstones are recommended as the ultimate cure for many diseases. People use gemstones for seasonal illnesses to terminal diseases. It can cure you by penetrating and empowering your chakra points.

–          Immunity

Gemstones can nourish your dejected chakra points to dispel the negativity. It will cleanse your insides and power the white blood cells for a speedy recovery too. Healing stones give you the extra power you need.

–          Health

It is not easy to get pink of health. But, no matter what age or disease you’re caught up in, healing gemstones can show you ways to strengthen your chakras to find the pink of health. It is a holistic healing method that takes time.

Emotional Effects of Healing Gemstones

What do gemstones make you feel Emotionally Can I feel the power of gemstones through vibe or aura? Why do I feel like I’m falling when I touch gemstones? Find the secrets to Emotional effects of gemstones!

  • Shaky

If you feel overwhelmed with stress, shakiness happens. The same shakiness is observed when handling overpowering gemstones. For example, if you’re sad or troubled while holding a twin rose quartz stone, might tremble and quiver with its higher heart powers.

  • Irritated

When you’re suddenly pissed off when you walk by a gemstone in the gemstone shop, it must be clashing with your aura or astral chart energies. While malachite can drive you insane if you’re a criminal or heavy sinner, it is merely part of healing.

  • Angry

Another emotional effect of healing gemstones on the psyche is anger. When you use a red jasper stone and feel angry, your basal chakra in unbalanced. You need to eject the negativity curdled within you with a gemstone pendulum for efficient removal. Target the sacral chakra.

  • Falling into Earth

A grounding effect of root and crown chakra stones, if you feel as if you’re falling into the earth, it can be good at most times. Often, grounding your excess energies also mean draining them into the earth. If you feel puzzled, be careful when handling grounding stones.

  • Floating

You might also feel as if you’re floating due to the dissociative effects of the gemstones. It does not happen with every healing stone, but mostly with highest or lowest chakra stones. Floating sensation can be a signal of your disorientation.

Emotional Healing Effects of Healing Gemstones

When you’re undergoing emotional healing from gemstones, you turn a new leaf. It is impossible to list all the Emotional healing powers of gemstones, so we summarized it.

–          Calm

Using gemstones can empower your underlying problems. It can help you find closure and relieve your hatred or revenge within the heart. Healing gemstones for anger and anxiety work magically on your nerves.

–          Happy

If you’re discontent with your life or choices in it, happiness can seem tough. That’s why you need happy healing stones that give you peace of mind. It will help you find your destiny and purpose in life.

–          Positive

When you use gemstones for emotional healing, it is typical to feel uplifted. This is because of the renewing energy flowing through your chakra veins. It will find where your happiness is and help you achieve your dreams.

Spiritual Effects of Healing Gemstones

What do gemstones make you feel spiritually? Can I feel the power of gemstones through mental power? Why do I hear voices of angels when I touch gemstones? Find the secrets to Spiritual effects of gemstones beyond our senses!

  • Frequency/ Presence

A supernatural effect of gemstones, sometimes you can feel as though you’re enveloped by a strange presence when handling new gemstones. The new energy can come in waves of frequency or auric presence too. This is typical when you use higher chakra healing gemstones.

  • Astral Projection

A little know supernatural phenomenon, astral projection is a dissociative effect when you can feel outside your body. It can take you to new dimensions when you can astrally project your spiritual self through astral travel. It is a powerful spiritual effect of ethereal healing gemstones.

  • Telepathy

Sometimes, healing gemstones can open your mind to other voices than your own. Telepathy refers to communicating and interacting with those voices. You can use gemstones of the heart chakra and throat chakra for telepathy as well as spiritual teleportation.

  • Angelic Communication

When you feel embraced by guardian angels you know of a bright light in your periphery that protects you, you’ve met the angel. You can witness angelic communication and messages from the divine when you use a gemstone that vibrates with your zodiac signs.

  • Clairvision/ Clairvoyance

A divine intervention where you see or hear the messages of the divine and communicate it to others is referred to as clairvision or clairvoyance, respectively. It can be due to the higher or lower chakra energies in the gemstone.

Typically, you can hear the gemstone talk to you when you’ve bonded with it completely.

Spiritual Healing Effects of Healing Gemstones

When you’re touched by the spiritual power of gemstones, your soul undergoes the change. It is impossible to list all the Spiritual healing powers of gemstones, so we summarized it. Find your fit!

–          Awakened

When you’re using gemstone for higher chakras such as crown or third eye, you become enlightened too. This because destiny leaps when you activate the higher chakras. It will show you the purpose and meaning of your life.

–          Peaceful

If you’re tired of hunting for peace, spiritual gemstones can take you there. By communicating with your subconscious as well as the higher powers to direct your reality. It will keep you rested, stable and at peace. Spiritual peace also comes with karmic therapy from past life mistakes.

–          Divine

When gemstones are rare and filled with mystic powers, you can grow premonition and powers of prophecy. Besides fortune telling, these virtues can strengthen your intuitive powers. They can change your reality by showing your future and the right moves to hack it.

 

 

The Benefits of Metaphysical Crystal Jewellery

Crystal jewellery comes in many forms from the kind Swarovski made famous to fine Australian crystals necklaces, rings and earrings that are set similarly to fine diamonds. The type of crystal jewellery for the subject of this article, however, is of the metaphysical kind. These artful crystals and gems are not only beautiful to look at, they also offer the wearer healing properties and, many believe, bring forth to the owner protection and certain attributes that they desire to make manifest in their lives. In this manner they serve a wonderful dual purpose; they are not only decorative, they bring multiple other benefits to their owners. Whether they are worn purely for their good looks, for the energy they give off or for both of these reasons, crystal jewellery clearly has an advantage over other materials used for making jewellery.


Metaphysical crystal jewellery is made with a multiple variety of crystals, gems and stones, they also come in many shapes, styles and sizes. They have been worn throughout the ages as talisman, signs of good luck and to mark those of nobility. Kings and Queens of old were fond of wearing gems and crystals that contained properties that would bring attributes such as good fortune, strength and beauty into their lives. The idea that these striking pieces of wearable art can also heal, bring about balance and fortify the modern wearer is a large draw to this type of jewellery indeed.


Because there are so many crystal gemstone materials used to make crystal jewellery we will discuss only a few of the many options and properties available to those who are attracted to them. The most popular of these styles, by far, are pendants that can be worn around the neck, but rings, bracelets and earrings are also quite sought after. The most sold and loved of all crystal pendants are those made from quartz crystal. Colourless quartz crystals are loved for their pure, simplicity and stunning natural growth formation, but rose quartz, smoky quartz, milky quartz, spirit quartz and amethyst are also highly admired. Quartz crystal is considered to be a universal stone that brings great vibrational power to the wearer. Some properties and uses associated with quartz crystal include the following: aid in meditation, balance, amplification of positive energy and muting of negative energy, cleansing the aura, bringing about harmony and opening the crown chakra. Double terminated quartz crystal is said to transmit and absorb energy from both ends. This property of the double terminated crystal makes it very powerful, and thus, is often used to make lovely crystal pendants.


Other types of crystals and stones often used to make crystal jewellery include, but are not limited to: tourmaline, lapis lazuli, tiger eye, topaz, moonstone, agate and jasper. These are all used to make stunning jewellery and each have their own special properties for the spirit and mind set. There is no doubt that crystal pendants are easiest to wear no matter which type of crystal or gem is set into it. This method of wearing crystal jewellery also brings the crystal, gem or stone close to the heart area and brings the most benefit to the wearer.


Another type of stone being used more often for jewellery making is Mustika. These stones or pearls make stunningly beautiful jewellery including pendants, rings, bracelets and earrings. Like crystals and stones, Bezoar stones or Mustika pearls provide the wearer with various virtues or attributes that enhance their aura or spirit. The smaller Mustika, such as bee pearls, honey pearls and dew pearls are lovely when worked into a proper setting. More and more metaphysical jewellery makers are discovering this material as a unique addition for making crystal jewellery that serves a dual purpose. Not only are the pearls beautiful to look at, each one brings the wearer a specific spiritual magnification that enhances their lives. For instance, bee pearls provide an aura of prosperity and industry to its owner, they come formed in intriguing shapes and magnificent colours, blue being one of the most sought after. Dew pearls will bring a different set of virtues to the owner such as inner peace, luminous beauty, anti-aging properties and good luck. In this way, Mustika pearls serve also as powerful talisman that many would not go anywhere without.