Gemstones are beautiful precious stones that look like stones and are a piece of mineral crystals that occur naturally. Once they are acquired, they are cut, polished, and then used to make jewelry or other items of adornment. Gemstones can be found in various colors from bright blue to pale greens and fiery reds. However, there are a few rare gemstones that change their color. These are some of the most precious and extremely unique gemstones found on the planet. These gemstones have people in awe of them due to their enthralling nature. These gemstones change color under sunlight, fluorescent light, and internal (incandescent) lighting. Due to this reason, color-changing gemstones have become very popular with people these days. Here is a list of a few color-changing gems and some of their other unique properties.
This gemstone has the title of being the most expensive color-changing gemstone. Its color changes range from bluish mossy green in sunlight, and in incandescent lighting, it has a prominent red shade with a tinge of raspberry. The finest quality stones will change color from traffic light green go traffic light red. It is because of this quality and these distinct color changes that are hard to ignore that Alexandrite is the most sought-after gemstone. Its sourced from the Ural Mountains in Russia, and parts of Brazil and Sri Lanka.
Garnet changes its color depending on the light it is viewed under. The color change ranges from deep red to tones of orange, browns to vibrant greens to subtle tinges of pinks and purples. It is believed that the color-changing garnet protects its owner in the night and is usually worn by travelers for this very reason. This gemstone is again sourced from Russia, Africa, and Sri Lanka.
This beautiful gemstone is famous for its incredible bright blue colors, but a rare type of sapphire also has color-changing abilities. The color change usually shifts from blue in natural light and purple in artificial lighting. Sapphire is sourced from Myanmar in Burma, Sri Lanka, and Kashmir.
- Diaspore (Casrite and Zultanite)
This gemstone has an incredible color-changing ability as it can show up in 3 very distinct colors. Zultanite and Casrite are the names given to the particular kind of Diaspore that exhibits this color-changing ability. This gemstone, in its finest form, is sourced from Turkey.