Colored gemstones

Your Colored and Alternative Gemstone Choices

Genuine or lab-created? We all love genuine gemstones because they are natural creations, they are from the Earth, and they have a wonderful mystique. Still, lab-created stones are gaining in popularity.  We unabashedly offer you both options and leave it to you to decide what fits best for you.

We offer five pricing levels to help you identify your choice:
Black Box – certified gemstones, usually but not always 1CT or higher and more costly per carat than classic.
Classic gemstones:
Premium I -most costly classic stones
Premium II
Standard I
Standard II – least costly

In addition, we can source additional “Black Box” gemstones not shown on this page. These are certified colored gemstones, and they represent the pinnacle of perfection available in any given gemstone.

And what’s the bottom line?
We guarantee that your stone will be gorgeous on the hand, and if it’s not, we won’t ship your ring to you.  But you get to decide:  when you get your stone, you must love it, or let Mandira know right away for immediate action to replace it. We haven’t had to replace a colored gemstone yet! 

Please note that sizes and weights are approximate and vary with availability. Contact us to confirm your preference is available at the time you wish to order.

Blue Stones

Genuine Sapphire AA – Premium II
Moh’s Hardness Scale: 9

Sapphire is by far the most popular gemstone next to diamonds, not only here at Crystal Realm, but generally in the western world.  Because of this, we devote three rows to this exceptional stone.

Sapphire is a variety of corundum, which is the 2nd hardest mineral known to science.

Durable and scratch resistant, sapphires can only be scratched by diamonds.
In Christianity, bishops and cardinals saw sapphire as talismans of divine wisdom. In Buddhism, sapphire is associated with devotion and enlightenment.

Folklore: Joyous thoughts, love, peace of mind, health and healing.  Folk name: holy stone.

Round genuine blue sapphire

Princess-cut genuine blue sapphire

Marquise genuine blue sapphire

Round genuine blue sapphire

3mm, 4mm, 4.5mm, and 5mm ranging from .16 to .70CT.  Larger available upon request on heavier puzzle rings.

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Princess-cut genuine blue sapphire

0.375mm, 4mm, 4.5mm, and 5mm, ranging from .43CT to .80CT; Larger upon request on heavier puzzle ring

Marquise genuine blue sapphire (pronounced Mar-KEY

) 6mm x 3mm, .about 1/3CT; 7mm x 3.5mm, about 1/2CT

8mm x 4mm; .70 to 3/4CT

See puzzle rings with round blue sapphire

4mm

See puzzle rings with princess-cut blue sapphire
0.375mm puzzle ring
4mm puzzle ring
4.5mm puzzle ring

 

See puzzle rings with marquise blue sapphire

1/2CT

3/4CT

 

Genuine Ceylon Blue Sapphire – Premium II

(We can get this in three levels of darkness, and all three have beautiful highlights!

Moh’s Hardness Scale: 9

Round genuine Ceylon blue sapphire

Princess-cut genuine Ceylon blue sapphire

Marquise genuine Ceylon blue sapphire

Round genuine Ceylon blue sapphire

Princess-cut genuine Ceylon blue sapphire

Marquise genuine Ceylon blue sapphire

 

Chatham Lab-Created Sapphire – Standard I

Moh’s Hardness Scale: 9

A little brighter in color than genuine sapphire.

Round Chatham lab-created sapphire

Princess-cut lab-created sapphire

Marquise lab-created sapphire

Round Chatham lab-created Sapphire

Princess-cut Chatham lab-created Sapphire

Marquise Chatham lab-created Sapphire

 

Genuine Aquamarine – AAA – Standard I

Moh’s Hardness Scale: 7.5-8

Round AAA aquamarine

Princess-cut AAA aquamarine

Marquise AAA aquamarine

Round genuine aquamarine

Princess-cut genuine aquamarine

Marquise genuine aquamarine

 

Genuine Tanzanite – Standard I

Stones need to be large to have significant color (1CT or greater)

Stones smaller than 1CT tend to be lighter in color. Still, Tanzanite is a

trichroic gemstone, which means that it sparkles with different colors,

something you can see more of in lighter colored stones. Lately the princess-cut

tanzanites we’ve had access to are a deep purple as shown here.

Round genuine tanzanite

Princess-cut tanzanite

Marquise genuine tanzanite

Round tanzanite

Princess-cut tanzanite

Marquise tanzanite

 

Genuine Ice Blue Topaz – Standard II

We may substitude genuine sky blue topaz, which is the same color,

depending upon availability.

Round genuine ice blue topaz

Princess-cut genuine ice-blue topaz

Marquise genuine ice-blue topaz

Round genuine

ice blue topaz

Princess-cut genuine ice blue topaz

Marquise genuine ice blue topaz

 

London Blue Topaz – Standard II

Round genuine London blue topaz

Princess-cut genuine London-blue topaz

Marquise London blue topaz

Round genuine

London blue topaz

Princess-cut genuine London blue topaz

Marquise genuine
London blue topaz

 

Genuine Light Blue
Tourmaline – Standard I

Genuine Blue Zircon
Black Box, but priced like Premium II

 

Round genuine Paraiba-like tourmaline

Genuine antique square blue zircon

 

Round genuine

light blue tourmaline

Genuine antique square blue zircon (subject to availability)

 

 

Genuine Swiss Blue Topaz – Standard II

Round genuine Swiss blue topaz

Princess-cut genuine Swiss blue topaz

Marquise genuine Swiss blue topaz

Round genuine

Swiss blue topaz

Princess-cut genuine

Swiss blue topaz

Marquise genuine

Swiss blue topaz

 

Purple Gemstones

Genuine Amethyst – Standard II

Round genuine amethyst

Princess-cut genuine amethyst

Marquise genuine amethyst

Round genuine amethyst

Princess-cut

genuine amethyst

Marquise genuine

amethyst

 

 

 

Black Box
Genuine Purple Sapphire

 

 

Princess-cut genuine purple sapphire - black box

 

 

Round genuine

purple sapphire

(Black Box)

 

 

 

 

Green Gemstones

Genuine Emerald – Premium I

Moh’s Hardness Scale: 7.5-8

Emerald is a fragile gemstone. It’s not the hardness scale that indicates this. Moh’s hardness scale simply tells which materials will scratch a given stone. So a diamond, which is a 10, cannot be scratched by any other stone, as they are all lower on the hardness scale. So the real issue with emerald is that it is a brittle stone. It breaks easily, so it’s not for you if you want to wear your ring every day and you cannot be aware of it moment to moment. It also requires special care – it should not be exposed to hot water, for example.

So we don’t recommend genuine emerald unless no other stone will do! Instead,

please consider lab-created emerald or Tsavorite green garnet, which is a

gorgeous stone that has more life and sparkle to it than emerald.

Another thing to consider if you really must have emerald is that a stone that hugs the ring, such as in our Guinevere style, will be safer than a stone that sticks up high off the ring,

such as our marquise or Athena styles.

Round genuine emerald

Princess-cut genuine emeralds not currently available

Marquise gemuine emerald

Round genuine emerald

 

Marquise genuine emerald

 

Chatham Lab-Created Emerald – Standard I
Moh’s Hardness Scale: 9

Round lab-created emerald

Princess-cut lab-created emerald

Marquise lab-created emerald

Round Chatham lab-created emerald

Princess-cut Chatham lab-created emerald

Marquise Chatham lab-created emerald

 

Genuine Tsavorite Garnet – Premium II
(Pronounced ZA-vor-ite; mined in Tanzania and Kenya)
Moh’s Hardness Scale: 6.5-7.5

Round genuine Tsavorite garnet

Princess-cut genuine Tsavorite garnet

Marquise genuine Tsavorite garnet

Round genuine Tsavorite garnet

Princess-cut genuine Tsavorite garnet

Marquise genuine Tsavorite garnet

 

Genuine Rainforest Topaz – Standard II

Round genuine rainforest topaz

Princess-cut genuine rainforest topaz

A limited quantity of Marquise rainforest topaz is available at this time, but no image is available.  View the puzzle ring with this stone.

Round genuine rainforest topaz

Princess-cut genuine rainforest topaz

 

 

Genuine Peridot (pronounced PEAR-i-doh) – Standard II

Round genuine peridot

Princess-cut genuine peridot

Marquise genuine peridot

Round genuine peridot

Princess-cut genuine peridot

Marquise genuine peridot

 

Genuine Light Green Tourmaline –
Standard I

Genuine Green Tourmaline –
Standard I

Genuine Blue-Green Tourmaline
Black Box

Round genuine green Paraiba-like tourmaline

Round genuine green tourmaline

Round genuine blue-green tourmaline - black box

Round genuine

light green tourmalind

Round genuine

green tourmaline

Round genuine blue-green tourmaline (subject to availability)

 

Red Stones

Genuine Ruby – Premium I
Moh’s Hardness Scale: 9

Round genuine ruby

Round genuine ruby

Marquise genuine ruby

Round genuine ruby

Princess-cut genuine ruby

Marquise genuine ruby

 

Chatham Lab-Created Ruby – Standard I
Moh’s Hardness Scale: 9

Chatham round lab-created ruby

Chatham princess-cut lab-created ruby

Marquise Chatham lab-created ruby

Round Chatham

lab-created ruby

Princess-cut Chatham lab-created ruby

Marquise Chatham

lab-created ruby

 

Genuine Rhodolite Garnet – Standard II

Round genuine rhodolite garnet

Princess-cut genuine rhodolite garnet

Marquise genuine rhodolite garnet

Round genuine

Rhodolite garnet

Princess-cut genuine

Rhodolite garnet

Marquise genuine

Rhodolite garnet

 

Genuine Mozambique Garnet -Standard II

Round Mozambique garnet

Princess-cut Mozambique garnet

Marquise genuine Mozambique garnet

Round genuine

Mozambique garent

Princess-cut genuine

Mozambique garent

Marquise genuine

Mozambique garent

 

Genuine Blazing Red Topaz – Standard II

Black Box Genuine Red Spinel
(Priced like Premium I)

Princess-cut genuine blazing red topaz

Antique square genuine pink spinel - Black Box

Black Box genuine marquise red spinel

Princess-cut genuine

blazing red topaz

Antique Square genuine red spinel (subject
to availability)

Marquise genuine

red spinel (subject to availability)

 

Pink Gemstones

Genuine Pink Sapphire – AA = Standard I
AAA = Standard II

Round not currently available

Princess-cut genuine pink sapphire

Marquise genuine pink sapphire

 

Princess-cut genuine

pink sapphire

Marquise genuine

pink sapphire

Princess-cut pink spinel

Genuine Baby Pink Topaz – Standard II

Genuine Passion Pink Topaz – Standard II

Round genuine baby pink topaz

Princess-cut genuine baby pink topaz

Princess-cut genuine pink topaz

Round genuine
baby pink topaz

Princess-cut
genuine pink topaz

Princess-cut genuine
passion pink topaz

 

Black Box Genuine
Berry Sapphire
(Priced like Premium II)

Genuine Pink Spinel – Standard II

Genuine Pink Tourmaline – Standard I

Black Box genuine berry sapphire

Princess-cut pink spinel

Marquise genuine pink tourmaline

Marquise genuine

berry sapphire

(subject to availability)

Princess-cut

genuine pink spinel

Marquise genuine

pink tourmaline

 

Orange and Yellow Gemstones

Genuine Citrine -Standard II

Round genuine citrine

Princess-cut genuine citrine

Marquise genuine citrine

 

Genuine Padparadscha Sapphire – Premium II
(Pronounced Pawd-par-AWD-sha)

Round genuine Padparadscha sapphire

Princess-cut lab-created Padparadsha sapphire

Marquise genuine Padparadscha sapphire

 

Genuine Yellow Sapphire-
Premium II

Genuine Mystic Sunrise Topaz -Standard II

Genuine Honey Topaz
– Standard II

Round genuine yellow sapphire

Round genuine mystic sunrise topaz

Princess-cut genuine honey topaz

 

 

 

Genuine Poppy Topaz –
Standard II

 

Round genuine poppy topaz

Genuine princess-cut poppy topaz

 

Round genuine

poppy topaz

Princess-cut genuine

poppy topaz

 

 

Genuine Imperial Topaz – Premium II

Round genuine imperial topaz

Princess-cut genuine Imperial topaz

Marquise genuine Imperial topaz

 

Clear Alternative to Diamonds

Lab-Created Moissanite – Premium II

Like other lab-created stones we carry, Moissanite is not an “imitation” diamond.

It has the identical chemical and molecular structure to diamond, but

it simply was grown in a laboratory, instead of in the ground.

Round lab-created moissanite

Princess-cut lab created moissanite

Marquise lab-created moissanite

 

Birthstones – Standard II

All lab-created gemstones are available in the genuine versions at an additional price

January

February

March

Round genuine rhodolite garnet

Round genuine amethyst

Round AAA aquamarine

Genuine garnet

Genuine amethyst

Genuine aquamarine

 

 

 

April

May

June

Round lab-created moissanite

Round lab-created emerald

Round lab-created alexandrite

Moissonite –
Lab-created diamond

Lab-created emerald

Lab-created alexandrite

 

July

August

September

Chatham round lab-created ruby

Round genuine peridot

Round genuine blue sapphire

Lab-created ruby

Peridot

Genuine blue sapphire

 

October

November

December

Round genuine pink tourmaline

Round genuine precious golden topaz

Round genuine blue zircon

Genuine pink tourmaline

Genuine golden topaz

Genuine blue zircon

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