There are several different varieties of Pink Gemstone. I have listed several of these below with a brief description or interesting fact about each, as always I encourage you to leave a comment below the post.
Garnet is the birthstone for January and is a category of gemstones made up of similar mineral composition. Pink Garnet will often be referred to as ‘Malaya’ which is a term used to describe Garnet that is either pink or earthy brown / orange. Interestingly Garnet has the widest variety of colour out of all popular gemstones. In fact the only color it is not available in is blue.
Sapphires are a variety of Corondum, as are rubies. Pink sapphires are not as common as yellow or green sapphires typically and are of greater value the deeper the coloring, considered more valuable the closer to red the color is.
Pink topaz is extremely rare and only found in Mexico and areas of South America. The pink color is a result of extreme heat exposure. Pink topaz is often created synthetically with a surface color treatment and is affordable but doesn’t handle heavy polishing terribly well.
Tourmaline is considered a semi-precious gemstone and can be found in most colors including colorless, green, blue, black and brown to name just a few. It is of course also found in pink tones, the pink being a result of a gemstone rich in lithium. Pink tourmaline can be greatly enhanced with exposure to irradiation however is it is almost impossible to detect doe not decrease it’s value.
Rhodochrosite is most commonly found in pink and will typically be reddish pink when found in its most pure form, occasionally with white streaks. It is an extremely soft gemstone which makes it quite challenging to cut, as a result most of the time it is seen uncut in jewelry.
Another gemstone naturally found in pink to rose red tones. It is the birthstone of Taurus and is relatively inexpensive and fabled to have soothing qualities on the nervous system.
Quartz is the most commonly found gemstone and as a result is considered relatively low in value due to a lack of scarcity. Varieties include’ Amethyst’ and ‘Ametrine’. It is found either translucent or opaque. It is considered the symbol of love and as a result has been used for many thousands of years to signify love and/or religion.
Our pink gemstones list wouldn’t be complete without including Ruby, perhaps the most well known of all red / pink gemstones. The dark red is due to the levels of chromium the gemstone consists of. Along with Saphire, Emerald and Diamonds it is considered a precious gemstone. The actual perceived value however varies a great deal based on the richness of the red tones.
As you can see there are many varieties of pink gemstones which differ greatly in value from the relatively inexpensive Rose quartz to the precious Ruby and Sapphire varieties. Generally however the value of a gemstone comes down to more than just variety. For a detailed description of these characteristics click here.