Crystal identification can be challenging for those who acquire them for healing and spiritual purposes and will often need to seek expert advice. There are many ways to identify crystals, one of the most simple is by colour.
Here is a simple guide for those interested in the different meanings of crystals based on their colour. The information is a culmination of multiple sources such as Crystal Castle and the Crystal Dictionary.
Black – Associated with power, protection, and mystery, commonly available black gemstones include Black Obsidian, Jet, and Onyx.
Blue – A tranquil and relaxing colour, blue crystals are excellent for emotional and physical balancing. Commonly found crystals in this category are Angelite, Aquamarine, Celestite, and Lapis Lazuli.
Brown – Associated with the earth and the trees, brownstones help to absorb negative energy. These stones include Smoky Quartz, Brown Jasper, Bronzite, Petrified Wood, and Tigers Eye.
Yellow and Gold – The colour of the sun at full midday strength, yellow and gold coloured stones represent optimism and joy. Think Golden Topaz, Citrine, Amber, Yellow Tiger’s Eye, and Yellow Jasper. Gold stones are also a symbol of wealth and power such as Pyrite and Gold.
Green – Greens stones have a healing and balancing effect on the emotions. Said to bring good fortune and prosperity into your life, stones include Emerald, Aventurine, Green Fluorite and Jade
Orange – A power colour, orange stones are meant to awaken your inner passion and capture the spirit of the sun. They include Orange Calcite, Aragonite, Carnelian, Sunstone, and Copper.
Pink – The colour of love and compassion, pink stones like rose quartz and Rhodochrosite said to heal and open the heart. Other pink stones include Lepidolite, Pink Tourmaline, and Pink Sapphire.
Grey – The colour of moonlight, grey or silver stones have protective warrior-like qualities. Grey stones like Hematite and Moonstone have a silvery finish that’s meant to emulate a starry night.
Purple – The colour of enlightenment and intuition, purple stones like Amethyst and Charoite help balance the emotions with relaxing and soothing qualities. The crystalline structure of purple stones makes them powerful energy amplifiers.
Red – The colour of passion and life force energy, red stones like garnet, Ruby, and Red Tiger’s Eye are said to have a warming and grounding energy.
White – Representing purity and transformation, white stones like Selenite and clear quartz make excellent healing tools, especially when incorporated into healing routines.
There are many different ways to identify crystals with their healing abilities however the colour is the most straight forward even if you don’t know what crystal it is. If you want to find out more about different forms of crystal healing, you could look into Aura-Soma or Shamanic Energy Healing.