Blue is very popular when adding color to a custom piece of jewelry. Lucky for you there is a very large variety of colors just in the blue range for you to choose from for your next custom piece. Caleesi Designs Jewelers in Austin, Texas is here to help answer your questions about which gemstone is right for your next custom ring, earrings, necklace, or bracelet.
Australian Opal: The Australian mines for opals are sadly producing very little these days, so the prices for Australian opal has risen. Sometimes you can find an older piece for a good deal. You can't beat the fire in these opals.
Aquamarine: One of the first two blue's you thought of when you thought of blue gemstones. Aqua is a very popular light blue gemstone choice in jewelry. Some is a little green, and some is almost clear, but right in the middle is our favorite icy blue.
Chalcedony: Lesser known gemstone, usually fashioned as a cabochon, beads, or occasionally rose cuts. Pronounced "cal-sid-nee". Where as blue is the most common color, you will also see lavender.
Blue Diamond: Blue diamonds are very rare, but you will sometimes see them with a heat treatment. With this choice you get a vibrant blue, and the sparkle and hardness of a diamond. Just keep in mind that it's heat treated, and you should tell your jewelry if you're getting repairs done.
Iolite: Often considered a purple stone, but it can really go either way. Maybe you prefer a gemstone a little purple and a little blue.
Labradorite: This gemstone can look grey, green, gold, or blue, depending on the angle and the particular gemstone you have. The best specimens are a lighter grey with bright green, gold, and blue flashes.
Lapis Lazuli: Cut mostly in cabochons or beads, lapis is a deep blue opaque color typically with gold flecks.
Blue Sapphire: The most well known color of sapphire. Usually in a dark blue, but sometimes a lighter Ceylon blue.
Tanzanite: A very vibrant violet puple-blue color.
Blue Topaz: The most common topaz color, but it's often heat treated to be many other colors as well.
Turquoise: More of a blue-green color. Typically seen with lines called a matrix.
Blue Zircon: A greenish-blue color with double refraction, so it has a little extra sparkle than most gemstones. Not to be confused with cubic zirconia, which is a manufactured stone.