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Pictures of Purple Gemstones

Variety of Purple Colors

Jewelry with purple gem stones comes in a variety of different shades, including amethyst, heliotrope, lavender, lilac, magenta, mauve, mulberry, orchid, reddish blue, violet and wine.

Shown below are pictures of some common and uncommon purple stones including amethyst, opalite, sugilite, tanzanite, charoite, garnet and jasper. .

The links below provide more information about a specific gemstone, pictures of jewelry made with the stone, or its corresponding birthstone facts. This page will show you pictures of all the purple birthstones.

Tiffany Stone (Opalite)
- Jewelry with Opalite


Birthstone months and signs
- Jewelry with Amethyst


- Jewelry with Charoite


- Jewelry with Sugilite


lavender jasper
Birthstone months and signs
- Jewelry with Jasper


Birthstone months and signs


purple sapphire
Purple Sapphire
Birthstone months and signs
- Jewelry with Sapphire


purple garnet
Purple Garnet
Birthstone months and signs
- Jewelry with Garnet



purple topaz
Purple Topaz
Birthstone months and signs
- Jewelry with Topaz

color change garnet
Color-change Garnet
Birthstone months and signs


Purple Agate
Birthstone months and signs
- Jewelry with Agate



Lavender Chalcedony
Birthstone months and signs

rubellite tourmaline
Rubellite Tourmaline
Birthstone months and signs






The color purple symbolizes power, spiritual goals, passion, leadership, respect and wealth. It is pacifying, refreshing and calming and has been worn by emperors and military commander. It also has come to symbolize psychic ability, success, wisdom and independence. Purple was once a European symbol of royalty.

It is suggested that wearing jewelry with purple gemstones will strengthen a person's generosity while inspiring creativity and inner strength. Purple also enhances artistic talents and wisdom.


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Birthstone Months and Signs
Pictures of Purple Birthstones

  • Agate Birthstone
    Ayurvedic Birthstone - May
    Hebrew Birthstone - May
    Roman Birthstone - May
    Arabic Birthstone - June
    Mystical Birthstone - September
    Sun Sign (Star Sign) - Aquarius
    Zodiac Birthstone - Gemini
    Talismanic Birthstone - Libra
    Sun Sign (Star Sign) - Capricorn

  • Amethyst Birthstone
    Modern Birthstone - February
    Traditional Birthstone - February
    Ayurvedic Birthstone - February
    Arabic Birthstone - February
    Hebrew Birthstone - February
    Roman Birthstone - February
    Sun Sign (Star Sign) - Aquarius
    Zodiac Birthstone - Pisces
    Sun Sign (Star Sign) - Pisces
    Talismanic Birthstone - Scorpio
    Sun Sign (Star Sign) - Sagittarius

  • Garnet Birthstone
    Modern Birthstone - January
    Traditional Birthstone - January
    Ayurvedic Birthstone - January
    Arabic Birthstone - January
    Hebrew Birthstone - January
    Roman Birthstone - January
    Zodiac Birthstone - Aquarius
    Sun Sign (Star Sign) - Aquarius
    Talismanic Stone - Taurus
    Planetary Stone - Scorpio
    Sun Sign (Star Sign) - Capricorn

  • Jasper Birthstone
    Mystical Birthstone - October
    Talismanic Birthstone - Aquarius
    Planetary Stone - Aries
    Sun Sign (Star Sign) - Virgo
  • Sapphire Birthstone
    Arabic Birthstone - April
    Hebrew Birthstone - April
    Roman Birthstone - April
    Mystical Birthstone - May
    Hindu Birthstone - July
    Ayurvedic Birthstone - August
    Modern Birthstone - September
    Traditional Birthstone - September
    Sun Sign (Star Sign) - Pisces
    Zodiac Birthstone - Taurus
    Sun Sign (Star Sign) - Taurus
    Talismanic Stone - Cancer
    Sun Sign (Star Sign) - Virgo
    Planetary Sign - Libra
    Sun Sign (Star Sign) - Sagittarius

  • Tanzanite Birthstone
    Modern Birthstone - December

  • Topaz Birthstone
    Modern Birthstone - November, December
    Ayurvedic Birthstone - November
    Arabic Birthstone - November
    Hebrew Birthstone - November
    Roman Birthstone - November
    Hindu Birthstone - December
    Talismanic Stone - Aquarius
    Sun Sign (Star Sign) - Scorpio
    Zodiac Birthstone - Sagittarius
    Sun Sign (Star Sign) - Sagittarius
    Planetary Stone - Sagittarius

  • Tourmaline Birthstone
    Modern - October
    Traditional - October
    Sun Sign (Star Sign) - Leo

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Sources of Information:
The Curious Lore of Precious Stones
by G.F. Kunz. J.D. Lippincott. 1913
International Colored Gemstone Association
Gemstones of the World by Walter Schumann. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Gems and Jewelry by Joel E. Arem. Geoscience Press. 1992
Gems in Myth, Legend, and Lore by Bruce G. Knuth. Jeweler's Press 1999
Healing Crystals by Cassandra Eason. Vega 2003

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