List of Black Gemstones

Let’s see the reason why?

People have a wide variety of different choices while choosing jet black diamonds for fine jewelry. It ranges from Onyx, Black Tourmaline, Spinel, Black Diopside, Black Obsidian, Black Moissanite, and Black Diamond. It takes lots of effort to choose one among these gemstones as they are having very similar color and look. But there are many parameters that one can follow when choosing the best gemstone out of it.

This parameter can be black gemstones hardness, its clarity, its luster and fire, its price, it’s color, it’s natural or not, availability of a wide variety of shapes and more parameters.

We are going to understand here details about each of this gem and then make sure which once is best suitable.

1. Onyx

Onyx is a variety of microcrystalline quartz called chalcedony. It being less valuable and softer which has a hardness rating of 7 on the Mohs scale. It also traditionally use for carving cameo brooches. Its color is mostly Jet black. Black Onyx

Black Onyx

2. Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline is also known as Schorl Tourmaline. Tourmaline belongs to a complex family of aluminum borosilicates mixed with iron, magnesium, or other various metals that, depending on the proportions of its components, may form as red, pink, yellow, brown, black, green, blue or violet. The hardness is 7 to 7.5 mm on the Mohs scale. It found in a wide variety of colors from gray, grayish-black and jet black. Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline

3. Black Spinel

Spinel is one of the valuable gemstones and is rarely found in the form of larger crystals. For a long time spinel confuse with sapphire or ruby. The spinel has a hardness of 7.5 on the Mohs scale. Its color is mostly jet black.

Black Spinel

4. Black Diopside

The stunning cabochon cut Black Star Diopside Gemstone Stone is a marvel in itself. One can use it as a crystal or in jewelry as well. When used in jewelry, it should touch the skin and, thus, can be worn inside a bracelet, pendant, ring, or earrings. Its hardness is 5 to 6 on the Mohs scale. It’s color often grayish black to brownish-black.Black Diopside

Black Diopside

5. Black Obsidian

Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock. Black Obsidian is a rock formation as a result of quickly cooled lava. The Obsidian is also known as Royal Agate, Xaga, Glassy Lava, Volcanic glass and Glass Agate. Its hardness is 5 to 6 on the Mohs scale. Obsidian is often jet black.Black Obsidian

Black Obsidian

6. Black Moissanite

Black Moissanite is synthetic. Its made of Silicon carbide of high quality mostly H4 quality. Black Moissanite is having a hardness of 8 to 9 on the Mohs scale. Its main uses are mostly in industrial and electronics. But these days they use heavily for the low price fashion jewelry. Black Moissanite is grayish to jet black.Black Moissanite

Black Moissanite

7. Natural Black Diamond

Black Diamond is found mostly in Brazil and South African regions. Its also call Carbonado and often the hardest of all the black gemstone you found on the earth. Black Diamond can be 100% natural or can be enhanced to give it the permanent jet black color. The black diamond is having 10 or more hardness on the Mohs scale.Black Diamonds

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