Green Kermit

Kermit lamented

“It’s not that easy being green, having to spend each day the color of the leaves.

When I think it could be nicer being red or yellow or gold or something more colorful than that”. Poor thing, it took him the whole song to figure out that being green wasn’t that bad.

Too bad he didn’t look in my collection of gemstones before he felt too sorry for himself.

I could have shown him that green is pretty darn awesome. Taking a dive into my boxes (and boxes) of gemstones, I found so much green, Kermit would have felt right at home.  Let me tell you some of what I found.

If you were the average person when thinking of green gemstones, you might think of emerald, peridot, and jade (of course.)  But I’m sure you’re not the average person, so let’s explore some other stones that you might like.


Malachite is a green stone that is probably more well-known than some of the others that I’ve dug up.

But it’s so pretty and looks so amazing when wrapped in silver wire, I had to share it with you.

malachite bracelet

Malachite and Silver…a match made in heaven

ruby in fuschite

Ruby in Fuchsite

Ruby in Fuchsite

There is Ruby in Fuchsite (I mentioned it in this blog post, but have since been schooled in the proper name…Ruby in Fuchsite, not Ruby Fuchsite).

The Fuchsite is the green part, and the green comes from the chromium, while the “Ruby” is actually corundum, which is a red mineral, not actual ruby.


I love working with Chrysocolla, which ranges in color from blues to greens.  The green color comes from the copper content in the stone.

When I was looking up more information on the stone, I found out that it is often coated in a druzy layer of quartz crystal…

I think I’ll need to keep my eye out for one of those (all about sparkle).

chrysocolla earrings

Serpentine wrapped in sterling silver


Serpentine is a gemstone that is not actually a single mineral, but a group of related minerals, and while it can be found in many colors, its most predominant color is (surprise!) green.

Oftentimes you’ll see striations in serpentine because of the way the minerals form together, but this one was such an unusual pattern.

Ocean Jasper

Ocean Jasper (also known as orbicular jasper) is an unusual stone that was found only in Madagascar and only mined at low tide.

It is now mined out and a rare find.  If you find one, snag it.  Its colors range from pink, red, black, blue, and of course, green.  The stone is known by its wavy lines, polka dots, and florets.


ocean jasper

Ocean Jasper…a rare find. This is one that I found a while back.  It has since been claimed.

yellow turcose

Yellow Turquoise…green-ish

Yellow Turquoise

Yellow Turquoise is a jasper/serpentine stone with a hematite webbing, rather than a true turquoise.   It’s really more green than yellow, but you get the drift.

Of course, there are many many other green stones.  My collection is huge!

Other green stones include, but are not limited to, moss agate, peruvian opal, amazonite, aventurine, green amethyst, ruby in zoisite, jade (green and light green “new jade”), unakite, emerald, green turquoise and moss agate.

Just let me know if you’d like to make a no obligation appointment to see my collection and perhaps chose a stone to be made into a one-of-a-kind piece! It’s not too early to start planning for Mother’s Day!

You may find something on Etsy or you can find my things for sale at Kress Emporium in downtown Asheville, Jewelers Workbench in Waynesville, A Walk in the Woods or the Henderson County Gem and Mineral Museum in Hendersonville.

Until next month.

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