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What are the names of green gems?

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The most well-known varieties of green gemstones are emerald and jade, both of which have high values for translucence and vivid, rich colors. A more uncommon green gem is the green diamond. Alexandrite is an interesting green gem that can also shine pink, yellow or red depending upon environmental lighting.

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What are the names of green gems?
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Opals, tourmalines, sapphires, pearls and garnets all have green varietals. Peridot, the modern birthstone for August, only comes in green, but its greens range from olive- through brownish- to yellow-green. Hiddenite, local to North Carolina, gets its green hue from an infusion of chromium. More opaque green gems include amber, amazonite, chrysoprase and agate.

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