The Color Purple
Like pink, purple is a color of spring, flowers, and among Christians, Easter and Lent.
Always purple: Amethyst, Charoite,* Indian Star Ruby, Purple Fluorite,* Purple Garnet, Purple Jade,* Purple Sapphire, Purple Spinel, Sugilite*
Sometimes purple: Rhodolite Garnet, Rubellite Tourmaline**
Note: For more gems of a color between red and blue (with proportionately more blue) see “The Color Violet.”
* May be striated or in bands
** Pleochroic (reveals more than one color depending on the quality of light)