Crystal Identification Chart - Identify Crystals & Stones

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Crystal Identification

Found yourself wondering 'what crystal is this?' or looking for help with crystal identification of a piece that came in one of our orders? Every Contempo Crystals order comes with crystal freebie stones. If you are curious which crystals you received, take a look below.  You can tap the 'learn more about' link on some crystals for an in-depth description and photos to help with your crystal identification! You'll also find some additional helpful crystal ID tips at the bottom of the page!

Please use your best guess in which crystal you receive as a freebie. Thank you again!
While you don't get to select your free crystals, it is said a crystal will select you when you need it!

Crystal Identifier

SERPENTINE
SERPENTINE

Opaque vibrant to deep green. Black/gray lining or spots. Occasional pyrite. Learn more about Green Serpentine >

SERPENTINE

Opaque vibrant to deep green. Black/gray lining or spots. Occasional pyrite. Learn more about Green Serpentine >

SERPENTINE
GREEN CALCITE

Overall green color with hints of brown, black or white. Has a slight 'shine' finish to it. Learn more about Green Calcite >

GREEN CALCITE
GREEN CALCITE

Overall green color with hints of brown, black or white. Has a slight 'shine' finish to it. Learn more about Green Calcite >

GREEN CALCITE
CHEVRON AMETHYST
CHEVRON AMETHYST

Purple and white coloring happening in a 'chevron' or stripe pattern. Usually a 'wand' shape. Learn more about Chevron Amethyst >

CHEVRON AMETHYST

Purple and white coloring happening in a 'chevron' or stripe pattern. Usually a 'wand' shape. Learn more about Chevron Amethyst >

CHEVRON AMETHYST
BLACK OBSIDIAN

Black 'glass-like' appearance. As this is glass created by volcanos. Learn more about Black Obsidian >

BLACK OBSIDIAN
BLACK OBSIDIAN

Black 'glass-like' appearance. As this is glass created by volcanos. Learn more about Black Obsidian >

BLACK OBSIDIAN
ROSE QUARTZ
ROSE QUARTZ

Even overall pink color. Ranges from baby pink to a more saturated color. Learn more about Rose Quartz >

ROSE QUARTZ

Even overall pink color. Ranges from baby pink to a more saturated color. Learn more about Rose Quartz >

ROSE QUARTZ
WHITE HOWLITE

Chalky white coloring with lines of gray. Very opaque in coloring. Learn more about Howlite >

WHITE HOWLITE
WHITE HOWLITE

Chalky white coloring with lines of gray. Very opaque in coloring. Learn more about Howlite >

WHITE HOWLITE
ORANGE CALCITE
ORANGE CALCITE

Light orange yellow coloring. Opaque soft stone with hints of white. Learn more about Calcite >

ORANGE CALCITE

Light orange yellow coloring. Opaque soft stone with hints of white. Learn more about Calcite >

ORANGE CALCITE
SELENITE

Incredibly soft white stone. There is obvious lining in to formation. Learn more about Selenite >

SELENITE
SELENITE

Incredibly soft white stone. There is obvious lining in to formation. Learn more about Selenite >

SELENITE
GREEN FUCHSITE
GREEN FUCHSITE

Overall green color. Soft mica stone with a subtle shimmer.

GREEN FUCHSITE

Overall green color. Soft mica stone with a subtle shimmer.

GREEN FUCHSITE
SMOKY QUARTZ

Even and overall light tan to deep brown color. Mostly clear. Learn more about Smoky Quartz >

SMOKY QUARTZ
SMOKY QUARTZ

Even and overall light tan to deep brown color. Mostly clear. Learn more about Smoky Quartz >

SMOKY QUARTZ
GREEN AVENTURINE
GREEN AVENTURINE

Even opaque green matte color with a subtle 'white' speckle. Learn more about Green Aventurine >

GREEN AVENTURINE

Even opaque green matte color with a subtle 'white' speckle. Learn more about Green Aventurine >

GREEN AVENTURINE
QUARTZ

Clear to milky white quartz. Hard shiny surface. Learn more about Clear & White Quartz >

QUARTZ
QUARTZ

Clear to milky white quartz. Hard shiny surface. Learn more about Clear & White Quartz >

QUARTZ
AMETHYST
AMETHYST

Overall translucent purple coloring with hints of opaque quartz. Learn more about Amethyst >

AMETHYST

Overall translucent purple coloring with hints of opaque quartz. Learn more about Amethyst >

AMETHYST
WEB JASPER

Very matte soft stone with lining in gray hues from almost white to black.

WEB JASPER
WEB JASPER

Very matte soft stone with lining in gray hues from almost white to black.

WEB JASPER
TIGER EYE
TIGER EYE

Shades of brown and orange. Some sections may 'shine' like cat eyes. Learn more about Tiger Eye >

TIGER EYE

Shades of brown and orange. Some sections may 'shine' like cat eyes. Learn more about Tiger Eye >

TIGER EYE
PINK RHODONITE

Pink, Black & Gray opaque coloring with hints of tan and white. Learn more about Rhodonite >

PINK RHODONITE
PINK RHODONITE

Pink, Black & Gray opaque coloring with hints of tan and white. Learn more about Rhodonite >

PINK RHODONITE
WHITE JASPER
WHITE JASPER

Looks opaque evenly white in color. No transparency at all.

WHITE JASPER

Looks opaque evenly white in color. No transparency at all.

WHITE JASPER
TREE AGATE

Mostly opaque white in color with green lining throughout. May have quartz.

TREE AGATE
TREE AGATE

Mostly opaque white in color with green lining throughout. May have quartz.

TREE AGATE
Black Tourmaline
Black Tourmaline

Jet black in color, very soft and can be flaky. Often has lines or 'rods'. Learn more about Tourmaline >

Black Tourmaline

Jet black in color, very soft and can be flaky. Often has lines or 'rods'. Learn more about Tourmaline >

Black Tourmaline
NATURAL CITRINE

Mostly tan in color with hints of yellow from iron. Can be 'smoky'. Hard polished with clarity. Learn more about Citrine >

NATURAL CITRINE
NATURAL CITRINE

Mostly tan in color with hints of yellow from iron. Can be 'smoky'. Hard polished with clarity. Learn more about Citrine >

NATURAL CITRINE
BLUE APATITE
BLUE APATITE

Vibrant to deep blue. Some white & orange spots. Slight clarity.

BLUE APATITE

Vibrant to deep blue. Some white & orange spots. Slight clarity.

BLUE APATITE
MOOKAITE

A soft matte jasper with mostly red, white, yellow color. Some pink.

MOOKAITE
MOOKAITE

A soft matte jasper with mostly red, white, yellow color. Some pink.

MOOKAITE
AMAZONITE
AMAZONITE

Blue, White & Gray Opaque coloring. Hints of Smoky Quartz & Lepidolite. Learn more about Amazonite >

AMAZONITE

Blue, White & Gray Opaque coloring. Hints of Smoky Quartz & Lepidolite. Learn more about Amazonite >

AMAZONITE
DARK RHODONITE

Black Manganese and quartz mix with pink rhodonite. Learn more about Rhodonite >

DARK RHODONITE
DARK RHODONITE

Black Manganese and quartz mix with pink rhodonite. Learn more about Rhodonite >

DARK RHODONITE
LABRADORITE
LABRADORITE

Overall even gray coloring. May have spots of colorful 'flash' at angles. Learn more about Labradorite >

LABRADORITE

Overall even gray coloring. May have spots of colorful 'flash' at angles. Learn more about Labradorite >

LABRADORITE
SODALITE

Blue, White and/or Black stone with a matte finish. Opaque throughout. Learn more about Sodalite >

SODALITE
SODALITE

Blue, White and/or Black stone with a matte finish. Opaque throughout. Learn more about Sodalite >

SODALITE
ORANGE JASPER
ORANGE JASPER

Overall orange color with slight yellow. Slight speckled appearance.

ORANGE JASPER

Overall orange color with slight yellow. Slight speckled appearance.

ORANGE JASPER
GOLD PYRITE

Sparkling golden brown coloring. Also known as 'fools gold'. Learn more about Pyrite >

GOLD PYRITE
GOLD PYRITE

Sparkling golden brown coloring. Also known as 'fools gold'. Learn more about Pyrite >

GOLD PYRITE
RED CALCITE
RED CALCITE

Orange almost red color with white. Has a shine coating on it. Learn more about Calcite >

RED CALCITE

Orange almost red color with white. Has a shine coating on it. Learn more about Calcite >

RED CALCITE
TUMBLED SERPENTINE

A bright yellow green mixed with gray. Opaque and tumbled. Learn more about Serpentine >

TUMBLED SERPENTINE
TUMBLED SERPENTINE

A bright yellow green mixed with gray. Opaque and tumbled. Learn more about Serpentine >

TUMBLED SERPENTINE
GREEN SERPENTINE
GREEN SERPENTINE

Nearly solid color of green/yellow with a matte finish. May have black spots and/or pyrite! Learn more about Green Serpentine >

GREEN SERPENTINE

Nearly solid color of green/yellow with a matte finish. May have black spots and/or pyrite! Learn more about Green Serpentine >

GREEN SERPENTINE
OCEAN JASPER

Opaque in color but with a slight shine. Deep greens and yellows. Learn more about Ocean Jasper >

OCEAN JASPER
OCEAN JASPER

Opaque in color but with a slight shine. Deep greens and yellows. Learn more about Ocean Jasper >

OCEAN JASPER
SMALL TUMBLES
SMALL TUMBLES

There are TONS of stones in this mix. Please use the rest of this guide to make your best guess.

SMALL TUMBLES

There are TONS of stones in this mix. Please use the rest of this guide to make your best guess.

SMALL TUMBLES
LILAC LEPIDOLITE

Soft flaky raw crystal with an overall light lavender/purple color. Has an overall shimmer. Learn more about Lepidolite >

LILAC LEPIDOLITE
LILAC LEPIDOLITE

Soft flaky raw crystal with an overall light lavender/purple color. Has an overall shimmer. Learn more about Lepidolite >

LILAC LEPIDOLITE
YELLOW QUARTZ
YELLOW QUARTZ

An even yellow opaque stone. May have dark spots on some sides.

YELLOW QUARTZ

An even yellow opaque stone. May have dark spots on some sides.

YELLOW QUARTZ
BLUE CALCITE

A slightly cubic formation in a light blue, sometimes grayish color. Overall shine finish. Learn more about Calcite >

BLUE CALCITE
BLUE CALCITE

A slightly cubic formation in a light blue, sometimes grayish color. Overall shine finish. Learn more about Calcite >

BLUE CALCITE
RAINBOW MOONSTONE
RAINBOW MOONSTONE

White with black or tan spots. May also have flash spots of blue. Learn more about Moonstone >

RAINBOW MOONSTONE

White with black or tan spots. May also have flash spots of blue. Learn more about Moonstone >

RAINBOW MOONSTONE
RUTILATED QUARTZ

Clear to smoky quartz with tan, gold or brown rutile lines that shine. Learn more about Rutilated Quartz >

RUTILATED QUARTZ
RUTILATED QUARTZ

Clear to smoky quartz with tan, gold or brown rutile lines that shine. Learn more about Rutilated Quartz >

RUTILATED QUARTZ
INDIGO GABBRO
INDIGO GABBRO

Opaque coloring of black, gray & purple. May have a silver flash.

INDIGO GABBRO

Opaque coloring of black, gray & purple. May have a silver flash.

INDIGO GABBRO
FANCY JASPER

Matte opaque stone that is mostly gray with other colors mixed in.

FANCY JASPER
FANCY JASPER

Matte opaque stone that is mostly gray with other colors mixed in.

FANCY JASPER
MORGANITE
MORGANITE

An even deep pinkish red color with some clarity. Feels like a quartz.

MORGANITE

An even deep pinkish red color with some clarity. Feels like a quartz.

MORGANITE
ORANGE AVENTURINE

Overall orange coloring. Fairly even. Opaque but with some clarity.

ORANGE AVENTURINE
ORANGE AVENTURINE

Overall orange coloring. Fairly even. Opaque but with some clarity.

ORANGE AVENTURINE
DENDRITIC OPAL
DENDRITIC OPAL

Mostly white or light gray with black lines (like lightning) all over.

DENDRITIC OPAL

Mostly white or light gray with black lines (like lightning) all over.

DENDRITIC OPAL
HEMATOID QUARTZ

Clear quartz with pink to orange from hematite mixed in.

HEMATOID QUARTZ
HEMATOID QUARTZ

Clear quartz with pink to orange from hematite mixed in.

HEMATOID QUARTZ
WHITE ONYX
WHITE ONYX

Overall even white opaque coloring. May have a very subtle shimmer. Learn more about Onyx >

WHITE ONYX

Overall even white opaque coloring. May have a very subtle shimmer. Learn more about Onyx >

WHITE ONYX
BLUE QUARTZ

Light blue gray color that is mostly opaque, but has some clarity.

BLUE QUARTZ
BLUE QUARTZ

Light blue gray color that is mostly opaque, but has some clarity.

BLUE QUARTZ
POLYCHROME JASPER
POLYCHROME JASPER

Opaque coloring of brown, teal, pink, yellow and more. Learn more about Polychrome Jasper >

POLYCHROME JASPER

Opaque coloring of brown, teal, pink, yellow and more. Learn more about Polychrome Jasper >

POLYCHROME JASPER
Green Galaxy Stone

A matte green and black mixed gabbro stone with a slight shimmer.

Green Galaxy Stone
Green Galaxy Stone

A matte green and black mixed gabbro stone with a slight shimmer.

Green Galaxy Stone
SUNSTONE
SUNSTONE

Orange and white spotted stone. Opaque with a bit of shine to the orange spots.

SUNSTONE

Orange and white spotted stone. Opaque with a bit of shine to the orange spots.

SUNSTONE
White & Gray Apophyllite

White or gray coloring with a raw cluster formation. Some sparkles. Learn more about Apophyllite >

White & Gray Apophyllite
White & Gray Apophyllite

White or gray coloring with a raw cluster formation. Some sparkles. Learn more about Apophyllite >

White & Gray Apophyllite
RAINBOW FLUORITE
RAINBOW FLUORITE

Green to purple coloring. Somewhere between clear and opque. Learn more about Fluorite >

RAINBOW FLUORITE

Green to purple coloring. Somewhere between clear and opque. Learn more about Fluorite >

RAINBOW FLUORITE
UNAKITE JASPER

Green and orange spotted coloring. An opaque matte stone.

UNAKITE JASPER
UNAKITE JASPER

Green and orange spotted coloring. An opaque matte stone.

UNAKITE JASPER
LEPIDOLITE
LEPIDOLITE

Light to deep purple in overall color. Has mica flake shimmer. Learn more about Lepidolite >

LEPIDOLITE

Light to deep purple in overall color. Has mica flake shimmer. Learn more about Lepidolite >

LEPIDOLITE
NEPHRITE JADE

Light to dark green in color. More of an olive tone than aventurine has.

NEPHRITE JADE
NEPHRITE JADE

Light to dark green in color. More of an olive tone than aventurine has.

NEPHRITE JADE
LEPIDOLITE MICA SLICE
LEPIDOLITE MICA SLICE

Light purple color with a shine due to it being a Mica. Thin and brittle layers. Learn about Lepdiolite >

LEPIDOLITE MICA SLICE

Light purple color with a shine due to it being a Mica. Thin and brittle layers. Learn about Lepdiolite >

LEPIDOLITE MICA SLICE
KYANITE

Comes in both blue and black. I raw and rough crystal with 'blades' or almost shards like growth.

KYANITE
KYANITE

Comes in both blue and black. I raw and rough crystal with 'blades' or almost shards like growth.

KYANITE
Peach Stillbite
Peach Stillbite

A light peach to orange coloring with a cluster formaiton.

Peach Stillbite

A light peach to orange coloring with a cluster formaiton.

Peach Stillbite
Pink Thulite

Pink to Red in color which hints of white and gray. A rare, naturally vibrant stone from Norway.

Pink Thulite
Pink Thulite

Pink to Red in color which hints of white and gray. A rare, naturally vibrant stone from Norway.

Pink Thulite

Trying to identify crystals is not always easy, they can vary so widely it's not even funny. The locality, inclusions, part of the stone it came from, can all change up the appearance. Believe me this crystal identifier is just a TINY fraction of what these crystals can look like.

But you can also take a look around the website and see even more examples of crystals and what they look like. For example, you could head to the 'amethyst collection' and get a look at tons of different amethyst varieties because each product listed is going to be unique! Or perhaps looking at crystals by color, or by the stone type might help you with your identification.

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Visit our quick Crystals & Their Meanings page for more helpful information on crystal meanings or tap into any of the crystals above! Even more crystal 'about' info on the collection pages mentioned above as well.

Hope this page helps a little with your crystal identification! There are also some great crystal books that might be able to help you out. I've listed out some of my favorite books on that link and give a little description on why.

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