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Most Popular Gemstones 2020 – Color of the Year

With winter just around the corner, it means that 2019 is almost over and it is time to look at what will be the most popular gemstones for 2020.

Most popular gemstones 2019 saw Living Coral be Pantone’s color of the year. Shades of pink, orange and bright colors were all the trend throughout the year. We expect this year to be no different. Whether you are looking for a Christmas gift or just to stay on trend this upcoming year, here at Star Lanka, we have made a list to help you with what will be the most popular gemstones of the year.

Pantone Color of the Year 2020

While the exact color of the year is yet to be announced, there are rumors. Sources say that Laurie Pressman, the VP of Pantone Color Institute told a Las Vegas fashion show that the color for 2020 will be inspired by the sea. This can be confirmed by the front cover of Pantone’s color guide to spring and summer of 2020, which has “the sea” written across it in bold letters.

You can look out for blue being the predominant color, but greens and browns will also play an important role, being inspired by seaweed and driftwood. You can also expect to see some white to represent the sandy beach of your dreams.

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Tanzanite is an interesting stone. Originally being mistaken for sapphire and later renamed, inspired by its country of origin, Tanzania. It was first brought to life by Tiffany & Co. and is just as popular today as it was back in the 1960’s. The blue and purple tones of Tanzanite make it the ideal stone of 2020. It was also popular in 2018, but great gemstones don’t go out of fashion.

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What makes tourmaline an excellent choice of gemstone for 2020 is simple. It comes in such a huge variety of colors, more than any other gemstone. And that makes it perfect for a color palette inspired by the sea. You can find Blue Tourmaline to fit the predominant color of 2020. You can also pick up Green Tourmaline for a more subtle hint of sea. And Pink Tourmaline if you are looking to break up your blues and greens with some color of coral. But you don’t have to feel limited by just these three, there are so many more colors that will look amazing throughout the new year.

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Zircon (Cambolite)

Zircon is one of the oldest gemstones known and it is incredibly popular, easy to purchase and extremely beautiful. A recently discovered specific type of Blue Zircon, found in Cambodia has led the stone to be called Cambolite. But that does not change their magnificence. Bright neon blue colors that shine under any light. It will undoubtedly be a popular gemstone in 2020.



If a year is to be inspired by the sea, then there is no more fitting stone than Aquamarine. Its colors remind you of a peaceful sea at a paradise beach. Thanks to, not only its name, but also its amazing color, you can expect to see more of this gemstone in 2020. Also, the stone has an ocean related past, as it has been believed to protect sailor’s since ancient Roman times. Be sure you get your hands on Aquamarine to look your best next year.

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Paraiba Tourmaline

Paraiba might be one of the rarest stones, but there is a high demand and their price is corelated equally to its rarity and demand. This can explain the rise in popularity of, the aforementioned, aquamarine. But don’t be put off. Paraiba Stone are beautiful and a perfect example of sea inspired jewelry. It has a color range from neon blue to green hues, the ideal companion for 2020.

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other stones to look out for

While this is list is not all the gemstones you can expect to be popular in 2020, based on Pantone’s color of the year predictions and inspirations, it is an extensive number. However, here are some honorable mentions that you should look out for too


The most popular gemstones for 2020 are a mixture of blues, greens and browns. If it reminds you of the sea or the beach, then it is the way to go. Not only with gemstones, but with all your outfits, gifts and accessories. Expect to see a good variety of blue stones, with greens as good measure.


The greens of emeralds are always popular but expect them to become even trendier this upcoming year. There are many fine jewelers working with the stone in preparation for next year’s trend and sea inspired color palette. You can expect to see untreated emeralds in rings throughout 2020.


The beryl family is large and contains many stones that will fit the colors of 2020. However, it is untreated beryl that is giving the best colors, tones and hues for the sea inspired palette. Members of the beryl family also include aquamarine and emeralds; however, beryl is normally cheaper than its luxury brothers and sisters.


Tsavorite is an expensive and rare Grossular Garnet. However, if you own one of these gemstones, you will know right away why they are on this list. They are far brighter shades of green than their cousin, Demantoid Garnets, which gives them a higher demand. Any person wearing Tsavorite is believe to be able to see the beauty within themselves and others.


While Amethyst is a purple colored gemstone, it will still be a popular gemstone of 2020. Look out for the stone to break up blues and greens in outfits, but still keep that sea inspired look. The gem is also believed to ensue calmness in the wearer, which is something the sea does to many of us.