June 2024

Bible Colours

>Agate / Agates – Agate is a translucent variety of microcrystalline quartz. Agate is a cryptocrystalline variety of silica, chiefly chalcedony, characterised by its fineness of grain and brightness of colour [Blue, Red, Green, Pink, White, Purple, Black, Grey, Brown, Yellow, Orange]. Moss Agate is technically not a true Agate as it lacks the banding patterns of Agate.
>Amethyst – Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz often used in jewelry. It is one of several forms of quartz. The Amethyst colour has a Decimal Code (RGB) : 153, 102, 204 & Hex triplet?: ?#9966cc.
>Beryl – Beryl is a mineral composed of beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate with the chemical formula Be?Al?(SiO?)?. Well-known varieties of beryl include emerald and aquamarine. The bluish green Beryl colour has a Decimal Code (RGB) : 86, 233, 219 & Hex triplet?: ?#56e9db.
>Carbuncle / Carbuncles – A carbuncle is any red gemstone, most often a red garnet. The Carbuncle colour has a Decimal Code (RGB) : 2,196, 203 & Hex triplet?: ?#02c4cb.
>Carnelian – See Sardius.
>Chalcedony – Chalcedony is a cryptocrystalline form of silica, composed of very fine intergrowths of quartz and moganite [Blue, Pink, Green, White, Red, Black, Orange, Purple, Grey, Yellow, Brown].
>Chrysolyte / Chrysolite – The name itself means “gold stone,” and over time it has been used to refer to different gemstones, including chrysoberyl, peridot/olivine and topaz. Many scholars believe that chrysolite was most likely used to refer to the mineral olivine, known in gemology as peridot. Olivine is not itself an official mineral, but is composed of two minerals; fayalite and forsterite. Peridot is a well-known and ancient gemstone, with jewelry pieces dating all the way back to the Pharaohs in Egypt. The gem variety of the mineral Olivine, it makes a lovely light green to olive-green gemstone.
>Chrysoprasus – Chrysoprase, chrysophrase or chrysoprasus is a gemstone variety of chalcedony (a cryptocrystalline form of silica) that contains small quantities of nickel. Its colour is normally apple-green, but varies to deep green. The Chrysoprasus colour has a Decimal Code (RGB) : 2, 130, 85 & Hex triplet?: ?#028255.
>Coral – Coral is a reddish or pinkish shade of orange. The colour is named after the sea animal also called corals. The Coral colour has a Decimal Code (RGB) : 255, 127, 80 & Hez# ff7f50.
>Crystal – Crystals are minerals formed underground from three-dimensional repeating patterns of atoms. A crystal’s appearance depends upon the natural characteristics of its type and the conditions in which it grows. Some take on strange shapes, some are very small and others grow very large. Quartz crystal is a clear variety of quartz.
>Diamond – Even though diamonds are considered as colourless, most are shades of light yellow and brown. … Diamonds are colour graded on a scale from D (totally colourless) to Z (conspicuously yellowish or brownish).
>Emerald / Emeralds – Emerald is a colour that is a shade of green. It is light and bright, with a faint bluish cast. The Emerald colour has a Decimal Code (RGB) : 80, 200, 120 & Hex triplet?: ?#50c878.
>Jacinth – Jacinth is a traditional term for yellow, orange or red-brown zircon. Although the term jacinth is no longer much used in the gem trade, it is an important part of the history of gemstones. It dates back to one of the most important historical gemstone references, the description of the breastplate of Aaron in the Old Testament [Exodus 28:15-21]. The colour of jacinth could have originally been blue-violet, since the name is derived from the Latin hyacinthus, referring to the flowering plant still known today as hyacinth. However, hyacinths can be various colours, including red, blue, white, orange, pink, violet and yellow. Nowadays, Jacinth is considered to be golden to red-brown. Jacinth is an orange-red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstone. It is not really known how the name Jacinth came to refer to the orange or red zircon.
>Jasper – Jasper is an opaque variety of Chalcedony, and is usually associated with brown, yellow, or reddish colours, but may be used to describe other opaque colours of Chalcedony such as dark or mottled green, orange, and black. Jasper is almost always multicoloured, with unique colour patterns and habits. The Jasper colour has a Decimal Code (RGB) : 215, 59, 62 & Hex~ d73b3e.
>Ligure – The seventh stone in Aaron’s Breastplate, often called the Ligure, and sometimes referred to as the Sapphire or Lapis Lazuli. is generally a yellowish-green in nature, and apparently giving the appearance of millet, or small grains. It is gathered by some to have supposed to been a form of agate. Being made out of amber, it is also considered quite a hard stone.
>Onyx – Onyx is a banded variety of the oxide mineral chalcedony. Agate and onyx are both varieties of layered chalcedony that differ only in the form of the bands: agate has curved bands and onyx has parallel bands. The colours of its bands range from white to almost every colour (save some shades, such as purple or blue). Commonly, specimens of onyx contain bands of black and/or white. Onyx is mentioned in the Bible many times. Sardonyx (onyx in which white layers alternate with sard) is mentioned in the Bible as well. The Onyx colour has a Decimal Code (RGB) : 54, 54, 56 & Hex triplet?: ?#363638.
>Pearl – a hard, lustrous spherical mass, typically white or bluish-grey, formed within the shell of a pearl oyster or other bivalve mollusc and highly prized as a gem. A pearl is a hard object produced within the soft tissue of a living shelled mollusk or another animal, such as a conulariid. The Pearl colour has a Decimal Code (RGB) : 234, 224, 200 & Hex triplet?: ?#eae0c8.
>Rubies / Ruby – A ruby is a pink to blood-red coloured gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide). Other varieties of gem-quality corundum are called sapphires. Note that the word Ruby does not occur in the KJV Bible. The Ruby colour has a Decimal Code (RGB) : 224, 17, 95 & Hex triplet?: ?#e0115f.
>Sapphire / Sapphires – Sapphire is a gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum, an aluminium oxide. It is typically blue in colour, but natural “fancy” sapphires also occur in yellow, purple, orange, and green colours; “parti sapphires” show two or more colours [Blue, Yellow, Pink, White, Green, Purple, Black, Orange, Grey, Brown]. The Sapphire Blue colour has a Decimal Code (RGB) : 18, 97, 128 & Hex triplet?: ?#126180.
>Sardonyx – Sardonyx is a type of onyx, but with a brown rather than a black base. The Sardonyx colour has a Decimal Code (RGB) : 228, 67, 63 & Hex triplet?: ?#e4433f.
>Topaz – Pure topaz is colourless and transparent but is usually tinted by impurities; typical topaz is wine, yellow, pale gray, reddish-orange, or blue brown. It can also be white, pale green, blue, gold, pink (rare), reddish-yellow or opaque to transparent/translucent. The Topaz colour has a Decimal Code (RGB) : 255, 200, 124 & Hex triplet?: ?#ffc87c.
>Black – The Black colour has a Decimal Code (RGB) : 0, 0, 0 & Hex triplet?: ?#000000.
>White / Whited / Whiter – The White colour has a Decimal Code (RGB) : 255, 255, 255 & Hex triplet?: ?#ffffff.
>Blue / Blueness – Decimal Code (RGB) : 0, 0, 255 & Hex triplet?: ?#0000ff.
>Red / Reddish – The Red colour has a Decimal Code (RGB) : 255, 0, 0 & Hex triplet?: ?#ff0000.
>Yellow – The Yellow colour has a Decimal Code (RGB) : 255, 255, 0 & Hex triplet?: ?#ffff00.
>Brown – Brown is a composite colour. In the CMYK colour model used in printing or painting, brown is made by combining red, black, and yellow, or red, yellow, and blue. The Brown colour has a Decimal Code (RGB) : 102, 51, 0 & Hex triplet?: ?#663300.
>Crimson – Crimson is a strong, red colour, inclining to purple. The Crimson colour has a Decimal Code (RGB) : 220, 20, 60 & Hex triplet?: ?#dc143c.
>Orange – The word Orange is not in the KJV Bible. However, it does indirectly exist as one on the 7 colours within the rainbow [Red, Orange Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet]. The Orange colour has a Decimal Code (RGB) : 255, 165, 0 & Hex#ffa500.
>Purple – Purple is a colour intermediate between blue and red. It is similar to violet, but unlike violet, which is a spectral colour with its own wavelength on the visible spectrum of light, purple is a composite colour made by combining red and blue. The Purple colour has a Decimal Code (RGB) : 128, 0, 128 & Hex triplet?: ?#800080.
>Scarlet – Scarlet is a brilliant red colour with a tinge of orange. In the spectrum of visible light, and on the traditional colour wheel, it is one-quarter of the way between red and orange, slightly less orange than vermilion. Scarlet is also often associated with immorality and sin, particularly prostitution or adultery, largely because of a passage referring to “The Great Harlot”, “dressed in purple and scarlet”, in the Bible (Revelation 17:1–6). The Scarlet colour has a Decimal Code (RGB) : 255, 36, 0 & Hex triplet?: ?#ff2400.
>Violet – The word Violet is not in the KJV Bible. However, it does indirectly exist as one on the 7 colours within the rainbow [Red, Orange Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet]. The Violet colour has a Decimal Code (RGB) : 238, 130, 238 & Hex triplet?: ?#ee82ee.