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Parry gems are red gems, orange gems, purple gems, and prismatic gems.

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Northrend Gems
Color Name Effect(s)
UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Yellow.pngUI-EmptySocket-Blue.png Prismatic Inv jewelcrafting dragonseye05.png [Flashing Dragon's Eye] 27 Parry Rating
UI-EmptySocket-Red.png Red Inv jewelcrafting dragonseye05.png [Flashing Dragon's Eye] +34 Parry
Inv jewelcrafting gem 37.png [Flashing Cardinal Ruby] +20 Parry Rating
Inv jewelcrafting gem 28.png [Flashing Scarlet Ruby] +16 Parry Rating
Inv jewelcrafting gem 16.png [Perfect Flashing Bloodstone] +14 Parry Rating
Inv jewelcrafting gem 22.png [Flashing Bloodstone] +12 Parry Rating
UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Yellow.png Orange Inv jewelcrafting gem 39.png [Glimmering Ametrine] +10 Parry Rating +10 Defense Rating
Inv jewelcrafting gem 30.png [Glimmering Monarch Topaz] +8 Parry Rating +8 Defense Rating
Inv jewelcrafting gem 14.png [Perfect Glimmering Huge Citrine] +7 Parry Rating +7 Defense Rating
Inv jewelcrafting gem 20.png [Glimmering Huge Citrine] +6 Parry Rating +6 Defense Rating
UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Blue.png Purple Inv jewelcrafting gem 40.png [Defender's Dreadstone] +10 Parry Rating +15 Stamina
Inv jewelcrafting gem 29.png [Defender's Twilight Opal] +8 Parry Rating +12 Stamina
Inv jewelcrafting gem 23.png [Defender's Shadow Crystal] +6 Parry Rating +9 Stamina

In Patch 3.2.0.

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Outland gems
Color Name Effect(s)
UI-EmptySocket-Red.png Red Inv jewelcrafting crimsonspinel 02.png [Flashing Crimson Spinel] +10 Parry Rating
Inv jewelcrafting livingruby 03.png [Flashing Living Ruby] +8 Parry Rating
UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Yellow.png Orange Inv jewelcrafting nobletopaz 03.png [Glimmering Fire Opal] +5 Parry Rating +4 Defense Rating
Inv jewelcrafting nobletopaz 03.png [Splendid Fire Opal] +5 Parry Rating +4 Resilience Rating
UI-EmptySocket-Red.pngUI-EmptySocket-Blue.png Purple Inv jewelcrafting nightseye 03.png [Defender's Tanzanite] +5 Parry Rating +6 Stamina

Notes

Before Patch 3.2.0 in particular, parry gems are generally considered inferior to dodge gems or defense gems because of the amount of avoidance they give when taking into account diminishing returns. This still may be true after the patch is released, but it should be less so.

Recently, Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street, the Lead Systems Designer posted about this very topic on the forums:

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Re: Avoidance Change | 2009-07-13 21:28 | Ghostcrawler

Q u o t e:

However, as far as the dodge vs parry, you've got to consider that a lot of people think in absolutes. "Parry is not as good as dodge" turns into "NEVER GEM PARRY BECAUSE IT'S A GARBAGE STAT". I don't think it'll change their perceptions, but that's more of a problem with humanity.

Oh yes. At some point "Not BiS" became "trash." :)

It's not the end of the world if parry gems rot. But we want to be able to put parry on say rings without those just being sharded.

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