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

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

In Patch 3.2.0.

BC Outland gems
Color Name Effect(s)
UI-EmptySocket-Red Red Flashing Crimson Spinel +10 Parry Rating
Flashing Living Ruby +8 Parry Rating
UI-EmptySocket-RedUI-EmptySocket-Yellow Orange Glimmering Fire Opal +5 Parry Rating +4 Defense Rating
Inv jewelcrafting nobletopaz 03 [Splendid Fire Opal] +5 Parry Rating +4 Resilience Rating
UI-EmptySocket-RedUI-EmptySocket-Blue Purple 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
Template:ForumQuoteOh 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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