Top 10 GemStones In The World

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10. Poudretteite




Poudretteite was first discovered in Mont St. Hilaire in Quebec, Canada in 1960’s. It was named in honor of the Poudrette family who are the operators of the quarry where the gemstone was discovered. It has an hexagonal shape and a very pale pink color. Its price is a whopping $3,000 per carat, making it one of the most expensive gemstone on earth.



9. Benitoite




Benitoite is a blue barium titanium silicate mineral that fluoresces under UV light. It was first discovered in 1907. Also, it is an exquisite and most valuable gemstone. Due to its rarity, it can be extremely expensive. In addition, Benitoite rarely exceeds 2 carats.



8. Pink Star Diamond


Pink Star Diamond


In previously Pink Star Diamond is known as Steinmetz Pink. It is a 59.60 carat gemstone that was mined in 1999. It is the largest vivid pink diamond ever graded by the GIA and was sold for $60 million at an auction in Hong Kong in 2017.



7. Alexandrite




Alexandrite is another very rare gemstone of chrysoberyl. It is often described as ‘emerald by day, ruby by night’ due to its color changing ability. It has replaced the traditional pearl as the modern june birthstone. It is also the gem for the 55th wedding anniversary. It was first discovered in the 1830’s in the Ural Mountains of Russia and was named by Count Lev Alekseevich Perovskii.



6. Musgravite




Musgravite was discovered in the Musgrave Range of South Australia in 1967. It crystallizes in the trigonal system. Musgravite costs around $35000 per carat. It’s known to be difficult to distinguish from taaffeite. Its main ingredients are Beryllium, Magnesium and Aluminium.



5. Painite




Painite was firstly discovered by English gem collector Arthur Charles Davy Pain in the 1950s and was named after him. It was once recognized as the world’s rarest mineral. However, many Painite have been found later. It contains calcium, zirconium, boron, aluminum and traces of chromiun and vanadium which are the reason for its orange red color.



4. Red Beryl


red beryl


Red Beryl is known as Bixbite, red emerald or scarlet emerald, is a rare variety of beryl. It receives its red color from the traces of manganese. Bixbite, or Red Beryl, was discovered in Utah, USA and named after Maynard Bixby. It is one of the most desirable gemstone due to its beautiful color and rarity. The most valuable Red Beryl would have a raspberry pink to purplish red color.



3. Jadeite




Jadeite is the rarest one of two types of pure jade. It’s a pyroxene mineral and was very precious in ancient societies. It was believed that it could cure kidney stones if it was rubbed on the side of the body. It can not only be found in a rich emerald green, but also other colors. However, the green colored Jadeite is the most valuable out of all colors.



2. Grandidierite




Grandidierite was first discovered in Southern Madagascar in 1902 and was named in honor of french explorer Alfred Grandidier. It is almost impossible to find, and samples of Grandidierite have been found in locations around the world such as Sri Lanka and Namibia. Also, it’s one of the rarest gemstones on earth.



1. Tanzanite




Tanzanite is an exotic gemstone found in one location on earth near the hills of Merelani in nothern Tanzania. It’s a recent discovery, found in 1967 by Manuel d’Souza. Tanzanite is a member of the mineral family Zoisite. It is the birthstone for December and for the 24th anniversary. Also, these rare gemstone resembled the Kashmir sapphire in color.