Gemstones are composed of a variety of minerals, rocks, and organic material. With over 300 gemstones currently documented, there are bound to be some that are significantly more rare and valuable than the iconic diamond.
A handful of the most valuable gemstones in the world are crystals that we will likely never see in person. These stones are highly sought after by museums and collectors. Other valuable gemstones are attainable with the right amount of money. This list includes 10 rare and valuable Jewells which has been made by those crafted.
Tanzanite is only found in a very small area in Tanzania. The gemstone is incredibly rare and highly valued in the jewellery industry. The name of the crystal was given to it by Tiffany & Co. after they decided that its scientific name wasn’t marketable enough. Tanzanite is a blue/violet variety of zoisite. The mineral is trichroic, meaning it appears to be a different color in different lighting. In order for tanzanite to get its much sought-after color, the gem needs to be heat-treated.
a remarkable 34.40 carat hexagonal-shaped Colombian emerald known as the Stotesbury. The Stotesbury had a very notable pedigree, having once belonged to several distinguished collectors including Evalyn Walsh McLean and Philadelphia socialite Eva Stotesbury.
Such a stone enters the
market about once
Opals are usually a creamy-white color and are made special by the rainbow-colored inclusions that reflect the light as the stone is moved. Black opals are much rarer, because almost all of them are found in mines in the Lightning Ridge area of New South Wales in Australia. The darker their background color and brighter the inclusions, the more valuable the stone. One of the most valuable black opals of all time is the “Aurora Australis,” which was uncovered in Lightning Ridge in 1938.
Larimar is a very rare blue variety of the mineral pectolite and is found in only one small area of the Dominican Republic. This turquoise stone’s name was created by the man who brought the stone to prominence in 1974, Miguel Méndez—he took the first part of his daughter’s name, Larissa, and combined it with the Spanish word for sea, mar, to create the portmanteau larimar. Locals had known of the existence of the stone for generations, because small examples had washed up on the seashore, but it was not until the 1970s that sufficient quantities were found in the ground to open a mine.
Tourmaline is a semi-precious gemstone. The secret behind the rarity of Paraiba tourmaline is its color. Though tourmaline can be found in a large variety of colors in the US, Brazil and Africa, the Paraiba tourmaline gemstones are of much higher quality with intense colors due to the copper present in the mineral. The first Paraíba Tourmaline was discovered in 1989 in the state of Paraiba, Brazil.(pic-3)
Grandiderite was first described in 1902 by French mineralogist Alfred Lacroix, who found it in Madagascar and named it in honor of the French explorer Alfred Grandidier, an expert on Madagascan natural history. This extremely rare blue-green mineral has been found in a number of places around the world, but so far only Madagascar and Sri Lanka have produced any gem-quality stones, and these are still extremely scant. The majority of the known stones are translucent, but the most rare, and therefore most valuable, example ever found was transparent. In fact, the stone was initially assumed to be another rare gem, serendibite, because grandiderite of that color and transparency had yet to be seen. The gem was only identified as grandiderite after expert analysis and was subsequently sold for an undisclosed sum. It’s safe to assume that if a gem of similar quality were to be unearthed, its scarcity alone would ensure it fetched an extremely high price
As you see, we tried to create this list according to the newest information that we have in year 2022.