The world of gemstones has always intrigued us with its beautiful interplay of colors and exceptional radiance. The beauty and rarity of natural gemstones never fail to amaze us. Be it regal sapphires or fiery rubies, a gemstone is regarded as a prized possession by everyone. However, there are certain scarcely found gems that are extremely valuable. These beauties are indeed a sign of enormous wealth and are possessed by the fortunate few. Take a look at the top seven rarest gems in the world, which are insanely expensive as well.
One carat of jadeite values more than $3 million! This pyroxene mineral is found in numerous shades of green, from emerald green and apple green to bluish green. This rare gem has been recently unearthed in Myanmar as well as Guatemala.
Garnet is abundantly found in every color except blue. It was considered quite impossible to find a genuine blue garnet until it was excavated in Madagascar in the 1990s. This beautiful gemstone is also found in Russia, USA and Turkey. Priced at approximately $1.5 million per carat, blue garnets change color in different lighting settings, which adds to its value.
Red Beryl Emerald
Beryls are usually found in green or blue tones with red beryl being the rarest variety.Only three places in the world have deposits of red beryl – the Thomas range, Wah Wah Mountain range, Utah and the Black range, Mexico.
Another red color gemstone that is a rare find is red diamond. Only few red diamonds have been discovered and not many have come across a treated red diamond. Mined solely from Argyle Mine, Australia, these diamonds are auctioned at a whopping price of $2-2.5 million per carat.
A cyan color gemstone from Sri Lanka, Serendibite is an incredibly rare treasure. Ratnapura, Sri Lanka and Mogok, Myanmar are the only two sources of this gemstone.
Named after its discoverer Arthur C. Pain, Painite was once touted as the rarest stone in the world. More of these have been recently unearthed in Burma. This gemstone comes in an appealing orange-red or brownish-red color.
Known to transmit lustrous blue, green and white lights, Grandidierite is another extraordinary gemstone that is also one of the most expensive gemstones in the world . Discovered by historian Alfred Grandidier, this gem is only found in Sri Lanka and Madagascar . Priced at $1, 00,000 per carat, it is certainly worth an investment.