When minerals are cut and polished by the experienced and skilled hands, they transform into the most fabulous and expensive gemstones. These stones beautify the jewelry pieces and reflect the social status. No woman can withstand the effect of these enticing gems which come in mesmerizing colors, shapes and sizes. This article brings to you the list of the most expensive gemstones in the world. These 10 best stones are truly precious and worth an addition to your collection.
Jadeite is the most expensive stone on the face of this planet. It is considered as one of the most valuable gems because of its exclusive beauty and it’s used in history by Mesoamerican Olmec and Costa Rica. It was recently rediscovered and mined by Guatemalans. It is difficult to mine and rarely known which increases it price even more.
Price: More than $ 3 million per carat
Colors: Shades of green apple to jade green but can also be blue-green, pink, lavender and a multitude of other rare colors.
It is one of the rarest diamonds on the planet. Its beautiful shade makes it a very popular and desirable stone. Till date there have been only 20-30 certified diamonds on earth which were pure red. There is only one mining company located in Australia which gets to find a very small number of red diamonds each year which are not strictly red but are close to it.
Price: $ 2 million to 2.5 million per carat
Colors: Shades of red ranging from purplish red to crimson red
It is another very expensive and rarest gemstone in the world. It is found only at two places, namely Mogok in Burma and Ratanpura in Sri Lanka.
Price: More than $ 1.8 to 2 million per carat
Colors: The Burma variety is dark black and grey, the Sri Lanka variety is blue to blue-green.
It is another very popular and costly gem in the world which was discovered in Madagascar in 1990s. After that it has been mined in the United States, Russia and Turkey. The presence of vanadium in it makes it emit purple hues when it is held against the light thereby giving it a class apart feel.
Price: $ 1.5 million per carat
Colors: It comes is a variety of colors which include black, brown, pink, purple, green, orange, red and yellow.
Grandidierite was named after a famous natural historian names Alfred Grandidier who discovered this beautiful and precious stone in Sri Lanka which was found similar to Serendibite but was concluded to be a new stone.
Price: $ 100,000 per carat
Colors: It transmits blue, green and white light.
This stone is a rare borate material which was discovered in 1950s by an Englishman. It has a beautiful hexagon shape which is natural. It contains traces of metals like vanadium, chromium and iron. Recently, it was also discovered in Burma before which it was one of the rarest stones in the world.
Price: $ 50,000 to $ 60,000 per carat
Colors: Orange- red and brownish-red.
It is a silicate mineral which also contains traces of magnesium, aluminum and berrylium. This stone gets its name from the place where it was discovered i.e. Musgrave Mountains in Australia. Later similar mineral was also found in Sri Lanka, Greenland and Madagascar. But despite its mining at different locations on earth, high quality Musgravite is still one of the rarest stones.
Price: $ 35,000 per carat
Colors: Mostly in green and violet colors
Bixbite or Red Beryl Emerald
It is yet another very costly and rarest stones on the planet. It is mined mostly in Sierra Country in New Mexico and in few places in Utah which are called Juab Country and Beaver Country. The best of the red beryl is found in the Wah Wah Mountains of mid west Utah which is called Violet Claim. It contains traces of Manganese which imparts it a red shade.
Price: $ 10,000 per carat
Colors: Shades of ruby red and purple
Though this precious stone is mined at different places in the world but it is still falls in the list of most expensive gemstones on the planet. India, Austria and Egypt are the oldest mining destinations of his precious gem. Most of the emerald which is mined cannot be cut into gemstones which increases it prices.
Price: $ 8,000 per carat
Colors: Shades of green with hues of green, yellow and blue
Australia produces 97% of the total supply of black opal which makes it the national gemstone of Australia. But it has also been unearthed in Mexico, Brazil, Ethiopia, Mali etc. The 20% weight of the stone is because of water. It beautifully diffracts the light thereby making it an amazing stone to cherish.
Price: $ 2,400 per carat
Colors: Shades of blue, grey, brown, green, olive, magenta, pink, rose, red, orange, white, yellow, slate but the best being black.
These are the costliest and most amazing stones in the world.