You may think that diamonds are the most expensive gemstones in the world, but that’s far from the truth. There are precious gems, far more valuable and beautiful than diamonds. There are more than 4,000 minerals on this planet, some of which are classified as gemstones, and it all depends on several factors like their chemical composition and crystalline structure. Oftentimes it’s the minerals with complex compositions that create the most amazing gemstones so let’s find out what the rarest gemstones of the world are, and what their price point is!
This gemstone is incredibly rare to find because of which it remains a prized collector’s gem. It is an aluminium borate mineral that is composed of fluoride and hydroxide ions. It was first discovered in 1883, in the Adun-Chilon mountains of Siberia, however only microscopic grains were found at that time. It wasn’t until the 1970s that they were able to discover large crystals in Namibia. Along the years, this mineral has been found in new sources and in varying colours like light blue, violet and various shades of yellow. This gemstone is known to be ideal for jewelry making because of its durability and hardness, and it comes at a whopping $2000 price for every carat.