11 Most Expensive Gemstones in the World

Now we are having an amazing, shinig story: the most expensive gemstones in the world. It is a very interesting topic and now Insider Monkey has published an article about it. I think almost everybody admires the gemstones even if they can’t afford them. I am not an exception either.

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Until now we have spoken about precious and semi – precious stones. Precious stones referred to diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires, while all other gemstones were classified as semi-precious. This classification has now been rejected, because there are many differences and qualities of one kind of gemstone which resembles the price, for example, diamond qualities differ so much that their prices can differ in millions per karat.

Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three gemstones from their list.

The first one jadeite which costs  $21,633 per CD. Jadeite is often confused with jade, although it is a type of jade, together with nephrite (although they are chemically absolutely different, jadeite being made of sodium and aluminum, and nephrite of calcium and magnesium). What makes jadeite more valuable are its properties and the fact that it is much rarer than nephrite. The second gemstone is painite. Its price is $60,000 per CD. It’s incredible to me that little stones can cost such a considerable amount of a money! This is an extremely rare mineral only discovered in the 1950s, and bears the name of Arthur Pain, a mineralogist who discovered it. Although painite was very little known and was very rare until 2005 (only a couple of dozen were collected), since then some painite resources were identified, namely in Burma. If I said earlier that painite was expensive, I could’t even say a word when I saw the price of ruby. yes, you can see well, its price is $1,188,745 per CD. As one of the very famous blood-red gems, ruby is one of the most expensive gemstones in the world. It is also a variety of corundum, being distinguished by its color- from pale almost transparent to dark reddish-brown. The largest ruby deposits  were in Thailand, but are now exhausted, and the most precious rubies come from Burma today. You can find several other gemstones in the article, so it is really worth reading it!

For any further interesting information read Insider Monkey’s article about 11 most expensive gemstones in the world

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