Top 6 Rarest Gemstones in the World as of 2021

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Presently there are about 200 varieties of gemstones found in the world. Some of the gemstones are precious and highly valuable, while others are rare because of their scarcity and considered more valuable than the rest. 

 In the past gemstones were worn by kings, queens, members of royal families and rich people. But now a day’s gemstones are affordable and worn by many people.  

Many of you may have heard about precious stones such as diamond, emerald, blue sapphire and natural ruby.  There are a dozen gemstones that are rarer and more precious. Want to know different types of gemstones that are the rarest in the world? Here we have shared a list of the top 6 rare gemstones in the world of 2021.  

1. Painite 

Painite is one of the rarest gemstones in the world, and their colors vary from very dark brown to red and pink. It was discovered in Myanmar (Burma) in the ‘90s. The value of Painite gemstone is up to $60,000 per carat. Due to its scarcity, this gemstone is extremely rare. Minerals found in this gemstone are calcium, zirconium, boron, aluminum, and oxygen CaZrAl9O15 (BO3).  

2. Jeremejevite 

Jeremejevite was first discovered in Siberia at the end of the 19th century. Gem quality crystals have also been discovered in Burma (Myanmar and Namibia but in very limited amounts. Jeremejevite gemstones are light blue in colour and captivatingly beautiful, however the minute quantities in which they are mined are why most people have never heard of them. 

3. Poudretteite  

Poudretteite was first discovered in the 1960s, in Mont St. Hilaire, in Quebec, Canada. The Poudretteite was named after the Canadian family that operated the quarry. The first gem quality gemstone was found in Burma, in the year 2000 – a 9.41-carat beauty that is currently exhibited in the Smithsonian Museum. Other Poudretteite gemstones that are larger than 1 carat and are of gem-quality are exceptionally rare. 

4. Grandidierite 

Grandidierite Is Magnesium Aluminum Borosilicate that was first discovered in southern Madagascar in 1902. It is named after naturalist and explorer Alfred Grandidier, one of the first authorities on the natural history of Madagascar. Grandidierite has a hardness of 7 to 7.5 and displays an attractive blue green hue. gem material is extremely rare and transparent specimens are prized by collectors. 

5. Serendibite  

Was first found in Sri Lanka, the name derives from the Arabic name for Sri Lanka. At one time only 3 small faceted less than 1 carat stones were known to exist. Two of them were purchased by the late Edward Gubelin. In 2005 a deposit was found in Mogok, Myanmar, (Burma) and this rare gem is now available to collectors. 

6. Taaffeite 

Edward Charles Richard Taaffe a gemmologist bought a box of cut stones from a jeweller in Dublin in the 1940s. He thought he had purchased a collection of Spinel’s but on closer inspection he saw that one of the mauve gems was not reacting to the light in the same way as the rest of the Spinels so he sent it off to be tested. The results revealed that he had discovered an unknown gemstone serendipitous. He had discovered a new cut gem but had no idea where the mineral naturally occurred. Once the new stone had been announced, many other collectors re-examined their own spinel collections and a number of other samples were uncovered. The source of the stone was tracked down to Sri Lanka, although a handful have also been found in Myanmar (Burma,) Tanzania and China. 

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