Just because diamonds are a girls’ best friend, doesn’t mean we can’t have any more! Though diamonds are one of the world’s most expensive gemstones, there are a few that are so rare that only a handful of people have even seen them. I know it’s not a Gemology or an Earth Science lesson, but I needed to round up the five most extravagant, expensive, and rare gemstones in the world, with some help from luxury site, The Richest.
Jadeite: a variation of Jade, a single carat of this stone goes for $3M
Red Diamond: the gemstone can go up to $2.5M per carat, the rare stone has been found mostly in Australia
Serendibite: At up to $2M per carat, this rare stone looks black and appears to be matte, but when put against light/fire it shows yellow, blue, and green hues.
Blue Garnet: Garnets are usually found in burgundy and deep red hues, each carat of this stone can go for $1.5M
Grandidierite: this rare light turquoise gem might look like an acquamarine, but unlike it, each carat goes for $100,000
…I’ll take one of each!