Gemstones are made up of various minerals, rocks, and biological matter. There are certain to be some gemstones that are substantially more uncommon and precious than the famous diamond, with over 300 gemstones now documented.
A few of the world's most costly jewels are crystals, which we will almost certainly never see in person. This list shines the light on 5 glorious, yet uncommon gemstones their origins, what they symbolise and much more.
Burmese rubies are the most precious and uncommon member of the corundum family. Colours range from pink red ruby to a vibrant pigeon blood red, which is considered the finest ruby hue. Rubies are prized for their beauty, durability, and rarity, but the colour quality is what decides their worth the most.
Pink sapphires are one of the most uncommon colours in sapphires. Formed from the mineral corundum, sapphires are found in many hues – like yellow, green and blue – and each variety gets its tone from different trace elements. The darker the pink colour of a corundum crystal, the more chromium it contains.
Jadeite is a pyroxene mineral that is used to make high-quality jade suited for jewellery. Jadeite is more transparent than nephrite and normal jade gemstones and has a higher hardness than nephrite. It's also more costly and scarce. Myanmar produces approximately all of the jadeite sold on the international market. Other nations with jadeite deposits include the United States, Canada, Russia, and Japan.
Demantoid Garnet is a vivid grass green type of andradite garnet that is unusual and stunning. It believed to have been found in Russia's Bobrovka region about 1892. The Bobrovka is a tiny tributary of the Tschussowaja River in the Sissersk area of the Ural Mountains on the western side. It was initially mistaken for emerald, which is found nearby, and has been dubbed "Uralian emerald."