Top 10 Rare And Incredible Gem Stones In India
There are over 4,000 minerals found on earth, most of which cannot be visible in real life. The world’s rarest gems are formed with the combination of mineral assemblages and trace impurities. Hence very less people have knowledge about the gemstones present on this earth. Here are few top 10 gem stones in India, a bit information about their essence and originality.
Everyone love wearing gems and earning them. By nature, it is not possible for every individual to have it, hence some things are made just to be adored.
- Red Diamond – $1,000,000 per carat
Diamond is said to be one of the most expensive gemstones with a price of $1,000,000 per carat. There are very few red diamonds found, to be precise less than 30. The color red originated due to the plastic deformation of crystal lattice.
- Taaffeite – $35,000 per carat
Taaffeite is a very rare and unusual gem, most often mistaken as spinel. Astonishingly, this stone was found already half cut and polished in Dublin. The main comparison between taaffeite and spinel is the double refraction appeared later. This gem is available in alluvial deposits with Sri Lanka and Tanzania. When this gem was misnamed as spinel and upon further investigation, it was found that the mineral was a new unidentified gem.
- Grandidierite – $20,000 per carat
It is a unique gem which gains up to $20,000 per carat and was first found in Madagascar in 1902. It is mostly found as accessory mineral on aluminous boron rich rocks with a pearly half transparent bluish green hue. It is one of the most astonishing gem very hard to earn because of its rare availability. It has that shiny effect and can attract people’s attention.
- Serendibite – $18,000 per carat
Serendibite is a very rare stone and mineral was found in Sri Lanka in 1902. It has a complex chemical formula and it was recently discovered in Myanmar. It contains many chemicals namely calcium, boron, aluminum, magnesium etc which combine together to make it a perfect breath-taking gem stone. Hence bagging the top 4th position in India.
5. Diamond – $15,000 per carat
Diamond is one gem which everyone girl is fond of. It is known as the engagement ring. If anyone wants to gift a special token to their loved ones this would be the perfect choice. As given in the chemical composition, diamonds are pure carbon arranged in diamond lattice, which results in very tight strength and durability. Diamonds are found in cooled place that is originated over the span of 1 to 3 billion years.
6. Alexandrite – $12,000 per carat
Alexandrite is a kind of chrysoberyl that was found in the Ural Mountains, Russia during late 1830’s. You would have noticed the wonderful color change of this mineral where it showcases as emerald in sun and ruby red in the moon. The main difference between alexandrite and chrysoberyl is the origin of iron, titanium and chromium as impurities inside alexandrite.
- Red Beryl – $10,000 carat
This gem is literally a gem to a girl. It is one the prettiest gem stone that can be designed as a ring and would look the best in the girl’s finger. Naturally, pure beryl has no color but gains color from certain added elements. Red Beryl is found in mineralized rhyolite tuffs in Thomas Range, Utah. It is very rare that it is not found above 2 to 3 carats.
- Musgravite – $6,000 carat
Musgravite was originally identified in 1967 in Musgrave Ranges, Australia. This is a very unusual and difficult to find in huge quantity. It comes in the same type that of Taafeite shown in the same above. The chemical composition contains aluminum oxide with different volumes of magnesium, iron and zinc.
- Benitoite – $4,000 per carat
Benitoite is a dark blue gemstone which is made of barium, titanium and silica. It is taken shape at the end stages of cooled hydrothermally altered serpentinite. This rare gem was found in San Benito County, California where its name was given originally. It gives away heavy fluorescence and crystal shine due to its bright color.
- Poudretteite – $3,000 per carat
Poundretteite was found in Mont St. Hilaire Quebec, Canada in 1960 by the Poudrette clan hence having their name. The original color of it is pink and has a hardness of 5. The first poudretteite was found in Mogok, Burma only after 2000 at a crazy amount of 9.41 carats.
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