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Top Ten Rarest Gems

Benitoite​
Benitoite​

In 2005, The Guinness Book of World Records called painite the world's rarest gemstone mineral. First discovered in Myanmar by British mineralogist Arthur C. D. Pain in the 1950s, for decades there were only two known crystals of the hexagonal mineral on Earth; by 2005, there were still fewer than 25 known specimens.

Grandidierite​
Grandidierite​

Gem-quality grandidierite is extremely rare, and it often appears on the list of the 10 rarest varieties in the world, along with gems like jeremejevite, painite, benitoite and taafeite. Many rare gem collectors would love to add grandidierite to their collections, but it has been almost impossible to find.

source: ajsgem.com
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Jadeite​
Jadeite​

The World’s Top 10 Rarest and Most Expensive Gemstones. March 30, ... making it the world’s rarest gemstone. ... The Loupe, TrueFacet.

source: truefacet.com
Taaffeite​
Taaffeite​

Taaffeite is made up of magnesium, beryllium and aluminum. It is the first known gemstone that has beryllium and magnesium as major parts. Currently the only way it is used is as a gemstone.

source: gemcoach.com
Alexandrite​
Alexandrite​

When we think of precious stones, diamonds, emeralds and rubies jump to mind as the most valuable gemstones in the world. However (or perhaps surprisingly), there are so many gemstones that are even more rare and, in turn, even more valuable. Check out these ten incredibly rare and insanely expensive gems below. 10.

source: truefacet.com
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Painite​
Painite​

10. Painite. In 2005, The Guinness Book of World Records called painite the world's rarest gemstone mineral.

Poudretteite​
Poudretteite​

In 2005, The Guinness Book of World Records called painite the world's rarest gemstone mineral. First discovered in Myanmar by British mineralogist Arthur C. D. Pain in the 1950s, for decades there were only two known crystals of the hexagonal mineral on Earth; by 2005, there were still fewer than 25 known specimens.

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Tanzanite​
Tanzanite​

Tanzanite gems with a strong-to-vivid blue, purplish blue and violetish blue color are the most valuable. The two rings at the top of the image are examples. These rich colors are the most appealing to the majority of people shopping for tanzanite.

source: geology.com

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