People have been drawn to shiny things since the dawn of man. Whether it was jewelry, stones, bones, or decorated shells, people have always valued what is rare and beautiful, which is why we still value gold so much nowadays despite its limited use in our society. Throughout history, jewelry and gems have been used to reflect a person’s wealth and their position in society. While not all people value jewelry equally, those who do appear willing to go to extreme lengths in order to obtain them. Within the next few minutes, we’ll look at the ten rarest gemstones in the world, gems that are so expensive that most of us will only ever see pictures of them.
10Jeremejevite – $2000 per carat
This particular gemstone was discovered in Siberia and to our knowledge, Siberia is one of the few places where it can be found. Composed of aluminum borate, this particular mineral stone is rich in fluoride and hydroxide ions. As for its colors, Jeremejevite can mostly be found in blue or yellow, although some rare Jeremejevite stones were found that were completely white. At $2000 per carat, it is one of the most expensive gemstones in the world today.