Gemstones are, indeed, more valuable than common metals (gold, silver, and bronze) since the likes of them are really hard to find in this world. Their price is incredibly unbelievable as a single piece can already be sold and used to buy a three-bedroom simple house. In some cultures, they treat gemstones as healing materials and sometimes as sacred amulets.
But for gem merchants, a single piece of the gemstone can be transformed into millions of dollars worth of beautiful and elegant jewelry. In fact, some elite jewelry buyers prefer those pieces with precious and expensive gemstones more than those made with purely common metals. So, in this blog, I ranked up the most valuable gemstones on the Earth that you can consider if you want to add gemstone-centered jewelry to your luxurious collection.
With its dazzling and exotic green color, this emerald stone with a value of 305, 000 million dollars per carat is our fifth placer. Emerald is also not that rare like pink and blue diamonds. It is usually found in the mines of Colombia, Brazil, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. The 18.04-carat Rockefeller Emerald is the most expensive jewelry out of this gemstone (so far) sold at around 5.5 million dollars.
Igniting the fourth spot with its brilliant red color and 1.18 million dollars per carat value is this ruby stone. They own the title as the “King of Gemstones” because of its bleeding, fiery, vibrant red color. This stone is usually found in the mines of Mozambique and Myanmar. The 26-carat ruby named “The Sunrise Ruby” is the most famous and expensive jewelry made of this stone that costs over 30 million dollars.
#3 Pink Diamond
Seizing the third spot is this fancy pink diamond that costs 1.19 million dollars per carat. Out of all colors, the pink diamond is the rarest among the diamond family and can only be found (so far) in Western Australia. The Pink Star, graded as “internally flawless” by the Gemological Institute of America, is the most expensive jewelry out of pink diamond and gemstones sold at an incredibly shocking more than 80 million dollars.
With almost 3 million dollars per carat, Jadeite stone from the Jade family deserves to be in the second spot of the most valuable gemstones. Jadeite often comes with the Imperial Jade color (semi-transparent green) but it can also be in red, orange, yellow, lavender, white, brown, black, and gray. This is usually found in the mines of China, Myanmar, Taiwan, New Zealand, etc. The 27-Jadeite beads Hutton-Midivani Necklace worth 27.44 million dollars is the most expensive jewelry sold out of this gemstone.
#1 Blue Diamond
Finally, our topnotcher on the list is this blue diamond that costs almost four million dollars per carat. This blue diamond is also considered as one of the rarest since it can only be found in some mines in South Africa, India, and Australia. This diamond is also not being enhanced to retain its natural bluish (light to deep shade) color that possesses secondary hues including violet, green, and gray. The 57.5-million dollars “The Oppenheimer Blue” is the most famous jewelry made out of blue diamonds.
Emerald, ruby, pink diamond, jadeite, and blue diamond are just five among amazing gemstones in the world. Gemstones like Tanzanite ($1,200 per carat), Black Opal ($9,500 per carat), Red Beryl ($10,000 per carat), Musgravite ($35,000 per carat), and Alexandrite ($70,000 per carat) are other options that you can also consider. But remember that in buying jewelry out of these valuable gemstones, make sure that you have a gem expert on your side to guide you and to protect you from scams.