When it comes to Gemstones; Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald and Topaz are few known names. These rare stones are just the tip of the iceberg. There are various other precious and priceless stones which are too beautiful to look at.
Here, is an unbelievable list of other precious stones. Pick your color.
- Painite (CaZrAl9O15(BO3))
This orange-brown stone was discovered around 1950 in Myanmar by a mineralogist named Arthur C.D. Paine, thus the name. There were only two faceted painite specimens known to exist until 2004, making it one of the world’s rarest gemstone.
- Musgravite (Be(Mg, Fe, Zn)2Al6O12)
Discovered in South Australia’s Musgrave Range during 1967, these gems are a rare sight. Only eight musgravite stones are known in the world. The Mineral can be found in Greenland, Madagascar, Antarctica, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania.
- Jadeite (NaAlSi2O6)
This gem is believed to cure kidney stones if rubbed against the side of the afflicted person’s body. Jadeite’s color commonly ranges from white through pale apple green to deep jade green but can also be blue-green, pink, lavender and a multitude of other rare colors. The hard and dense mineral can be traced back to ancient Mesoamerica, it was used in tools and weaponry.
- Tanzanite (Ca2Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH)) + (Cr,Sr)
This gem was discovered by Manuel d’Souza in the Mirerani Hills of Manyara Region in Northern Tanzania in 1967, near the city of Arusha and Mount Kilimanjaro. It is found only in a small mining belt (7 km long and 2 km wide) in Tanzania, near the Mirerani Hills. A rarity indeed.
Among the other famous and infamous Gemstones; Taaffeite, Black Opal, Benitoite, Red Beryl, Alexandrite, Grandidierite, Serendibite, Benitoite and Poudretteite are some pretty fancy names to look out for.
Bring some color to your Jewels!