10 gemstones come before diamonds in rarity
People know diamond as pretty common gemstone but actually you can find them in your typical candle flame although there are lots of different kind of gemstones that are actually much rarer than diamond on earth, here we present you a collection of some extraordinary ones.
First this rarest gemstone was fond n 1905s by British mineralogist Arthur C.D in Myanmar and in 2005 you could find it in the Guinness book of world records as the world’s rarest gemstone mineral, the number of this beauty till 2005 was still less than 25 on earth, today some other sources of painite have been discovered but, painite is still ranks among the rarest minerals on earth.
This gemstone is well known for its strange optical properties; the color depends on what kind of light it’s in, the color also shifts when you change the viewing angle and this specification in gemstone called pleochroic . Alexandrite is among the family of gemstones as emerald the combination of it which make it rarer includes titanium, iron and chromium.
Tanzanite is 1000 times rare than diamond that’s what tanzanite is famous for. Just like alexandrite, tanzanite shifting color depends on both crystal orientation and lightning conditions.
The awesome look of Benitite when it’s under a UV light, catches eyes and put it in our list, although the origin of its color and its fluorescent properties still aren’t well known.
It’s possible that few people will ever hear its name or even see it in person, cause until 2003 it wasn’t even thoroughly described, first discovery happened n 1960s in Poudrette quarry of mount saint Hillarie, Quebec.
Just like tanzanite, grandidiete is pleochroic and can transmit blue, green and white light, back to the history it was discovered in Madagascar.
The order of diamonds rarity is: yellow, brown, colorless, blue, green, black, pink, orange, purple, and red to be clear the diamonds we all know aren’t even rare as far as diamonds go the largest diamond on earth, the Moussaieff red weighs just 5.11 carat (about 1 gram)
The first specimen that was found actually practical to be cut (like the one in picture) wasn’t reported until 1993. In 1967 at Musgrave Range in south Australia first specimen was found.
“minerals large and clear enough to be cut to shape “that’s where its name come from. First discovered in Siberia in late 19th century.
“ aka bixbite, red emerald or scarlet emerald” while it is closely related on a chemical level to both emerald and aquamarine, it is considerably rarer than both, it’s belong to parts of Utah and New Mexico, some published estimates say rubies of similar quality are roughly 8000 times as plentiful as any given Red Beryl specimen