List of the world rarest minerals - Rarest Gemstone list

List of Rarest Minerals - Rarest Gemstone List

The people around the world are always behind the unique, finest and unusual things in life. Whether it will be an artwork, a car, jewelry, sports or anything else. Attraction lies in perfection. The rarest an item will be, the longer exclusively it will hold. 

when we talk about gemstones and mineral, it becomes more appealing. Gemstone and minerals take million of years to form. Only a portion of those minerals is cut, polished and sold as gemstones. There are hundreds of minerals found on the Earth. Some are abundant. Some are rare. The rarity makes the gemstone more attractive along with other features. The most rarest gemstone on the Earth are various. Rarity is decided in terms of availability of deposits quantity found. As per Guinness Book of world Record, Painite is the rarest mineral on the Earth. 

The planet's rarest and most precious gemstone is Painite.  For decades, only two crystals have been known to exist.

Here is the list of other rarest stones:-

1. Alexandrite

Alexandrite is considered among rarest. This belongs to Chrysoberyl family. It is popular because of its color changing properties. Alexandrite world rare stone
The color changing attribute comes from the inclusion of titanium, iron and chromium. 

2. Taaffeite

Taggeite was named after Bohemian-Irish gemologist Richard Taaffe who found it in 1945. Taaffeite is a rare gemstone. This is real time a collector stone. There are hardly any crystals found or discovered yet. 


Jadeite is green translucent stone. It is found in limited production. Jadeite is also considered a holy stone among many countries especially in China. Christie's auction house sold a Jadeite necklace for almost $10 million.

4.Red Beryl

Red Beryl is a variety of Beryl. It is also called red emeralds.

Red Beryl rare gemstone

There are only one known commercial creation of beryl in the world. The deposits are situated at the Ruby Violet mine in Beaver County, Utah's Wah Wah Mountains.

5. Black Opal

Black Opal mostly comes from Australia. It is also called Australian national gemstone. Black Opal is considered as rare mineral. In the market, mostly black opals are dyed. 


Grandidierite is one of extremely rarest mineral found ever. Grandidierite is a bluish green gemstone. It can transmit blue, green and white light. Grandidierite is a pleochroic.



Benitoite is found near the San Benito River at California. Benitoite is a blue to purple gemstone. It was first discovered in 1907. When We put Benitoite under UV light, it looks like glowing blue chalk. It is the very best part of this gemstone. 

8. Tanzanite

Tanzanite stone

Tanzanite was discovered in Tanzania. It was first considered as sapphire. Later on the person who discovered it, knew it to be another stone.

A quite new gemstone discovery. Tanzanite is found in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Northern Tanzania. The rock of Tanzanite  is very rare and could possibly be mined out over 20-30 decades.


Poudrettetite was discovered in the 1960s at Mont Saint Hilaire, Quebec's quarry. Poudretteite is one of the rarest gems known today.

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adhrita | May 28, 2023

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