Top 10 Gemstones with the Most Incredible Colors

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The Top Ten

1 Red Diamond Red Diamond

Gorgeous!

beautiful - Not_A_Weeaboo

Red is the rarest diamond color in the world and Red Diamond is the most expensive gemstone ever ($1,000,000 per carat).
The source of their red color is debated but it's commonly accepted that "during the diamond’s formation, a plastic deformation is caused in the crystal lattice structure. Some of the atoms are misplaced as the diamond moves up through its kimberlite deposit, and the intense pressure of this movement causes the varying shades of pink, or red, to appear."- wiki - Metal_Treasure

2 Benitoite Benitoite

Benitoite is a rare blue barium titanium silicate mineral. Quality material has only been found in California and in 1985 benitoite was named as the official state gem of California. - Metal_Treasure

3 Red Beryl Red Beryl

Ha, Queen Beryl from Sailor Moon - TwilightKitsune

Red Beryl is an extremely rare variety of beryl that receives its red color from trace amounts of manganese.
Crystals suitable for cutting gems have been found in only one location - Utah, USA (the Ruby-Violet claims in the Wah Wah Mountains of Beaver County) - Metal_Treasure

4 Taaffeite Taaffeite

That's a rare and beautiful color, for which they charge $35,000 per carat.
Taaffeite is found only in Sri Lanka, Tanzania and China (in China are low quality though).
Principal constituents of taaffeite are beryllium, magnesium and aluminium, making it the first mineral to contain both beryllium and magnesium as essential components. - Metal_Treasure

5 Green Diamond Green Diamond

The most famous green diamond is the Dresden Green diamond - 41 carats, the largest and perhaps the finest green diamond known to have a color of natural origin. - Metal_Treasure

This has astonished me by sight since that green is my favorite color it is very gleeful and just jubilant by my own orb(eye) of vision- Kevinsidis

6 Trapiche Emerald Trapiche Emerald

The green sections are emerald crystals, the black sections are dark carbon impurities that entered the gemstone mix during its formation. They formed a six-point radial pattern because emerald has a hexagonal crystal structure (6-sided crystals) and the dark impurities filled in at the crystal junctions. - Metal_Treasure

7 Green Tourmaline Green Tourmaline

Green tourmaline is considered to be the most common tourmaline gemstone and green is the classic color of the gem. - Metal_Treasure

8 Emerald
9 Star Ruby Star Ruby

Looks like a UFO from the bottom - TwilightKitsune

10 Blue Star Sapphire Blue Star Sapphire

The Contenders

11 White Star Sapphire White Star Sapphire

Sapphire is usually blue but this one is white AND it's with the signature 6-ray star of the star sapphires. Stars are desired light effects created by the gemstones and star sapphires are known for that. - Metal_Treasure

That looks like it would be overpriced.

Wow, that's cool. - KKwing

12 Rubellite Rubellite

Rubellite is actually Red Tourmaline also known as Rubellite Tourmaline
The classic tourmaline color is green so this red tourmaline specimen is rare and truly amazing. - Metal_Treasure

13 Aquamarine Aquamarine

Aquamarine is actually a blue or cyan variety of beryl. All beryls are awesome. - Metal_Treasure

14 Green Garnet Green Garnet

Garnets are usually deep red to brownish gems but there are also green garnets. Green Garnet is a calcium aluminum silicate. - Metal_Treasure

So beautiful. - AliciaMae

15 Red Spinel Red Spinel

Pure Spinel is colorless and Red Spinel is the most prized form of Spinel - Metal_Treasure

16 Imperial Topaz Imperial Topaz
17 Amethyst Amethyst

Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz. Very interesting color. - Metal_Treasure

No, not the Steven Universe Crystal Gem.

18 Black Opal Black Opal

It looks like the northern lights😍

19 Sapphire Sapphire

Sapphire is typically blue but it can occur in all colors except red. - Metal_Treasure

20 Alexandrite Alexandrite

Alexandrite is known for the ability to change its colors dependent upon the nature of ambient lighting (alexandrite effect) - most often from greenish to reddish - Metal_Treasure

21 Ruby
22 Amber Amber

Amber is one of a few organic gemstones that is made of fossilized tree resin and may have beautiful inclusions, such as plants or insects, or parts of them.
Amber is usually yellow to brown-ish yellow. It has the colors of honey. - Metal_Treasure

23 Garnet
24 Morganite Morganite
25 Grandidierite Grandidierite
26 Black Sapphire Black Sapphire

Black sapphire is a variety of the mineral corundum. Most black sapphires come from Australia. - Metal_Treasure

27 Black Pearl Black Pearl
28 Andesine Andesine
29 Pezzottaite Pezzottaite
30 Blue Sapphire
31 Black Onyx Black Onyx
32 Green Beryl Green Beryl
33 Green Sphene Green Sphene
34 Diamond
35 Black Diamond
36 Cassiterite Cassiterite
37 Moss Opal Moss Opal
38 Musgravite Musgravite
39 Jeremejevite Jeremejevite
40 Tanzanite Tanzanite
41 Lapis Lazuli Lapis Lazuli
42 Poudretteite Poudretteite
43 Labradorite
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