Top 10 Very Rare Color Varieties Of Particular Gemstones

Many gemstones can occur in different colors but some of the colors occur very rare in a particular gemstone family. This list is about them. Gemstones with rare colors are usually very expensive.

The Top Ten

1 Red Diamond

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I am pretty sure that this is the rarest gemstone. - Ashes

This diamond is one of the rarest gemstones in the world. - PhoenixAura81

I wonder how it formed - LightningStrike

The way they formed is unique and very interesting (at least to me). Maybe I should make a list about that. - Metal_Treasure

Red is the rarest color of diamonds. They’re so rare that only 20 or 30 red diamonds have ever been discovered.
In general, red is one of the rarest colors in the gems world and pure red is exceptionally rare. Most red gems are orange-red, pink-red or purplish-red. - Metal_Treasure

2 Paraiba Tourmaline

That looks beautiful! - PhoenixAura81

That particular shade of electric turquoise blue is very rare. Paraiba Tourmaline was only discovered in the 1980’s but quickly became one of the most precious and valuable gems in the world.

It may have some greenish shades. - Metal_Treasure

What a beautiful colour! I’d love to see that in real life. - DaringXx

3 Padparadscha Sapphire

So rare - 80sGreatestOffice

Sapphire occurs in several colors but this particular pink-orange color of sapphire is really very rare. - Metal_Treasure

4 Red Beryl (Bixbite)

Red is the rarest color in the beryl family (other famous beryls are Emerald, Aquamarine, Morganite, and Goshenite, but the red beryl is the rarest) - Metal_Treasure

5 Purple Diamond

The 2nd rarest color of diamonds after red. - Metal_Treasure

6 Blue Diamond

It seems that some 'ordinary' diamonds are photographed in a way to look blueish. - Alkadikce

Beautiful - The_gEEK_GamEr9

@Alkadikce - no, the diamond you see in the image isn't "ordinary" at all 😊.
It's the famous "The Heart of Eternity Diamond" - a very rare deep blue diamond. One of the most famous individual gems of all time.
Estimated value: at least USD 16 million - Metal_Treasure

I wasn't talking about the one on the picture. I meant that I see a lot of pictures of diamonds with blueish glare, but they are far not as colorful as this one. - Alkadikce

7 Blue Topaz

Topaz with a naturally good blue color is very rare. But today blue topaz is pretty common due to man’s ability to enhance its color. There are gem 'treatments" that can even change the color of a gem.
Bright blue topaz is usually called Swiss Blue topaz, dark blue topaz - London Blue topaz. - Metal_Treasure

8 Black Star Sapphire

Star Sapphires of all colors are very rare - only 3 out of 100 sapphires have stars. Then imagine how rare would be a black sapphire (black is a rare sapphire color) that has a star. - Metal_Treasure

That looks AMAZING! - PhoenixAura81

9 Pink Diamond

In the image you see one of the most famous individual pink diamonds - it was originally named Steinmetz Pink, then sold and renamed to Pink Star, and sold again and renamed to Pink Dream. - Metal_Treasure

Is rose quartz! see what I did there (¬‿¬) - BreakFastBeast2005

10 Blue Spinel

Spinel commonly occurs in red-ish hues - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

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