10 Most Rare Gemstones in the World Rarer than a Diamond
That is why those seemingly innocuous stones and minerals can actually command millions of dollars. On the dark side, it can also be a cause for exploitation and even war.
Hand-held Lightning Ridge Black Opal
Very expensive. That play of color both captured my imagination and swallowed my wallet in one swell foop. And they're darn difficult to photograph too!
The world's rarest opal: Part 1 - Black Opal Direct
A mammoth 568 carats “The Eternal Flame” is the largest and most significant black crystal ever found. What makes it even rarer is its Tintenbar origin.
Opal Auction Categories - List of Opal Types
Opal Auctions categories. Easily find and navigate to the exact type of opal you are interested in. From Black Opal to Yowah, we have individual categories.
Star Pattern Opal
Star Pattern Opal Black opals displaying the full colour range from red to purple like this one are the most valuable, but the blaze of this stone is quite exceptional
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Top 10 Rarest Gems - Listverse | Our Earth's Geology, Minerals & Gemstones
"Gems are one of nature’s ways of saying, “look how beautiful I can be”, and people know it, too. For thousands of years humans have been adorning themselves with gems and jewels to stand out and wow an audience. Be it necklaces, brooches, pendants, or bracelets, precious and rare gems have long since become one of the favored ways to express just how much wealth one has. Here are the ten rarest gems on earth."
Boulder Opal - 01 - Photomicrograph - Photograph of Australian Boulder Opal
Opal in ironstone. Finite in depth, infinite in mystery. Details! ________ Photographic prints are all printed with an additional white border making the product larger, overall. This allows for more creative framing - if you decide that's for you. - 8"x12" with border = 8"x12" photo on 10"x15" paper - 10"x15" with border = 10"x15" photo on 12"x18" paper - 12"x18" with border = 12"x18" photo on 14"x22" paper - 15"x22.5" with border = 15"x 22.5" photo on 16"x24" paper ________ Styrene…