10 Most Valuable Gemstones Ever Found

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    Welcome fellow amateur geologists and Minecraft enthusiasts, today, we’ll be taking a look at ten of the rarest gems and jewels found on planet earth! Note: just because it’s found on earth, doesn’t mean it’s from it!

    10. Tanzanite
    9. Grandiderite
    8. Black Opal
    7. Taaffeite
    6. Alexandrite
    5. Musgravite
    4. Painite
    3. Serendibite
    2. Red Diamonds, Pink Star Diamond
    1. Jadeite

    This mineral was first found during the mid-1960’s in the Poudrette quarry of Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec. However, it wasn’t until 1987 that the poudretteite was fully recognized as a new mineral. Even then, this mineral wasn't described in depth until 2003. As stated by several different sources, it’s believed that only a relative few will ever come into contact with this mineral and let alone ever even hear it mentioned.

    This is considered to be an extremely rare mineral and gem that was first seen in 1902 on the Island of Madagascar. It was named in honor after the French explorer Alfred Grandidier who once studied the island’s natural history. Grandidierite comes in a bluish-green color and is located almost entirely in Madagascar, although, there was a clean faceted sample that was found in Sri Lanka. Grandidierite is also pleochroic, which means it's able to absorb different wavelengths of light differently and that results in different colors, such is the same ability with the gems tanzanite and alexandrite.

    This gemstone was first discovered back in the 1950’s in Myanmar by a British mineralogist named Arthur C. D. Pain. For the next several decades only two fragments of the hexagonal mineral were known to exist on earth. By the time the year 2005 rolled around, there were still less than 25 discovered pieces of painite and The Guinness Book of World Records had declared it the world's rarest gemstone mineral. However, that was 11 years ago and since then the origin of the original stones has been found, along with two other major locations that have led to the discovery of thousands of small samples of painite fragments. Even so, they’re still considered one of the world’s rarest minerals.

    This rare gemstone can be found mainly in the eastern region of the Rocky Mountains of North America. Ammolite is an opal-like gemstone that is solely made up of the fossilized shells of extinct animals known as ammonites. This makes ammolite one of the few biogenic gemstones that exist, along with pearls and amber. Ammolites weren’t officially recognized as gemstones until 1981 when they were given official status by the World Jewellery Confederation.
    That’s also the same year that commercial mining for ammolite began.

    It’s been said that tanzanite is 1,000 times rarer than a diamond, which might as well be the case considering the fact that it can be found almost entirely near the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. This is where the perfect conditions lie in order to form the mineral. Like grandidierite, tanzanite is able to produce striking shifts in color based on the crystal’s orientation and the certain lighting conditions. Caltech's geology division states this is because the color variations are caused by the existence of vanadium ions.

    Red Diamonds
    Did you know that diamonds come in a variety of colors? In fact, diamonds can range from being yellow, brown, colorless, blue, green, black, pink, orange, and red. That’s also the same order of how rare each diamond is classified as with yellow being the least and red being the most. Not only that but diamonds are also the hardest natural substances that form here on earth. Just like the colorless diamond, the red diamond is made purely out of carbon, however, what gives the diamond its red color is actually a deformation of their atomic structure that’s known as a “plastic deformation”. The Moussaieff Red is the largest red diamond in the world among the little known other red diamonds that have been discovered.

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Comments: 288

  • boredgrass
    boredgrass 2 minutes ago

    Yelled content. Presenter equates loudness with relevance. :-(

  • Mancheeze
    Mancheeze 5 hours ago

    My grandmother had a Christmas Tree Diamond ring, red diamonds, green diamonds and white diamonds.

  • Kentley King Taggart

    not bad not bad at all

  • Joshua Huck
    Joshua Huck 1 day ago

    I saw a 400 million dollar 💎 it is the hope 💎 in dc

  • Mo Shambles
    Mo Shambles 1 day ago


  • Shalini Benjamin
    Shalini Benjamin 1 day ago

    grt information

  • Universal Steele
    Universal Steele 1 day ago

    Rub your side with Hutchinsonite. That will cure your stones.

  • Blazin Jem
    Blazin Jem 2 days ago

    Paraiba tourmaline and Ceylon Sapphire... Both GORGEOUS stones.

  • Joshua Ney
    Joshua Ney 2 days ago


  • Score Gameing
    Score Gameing 2 days ago


  • 117ralph
    117ralph 2 days ago


  • John A
    John A 2 days ago

    How widespread are fakes of these rare stones?

  • Jelle van M.
    Jelle van M. 2 days ago

    Tanzinnia? Where the fuck is that, lol.

  • Diamond City Gamingzz // Diamond C

    you serious i have loads of jades !!!!

  • 500b subscribers with nø videos challenge

    when I realized I own all exept 6

  • zymurgea
    zymurgea 3 days ago

    Totally disagree with the author as they failed to mention Bixbite - red beryl which is one of the rarest gemstones. It is only mined in Utah.

  • Elise Ding
    Elise Ding 3 days ago

    Me when I first saw this, I wondered what I would say if I was like four
    "wait, so the diamond isn't the most precious thing in the world?" *Mind blown*

  • Oli Faelaen
    Oli Faelaen 3 days ago

    TanZINia .........classic american

    Somewhere in Africland I imagine ?

  • MiddKnightAlphaOmega

    Painful how inaccurate this is. He completely glossed over red beryl among others that have higher per-carat values than tanzanite.

  • Jash Handy
    Jash Handy 4 days ago

    Anyone know the backround song?

  • JedHurricane
    JedHurricane 4 days ago

    That click b8 m8

  • Adam Sean dubstep
    Adam Sean dubstep 4 days ago

    Well Ireland is good for something. I guess

  • Mimi lovehealth
    Mimi lovehealth 4 days ago

    Dreadfully loud and brash narration, more suitable perhaps for a sports pundit, or selling warehouse goods.

  • Martha Newsome
    Martha Newsome 4 days ago

    You sound drunk when you talk.

  • Aisha Love
    Aisha Love 5 days ago

    How hard would it have actually been to include the thumbnail picture in the video while you were talking about the black opals?

  • Rebecca51 Hawkdreamer

    Sea foam turquoise is so lovely and very rare...mostly found in old pawn pieces from the Southwest.

  • Jens W.
    Jens W. 6 days ago

    I keep hearing carrots xD

  • Jade R
    Jade R 6 days ago

    I so called it!!!... the number one spot that is :P

  • Janson Hartfield
    Janson Hartfield 6 days ago

    you pronounced Sir Lanka wrong

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  • darnz elbo
    darnz elbo 7 days ago

    are you for real! I live in new zealand and jade is found all around our rivers, they make head stones out of it. its not rear it's cheap and every where here, oh and also pink opals are the best

    • Karen Audrey Todd
      Karen Audrey Todd 6 days ago

      That is not Jadeite, that is Nepherite. 99.99% of all "Jade" is Nepherite, genuine Jadeite is exceedingly rare.

      Pink Opals come from Coober Pedy they are nice but not nearly as rare as Black Opals

  • Dat Boi
    Dat Boi 7 days ago

    What about bixbite??

  • Стая Танец

    I have alexsandrite earrings

  • Twigpi
    Twigpi 7 days ago

    Sailormoon enemies, anyone? From the negaverse?

  • Shane K
    Shane K 9 days ago

    Narrator is pulling facts out of his ass

  • John Arizona
    John Arizona 9 days ago

    Tanzinnia the home of the Zinnia flower ;)

  • KrosanBeast315
    KrosanBeast315 9 days ago

    Almost all Tanzanite comes out of the ground Brown. Heat treatment brings out its colors. In the gem world, if you see Tanzanite, you shoul always assume it to be heat-treated.

  • derbeh
    derbeh 10 days ago

    tanzinia, eh? oh PLEASE get people who know words to narrate these!

  • PinkLars
    PinkLars 10 days ago

    What about black diamond?

    • Karen Audrey Todd
      Karen Audrey Todd 6 days ago

      Incredibly common and worth little. Black diamond is basically an industrial abrasive

  • Purple Arrow
    Purple Arrow 10 days ago

    I may be the only nerd here but what if Rebecca Suger uses these gems for her show SU (Steven Universe) this would add a more draw to the gem nerd IRL. that's just me (I hope not) 😁

  • Frezzezier gameplays

    I got a serendibite in roblox azure mines

  • therealdeadpen
    therealdeadpen 10 days ago

    Where is the Kidney stone at on this list? It can cost you $35,800 just to have it removed.

  • Adam Patterson
    Adam Patterson 11 days ago

    I don't know if I missed it, but I watched this video for the thumbnail ( Ammolite ) and didn't see it. Its my provinces gemstone.

  • Lars Osteen
    Lars Osteen 12 days ago

    Is no one going to talk about how when talking about a variety of alexandrite he used the term "colombine red"?!?

  • Uber Nova X
    Uber Nova X 12 days ago

    There are so many amazing gemstones.. and then at the end there are always those boring old diamonds... I dont know man I somehow really think they r overrated.

  • SektundSchnee
    SektundSchnee 12 days ago

    Red and pink diamonds are not the same thing: What makes the Argyle pinks unique is that they have no inclusion and rely on surface tension to affect the colour while red diamonds include red minerals.

    • Karen Audrey Todd
      Karen Audrey Todd 6 days ago

      The reds are the only diamonds besides cornflower blue that interest me, the Pinks are nice but they are not all that uncommon. For every hundred one carat or larger pink (cut wt.) that comes out of Argyle they get a single .25 carat red. True cornflower blue is even rarer and the 15 carat one that sold in the Bulgari ring a few years ago went for 18 million. Shortly after that the diamond world which is a bunch of idiots who only understand clear stones (Industrial abrasives in my mind) suddenly realized there was nothing else known that was but a fraction of it's size and the stone is now considered "Unpriceable".

      I knew this the second I saw it in the auction catalog, but was $18 million short LOL!

      I noticed he left out Emeralds, flawless versions go for ridiculous amounts. A person I know has an inclusionless 2 carat bought in Colombia in the 1960's, she wears couple of Bugattis on her finger and nobody notices.

      He's right about Jadeite though, translucent green Jadeite, you can name about any price.

  • jump boy HD TV
    jump boy HD TV 12 days ago

    I found the first one keeps it just cuz it look cool then lost it fuck me

  • Silvrets Årtusende
    Silvrets Årtusende 13 days ago

    What kind of scumbag uses a false thumbnail? Answer: YOU!

  • Foozil
    Foozil 14 days ago

    How would something turn blue/green fro traces of iron? Wouldn't it turn red/brown from iron? i don't know much about this stuff

  • Cynthia Rofuli
    Cynthia Rofuli 15 days ago

    At number nine, part 2:14, it looks like Lapis Lazulli's gem from Steven Universe.

  • Miss Debauchee
    Miss Debauchee 15 days ago

    "Minecraft enthusiast "
    Clicks off browser never to return to this video

  • Jerome Hunter
    Jerome Hunter 16 days ago

    that thumbnail looks like that weapon camo from black ops 3 called Underworld

  • Guns4Home Defense
    Guns4Home Defense 16 days ago

    Russia will destroy the New World Order. Russian & Chinese forces will occupy & will strike with a massive Blitzkrieg against Alaska, Canada, lower 48, European nations, North America. Store canned goods, water, medicines, guns, ammo. Keep praying. No one will protect you.

  • Esther Thane
    Esther Thane 16 days ago

    I'm going to Myanmar soon and when I heard this I'm going to try to look for it

  • Heidi
    Heidi 17 days ago

    Beautiful. 🍷😸🚬

  • Hydric The SFMer
    Hydric The SFMer 17 days ago

    I like 6.

  • Mary Ann Berry
    Mary Ann Berry 17 days ago

    Click baited again!!! Where's the ammonite that lured me in?

  • SkilledMaverick
    SkilledMaverick 17 days ago

    Clickbait 👎

  • CGreyL3
    CGreyL3 18 days ago

    and SU fans

  • Robert Houldsworth
    Robert Houldsworth 18 days ago

    I cant stand us accents holy fuck

  • Breyana Flieger
    Breyana Flieger 18 days ago

    oops meant Jade

  • Breyana Flieger
    Breyana Flieger 18 days ago

    my middle name is jadi

  • DDvirusgaming
    DDvirusgaming 18 days ago

    Spinel? Wtf? It's pronounced SP-Y-NEL

  • Linda Slava
    Linda Slava 19 days ago

    cool story dude

  • Mark Thompson
    Mark Thompson 20 days ago

    Regarding the monetary exchange rate: It changes daily.

  • Thirst Fast
    Thirst Fast 21 day ago

    Why the fuck did they have ammolite in the thumbnail if they weren't going to have it in the video. CLICKBAITING MAHFUCKERS!

  • KJ L
    KJ L 21 day ago

    Hate those click bait thumbnail 👎

  • Jayfeathe r
    Jayfeathe r 21 day ago

    Tanzinia? TANZINIA?

  • Gregorio Guerrero
    Gregorio Guerrero 22 days ago

    Wow.....I thought jade hasn't here jade is my fav gem and color .-.

  • Dragon Master
    Dragon Master 22 days ago


  • jamila faghiri
    jamila faghiri 22 days ago

    I like the numbber 6 and 8

    PRANKurFACE 24 days ago

    The value of elements varies on rarity. If we were to find a planet made of diamond, it would change the value here on earth to cost less than dirt...

  • mesék Anna és a
    mesék Anna és a 24 days ago

    "found on planet earth" was that.... a reference?

  • Annaliza Willoughby
    Annaliza Willoughby 25 days ago

    I have that

  • Primal Red
    Primal Red 25 days ago

    Peridot: "My diamond! I didnt know you were so common!"

  • Taps fan
    Taps fan 25 days ago

    good luck finding a very good gem quality tanzanite for $300 a carat...

  • Chung ping Tang
    Chung ping Tang 26 days ago


  • TeaBridge River
    TeaBridge River 27 days ago

    But jade is everywhere here! How is it 'priceless'? I see it as decor OUTSIDE buildings.

  • Screaming Chicken
    Screaming Chicken 27 days ago


  • Elizabeth Shaw
    Elizabeth Shaw 28 days ago

    I love red diamond and jadeite. gonna to be a long time before I ever have one of those two meaning never!

  • Elizabeth Shaw
    Elizabeth Shaw 28 days ago

    these gems are very expensive however they are also very rare unlike diamonds which have an unnaturally inflated price. at least these gems are expensive due to the Rarity.

  • Elizabeth Shaw
    Elizabeth Shaw 28 days ago

    shit I had a spinel ring and lost it probably 20 years ago!!

  • mary lin
    mary lin 29 days ago

    My family Has jade bc we r Chinese

  • Plutonium94 Porter
    Plutonium94 Porter 1 month ago

    Lol I have 5 black opals in my collection BTW who likes their own comments because their lonely?

  • Asriel Dreemurr
    Asriel Dreemurr 1 month ago

    I found a Crintite in my back yard

  • Grimmie Toxical
    Grimmie Toxical 1 month ago

    3 gems stones come from my country (Australia)😃😃yaya

  • guitarplayincountry
    guitarplayincountry 1 month ago

    Your narration blows. Makes me want to hurl.

  • Kas Georgiou
    Kas Georgiou 1 month ago

    For those wondering what the gem In the thumbnail is (which wasnt shown in the video) it's an opalized ammonite fossil.

  • Shady
    Shady 1 month ago

    8:45 In brightest day, in blackest night..

  • Desi J Richert
    Desi J Richert 1 month ago

    You sound like you know absolutely nothing about jewels.

  • Pink Ladies
    Pink Ladies 1 month ago

    My name is Jade😂

  • Ansha Samerikana
    Ansha Samerikana 1 month ago

    this is how American screw words and pronounce them incorrectly.

  • Dissily Mordentroge
    Dissily Mordentroge 1 month ago

    Does this idiot think he's talking English?

  • GD_Aqueous
    GD_Aqueous 1 month ago

    I see the thumbnail and I'm like,"Is Ammolite normally that big?

  • Charles Meaux
    Charles Meaux 1 month ago

    You are completely wrong about red diamonds. There are quite a few 1ct and more that have come out of Crater of diamonds Arkansas.
    I have personally held a 2ct beautiful red in my had that was pulled from the property. There has also been a very nice quality that came from the mines in Canada about 3 years ago.
    Thank you for playing.

  • Tammy Pluskett
    Tammy Pluskett 1 month ago

    Fact: you dont have to use click bate in your thumbnail if you actually had information worth watching.

  • whathahk
    whathahk 1 month ago

    Fuck you youtube I don't need a freaking car!

  • Diana Fronsdahl
    Diana Fronsdahl 1 month ago

    Gotta love that non-existent thumbnail...

  • Rose Al-Sawmahi
    Rose Al-Sawmahi 1 month ago

    is the voice done by Rob Dyke?

  • Ivan Perez
    Ivan Perez 1 month ago

    steven universe

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