What would you say when I ask which gemstone is the prettiest? Most will probably say diamond, ruby or sapphire.
But I'm going to show you some of the most beautiful gemstones that you may not know.
This list combines commonly known gems, like opal and amethyst, with some rare and exotic minerals. They represent some of nature's best creations, and will definitely make you go WOW!
Vibrant golden yellow wulfenite crystals growing with mimetite
Naturally formed silver "tree"
This piece is appropriately named "The Helix".
Ammonite is a rare fossil shell that shows rainbow color iridescent reflection.
Chrysocolla is a blue-green mineral, often found with other copper-rich minerals such as malachite and azurite. And this beautiful piece shows a combination of chrysocolla and malachite.
Red beryl is one of the rarest gems in the world, much rarer than its mineral family members, emerald and aquamarine. A red beryl gem can cost $10,000 per carat!
Rainbow . Color . Opal It's like you can see a universe inside!
Fluorite is a colorful gemstone. And multi-color fluorite like this has always been a collector's favorite.
The fibrous swirls of blue and orange are some of the most beautiful artworks from nature.
White lightning trapped inside gemstone ⚡⚡⚡
A wave perfectly kept in time, just in the form of mineral!
Also known as landscape agate, the tree-/fern-like structure is caused by iron oxide and other materials. Very intriguing and inspiring gemstone.
Little needles of schorl (a type of tourmaline) inside the purple fluorite.
Amethyst is always one of my favorites.
When minerals replace the structure of wood over millions of years, a piece of petrified wood is born.
Ammolite, which is made from the ammonite shell, is growing in popularity in the gemstone market.
🎨 Charoite is like silver paint strokes on a purple canvas.
The colors of opal sparkle and shine like no other gem.
Not only are the needle-like rutiles thin and delicate, they are in this rare star-shape arrangement!
New Valentine's Day gift idea?
Half Amethyst + Half Citrine = Ametrine
You've made it through my selection of the most beautiful minerals! High five to that!
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