It is always fascinating to see the rarest things from around the world. The simple fact that the object, whatever it is, is rare makes it extraordinary. And this is especially true when talking about the world’s most precious jewels.
The sheer beauty of the most unique jewels is breathtaking. And knowing their value makes them even more interesting to look at and study.
So we’ve found the 12 rarest gemstones in the world and while they are some of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world, they also come with an unbelievable price tag. From museums to private collections to royalty, these precious jewels are housed in the safest places with only the best security. So take a break from the hectic world around us and indulge yourself with the 12 most expensive pieces of jewelry in the world.
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12. Sotheby’s Rare Green Diamond
This fabulously beautiful diamond is rich with the color green and is the largest of its kind to have ever appeared at auction. It is a cushion modified brilliant cut and weighs in at an incredible 2.52 karats. The reason it is so precious is because green (along with red) is one of the rarest color variations a diamond can have. It is created by millions of years of exposure to irradiation deep inside the earth creating a certain absorption of light that other diamonds typically don’t receive. Generally, the green color some diamonds do have is removed during cutting, so this brilliant diamond is extremely rare. It is worth over $3 million.