Red Beryl -  ~$ 10,000 per carat Just like a ruby is really a red sapphire, the red beryl  is also known as a “red emerald”.  This incredibly rare gem, also referred to as “bixbite,”

Rare Pink Emeralds - wow. A pink emerald (or pink beryl) is actually morganite which is in the beryl family of gemstones as are green emeralds and aquamarine

The Golden Eye Diamond: The world’s largest flawless Canary Yellow diamond. Its original uncut 124.5-carat state. This particular type of diamond - a fancy intense yellow - accounts for less than 0.1 percent of all natural diamonds, so you can imagine how rare one this size is. The gem was cut to a still-huge 43.51 carats and somehow became entangled in a drug dealing and money laundering ring in Ohio, which was busted in 2006. As a result, the unusual jewel became property of the U.S. gover...

purple sapphire

The "Star of Bombay." A gift to the Smithsonian Museum from actress Mary Pickford. It is a massive 182 carats!

Elegant Aquamarine Gem Crystal with Clevelandite and Muscovite. This and more mineral specimens on offer at the

Amazonite: is a powerful filtering stone; also soothes and calms the brain; balancing masculine and feminine energy, this stone helps you see both sides of an issue

Emerald: ♥ Love ♥ Romance ♥ Joy ♥ Cleansing ♥ Intuition ♥ Clairvoyance ♥ Faith ♥ Serenity ♥ Intelligence ♥ Clear vision ♥ Truth ♥ Memory & Communication ♥ Physical & Emotional healing

"Moussaieff," the largest Fancy Red diamond in the world. 5.11 carats,$7 million. Red diamonds are the most rare.

Annual Spectrum Awards - each year the American Gem Trade Association celebrates the skills and achievements of gem cutters. This Best of Show is by Dalan Hargrave and Stephanie Michael Young - a 125 carat spirographic cut mint green beryl with a concave pavilion and flat faceted crown.

Alexandrite is a very remarkable gemstone. It is one of the rarest & most spectacular stones in the world. they are the finest colour changing stones in nature, resembling fine emerald or ruby. But it obviously depends on the light source. It is so rare, that most people have never seen one

July Birthstone: Ruby. A glorious, red gemstone - part of the corundum family, which includes sapphires. Rubies are a symbol of passion and good fortune.


Ruby. One of the four precious stones. The other three being Diamond, Sapphire, and Emerald.

26100cts - World's Rarest & Largest Collector's Gem -Super Swiss Blue Topaz

A bright purple emerald cut Gel Sugilite. The name "Gel" is given to the translucent material that has good crystallization and gives the finished gem a glassy look. It is rare and very prized. Less than 1% of the mined Sugilite is "gel". This piece weighs 1.10 carat is well cut with good polish and has lighter purple color veins. From Hotazel. From Mineral Auctions via Sabrina Jordan

6.70-Carat Deep Pigeon Blood Red Burmese Star Ruby. There has been a ban in the U.S. since 2008 on the sale of rubies from Myanmar (formerly Burma) because the government uses slave labor to mine.

Padparadscha Sapphire - This very rare color of sapphire (orange / pink / peach) is highly prized by gem collectors. Gems over one carat sell for thousands per carat. Few mines in the world are yielding this kind of gem. Gorgeous.

Trapiches are a rare kind of Emerald with the presence of black carbon impurities giving the Emerald a radial six pointed star pattern. It is usually made into oval and round cabochons but can come in different shapes too.

Gem quality sphalerite is a rare collector stone. The mineral is usually nearly black in color but is occaisionally found in transparent pieces of an orange or yellowish brown hue. Clean pieces are extremely rare. More @ and #gemstones

Rubies shine red against black rocks. Ruby, the common name for the mineral corundum in its red form, is a precious gemstone. If the mineral has a blue color it's known as a sapphire. Made up of the elements aluminum and oxygen, corundum also can be yellow, gray or brown.