The Luxury and Exclusivity of Rare Gems: Grandidierite and Jeremejevite
There is perhaps no better opportunity for the woman in your life to showcase some of her favourite pieces of jewellery than is offered by an escape to a luxurious estate. Jewellery can be such a potent conversation-starter, and there really is no better time to get the conversation flowing than when you are surrounded by friends and family in such a strikingly beautiful setting as is afforded by a luxury holiday estate. The beauty of your natural surroundings on the estate can truly be brought to life; reflected in the beauty of the gemstones that are on display. While it is true that the diamond has long been occupying pole position in the gemstone world as the very standard of luxury, there are other, even more rare gemstones out there that are rarely seen or heard of in jewellery stores, yet perhaps deserve our attention in equal measure. Two such gemstones, as exclusive as they are beautiful, are Grandidierite and Jeremejevite.
The Grandidierite gemstone is named for the French explorer Alfred Grandidier (1836 –1912), who first discovered the gem in his explorations of the island of Madagascar, where the gemstone is almost exclusively found, though there have been instances of extremely small pockets of the gem being found in Sri Lanka, Norway, and the USA. Grandierite has a breathtakingly beautiful bluish-green colour, and in the gemstone industry it is referred to as being a pleochroic gemstone, meaning it has the ability to seemingly change colour; high-quality Grandiderite can transmit a multitude of light in shades of blue, green, and white. The depth and clarity of this rare gemstone are its hallmarks, and the highest-quality Grandidierite fetches a price of approximately fifty thousand US Dollars for a half of a carat.
Another rare gem, Jeremejevite, is lauded as one of the most rare gemstones in the world. The gem was originally discovered by Russian scientist Pavel Vladimirovich Eremeev (1830-1899) in 1883. Ermeev at first mistook his discovery for a pocket of aquamarine, as like aquamarine, Jeremejevite is found as colourless, light yellow, or light sky blue deposits. The highest quality of Jeremejevite is the light sky blue variety, and has been found mainly in Namibia. The price of Jeremejevite is now well over two thousand US Dollars per carat for the highest quality gemstone.
There are small amounts of both of these exceedingly rare gemstones floating-around on the market, but to ensure that you are getting a true specimen of the highest quality, it is a good idea to consult with your jeweller in order to ensure that your gems are sourced from a respectful and ethical broker, and are certified as authentic. Once you have sourced your materials, you may let your imagination do the rest, working with your trusted jeweller to bring these rare and glorious gemstones to life in a way that will ensure that their beauty lives on indefinitely.Tags: Luxury Estate