28 Jan '12, 1pm

Painite is the perfect stone. It got this cool name, and look, it got the same color as monthly bleedings

Painite is the perfect stone. It got this cool name, and look, it got the same color as monthly bleedings

The world's rarest gem is believed to be painite , a gem that most have never even heard of. Rarity does not equate to beauty in gems, however. The painite is an orangish or reddish brown, with the brown tint coming from iron in the crystal. It was first discovered in Burma in the 1950s and was widely considered to be the rarest of all gems, with only two faceted crystals in existence. Within the last couple of years, however, the source of the original painite crystals was discovered, and now a few hundred faceted stones exist. A more widely recognized (but still very rare) gem is the red diamond. There are many more red diamonds available than some other rare gems, but very large red diamonds are extremely rare. The largest cut natural red diamond may be the one owned by Moussaieff Jewellers Ltd, a 5.11 carat trillion cut. The rare blue diamond, made famous by the Hope D...

Full article: http://www.luxist.com/2008/01/31/the-world-of-rare-stones...

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