Most Expensive Mined Raw Gemstones in the World

Discover the rare and valuable treasures unearthed from the Earth

The Cullinan Diamond

The largest gem-quality rough diamond ever found, weighing 3,106 carats, was discovered in South Africa in 1905.

The Bahia Emerald

This massive 752-pound emerald, discovered in Brazil in 2001, is valued at approximately $400 million.

The Hope Spinel

This rare 50.13-carat spinel was once part of the collection of Henry Philip Hope, with an estimated value of $1.4 million.

The Lesedi La Rona Diamond

Unearthed in 2015, the Lesedi La Rona is a 1,109-carat rough diamond, valued at $53 million. 

The Sunrise Ruby

The Sunrise Ruby, a rare 25.59-carat Burmese ruby, sold for a record-breaking $30.3 million at auction in 2015.

The Graff Pink Diamond

This 24.78-carat fancy intense pink diamond was sold for $46 million, making it one of the most expensive gemstones ever.

The Blue Moon Diamond

This 29.6-carat rough blue diamond, discovered in South Africa in 2014, sold for a staggering $48.5 million.