Jan 25-Feb 5, 2023
Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show
Tucson Expo Center

May 29-Jun 1, 2023
Las Vegas Gem & Jewelry Show
The Mirage Casino

Tucson Fall Show Info *Dates Subject to Change.

The top 10 most expensive, rarest, and valuable gemstones in the world

  1. Diamond: Diamonds are the hardest known substance and are highly prized for their beauty and durability. They are often used in engagement rings and other fine jewelry. The most expensive diamond ever sold was the Pink Star, which was auctioned off for $71.2 million in 2017.
  2. Red Diamond: Red diamonds are extremely rare and valuable, with only a few known to exist. They are the result of a chemical impurity in the diamond structure, which gives them their red color. The most expensive red diamond ever sold was the Moussaieff Red, which was auctioned off for $7.4 million in 2002.
  3. Blue Diamond: Blue diamonds are also extremely rare, with only a few known to exist. They are created when boron atoms are present in the diamond structure, which gives them their blue color. The most expensive blue diamond ever sold was the Hope Diamond, which was auctioned off for $7.5 million in 2001.
  4. Pink Diamond: Pink diamonds are some of the most sought after and valuable gemstones in the world. They are created when the diamond structure is subjected to extreme heat and pressure, which causes the atoms to become distorted and gives the diamond its pink color. The most expensive pink diamond ever sold was the Pink Star, which was auctioned off for $71.2 million in 2017.
  5. Emerald: Emeralds are a type of green beryl and are highly prized for their beautiful green color. They are often used in fine jewelry and are believed to have healing properties. The most expensive emerald ever sold was the Chucuri Emerald, which was auctioned off for $5.5 million in 2011.
  6. Ruby: Rubies are a type of red corundum and are highly prized for their beautiful red color. They are often used in fine jewelry and are believed to have protective properties. The most expensive ruby ever sold was the Sunrise Ruby, which was auctioned off for $30.3 million in 2015.
  7. Sapphire: Sapphires are a type of blue corundum and are highly prized for their beautiful blue color. They are often used in fine jewelry and are believed to have protective properties. The most expensive sapphire ever sold was the Blue Moon of Josephine, which was auctioned off for $48.4 million in 2015.
  8. Spinel: Spinels are a type of gemstone that come in a variety of colors, including red, pink, purple, and blue. They are highly prized for their beauty and are often used in fine jewelry. The most expensive spinel ever sold was the Black Prince’s Ruby, which was auctioned off for $7.4 million in 2015.
  9. Tanzanite: Tanzanite is a type of blue-violet gemstone that is only found in Tanzania. It is highly prized for its unique color and is often used in fine jewelry. The most expensive tanzanite ever sold was a 67.7 carat gemstone that was auctioned off for $1.35 million in 2015.
  10. Tsavorite: Tsavorites are a type of green garnet that are highly prized for their beautiful green color. They are often used in fine jewelry and are believed to have protective properties. The most expensive tsavorite ever sold was a 9.87 carat gemstone that was auctioned off for $2.1 million in 2014.


About the JOGS Gem & Jewelry Show in Tucson, Arizona

The JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show is one of the U.S. best selling event year after year – and one of the top markets in the country. This exciting gem and jewelry show event draws buyers from all over the world – tens of thousands of qualified buyers worth millions with serious purchasing intent. Many of these buyers are hard to find and hard to reach but they will come to this event which is one of the most dynamic gift shows and markets in the world. They want new products, great prices, exciting artists, unique resources and innovative ideas they need to set their businesses apart.


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