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Minerals more beautiful than diamonds

Updated February 10, 2019 721 votes 147 voters 1.9k views

List RulesMinerals that are not diamonds

There are over 4,000 minerals on our planet so why do diamonds get all the attention? This list contains some of the most gorgeous gems the earth has to offer.
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    Opal

    Opals diffract light which allow them take on a variety of colors.
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    Labradorite

    This iridescent stone is found mostly in Labrador, Canada. 
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    Ocean Jasper

    Orbicular ocean jasper is very rare and often found on the shores of Madagascar. The circles are formed by WATER!
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    Aquamarine

    Aquamarine is one of the most beautiful gemstones in the world.
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    Bio Solar

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    Malachite

    Malachite is one of the coolest crystals in the world. The circular shapes are formed when copper enters other minerals.
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    Sapphire

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    Rhodochrosite

    The national gemstone of Argentina.
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    Ruby

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    Fluorite

    Flourite comes in many colors but all of them are amazing...
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    Titanium Quartz

    It's rainbow...and shiny.....
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    Moonstone

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    Rose Quartz

    Rose quartz a pink translucent form of quartz said to enhance feelings of universal love.
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    Sunstone

    Sunstone is known for its warm gold color and is said to have a joyful effect when worn or held.
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    Lapis Lazuli

    Lapis Lazuli has long been a prized stone known for its intense color. It was used for the eyebrows on the mask of King Tut!
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    Emerald

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    Amethyst

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    Garnet

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    Blue Lace Agate

    Blue lace agate is one of the prettiest forms of agate.
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    Moldavite

    All the world's moldavite is said to have come from a meteorite impact 14,700,000 years ago! This gem is SUPER rare.
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    Danburite

    Danburite has a crystal form similar to topaz, and is often used as a healing stone.
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    Selenite

    Selenite is a crystalline variety of the mineral gypsum. Many associate it with celestial properties and the moon.
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    Black Tourmaline

    Black tourmaline has been used in Shamanic rituals around the world, and is known by crystal healing proponents as a grounding stone that soothes anxiety.
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    Carnelian

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List Rules: Minerals that are not diamonds