If we were to recourse history, we will come upon many reasons why people are so fascinated with gemstones. From their rarity, ability to refract light, to their rich colors that seem to be enshrouded in mystery, there comes a list of reasons why these stones have been treasured by man for thousands of years.
In the ancient world, gems were worn as amulets to repel bad luck and illness. Romans, in particular, saw them as shards of falling stars, while the Greeks took them as the tears of the gods. To date, the value of gemstones remains astronomical, and people of all ages continue to seek after the rarest of them all.
In this list, we have collected 10 of the most expensive gemstone types in the world, and why bidders from all over the globe are willing to pay the unbelievable just to get their hands on them.