Looking to make a stylish splash this summer? Then take the posh plunge with rare and exotic gemstones! Diamonds and gold are swell, but adding jewelry as unique as you are will kick your style up a notch. Gemstones come in all shapes and sizes, so it can be difficult to find the right one for you. Here’s the low down on a few of our favorite rare and exotic gemstones. Hopefully, by the time you’re done reading this, you’ll know exactly which rare stone you want to add to your own collection!

Tanzanite: A Rare Specimen

Set of three tanzanite rings.
When it comes to rare and exotic, tanzanite easily tops the list. With its beautiful hues of blue and violet, it’s easy to see why it’s so extraordinary. The stone appears to have different colors when viewed from different angles, which increases its value.
Tanzanite stone is extremely rare because there is only one source; it comes from Tanzania. Additionally, geologists estimate the original supply will run out within 30 years, making it at least 1,000 times rarer than diamonds. Now if that’s not rare and exotic, we don’t know what is!

Table Mountain Shadowkite: A Unique Beauty

Set of four Table Mountain Shadowkite rings.
Shadowkite is so new that, except for Shop LC, this gemstone is not available on any home shopping network. This stone accepts a high polish when cut, revealing a beautiful luster. With swirls of baby blue, royal blue, light emerald green and pine green, shadowkite has a combination of four colors that can’t be found in any other stone. This beautiful matrix of colors is seen all throughout shadowkite. The only known source is from the Table Mountain region in South Africa. Be sure to get yours before it’s too late.

Bumble Bee Jasper: Hard to Mine

Bumble Bee Jasper necklace.
This exotic stone is very hard to mine because it forms in volcanic environments. The Shop LC gets its source of Bumble Bee Jasper from a live volcano in Indonesia–talk about hot! Because of the volatile and sulfuric gases surrounding the volcano’s environment, it is hazardous to obtain this rare stone. These dangerous gases are also what gives this jasper its beautiful and rich color. Because of the combination of colors, Bumble Bee Jasper makes a beautiful statement stone for jewelry. Pair it with neutrals to make your outfit pop!

Larimar: Hard to Find

Set of three Larimar rings.
There is only one place to find Larimar, and it’s within one square kilometer in the Dominican Republic! This makes it one of the rarest gemstones in the world. Mining this exotic stone is extremely difficult because the location of the mine is hard to reach and the area is subject to hurricanes. This thing has to be something special for all of that work!
If you’re fortunate enough to get your hands on one of these gemstones, you’ll find that it’s 100 percent natural and no treatment has been done to it. Larimar’s pretty blue swirls would make a great addition to a boho chic look.

Indicolite: The Rarest Tourmaline

Set of five indicolite rings.
This stone is also called blue tourmaline, which is the rarest kind of tourmaline. The bluer the hue, the better the quality. The biggest source of this gemstone is found in Brazil. And indicolite coming from the mines of Monte Belo are among the finest. Incorporating this stone into your outfit is easy because its radiant color adds beauty to any look.
In fashion, it’s all too easy to fade into the background. By adding some unique and exotic gemstones every once in a while, you’ll keep your style fresh and on trend. Any of these rare and exotic gemstones would be a great addition to your jewelry collection. Check out our $1 Online Auction because there are exotic gemstones featured daily!