Grandidierite is not just one of the rarest and most prestigious gems in the world. With a hardness of 7.5, it’s resistant to nearly any type of scratching and would be perfect as a center stone in any type of jewelry.
One of the features that makes Grandidierite a gems collector's dream is it's ability to exhibit a neon saturated color. Most gems that belong on the list of the top 10 rarest gemstones in the world don’t commonly possess both coloration and extreme rarity like Grandidierite. Most would even say that its deep neon blue saturation would resemble deeper colored Paraiba tourmalines which are considered to be one of the most beautiful and desired gems in the world. Rarity, saturation, durability and beauty are all the features that contribute to the gems magnificent qualities.