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What is the Average Cost of Benitoite per gram/pound? Average Benitoite Price

Benitoite was first discovered in 1907 by James M. Couch, L. B. Hawkins, T. E. Sanders and R.W. Dallas, in San Benito County in California. At the beginning it was thought to be a sapphire, but after analyzing it, the scientists discovered that it was a new mineral. Benitoite is a very rare and extremely valuable gemstone, rarer than other gemstone such as ruby, diamond or emerald. It can be found in shades of grey, white, brown or sky blue color. It is used in the jewelry industry and it is highly prized by collectors. Being a valuable gemstone 0.50ct is sold for $1000-$1500 and 1-2ct sold for $3000-$6000.

by Susan White on Sun, 02/13/2011 - 01:31

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