Treasures of Asia: The 5 Most Popular Gemstones in Asia

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Text by Tay Thye Sun and Rachel Kwek. Photos by Tay Thye Sun and Shutterstock

The infinity stones that make up the infinity gauntlet might not be in our grasp but some of the most valuable gemstones in the world are found natively in Asia. Asian Geographic takes a look at the five most popular gemstones and how to differentiate between a high quality gemstone and a low quality one.

5 Most Popular Gemstones in Asia

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$10,000 to $20,000 per carat

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$500 to $1000 per carat

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$3,000 to $10,000 per carat

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$300 per carat

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Red

$2,000 per carat

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Red

$500 per carat

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Green
1.5cm x 0.7cm

$3,500 to $5,000

per piece

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Green

5cm x 0.7cm

$250 to $500

per piece

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Yellow

3 cm x 2 cm

$500

per piece

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Yellow
2 cm x 1.5 cm

$100

per piece

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Check out the rest of this article in our lastest issue of Asian Geographic No.136 Issue 3/2019 here or download a digital copy here

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