= o - a 306 carat black opal some Australian dude spent 2 years chiseling out of rock with a dental drill. Hid it under his mattress for 12 years (of course) and it's now up for grabs in Vegas... for $3 mill.
The Dom Pedro aquamarine is the world’s largest cut aquamarine. It is on exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History next to the Hope Diamond and Marie Antoinette’s earrings. This giant weights 4.6 pounds and stands 14 inches tall. Necklace anyone? Check out our blog post on rare and unique gemstones at http://liloveve.com/2014/05/02/short-list-gemstone-edition/