The World’s Most Valuable Gem Has Been Discovered And It’s Called The “Virgin Rainbow”

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It seems like no matter what period of history you live in, human beings have had an obsession with shiny stuff. We wear it on our bodies, sometimes forcibly insert them into our skin, and revere them. Recently in South Australia, a rare opal was unearthed that is one of the most delightful objects we’ve ever seen.

This stone is worth more than a million dollars for its dazzling palette of colors and its ability to refract light. Like all other opals, it’s comprised from silica and water and was formed millions of years ago from the opalized fossils of marine dinosaurs. Neat!

Pretty neat, eh? Check out these other amazing opal specimens.