Rare and beautiful doesn't have to mean expensive! Take Maw-sit-sit for instance.
This decorative gemstone can be found in only one place in the world: northern Burma
(in a place called Maw-sit-sit, naturally). Now that's rare. As for beautiful, Maw-sit-sit
is a combination of a rare pyroxene mineral (green color) called ureyite and natrolite
(lighter green) which looks similar to jadeite. Its vivid green coloring, delicate
polish and waxy lustre make it a real eye-catcher. Patterns on Maw-sit-sit are unique
which make it a great stone for creative jewelry designers. Mistaken for jade, maw
sit sit is for the connoisseur, a person who is "learned" and can appreciate the
rare and the exotic...