Jeremejevite was first found in the African Namib Desert by the Russian scientist and mineralogist Pavel Eremeev in 1883. Therefore, it was him that the rare mineral was named after. And the dessert is is world-famous for its spectacular deposits of diamonds.
The gemstone can only be found in the Namib Desert so far. Up to three prismatic-shaped crystals are produced per year.
Jeremejevite was originally mistaken for aquamarine of the extremely rare coloring and irregular crystallization. The gemstone is transparent or tinted with yellow or blue. There are proved to be several hundred faceted crystals of jeremejevite. The price starts at $ 2,000 and can reach $ 20,000 per carat depending on the size and purity of the mineral.