This story originally appeared in the Elite Traveler Luxury Escapes Edition 2017/2018.
In the last decade, high-end crystals and minerals have appreciated in value between 300 and 1,000 percent. The beauty of investing in crystals is they never decrease in value (unlike certain other investments) and make a dazzling addition to any collection. Astro Gallery of Gems’ extensive rock and mineral collection features luxury crystals from all over the world, and its stunning statement pieces are all one-of-a-kind. We especially love the exceptional bi-color pink tourmaline on albite with lepidolite, also known as The Great Divide. Mined from the Pederneira Mine in Brazil in 2011, the mineral is valued at $1.2m.