In my language there is a very colorful expression whose literal translation in English would be something like this. something very valuable/rare (found) among very ordinary things

Do you think you could provide me with an equivalent--an idiom or a proverb?




The following is not really an equivalent, but it came to mind.

I don't think it is used much anymore these days because it might be considered "sexist". Here's the description from


'A rose among the thorns', or 'a rose between the thorns', refers to a flower (something of beauty) that stands among thorns (something that is not of any significant beauty).

The phrase is usually said in jest and as a compliment when there is a woman with a group of men.