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Colombian emerald - Thoughts please !!

AV_

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God!
 

lambskin

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If you are looking for a stone in the neighborhood of $58K I would fly to Bogota Colombia and hit the emerald building and hit every dealer therin. Fights and hotels are not expensive. You will pay less and you will be able to choose from countless stones. I enjoyed my experience there.
 

vik84

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So I passed on this stone, the combination of the unusual cut and the row of inclusions visible on the face was too much for this price. Will keep hunting for that perfect Colombian emerald. Thanks everyone for your help !
 

suzanne2

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There was a poster who went down to Columbia and created a wonderful thread, full of information about the dealers there. Anyone remember who it was? She was also buying a higher end emerald.
 

JPie

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Hey everyone, passed on the kryptonite stone. Found another no-oil emerald with the same dealer, 2.4cts. Here's the video, let me know what you all think about this stone:

:kiss2:
 

voce

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Hey everyone, passed on the kryptonite stone. Found another no-oil emerald with the same dealer, 2.4cts. Here's the video, let me know what you all think about this stone:

It's nice, but maybe too transparent for my taste? It doesn't have the Columbian Muzo "metallic sheen" @T L talks about. Apart from that, it's a beautiful stone with perfect clarity and cut.
 

T L

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Hey everyone, passed on the kryptonite stone. Found another no-oil emerald with the same dealer, 2.4cts. Here's the video, let me know what you all think about this stone:

Gorgeous!
 

gregchang35

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looks beautiful.. i like the colour and sheen. However, there is an inclusion at the 7oclock mark which woudl bother me.
 

vik84

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Yeah, I was wondering about that inclusion as well, wasn’t sure if that’s common with emeralds
 

gregchang35

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Yeah, I was wondering about that inclusion as well, wasn’t sure if that’s common with emeralds
I am on a learning curve as well...
This is what I am learning....
jardin- white inclusions that is commonly seen - mostly in what I see in chivor emeralds.
”dark” inclusions- to be honest I haven’t seen a lot of what I see here. I have seen more jardin than this particular darker inclusion in this stone.

Windows are ”common”

this colour is more my kinda green...
but I am really having a new appreciation of the glowy green from chivor mines.... I also have seen this kinda bluey green from chivoras well.


I guess it is about what you want and the budget that you have, and the timing for getting the ring sorted. it is important to remember: the image thst we see is quite magnified.... woudl it be visible at arms length away? Maybe , maybe not... however, with step cuts, it is unforgiving with inclusions under the table.

This would bother me and, it may not for you. For a cleaner stone- price would then jump up.
 

Sunstorm

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It does have gota de aceite. If you look care fully on the video when the stone is tilted you can see the waves on the inside of the stone. On photos and videos this is almost impossible to detect. Emeralds look a thousand times better in real life especially when it comes to this quality. This is pretty much as good as an emerald gets and it is trade ideal.

Many things are subjective especially in colored stones and emeralds are the hardest stones to pick out online due to their inability to photograph well and top stones being the worst in that regard but objectively it is among the top. Inclusions are a natural part of emeralds and while I am hard on emerald clarity that does not mean the complete abscence of inclusions because then it would not be an emerald or would be in the millions if you found one at say an auction.
 

elle_71125

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I’ve been doing a lot of research on emeralds lately and this one is gorgeous!
No oil in emeralds is becoming increasingly rare. There’s no doubt in my mind that your potential emerald is coming with an equally steep price tag. Personally, I think it’s stunning! The color is deep and rich and there’s no bothersome inclusions to my eye. So long as that small inclusion isn’t going to be an issue when setting, I think you’ve found yourself a perfect gem.
 
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