The stones we are discussing are emeralds with fine emerald color. Fine emeralds will have a touch of blue. What you don’t want is an emerald that looks like a greenish aqua, or on the slightly yellowish green side (bottle green or forest green) like some tsavorite . You want green first and foremost, but with a tiny touch of blue. Not mint green, not sea foam green, not blue green, but true emerald green. The finest emeralds have a color similar to this paint sample below, and Michelle’s ring is this hue, which is appropriately called “emerald green.”@T L Thank you for this helpful reply. Since cameras fail to pick up the blue, do you think a stone that looks to be quite green/blue in a photo will be very blue IRL? That's what happened with the gem I purchased most recently, and I'm trying to decide between picking a new stone that looks to be the colour I want in the photographs, versus picking one that I know ticks the "metallic sheen/vivid green" boxes in the hopes it will have some visible blue/green tones IRL, rather than being bottle green.
@T L (and other PS’ers - I really appreciate all of your help!)
I’d be grateful if you could give me your thoughts on these two stones. They are both Colombian, certified minor oil. Being sold by two different vendors.
In videos, the first appears to have more of the metallic green you mentioned and flashes/glows when rocked from side to side. It looks to be dark vivid green, although I wonder if it isn’t showing any blue because of photography issues, and the vendor can’t show me the stone in direct sunlight (can’t take it out of the store).
The second is more expensive and slightly smaller, and definitely photographs/videos with the blue as well as the green. I think it is lighter but am having a hard time comparing the two given the different lighting conditions.
Any guidance would be appreciated!
Is it a larger stone?
The videos don't work...
Good luck!! Let us know what you think when you receive it!!I’ve actually pulled the trigger on the first one, so I can see it in person. The return terms were good, except I would have to pay for return shipping which I was okay with. The vendor of the second stone actually has a store in my city (which I only realised after communicating with them via email), so if the first one doesn’t work out I can always see the second one without commitment. Thank you for all of your help! I will keep you updated.
I know Zambians tend to be less included. The Sandawanas tend to be small. You look to have a nice size clean stone!I can’t wait to see pics!!!
Yes, I think I’m drawn to the neon glow of African emeralds. From what I hear, they also tend to be less included.
I agree I don’t care for Brazilian and I don’t like emeralds that look like they could be a different gem.
Yes, I told her if she found a sandawana emerald, I would be willing to do down in size and double halo it or something.I know Zambians tend to be less included. The Sandawanas tend to be small. You look to have a nice size clean stone!
I’m an Art Deco fanatic, so telescoping side baguettes would be nice.