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Eli22

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My emerald rings. I went from having zero emerald jewelry to having 2 rings in the span of about a month ;-)

Husband had the first ring made for my birthday and when I was having the jeweler make adjustments to the bezel work, I saw they had the second ring for sale…and bought it due to how unique it was.

Still a newbie to emerald buying, but am hooked!
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Thank you! No, it is not (had to look him up, love his work!) - it’s black onyx =)2

Nice and striking contrasting colors! Is this a Nikos Koulis ring with enamel? I love his creations.
 

CaseyLouLou

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Such a fabulous thread. Emeralds are my favourite and it feels like a new pricescope favourite too!
Here is mine, a flawed but beautiful old girl. She is Colombian, no treatment, looks much better on than off and weighs 15 carats. The setting (probably marmite but I love it) is late 50s, early 60s but the dealer seemed to think she was a much older stone. If it was practical to wear her every day I would! 354CF12B-5188-4412-87BE-17EC747E727E.jpeg

I am the rare PSer who doesn’t love emeralds for myself although I do enjoy seeing all of these gorgeous pieces. I think I just don’t tend to wear green. My only green piece is a Merelani mint garnet and it’s very pastel.

But I didn’t want to be left out so I did purchase a nice Muzo emerald with low oil from Desert Rose gems. It’s very glowy so I can definitely see the appeal. I doubt I will ever set it and might end up listing it at some point.

I also have several emeralds that came out of preowned rings so that I could use the settings for stones I liked more. :D
One is actually quite nice.

Here are some photos. This is the one I purchased loose. It’s about .6ct

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Here are the ones that are no longer in the rings. :D

This one is lab grown

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These are natural and sitting in gem boxes unloved.

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My emerald rings. I went from having zero emerald jewelry to having 2 rings in the span of about a month ;-)

Husband had the first ring made for my birthday and when I was having the jeweler make adjustments to the bezel work, I saw they had the second ring for sale…and bought it due to how unique it was.

Still a newbie to emerald buying, but am hooked!
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Beautiful.
JR Colombian?
 

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My emerald rings. I went from having zero emerald jewelry to having 2 rings in the span of about a month ;-)

Husband had the first ring made for my birthday and when I was having the jeweler make adjustments to the bezel work, I saw they had the second ring for sale…and bought it due to how unique it was.

Still a newbie to emerald buying, but am hooked!
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448AEA07-DC69-405B-BA54-D0CF7F1A759D.jpeg
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OOH! So beautiful. And I LOVE your schnauzer!!!
 

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There’s a small gem show near my home once a year, and there’s only two dealers I pay any attention to. One sells all kinds of gems like demantoid, various other exotic gems, and he had a bin of lesser priced gems. I was absolutely NOT looking for an emerald, but this one was screaming at me. The clarity, bluish green color, crystal, metallic green sheen, all screamed at me. I louped it to see inclusions that were natural looking to me.

He said he got it from a collection of Zambian stones he thinks, but the stone is very glowy and looks Columbian to me, but I couldn’t pass it up for the price. This jeweler didn’t know much about emeralds, so I just snapped it up. In water at home, I could see it is not a triplet or doublet, and it has zoning indicative of natural material and some crystal inclusions.

1.42 carats. Hopefully not too good to be true. It’s very glowy, and it gleams in all lighting, which is why I couldn’t get very clear shots of it. I broke my rule of not getting a lab report with an emerald, but I felt it was worth the risk for the price (under $1k), so I may just send it off.

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There’s a small gem show near my home once a year, and there’s only two dealers I pay any attention to. One sells all kinds of gems like demantoid, various other exotic gems, and he had a bin of lesser priced gems. I was absolutely NOT looking for an emerald, but this one was screaming at me. The clarity, bluish green color, crystal, metallic green sheen, all screamed at me. I louped it to see inclusions that were natural looking to me.

He said he got it from a collection of Zambian stones he thinks, but the stone is very glowy and looks Columbian to me, but I couldn’t pass it up for the price. This jeweler didn’t know much about emeralds, so I just snapped it up. In water at home, I could see it is not a triplet or doublet, and it has zoning indicative of natural material and some crystal inclusions.

1.42 carats. Hopefully not too good to be true. It’s very glowy, and it gleams in all lighting, which is why I couldn’t get very clear shots of it. I broke my rule of not getting a lab report with an emerald, but I felt it was worth the risk for the price (under $1k), so I may just send it off.

How exciting. It looks report worthy. Would you do an Origin or Brief?
 

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6DB70A93-6880-471B-BEB3-1945DCA382FB.jpeg Here it is in an empty setting next to my Columbian stone, which is much more included. This stone has one eye visible inclusion across the face, but when you loupe it, you see other inclusions and crystals, as well as some micro surface pitting indicative of most emeralds. It’s the bluest Zambian I’ve seen, if it is Zambian. Most Zambians look more yellow to me. C7E6ABFF-50CC-42D5-9191-04719EDE5610.jpeg
 
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Quit buying new gems and re-set that HOT trillion with better prongs already, haha.

Lol, I was on the lookout for a new setting for that stone. It’s on my todo list. Trillions are so hard to find decent semi mounts for.
 

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Lol, I was on the lookout for a new setting for that stone. It’s on my todo list. Trillions are so hard to find decent semi mounts for.

It deserves a nice and tidy custom setting, jmo.
Anyway, look forward to hearing from AGL about the 1.42.
 
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There’s a small gem show near my home once a year, and there’s only two dealers I pay any attention to. One sells all kinds of gems like demantoid, various other exotic gems, and he had a bin of lesser priced gems. I was absolutely NOT looking for an emerald, but this one was screaming at me. The clarity, bluish green color, crystal, metallic green sheen, all screamed at me. I louped it to see inclusions that were natural looking to me.

He said he got it from a collection of Zambian stones he thinks, but the stone is very glowy and looks Columbian to me, but I couldn’t pass it up for the price. This jeweler didn’t know much about emeralds, so I just snapped it up. In water at home, I could see it is not a triplet or doublet, and it has zoning indicative of natural material and some crystal inclusions.

1.42 carats. Hopefully not too good to be true. It’s very glowy, and it gleams in all lighting, which is why I couldn’t get very clear shots of it. I broke my rule of not getting a lab report with an emerald, but I felt it was worth the risk for the price (under $1k), so I may just send it off.

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It’s beautiful!
 
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6DB70A93-6880-471B-BEB3-1945DCA382FB.jpeg Here it is in an empty setting next to my Columbian stone, which is much more included. This stone has one eye visible inclusion across the face, but when you loupe it, you see other inclusions and crystals, as well as some micro surface pitting indicative of most emeralds. It’s the bluest Zambian I’ve seen, if it is Zambian. Most Zambians look more yellow to me. C7E6ABFF-50CC-42D5-9191-04719EDE5610.jpeg

Excited to see what it comes back with as origin! A beautiful stone (and surely a bargain) no matter the origin :)
 

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What a great find!! The emerald is so glowy it’s almost neon! Can’t wait to find out what the report says…what a deal!

There’s a small gem show near my home once a year, and there’s only two dealers I pay any attention to. One sells all kinds of gems like demantoid, various other exotic gems, and he had a bin of lesser priced gems. I was absolutely NOT looking for an emerald, but this one was screaming at me. The clarity, bluish green color, crystal, metallic green sheen, all screamed at me. I louped it to see inclusions that were natural looking to me.

He said he got it from a collection of Zambian stones he thinks, but the stone is very glowy and looks Columbian to me, but I couldn’t pass it up for the price. This jeweler didn’t know much about emeralds, so I just snapped it up. In water at home, I could see it is not a triplet or doublet, and it has zoning indicative of natural material and some crystal inclusions.

1.42 carats. Hopefully not too good to be true. It’s very glowy, and it gleams in all lighting, which is why I couldn’t get very clear shots of it. I broke my rule of not getting a lab report with an emerald, but I felt it was worth the risk for the price (under $1k), so I may just send it off.

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Here it is in sunlight. The above photos are in artificial light. I’m going to have it evaluated, but it has an inclusion across the face, as you can see, and some other inclusions you can only see easily with a loupe, including what I believe to be two phase inclusions. I suppose some Zambians can have this shade of color????

It is very clean though. I’m not sure of the amount of clarity enhancement.

I paid $750, so we’ll see. If it’s synthetic, that’s far too much, but if natural and even with clarity enhancement, I think it’s a great buy.

It’s medium toned and the hue is definitely a bluish green. Very weak fluorescence under UV, and minor color zoning looking through backside face down.

Thanks for the kind words, and if anyone has experience with Zambians, feel free to chime in!


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This is interesting. Very very blue under the new led lights in our newly remodeled basement. It’s almost like an indicolite. I am planning on having it evaluated, but if anyone is more familiar with Zambians, let me know if this is possible. I took these photos with my husband’s superior iPhone camera. These photos are very accurate for color. It photographs way more accurately than my poor Colombian emeralds, which are camera shy, lol! 1A307DAD-10A6-420D-A2E3-383F5169FAB8.jpeg 7E050077-79CA-48CF-B255-44E7B5AA9BD9.jpeg E7EE43AD-2A6B-4B9F-A243-893C8AF6ED41.jpeg
 

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I just purchased this ring today so I haven’t seen it in person. I liked the setting and thought I would replace the emerald (as I always do) but I’m curious what you all think. If I don’t like the setting in person I may return it. I’m not an expert on rose cut diamonds but it looks interesting and it’s yellow gold.

The emerald is 8x6 oval. Looks like it has a window except in the hand shot. I’m hoping the diamonds are sparkly.

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I just purchased this ring today so I haven’t seen it in person. I liked the setting and thought I would replace the emerald (as I always do) but I’m curious what you all think. If I don’t like the setting in person I may return it. I’m not an expert on rose cut diamonds but it looks interesting and it’s yellow gold.

The emerald is 8x6 oval. Looks like it has a window except in the hand shot. I’m hoping the diamonds are sparkly.

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If you end up keeping the ring, I say keep the emerald in there for a bit. A 6x8 oval is a calibrated size so you should have plenty of options if and when you decide to set it!
 
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