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CaseyLouLou

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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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The ring arrived and it’s gorgeous but I don’t think I am going to keep it because it won’t fit my sapphire and the emerald is too nice to take out of the setting. It’s a gorgeous, bright green with a hint of blue and it glows in the sun. The window is not noticeable - all you see is the green and even the inclusions disappear when wearing. The diamonds are cute rose cuts and glitter. The setting is a subtle rosy yellow gold and offers great hand coverage.

What to do?! I don’t have any need for this ring but it was such a steal. I could find another 8x6 stone to fit but then the emerald will be lonely.

I think I’m going to return it but what do you all think?

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T L

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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

Well I had my emerald evaluated in the city today, by PGS Gem lab. I wanted origin and clarity enhancement type/amount.

It was evaluated by Tom Tashy G.G. F.G.A. and he also teaches emerald courses. I wanted to send it to AGL, and maybe at some point I will, but I was horrified at what Gene of precisiongem stated about packages getting stolen. So I personally took the stone to this lab in downtown Chicago.

Well the emerald is not only natural, but Columbian (not Zambian as was told to me), and minor oil only (no epoxy or resin). I’m very happy considering his knowledge and expertise. They also evaluate exotic gems.

The emerald is very clean, so I was worried about it being synthetic. I am really happy!!

Time to find a worthy setting.

This is the gemologist.

 
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Well I had my emerald evaluated in the city today, by PGS Gem lab. I wanted origin and clarity enhancement type/amount.

It was evaluated by Tom Tashy G.G. F.G.A. and he also teaches emerald courses. I wanted to send it to AGL, and maybe at some point I will, but I was horrified at what Gene of precisiongem stated about packages getting stolen. So I personally took the stone to this lab in downtown Chicago.

Well the emerald is not only natural, but Columbian (not Zambian as was told to me), and minor oil only (no epoxy or resin). I’m very happy considering his knowledge and expertise. They also evaluate exotic gems.

The emerald is very clean, so I was worried about it being synthetic. I am really happy!!

Time to find a worthy setting.

This is the gemologist.


That is so awesome!! Beautiful stone and an amazing find considering its stats!!
 
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T L

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That is so awesome!! Beautiful stone and an amazing find considering its stats!!

Thanks!! The lab report was very thorough. I even got a Munsell chart color notation. It’s medium toned, strong saturation and very slightly bluish green. I appreciate the scientific color notation, not some dumb metaphor.

7.5G. 5/13
In GIA gemset terms, see below

The 7.5G is a green that is more bluish (slightly bluish green)
5 is the tone (medium)
13 is the saturation (strong)

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I did not get to speak to the gemologist, but I assume he saw three phase inclusions (Colombian origin).
 

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Thanks!! The lab report was very thorough. I even got a Munsell chart color notation. It’s medium toned, strong saturation and very slightly bluish green. I appreciate the scientific color notation, not some dumb metaphor.

7.5G. 5/13
In GIA gemset terms, see below

The 7.5G is a green that is more bluish (slightly bluish green)
5 is the tone (medium)
13 is the saturation (strong)

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I did not get to speak to the gemologist, but I assume he saw three phase inclusions (Colombian origin).

What an amazing conclusion! Thanks for the updates :)
 

T L

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What an amazing conclusion! Thanks for the updates :)

Thanks, I suspect it’s a Chivor stone due to the clean appearance, and very bluish secondary hue for an emerald. The Muzo stones tend to be darker toned, more included and slightly less blue.
 

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Ohh la la, @T L thats beautiful!!!
 
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Neptune

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I finally set my most recent emerald, 1.42 carats in a trillion and baguette setting. It’s a vibrant stone. Sunlight shots.

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Blinded.
 
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I don’t think I remembered to put mine here!
 

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Ooh la la!!

I finally set my most recent emerald, 1.42 carats in a trillion and baguette setting. It’s a vibrant stone. Sunlight shots.

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My father’s emeralds (and hands)! Don’t mind the dusty jewel boxes…I had him search for these to satisfy my curiosity…I vaguely remember him wearing them when I was younger. He no longer does (I was also trying to convince him to hand them over lol) :mrgreen:
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My father’s emeralds (and hands)! Don’t mind the dusty jewel boxes…I had him search for these to satisfy my curiosity…I vaguely remember him wearing them when I was younger. He no longer does (I was also trying to convince him to hand them over lol) :mrgreen:
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Love that top one. If I were a guy I would definitely rock that!!!
 

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I forgot to add…not mine, but tried on at Cartier. The color was AMAZING - photos don’t do it justice. Sadly it was $162k so I did not go home with it (my husband said that’s a nice Porsche lol) :mrgreen:
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I forgot to add…not mine, but tried on at Cartier. The color was AMAZING - photos don’t do it justice. Sadly it was $162k so I did not go home with it (my husband said that’s a nice Porsche lol) :mrgreen:
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Swoon! Is it untreated?
 
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Swoon! Is it untreated?

Yes! Untreated! The associate also mentioned there was another significant emerald ring that was at some exhibition - untreated and $500k :-o [of course my husband replied, "That's a nice Ferrari" :lol-2:]
 

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Sharing this here.

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What a beautiful piece of history. Can you imagine wearing something that had been lost to the sea for hundreds of years? I think that would be amazing (and what a lovely engagement ring it was for the finders wife). :love:
 

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Here are my two Columbian no oil. 1.76 and .48 carats. The bigger one is from Weldon of Dublin, and the smaller was a risky eBay find that required recutting and polishing. The color is much better in real life.
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Here are my two emerald rings.
I could not capture the true color. Both are darker with blue modifier.

The emerald cut is a Muzo emerald from the Coscuez mine.
The round cut ring belonged to MIL, origins unknown.
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Here are my two Columbian no oil. 1.76 and .48 carats. The bigger one is from Weldon of Dublin, and the smaller was a risky eBay find that required recutting and polishing. The color is much better in real life.
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Wow. Those are amazing. How were you able to remove the stone from the bezel for recutting? Or is that a different setting?
 

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Wow. Those are amazing. How were you able to remove the stone from the bezel for recutting? Or is that a different setting?
Here is the original listing. I bought it for the setting and antique half moon diamonds. The emerald was rattling around loose, it had abraded so much, but the color was so neon and non-existent inclusions decided me that it deserved rehab. No oil columbian on the report was a welcome surprise. My wonderful local jeweler rebuilt the setting for it, adding the bezel so we could keep the mounting as close to original as possible.
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What a beautiful piece of history. Can you imagine wearing something that had been lost to the sea for hundreds of years? I think that would be amazing (and what a lovely engagement ring it was for the finders wife). :love:

You are such a romantic, hehe. I'm waiting to see more posts for that emerald.

Here is the original listing. I bought it for the setting and antique half moon diamonds. The emerald was rattling around loose, it had abraded so much, but the color was so neon and non-existent inclusions decided me that it deserved rehab. No oil columbian on the report was a welcome surprise. My wonderful local jeweler rebuilt the setting for it, adding the bezel so we could keep the mounting as close to original as possible.
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I had the same question, glad to hear that it's a good one.
 
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