Beryl v. Emerald

Beryl v. Emerald

Price available upon request. $999,999.00
SKU:13662
Locality: Muzo Mine, Mun. de Muzo, Vasquez-Yacopi Mining District, Boyaca Department, Colombia
Dimensions: 11.0 x 7.5 x 5.2 cm

The Muzo District of Colombia has been known as the source of the world's finest emerald crystals since ancient times. While many thousands of carats of fine faceted emerald has been produced from this locality, good matrix emerald crystal specimens have always been scarce. This is a premier-quality matrix emerald, with an amazing "chain" of deep forest-green emerald crystals on contrasting white calcite matrix. The emerald crystals have outstanding color and luster, and contain facet-quality areas within them. This specimen is both unrepaired and unrestored, which is also unusual for a large Colombian emerald on matrix. A superb emerald for the serious collector. Riley Owen photo.

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