Beryl v. Emerald


Beryl v. Emerald:

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SKU: 11556 Locality: Kagem Emerald Mine, Kafubu Emerald District, Ndola, Ndola District, Copperbelt Province, Zambia Dimensions: 7.3 X 6.5 X 5.5 cm


The Collector’s Edge was thrilled to be able to collaborate with Gemfields, Ltd. In the preservation and preparation of a small group of fine emerald crystal specimens in 2009. Gemfields operates the enormous open-pit Kagem Mine in Copperbelt Province, Zambia. The Kagem mine is world-famous for producing exceptionally clean, faceted gemstones of the emerald variety of beryl. In 2008, Gemfields discovered several large quartz boulders which had numerous gem-quality emerald crystals “frozen” within the quartz. Gemfields approached the world-class specimen preparation laboratory of the Collector’s Edge about safely liberating the superb emerald crystals from the encasing quartz; turning the boulders into exquisite mineral specimens. This excellent emerald in quartz specimen is a result of the transformative work performed by the Collector’s Edge.

This specimen features a very aesthetic “V” of two emerald crystals up to 6.5 cm long extending from quartz-biotite schist matrix. The emeralds have good color, small facet-quality areas, and are unrepaired and unrestored. A fine matrix emerald specimen from an important contemporary locality for the species. Annette Slade photo.

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