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    Posted 6 years ago

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    I bought this emerald crystal cluster seven years ago from a reputable website, which specialises in auctioning minerals, gemstones and they are still in business. The specimen was described by them as :
    'This nearly 300 gram mass of intergrown emeralds is a very significant locality specimen simply for its size, so much pure emerald in one place. It has really rich, deep green colour, unusually good for this Brazilian material. The crystals were physically removed from the surrounding matrix, and this piece probably had a top layer of calcite removed. On the backside some schist still remains. Unfortunately it does have some minor damage, though it still displays pretty impressively. It is a heirloom piece owned by the owner of the mine, where it's coming from.'
    By the way it was mined in Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil and measures 13.9 x 6.0 x 3.4 cm.

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    1. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      Is it gem grade? Wouldn't that be super $$$$$$?
    2. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 6 years ago
      Lovely Martika. :)
    3. fleafinder fleafinder, 6 years ago
      very cool martika.. looks to be worth alot!
    4. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      W O WWWW! That color! Good to know the mining area and its story :-)
    5. Master Master, 6 years ago
      Beautiful piece
    6. martika martika, 6 years ago
      Thank you Celiene, OneGoodFind, Fleafinder, Kyra and Master for your comments and to every CW member who stopped by !!! :)
      Only some small parts are gem grade, at least what I was told. Mostly it's commercial grade. The auction started at $1000, I was the only bidder. The seller is a very good specialist in minerals, so no way I underpaid for it. But it still brings me joy when I look at it, so it was worth it.
    7. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      what an interesting piece! the most beautiful emerald jewelry i've ever seen was some wonderful older pieces i saw in Colombia - just gorgeous pieces!
    8. martika martika, 6 years ago
      Hello, Ho2cultcha, yes, the most beautiful and prized emerald crystals are from Colombia. Mine is from Brazil. Brazilian emeralds are beautiful as well, however in average they don't reach the quality of Colombian emeralds.
    9. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      Wow! I'm so glad to hear that it's real and you got such a good deal. It is beautiful!
    10. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Dazzling !!!
    11. swampdogg swampdogg, 6 years ago
      im in north carolina south of me is hiddenite north carolina there was a man but dead now found the biggest emarald and emeralds
    12. martika martika, 6 years ago
      Shareurpassion, Antiquerose, Swampdogg - just only now I noticed your comments !!! :) thank you!

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