A 25 Pound Emerald?

This story caught my eye this morning so I thought I’d share it with you. A 25 pound faceted green beryl has surfaced and is going up for auction soon. It is being called the largest faceted emerald in the world. The controversy is whether or not this is truly an emerald or just a white beryl that has been dyed green.

Three gemologists have concluded the stone is a treated emerald, but one gemologist in particular determined that the stone is color treated and clarity enhanced through fracture filling.

The auction price is expected to top 1.15 million, but the controversy remains…for more info on the story visit: http://www.nationaljeweler.com/nj/colored-stones/a/~27692-Huge-emerald-digs-up-controversy

Author: Michelle M. Rahm is a GIA-trained Graduate Gemologist and is President of Colorado’s Mile High Chapter of the GIA Alumni Association. She has been selling gemstones and jewelry online since 1997. Visit her websites JewelryImpressions.com and OurCustomWeddingRings.com

About mrahm

Michelle holds a Graduate Gemologist Diploma, Graduate Diamonds Diploma and Graduate Colored Stones Diploma through the Gemological Institute of America's distance education program. Michelle currently serves as President of the Mile High GIA Alumni Association. She also serves on the board of the Rocky Mountain Jeweler's Association and is a member of the American Gem Trade Association.
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