2.15 ct Natural Zambian Emerald Certified. But we live in ever-changing world. A few days ago (in October 2019) one customer sent me a message. Came back from the HK (Hong Kong - one of the few top dealers only gem shows) gem show last month and the prices were crazy high.
Needless to say I came away very unimpressed! These people were supposed to be wholesalers, trying to price like a retail store. I didn't go to gem shows for about a year and contacted our supplier that attended almost all of them.
Yes, it is prices now and he added that prices for such stones as tanzanite and paraiba tourmaline (I don't sell tourmaline) are moving steadily towards astronomical. I often receive Your pictures/descriptions/values, etc.Are too good to be true messages. As for pictures - they are mostly for reference purposes only. Some (mostly of our photographer) are very good but rather surrealistic/artistic - not realistic. However, I strongly believe that if stone is described as "high-end" or "absolutely high-end" it is better than the picture of it no matter how good it is. Prices/values are too good to be true indeed but they are hard to believe but true. 99% of stones I list are top to absolutely high-end. I list top stones for ridiculous prices for advertisement, not for profit - to attract real world clients that are willing to pay real world prices. Two answers to the question I receive a few times per week: Question: Can you show me a few more pictures? Answer one: All listed stones are in hands of my assistant that ships them. If you are a producer of horror movies I can ask her to take a few pictures but please don't show them to your children: poor kids will have a nervous breakdown.
Answer two: In 40+ years I didn't see a single BOTH good and realistic picture of the stone if it was emerald. For the reason I don't quite understand emerald is a stone that "doesn't want to be photographed" (it doesn't apply to any other stone). Finally we found a photographer who agreed to take pictures for us (two before him tried and run away in horror) but his pictures when good are usually artistic-surrealistic interpretation. Nearly absolute perfection, on the verge of non-existent for Type 3 stones IF-VVS. This is a picture of our photographer of course.This time without all brilliance in the universe but still looks surrealistic. Probably because of color alterations. Well, actually there are only color(s) of discoloration, no main color.
Looks unnatural but at the same time tells that this is a really top stone. If color alterations were not so drastic, it would be very good picture. From perfect clarity and incredible on the verge of Top Grade extremely glowing color to Ideal Cut and Polish. The item "1.10 ct Natural Zambian Emerald Certified Amazing High-End Stone" is in sale since Thursday, August 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Loose Diamonds & Gemstones\Loose Gemstones\Emerald\Natural Emeralds".The seller is "antonowsky" and is located in Bernhards Bay, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.