1.75 ct Natural Earth Mined Emerald Certified No Reserve. 1.18 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. For the naked eye absolute perfection. Incredible for the dark stone crystal of the finest water transparency. Well, if the stone on picture had not extremely grayish and fantastic Top Grade color of the real stone, if exceptional brilliance (the stone has Ideal Polish; more importantly Ideal Cut too) could be photographed in face up position and if inner glow could be photographed (which is impossible), it would be a good even though still 2-dimensional picture. Since all of the aforementioned is impossible, the stone on picture is clean but cold dark crystal. The real stone IS dark crystal, but it is not cold and lifeless. It is burning dark crystal of the unbelievable color! Measurements: 6.23 x 6.22 x 3.95 mm. A word about real prices since not only rare buyers but also rare jewelers know them. I dont refer to born in narcotic hallucinations price lists of various industry/trade organizations; not even to price list of International Gem Society even though they are world famous strictly educational institution and I personally know their president and great gemologist Donald Clark.
(I uploaded their Zambian emeralds values). Their values, materials and expertise were used in countless legal cases. And this is dealer to jeweler price.
Then jeweler put a stone in jewelry and marks it standard 2.5 times more. Ive been not asking and BEGGING buyers for years to not pay much attention to pictures and to rely on descriptions and specifications but too many scrolled down to description without reading it.
We provide Full Grading Certificate with each stone free of charge and we post it in each listing. Please use it as an ultimate source of information about the stone and not the pictures. Once again pictures (ours or anyones else) are never correct and cannot be. We try to post most realistic pictures that show character of the stones but it is one-dimensional image of tiny object taken from only one angle and not the panorama of Grand Canyon. It is impossible to show every tiny inclusion or the level of brilliance and saturation.
Color is ALWAYS altered one way or another. Anything light (as fissures) is almost always dissolved.To be visible it must be brought to the high relief, which usually means very radical angle. For that reason the person who chooses and posts pictures is asked to choose pictures that show character of the stone and not every tiny nuance. Whenever it makes sense I make additional comments about the pictures. Besides, every monitor is different. The nice pure green stone I see on my CRT monitor looks overly bright strongly bluish one on my LCD, which turns to unknown lighting object on the screen of my laptop. Now some people say that the stone they received was different from what they saw on the display of their cell phones. Jesus Well, actually you can see the stone almost exactly as you saw it on the picture. The procedure: Use EXACTLY the same (6 K pointed) controlled light. Put the stone EXACTLY in the same position and look at it EXACTLY at the same angle.
The stone (and you) must be ABSOLUTELY static. Now of course you have to seriously damage your eyes. Only one actually, the second has to be removed the camera has only one. You will need to implant a few filters including this sinister UV one (you can do it at the same hospital). Otherwise your survivor eye will be not able to drastically change the color and the tone of the stone.I dont know (from the medical point of view) how to make it ignoring the main color of the stone and picking only colors of reflections and how to make your vision not 3 and 2-dimensional, but the doctor will help you. Abilities of modern medicine are unlimited. Now you can enjoy the view of as on picture stone.
Those who are not ready for such radical measures please check specifications and read descriptions. Because we are constantly asked what is VVS, VS and other grades for Type 3 stones and why they are so different from other types (for instance, according to GIA VVS - the highest clarity grade for Type III stones - is BARELY equal to SI2 for Type I), for your convenience we included the chart of clarity grades for all stones right after specifications. It takes only a few minutes and greatly helps to understand specifications. Totally eye clean to the unaided eye. Minute Inclusions difficult to see with unaided eye.Minor Inclusions somewhat easy to see with unaided eye. Prominent Inclusions negative affection appearance and/or durability. Prominent Inclusions severe affect on appearance and/or durability.
Eye clean to the unaided eye. Noticeable Inclusions apparent to the unaided eye. Prominent Inclusions negative to severe effect on appearance and/or durability.
Except on larger stone generally eye clean but may contain barely visible small inclusions which are usually obvious when viewed with 10x magnification. Could be medium size and prominent on larger stones. Obvious Inclusions very apparent to the unaided eye. 1.18 ct Natural Zambian Emerald Certified" is in sale since Saturday, July 20, 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.