Author Topic: Cool New Gemstones! Emeralds to start  (Read 5010 times)

Offline Diamondsbylauren

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9070
    • Diamonds By Lauren
Cool New Gemstones! Emeralds to start
« on: October 21, 2014, 10:40:54 PM »
I have this love hate relationship with emeralds.
I can find stones I adore in person- but then I hate trying to capture them with the camera.

This is a very rare pair for so many reasons- not the least of which is that they seem to love the camera






ITEM #: R6130
 Emerald Earrings

CENTER STONE:
  TOTAL WEIGHT: 2.00cts
  QUANTITY: 2
  STONE TYPE: Emerald
  SHAPE: Pear Shape
  COLOR: green
  MEASUREMENTS: 11.20 x 5.30 mm


Price: $3950
David
Check out our YouTube Channel

Online oldmancoyote

  • Member Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 4355
Re: Cool New Gemstones! Emeralds to start
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2014, 03:25:20 AM »
Pretty big for 1 carat stones. Pair of asschers on top, and off to earrings we go... (methinks)

Offline clgwli

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4486
Re: Cool New Gemstones! Emeralds to start
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2014, 07:34:32 AM »
I love them!  Here I was thinking super traditional halo earrings.  No matter what, they are lovely!
Elaine aka Squiggly
elaine@diamondsbylauren.com

Offline satbeachbill

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 36
Re: Cool New Gemstones! Emeralds to start
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2014, 12:47:39 PM »
Very nice.

Offline Trinkette

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7796
Re: Cool New Gemstones! Emeralds to start
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2014, 02:53:42 PM »
I'm likin' the asschers-on-top idea for a pair of earrings.  :notworthy:

Offline lovecolor

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1104
Re: Cool New Gemstones! Emeralds to start
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2014, 05:40:07 PM »
Wow...the color is amazing!  Are these Zambian Emeralds ?   

Offline Diamondsbylauren

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9070
    • Diamonds By Lauren
Re: Cool New Gemstones! Emeralds to start
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2014, 06:01:51 PM »
Yes LC- they are African emeralds.
This is another weird aspect of emeralds.
The most prized emeralds are from Columbia- yet they all tend to be far more opaque than African stones.....
David
Check out our YouTube Channel

Online oldmancoyote

  • Member Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 4355
Re: Cool New Gemstones! Emeralds to start
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2014, 03:42:22 AM »
Most of the good stuff from Colombia went early... meaning the 1600s



I was in Istanbul last week, and although this photo is retouched, it does look like that in reality. Length of the letter opener is about 14 inches/35 cm.

Offline Trinkette

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7796
Re: Cool New Gemstones! Emeralds to start
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2014, 05:41:34 PM »
Oh, yeah, I have a letter opener JUST like that.  ::) Wow. The emeralds seem to glow even in the photo.

Online oldmancoyote

  • Member Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 4355
Re: Cool New Gemstones! Emeralds to start
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2014, 05:58:07 PM »
Just next to the letter opener they keep some spares, in case one of the green eggs falls off...



(yes, the big green ones are emeralds; the small ones are an unholy mix of peridots, chrysoprases and possibly other "green stuff")
« Last Edit: October 23, 2014, 05:58:28 PM by oldmancoyote »

Offline Trinkette

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7796
Re: Cool New Gemstones! Emeralds to start
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2014, 07:57:52 PM »
Kryptonite?  :Dancing_biggrin:

Online oldmancoyote

  • Member Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 4355
Re: Cool New Gemstones! Emeralds to start
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2014, 03:40:40 AM »
Quite possibly. Didn't see Superman loitering around, so it's working.

Offline Diamondsbylauren

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9070
    • Diamonds By Lauren
Re: Cool New Gemstones! Emeralds to start
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2014, 12:59:14 PM »
Most of the good stuff from Colombia went early... meaning the 1600s



I was in Istanbul last week, and although this photo is retouched, it does look like that in reality. Length of the letter opener is about 14 inches/35 cm.

You guys are mistaken- this looks like the dagger I use on the suppliers to keep prices in line :sultan:
David
Check out our YouTube Channel

Offline satbeachbill

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 36
Re: Cool New Gemstones! Emeralds to start
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2014, 04:00:56 PM »
I've seen several of the rough emeralds that Mel Fisher recovered from the Spanish ship wreck of the  Atocha (among others).
Also have examined several rough stones and finished rings recovered from the 1715 Plate Fleet off Florida. They all have that opaque look. I can't undertand why that is more desirable than the look of the African stones. The Columbian stones do nothing for me, but the Africans.....WOW.  Maybe it has something to do with being color blind?

Is this color typical of all African emeralds?
« Last Edit: October 24, 2014, 04:04:57 PM by satbeachbill »

Online oldmancoyote

  • Member Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 4355
Re: Cool New Gemstones! Emeralds to start
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2014, 07:25:46 AM »
I think there are several things at play:

1. African emeralds have more iron (in some cases, there is virtually no chromium) - which gives a cooler, bluish green (which FWIW I like a lot).

2. Iron also means that less chromium is needed to get the same intensity of green, and chromium is a major cause of reticular defects in stones (emerald and ruby notably), meaning cracks, feathers and all sorts of other stuff affecting clarity are (far) more frequent in Colombian material.

3. African emeralds tend to come in fine clarity and colour, but smaller sizes. This also helps with clarity.

4. Colombian mines are so much older than the African finds (which only go back to the early 20th century), that a lot of the best Colombian material has long since gone. I wasn't kidding when I said above that the good ones went early.

5. Snob value and conservatism: "the finest rubies come from Burma, the finest Emeralds from Colombia". Historically true, but possibly not an absolute truth. Also, as seams get exhausted, perceived rarity (and snob value) is enhanced, just like inherited furniture or silver is considered in some quarters to be inherently more desirable than items bought later.

Offline Trinkette

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7796
Re: Cool New Gemstones! Emeralds to start
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2014, 09:09:58 AM »
 :icon_thumleft: Good post, OMC.

When all is said and done, I'm a sucker for "glowy" emeralds.

Offline satbeachbill

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 36
Re: Cool New Gemstones! Emeralds to start
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2014, 01:21:05 PM »
Thanks for the reply OMC.  Those Africans are just superb.

Offline Diamondsbylauren

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9070
    • Diamonds By Lauren
Re: Cool New Gemstones! Emeralds to start
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2014, 12:01:16 AM »
Sweet info OMC!

My own preference tends to stones with more translucence- less opaque-ness.
David
Check out our YouTube Channel

Offline Diamondsbylauren

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9070
    • Diamonds By Lauren
Re: Cool New Gemstones! Emeralds to start
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2014, 01:13:06 PM »
The lovely pear shaped emeralds found a SWEET pair of colorless Asscher cuts to team up with....in work now.....
David
Check out our YouTube Channel

Offline lovecolor

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1104
Re: Cool New Gemstones! Emeralds to start
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2014, 06:51:40 PM »
 :devildance:  I can't wait to see them!!! 

Online oldmancoyote

  • Member Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 4355
Re: Cool New Gemstones! Emeralds to start
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2014, 08:23:37 AM »
+1!

Offline Diamondsbylauren

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9070
    • Diamonds By Lauren
Re: Cool New Gemstones! Emeralds to start
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2014, 03:28:36 PM »
+++1
I hate waiting...but handmade stuff takes time
David
Check out our YouTube Channel

Offline Trinkette

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7796
Re: Cool New Gemstones! Emeralds to start
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2014, 09:25:02 PM »
 :munky2:

Offline saqsay1

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4018
Re: Cool New Gemstones! Emeralds to start
« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2014, 01:46:17 PM »
Most of the good stuff from Colombia went early... meaning the 1600s



I was in Istanbul last week, and although this photo is retouched, it does look like that in reality. Length of the letter opener is about 14 inches/35 cm.

Did you go to topkapi palace?
"If the US government were placed in control of the Sahara Desert, it would run out of sand in 25 years."

Online oldmancoyote

  • Member Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 4355
Re: Cool New Gemstones! Emeralds to start
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2014, 02:09:17 PM »
Yes, we did. The dagger (and the casket with the other emeralds) is in the Treasury there.