GRADING REPORT PEP067
- Identification: Natural Unheated Emerald
- Carat: 0.67
- Shape: Emerald
- Measures: 6.19x4.09x3.20 (millimeter)
- Color Grade: Very Good+
- Tone: Medium Dark 70
- Color Zoning: None
- Clarity: Lightly Included
- Cutting Grade: Very Good
- > Brilliancy: 25%
- > Depth: 78%
- Origin: Zimbabwe, Sandawana
Treatment: Oil Only
Certificate No: DSEF SM081091
Overall Grade: Very Good
Comment: Newly permitted into our stock: Oiled emeralds. (Please read here if you want to know why.)
Deep vivid green, with 'vivid' meaning nothing BUT green as pure as chemically possible without the blue that moves them more into 'open' and 'neon' (also loved), nor yellow, brown, black/grey (no colors) or other secondary hues (less loved) that would 'de-valuate' and 'de-saturate' or leave less vivid the ONE green that made emerald so famous that Cleopatra emptied the Egyptians mines. Good size for Sandawana with an equally good face-up. An eye-clean with a dense silky crystal that leaves more color than luster. Perfectly classic shape and ideal dimension for the variety, deep and well cut, and obviously no window. DSEF certified with only minor oil-intrusions (wash-off with warm soup). Buys rainforest, helps animal rights, and will be a good asset for coming generations. Big enough even for a delicate pendant, or ideal size for a ring. We'll help making this gem a valuable heirloom. Possible pair with ECE061 for earrings.
Read why Sandawana Emeralds are not just any emeralds, but the rarest and some say best of all, and here a bit more scientific by Dr Guebelin before the mines ran dry.
Here is a bit more about Emerald grading by the GIA.
Read here about emeralds on photo.