GRADING REPORT ece151
- Identification: Natural Unheated Emerald
- Carat: 1.51
- Shape: Emerald
- Measures: 7.23x5.91x3.81 (millimeter)
- Color Grade: Very Good
- Tone: Light Medium 40
- Color Zoning: Faint (lens only)
- Clarity: Moderately Included (see comment)
- Cutting Grade: Fair
- > Brilliancy: 40%
- > Depth: 64%
- Origin: Columbia
Treatment: Oil Only
Certificate No: DHC 130116BLR073
Overall Grade: Fair/Good
Comment: Newly permitted into our stock: Oiled emeralds. (Please read here if you want to know why.)
This gem is not for the perfectionist, but a rare chance to own a full sized Columbian emerald on a tight budget. It came to us in one of those all-or-none parcels and is offered at cost-basis.
Strength: a) intense seafoam green b) face-up size of an 2+ carat gem c) ridiculously cheap d) fascinating inclusions under the lens, a.k.a. 'emerald jardin', e) rare ethereal clean crystal f) no visible color zoning, e) never pale nor dark.
Flaws: a) moderate window b) sometimes eye-visible inclusions c) one chipped edge d) a re-cut would be risky, but with a clever setting the window can be 'hidden' (ask us for ideas).
Remarkably similar in character to this 'ghostly character'.
Here is a bit more about Emerald grading by the GIA.
Read here about emeralds on photo.