GRADING REPORT OEME027
- Identification: Natural Unheated Emerald
- Carat: 0.27
- Shape: Oval
- Measures: 5.08x3.88x2.34 (millimeter)
- Color Grade: Excellent
- Tone: Medium Dark 70
- Color Zoning: None
- Clarity: Free of Inclusions (!)
- Cutting Grade: Very Good
- > Brilliancy: 66%
- > Depth: 60%
- Origin: Zimbabwe, Sandawana
Treatment: 'Insignificant' Oil Only
Certificate No: DSEF 081090
Overall Grade: Excellent
Comment: Newly in stock: Insignificantly oiled emeralds. A category invented for our almost not oiled emeralds. (Please read here if you want to know why.)
This 0.27 carat emerald stood out from the crowd with a rare 'free of inclusions' and an extra strong saturation. The equally rare DSEF category of 'insignificant enhancement' (perhaps a novelty?) gave it a double plus. 5x4mm from a quarter carat glowing in pure neon green - this can only be done by a Sandawana emerald. It will fill a slender ladies' ring, even shine visible as a pendant. A miracle in color intensity plus this is the one and only Sandawana with a 'free of inclusions' to my memory.
Here is more about Emerald grading by the GIA.
Read here about emeralds on photo.