GRADING REPORT PSE076
- Identification: Natural Unheated Emerald
- Carat: 0.76
- Shape: Pear
- Measures: 7.89x5.24x3.22 (millimeter)
- Color Grade: Very Good
- Tone: Medium Dark 60
- Color Zoning: None
- Clarity: Lightly Included
- Cutting Grade: Good
- Brilliancy: 33%
- Depth: 61%
Origin: Sandawana, Zimbabwe
Treatment: Oil Only
Certificate No: IGI 208628618
Overall Grade: Very Good
Comment: Newly permitted into our stock: Oiled emeralds. (Please read here if you want to know why.)
This color/tone combination defines 'vivid green', as little secondary hues as possible, not too dark nor too bright. 'Vivid' green is not equal to 'neon', and though they theoretically do not exclude one-another, 'neon' and 'vivid' does rarely share the same gem because the high chromium content needed for the neon-effect carries too much blue which would make the secondary hue too strong for a 'vivid' classification. Thus, as a buyer, you have the choice to go for the purest green or the shiniest blue-green. Both have their charm, the latter is a flashy gem, the former a noble elegant character with enough visibility (quality is never lacking that) but not the in-your-face style like Paraiba or Hot Pink Mahenge. As always with beryl (emerald is green beryl) and its low density, even 0.76 carat translates into a full-sized 8x5mm face up (without a window). The main images have been taken on a sunny day, therefore please balance the tone with a view of the hand and the sideshot which could be shaded from the bright daylight. IGI reports a transparent Zimbabwe emerald in 'good color quality' - that is top 10% of a sold-out emerald legend. Inclusions are visible only under the lens and those are the white crystalline structures you can detect on our images but not with the 'naked-eye'. Thus making our 3*NOS! Big enough for an individual pendant made to your taste and character only, and only once. All emeralds need professional setter (such as us) and protective settings. Can be matched with this to make an individual pair of truly valuable gemstones for bespoke jewelry. Ask for a bundle-deal.
Read about Sandawana Emeralds. Here is a bit more about Emerald grading by the GIA.
Dr Guebelin about why Sandawana is a special origin for emeralds.
Read here about emeralds on photo.