GRADING REPORT PEME202
- Identification: Natural Unheated Emerald
- Carat: 2.02
- Shape: Pear
- Measures: 10.22x6.85x4.97 (millimeter)
- Color Grade: Excellent
- Tone: Medium Dark 75
- Color Zoning: None
- Clarity: Lightly Included
- Cutting Grade: Very Good
- > Brilliancy: 33%
- > Depth: 72%
- Origin: Zimbabwe, Sandawana
Treatment: Oil Only
Certificate No: DSEF 081093
Overall Grade: Excellent
Comment: Newly in stock: Oiled emeralds. A category invented for our almost not oiled emeralds. (Please read here if you want to know why.)
This article here suggests that Sandawana emeralds are, well, simply the best colored emeralds of all time, better than the best Columbias; and can you imagine a more intense green that this 2.02 carat filling 10x7mm in pear-shape? Its inclusions are visible under the lens only and on our images (pretty to see, they are), but hardly visible to the naked eye. We see only shining green with blue sparks and silver glitter inside. While you still find a wide selection on this page, Sandawana emeralds are as good as extinct in all sizes, but they have always been rare over one carat, two carats were unheard-off till some old miners sold their last inventory. To our knowledge these are the last Sandawanas on the open market. Never a cheap position. Well-shaped and -dimensioned without any flaws. Ideal for a pendant though we have made a very pretty ring with a similar gem (no two are the same). Study 'more images', the gem's tip is very clean, in low light the blue sparks get stronger, but the body remains saturated green with little blue and no other hue. Let us create the one-and-only jewel with this Guinness-book-sized emerald of best pedigree.
Guebelin reported that the biggest Sandawana emerald to ever have been cut in the late 50ies (at the mines highest production) was 1.56 carat, well before our inventory went public. Since this 2.02 carat is the largest piece we now have, THIS one may well be the biggest Sandawana emerald available. In good quality and oil-only, no less, a gem with well-deserved bragging rights.
Read more about Sandawana Emeralds.
Here is more about Emerald grading by the GIA.
Read here about emeralds on photo.