Received today. Excellent
|Dimensions (mm)||6.99 x 5.01 x 3.05mm|
|Weight (carats)||0.67 carats|
About this stone:
I prefer to list under 0.70 ct stones either in pairs or in lots (interestingly they are bestsellers at gem shows) but I realized I would never get a matching stone and a lot with this stone would be “X-number stones lot and this stone.” There is only one word needed to describe the stone – dazzling. Or rather incredibly dazzling! And actually specifications should the same. The stone has Dazzling Hue, Dazzling Tone and dazzling everything else.
Clarity. Perfectly clean – nearly IF - face up (you can find one or two microscopic pinpoints at some angle but by the rules stones are graded strictly face up), unbelievable “absolute” transparency of the crystal of the finest water.
Picture. I didn’t even try to photograph this stone and gave it to our photographer. I didn’t have much hope he would succeed but he did. Of course it is still not the real stone – the most “dazzling” it has is inner glow, but any usable picture of such stone is nothing short of amazing.
Stone. Exceptional dazzling beauty!
Just ok colour heat only sapphires started at $1,000/ct. Unheated somewhere over $3,000/ct.
Two answers to the question I receive a few times per week:
Question: Can you show me a few more pictures?
Answer one: All listed stones are in hands of my assistant that ships them. Depends on the time of the year I am either 300 miles or 3,000 miles away from her. She takes pictures for certificates using camera in her cell phone under the kitchen light. If you are a producer of horror movies I can ask her to take a few pictures but please don’t show them to your children: poor kids will have a nervous breakdown.
Answer two: In 40+ years I didn’t see a single BOTH good and realistic picture of the stone if it was emerald. For the reason I don’t quite understand emerald is a stone that “doesn’t want to be photographed” (it doesn’t apply to any other stone). I take about 100 pictures of each stone, give them to my assistant to choose (I don’t have enough willpower to look at my results) and I am lucky if she doesn’t say: “I cannot use any picture from your nightmarish set.” Finally we found a photographer who agreed to take pictures for us (two before him tried and run away in horror) but his pictures when good are usually artistic-surrealistic interpretation. Nothing will replace seeing a stone in person and again - we refund immediately no questions asked.
My partner and I have a registered in NY State business (ES Gems) that includes gemological lab and for eBay we certify our stones. I’ll post certificates here too (unless a stone is certified by GIA or AGL).
Please note that emerald is Type 3 stone (most included and is considered to be always included). Its clarity grade tops at VVS, (not FL, IF or even IF-VVS) which according to GIA is barely equal to SI2 of Type 1 stone.
NOT "Magnificent exceptionally clean". Lots of crap visible to naked eye, and color not even close to picture. Stone I received not the one pictured. Glad I didn't buy more before seeing this purchase, I own "Top of line" certified emeralds, this is not
|Starts||7th May 2019 11:48am PDT|
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