A word about real prices since not only rare buyers but also rare jewelers know them. I don’t refer to born in narcotic hallucinations price lists of various industry/trade organizations; not even to price list of International Gem Society even though they are world famous strictly educational institution and I personally know their president and great gemologist Donald Clark. Their prices are real but they are retail prices in stores like Tiffany and Cartier ($33,000+ per ct; $89,100 total for this particular stone) I refer only to real world prices and to the price list of Gem World International - Bible of every gem dealer, jeweler and serious buyer. (I uploaded their Zambian emeralds values). Their values, materials and expertise were used in countless legal cases. Their price for this stone is $5,500 per ct. And this is dealer to jeweler price. Then jeweler put a stone in jewelry and marks it standard 2.5 times more. Of course you will not see $30,000+ jewelry in a local jewelry store in Brooklyn, NY. But jewelers that buy such stones don’t have stores there and their clients are upset when they paid $30,000 for what they were going to pay $200,000: “Lisa Minelly purchased her new ring for $150,000 and I bought a cheap junk.”
I sell such stones if they are “regular Type 3 VVS” and have “regular” - not significant (F3) and moderate (F2) treatment at gem shows for $1,800 per ct if a stone is 1+ ct, for $2,800 per ct if 2+ ct and as usual the bigger the stone the greater the price. For Gemrock - $2,200 per ct.
Note: This is a very rare stone that remained only minimally treated (F1 on GIA scale) - a scarce commanding premium (100% minimum to 600% more) price.
Clarity. Absolute perfection. “Non-existent” for Type 3 stones IF-VVS if not straight IF in any position face up – as stones have to be graded. Also perfect and unbelievable for so dark stones transparency.
Picture. Simple. A person who tries to photograph such stones should be immediately hospitalized. The stone is dark (Medium Dark on the darker side of the grade). Camera doesn’t see anything except a dark spot of a certain shape. Glow is a light that cannot be photographed. This stone is INCREDIBLY glowing. As if it was not enough its brilliance far exceeds top for emeralds 60%. Color of the stone is not JUST Top Grade. It is the best of the best Top Grade. Current digital cameras barely have enough resolution for Very Good Grade. (Needless to say color of the stone on picture has absolutely nothing in common with the color of the real stone. Actually there is no color. Dark spots and color(s) of reflections that due to dispersion – separation of compound light – can be any color including black). By the way, you will not see all these facets picture shows. Of course they are there, the stone has an amazing nearly Ideal Cut but you will not see it. You will see absolutely uniform dark but extremely bright and glowing stone of the fantastic color. Camera captured one millisecond and particular reflections in this millisecond but you will have more time.
Stone. Should I describe it any farther? Magnificent large top of the line stone! The grade of the stone is on the border of Upper Fine and Lower Extra Fine ($5,500 per ct), but for Gemrock I took the lowest value of Lower Fine making it extremely low for such stone $2,200 per ct.
Stone: Natural (Green) Beryl
Weight: 2.70 ct
Measurements: 10.98 x 7.67 x 4.67 mm
Hue: very strongly bluish Green
Tone: Medium Dark
Clarity: Type 3 IF-VVS
Treatment: Colorless Oil (Faint)
Shipping: We combine purchases. Please notify us if you are going to bid on another stone or lot and ask for a total invoice when you are done shopping. Shipping is $6.95 domestically (USA) and $29.65 internationally (this is exactly what we pay not to mention cost of shipping materials and salary we pay to our shipping lady). We don’t charge extra for additional stones/lots. International buyers are responsible for all duties and taxes. We ship USPS domestically and Registered Mail internationally. At your request for the additional price we can use other method of shipping and/or add insurance.