air brushed photos.buyer beware
|Dimensions (mm)||6.23 x 6.22 x 3.95mm|
|Weight (carats)||1.18 carats|
Clarity. Nearly absolute perfection. For the naked eye absolute perfection. Incredible for the dark stone “crystal of the finest water” transparency.
Picture. Well, if the stone on picture had not extremely grayish and fantastic Top Grade color of the real stone, if exceptional brilliance (the stone has Ideal Polish; more importantly Ideal Cut too) could be photographed in face up position and if inner glow could be photographed (which is impossible), it would be a good even though still 2-dimensional picture. Since all of the aforementioned is impossible, the stone on picture is clean but cold dark crystal.
Stone. The real stone IS dark crystal, but it is not cold and lifeless. It is “burning” dark crystal of the unbelievable color!
Stone: Natural (Green) Beryl
Shape: Emerald Cut
Weight: 1.18 ct
Measurements: 6.23 x 6.22 x 3.95 mm
Hue: strongly bluish Green
Tone: Medium Dark
Clarity: Type 3 VVS
Treatment: Colorless Oil
Just ok colour heat only sapphires started at $1,000/ct. Unheated somewhere over $3,000/ct.
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; $38,940 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 - as of 2017. Current prices are higher, for emeralds much higher. 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 (sold actually: I am going to increase prices as everybody else) 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 - $600 per 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.
Because we are constantly asked what is VVS, VS and other grades for Type 3 stones and why they are so different from other types (for instance, according to GIA VVS - the highest clarity grade for Type III stones - is BARELY equal to SI2 for Type I), for your convenience we included the chart of clarity grades for all stones right after specifications. Please take a look. It takes only a few minutes and greatly helps to understand specifications.
Eye Clean VVS
Slightly Included VS
Moderately Included SI
Heavily Included I1
Severely Included I2
Totally eye clean to the unaided eye
Minute Inclusions difficult to see with unaided eye
Minor Inclusions somewhat easy to see with unaided eye
Prominent Inclusions negative affection appearance and/or durability
Eye clean to the unaided eye
Minor Inclusions somewhat easy to see with unaided eye
Noticeable Inclusions apparent to the unaided eye
Except on larger stone generally eye clean but may contain barely visible small inclusions which are usually obvious when viewed with 10x magnification
Noticeable Inclusions apparent to the unaided eye. Could be medium size and prominent on larger stones.
Obvious Inclusions very apparent to the unaided eye
Prominent Inclusions negative to severe effect on appearance and/or durability
I ordered two emeralds when I got them neither one matched their pictures. The smaller of the two 0.68 emerald was much better than expected but the other 1.90 emerald was nothing like the picture and had a fracture that made it questionable whether it wo
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