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Dimensions (mm) 71 x 28 x 11mm
Weight (carats) 148.8 carats


Your chance to own natural emeralds from this famous Russian Emerlad mine in Ural Mountains.

This specimen has been treated and stabilized as all russian emerlads are

Images taken with light at back

size of emerald appr 12x 6x5 mm 

rare and beautiful speciman for collector


Urals Emeralds – Discovery 1831 Forest Worker Maxim Stefanovitch Kozhevnikov discovered the first green stones Jan 23, 1831 in roots of a fallen tree Taken to Ekaterinburg for identification.

Thus the Sverdlovsky discovery Malyshev mine found in 1833 just north Modern Natural Gemstone Carving Produced by Skilled Artisans in Ekaterinburg


Western Jewellers, Gemmologists and Labs have rarely heard of “Russian” emeralds on the market in recent times –

Why?? Most of the Russian emeralds (& diamonds) entered the world market with other labels Cold War issues resulted in “sanitizing” the country of origin Increased Value-Added by calling the emeralds “Colombian”.

Since the 1960s the sales have been via Soviet state enterprises or via Indian rough gemstone buyers where “branding” and “origin” were non-issues

Only India is the source of the fabled “Old Mine Colombian” emeralds Some experienced dealers have speculated that these “Old Mine Colombian” are in fact Malyshev emeralds The Kremlin in Moscow - the “Armory Collection” has many world class Russian emeralds on display – along with the Russian diamonds Russian-Israel venture in the early 90s was short lived but created a strong specialized demand for “Known” Malyshev

Famous Malyshev Emeralds “ President” from underground 1993 In excess of 5000 carats Finest colour and good clarity Sold for $150,000 to the Gohkran in 1996

worlds largest Emerald mine

Worlds largest emerald mine Current Open Pit is over 1.4 kilometers long and 400 meters wide - 1830s to 1940s (?) Replacement Cost of Infrastructure - $100 Million 180 Degrees Panorama Malyshev Mine Looking west near Capital Shaft


Historical Malyshev Emeralds The “Vitaly Emerald” Discovered in 1990 Polished in the same year 37.50 carats


Recent Russian Emerald Gems In 2007 rough brought to Canada from a complex export procedure Contract Cut in Israel and Sri Lanka Cut and Polished 31.20 cushion ~ US$1200/ct Also Cut and Polished 2.00 cushion ~ US$5000/ct which is now in the Smithsonian Collection

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