Gem is true to description and delivery was quick.
|Dimensions (mm)||9.3 x 7.59 x 4.33mm|
|Weight (carats)||2.07 carats|
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 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.
We ship internationally by Registered Mail for $29.95. You can ask about other shipping methods both domestically (regular USPS is $6.95) and internationally.
Clarity. A few very minor/tiny fissures. More or less visible. Stone is over 2 ct (different rules and level of tolerance) and has exceptional “crystal” transparency (more important than inclusions when grading clarity of Type 3 stones) but clarity is still Type 3 VVS-VS. Nobody at gem shows said a word about “not absolutely perfect” clarity of such stones though.
Picture. This is our photographer’s picture. It is better – he improves. But the main problem remains – when this picture is bright, color is altered (thanks to camera’s filters) and it is grayish and cold. Actually I saw hundreds of such pictures in booklets of expensive jewelry stores and high-end auctions. All the same: white background (how do they manage to put stones there? Glue them to the air?) clean and bright, but grayish and cold.
Stone. But only on picture. The real stone as bright and has the same “crystal” properties as the stone on picture, but its actually Emerald Turquoise (only Zambian emeralds sometimes have this beautiful hue) is not cold and grayish; it is gorgeous on the verge of Top Grade color!
I never refer to born in narcotic hallucinations various industry’ price lists. I don’t refer even to International Gem Society price list (well, very rarely) despite of the fact it is world famous strictly educational institution. Their values are real but only if the name of your store is Tiffany or Cartier or when you say: “My local jeweler sells such stones for…” - it means you live on Rodeo Drive. I refer to Gem World International price list – Bible of every jeweler, gem dealer and serious buyer and the only source of real values. Their prices are real prices of gem dealer to jeweler (jeweler to customer price is standard 2.5 times higher). For your reference I scanned their prices for Zambian emeralds.
Stone: Natural (Green) Beryl
Weight: 2.07 ct
Hue: slightly bluish Green
Tone: Medium Dark
Clarity: Type 3 VVS-VS
Treatment: Colorless Oil
|Starts||2nd May 2019 9:29pm PDT|
|Standard Shipping - Tracked||$29.95||23 Days|
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