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 Post subject: Re: Merged: $1.2m, 25-lb emerald & Giant Emerald
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:06 pm 
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So the GIA grades and emerald by color, regardless of whether it has Cr or V. This one is dyed so no telling what color it is underneath. Could I take some of the 25 pound+ light green/white beryls I dug up here in GA or the 100+ pounders my buddy dug from the Hogg mine as well...dye them green.... then put facets on them and try to sell them for a cool million?

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 Post subject: Re: Merged: $1.2m, 25-lb emerald & Giant Emerald
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:18 pm 
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Barrett wrote:
So the GIA grades and emerald by color, regardless of whether it has Cr or V. This one is dyed so no telling what color it is underneath. Could I take some of the 25 pound+ light green/white beryls I dug up here in GA or the 100+ pounders my buddy dug from the Hogg mine as well...dye them green.... then put facets on them and try to sell them for a cool million?

Short answer: Yes.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:54 am 
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Oddly enough a show called 'The 400 Million Dollar Emerald', about the Bahia Emerald, premieres on the National Geographic channel on Sunday night..


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:35 am 
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Breaking News:

The giant emerald didn't sell at auction and the owner was arrested for fraud...LOLOLOL
http://www.globaltvbc.com/giant+emerald ... story.html

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:00 am 
I was sooo expecting the same, Barrett.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:12 am 
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Here's another story on it:

http://www.timescolonist.com/claiming+have+world+largest+arrested+Kelowna/6068987/story.html

at least no one was stupid enough to buy it

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 Post subject: Re: Merged: $1.2m, 25-lb emerald & Giant Emerald
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:23 am 
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the article linked above wrote:
While no bids came from the floor, one potential buyer on the phone mysteriously disappeared, causing the sale of the stone to sink.

Probably it was a childish voice asking for Seymour Butz... :lol:

Anyway, it seems he's been arrested for fraud. Maybe if he hadn't developed such a hype around the stone he would have been able to go ahead unnoticed (but the potential price of the "gem" would have been much lower as well). In the end: no sale, plus arrest. Bummer! :P


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LOL..Maia..LOL.."Yes, can I speak to seymor butz"[click]..got a good chuckle out of me this morning :mrgreen:

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Actually, the fraud charge was for something else. Maybe they'll add this one later.


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Once again it keeps getting better
ebay listing this stone came from
I wondered how all the big name gem folks missed this "giant emerald"
...duh..it was on ebay..it was marked for $9,999..LOL
http://www.ebay.com/itm/270881937223?ss ... 1423.l2649

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Bounced check fraud?

Regan Reaney pleads guiltyhttp://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/71123/Video-Regan-Reaney-pleads-guilty

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Despite his arrest, the auction went ahead, however, not one bid was received.

The fraud charges were not the only controversy to dog Reaney and his emerald.

Although it received a favourable appraisal by Jeff Nechka of Premier Gems in Calgary, other experts remained skeptical, claiming it was nothing more than dyed white beryl.

"There is colour in there but the dye enhanced it to make it an even colour throughout," claims Reaney.


(However, the eBay auction linked above states the only treatment was "oil".)


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I know that this has been said before, but what an ugly stone! One would think they could at least get flat facets on it...


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