New Mineral Named After GIA’s John Koivula
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 Post subject: Merged: $1.2m, 25-lb emerald & Giant Emerald
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:09 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: $1.2m, 25-lb emerald
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:45 pm 
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BS, I would not even pay a dollar a gram for that... :) Wonder who did the research at CNN (or forgot to).

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 Post subject: Re: $1.2m, 25-lb emerald
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:50 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: $1.2m, 25-lb emerald
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:45 pm 
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Nice piece of rough for designer cabs! :P

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 Post subject: Re: $1.2m, 25-lb emerald
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Nice piece of rough for designer cabs! :P

Designer cabs? Didn't you hear the guy selling it...,"If you can afford this, then no amount of money is too much". Yeah right. #-o

I do think that it would make a really cool garden ornament. Maybe a turtle with carved jade head, legs and tail. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: $1.2m, 25-lb emerald
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Also the faceting was the lowest standard I have ever seen. Facets not flat and very bad polish :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: $1.2m, 25-lb emerald
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Also the faceting was the lowest standard I have ever seen. Facets not flat and very bad polish :twisted:

Agreed... maybe to preserve wait me thinks... someone from my city did it, they say there are more significant size roughs.


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 Post subject: Re: $1.2m, 25-lb emerald
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I don't have sound right now so i couldn't listen to the video. But that thing sure looks dyed to me.

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 Post subject: Re: $1.2m, 25-lb emerald
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I don't even understand why you would try and facet a piece like that! You'd waste tons of already-crappy material, and you're certainly not improving the optics. Why not just cab it?

And seriously, who would pay that much for it...? It's a giant, not-very-attractive paperweight that needs a LOT of work before it looks better.


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 Post subject: Re: $1.2m, 25-lb emerald
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:40 pm 
Shiny... because cut is most respected, if there's the sizes are same, a cut would be more respected than a cab regardless of the fact that it is not cut grade material haha. Atleast they can write that it is the largest cut emerald. Just the psychology changes :D


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 Post subject: Re: $1.2m, 25-lb emerald
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can we call it a gem?

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Nope, that was my point from the start :)

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 Post subject: World's Largest Cut Emerald????
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