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 Post subject: Ethiopian Emerald
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:17 am 
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Experts say this material is as good or better than Muzo. Only about half needs oil where almost all Muzo is oiled. https://www.jckonline.com/editorial-art ... 3ff9d-3342

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 Post subject: Re: Ethiopian Emerald
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An article, a bit more informative:
https://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/sprin ... s-ethiopia
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Figure 1. This suite of untreated emeralds is from a new find in Ethiopia’s Seba Boru district. The largest faceted stone weighs 10.64 ct. The largest rough crystal weighs 63.12 g. Photo by Robison McMurtry, courtesy of Michael Nemeth Inc.


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 Post subject: Re: Ethiopian Emerald
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:34 pm 
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I’ve seen really nice stones from Ethiopia. However, to say one deposit is better than another deposit may be too far reaching. I think it’s best to evaluate stone quality on an individual basis as all deposits will represent a wide range of qualities.

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 Post subject: Re: Ethiopian Emerald
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Nathan Renfro wrote:
I’ve seen really nice stones from Ethiopia. However, to say one deposit is better than another deposit may be too far reaching. I think it’s best to evaluate stone quality on an individual basis as all deposits will represent a wide range of qualities.


That's true, all the deposits, have wide range of qualities...

Here an Emerald from the Emerald Mines of Chivor, Colombia.

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 Post subject: Re: Ethiopian Emerald
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Two Ethiopians I had cut from rough no oil and went for an ECED Cut to show off clarity


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2.16 and 3.69cts, sadly the big buyers have moved in and my supplier was pushed out. I am hearing production volume has dropped off which is opposite of what the article suggests


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This is a 0.98 cts, untreated (No Oil) Colombian Emerald, Chivor mines origin. Note the high clarity

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 Post subject: Re: Ethiopian Emerald
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:shock: Duly noted.


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 Post subject: Re: Ethiopian Emerald
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Ethiopian emerald is definitely the best though because I currently have some.


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 Post subject: Re: Ethiopian Emerald
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Just starting to get color from our prospect in Ethiopia. This small lot should arrive next week. From 0.5 gram to around 2 gram. Hey, it is a start....


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 Post subject: Re: Ethiopian Emerald
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yeah nice stones, but most of them I saw where included. Real clean material I did not see.
Like this untreated over 2 ct pear from colombia. Lighter color but eyeclean


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A pair of Colombian Emeralds, 1.55 cts TW. Minor Oil. Note the Emeralds clarity, transparency and luster.

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Colorwise, could emeralds from both locations (Ethiopia and Colombia) be confused ? Generally speaking of course.


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Isi wrote:
Colorwise, could emeralds from both locations (Ethiopia and Colombia) be confused ? Generally speaking of course.


Absolutely.


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Isi wrote:
Colorwise, could emeralds from both locations (Ethiopia and Colombia) be confused ? Generally speaking of course.


Usually, the Colombian Emeralds, have pure green or bluish green hues. Emeralds from other places, may show brownish green or grayish green hues.


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