Emerald Specimen

Emerald Specimen

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Quick Overview

This is a large specimen housing a cluster of many bright green Emerald crystals. The varied matrix of Calcite and Chalcedony resemble a fresh dusting of snow covering the Emeralds. The specimen is also dotted with a variety of Calcite and Quartz crystals along the top and bottom.
Dimensions: 3-1/2" wide x 4" high x 2" deep (specimen)
Location: Polveros Mine, Boyacá Colombia 

More Information:

Emerald is a rare and valuable gemstone that is a variety of the mineral Beryl. They receive their beautiful green coloration from trace amounts of Chromium. Emeralds tend to have numerous inclusions, so unlike diamonds, which are magnified 10x to grade their clarity, Emeralds are graded by the eye. If "by eye" an Emerald has no visible inclusions, it is considered flawless. It is the traditional birthstone for the month of May.

Emeralds have long been associated with beauty, health, and happiness. Early admirers saw emeralds as the promise of a fresh green spring.