5.91 ct Lab-created Emerald
Most lab-created hydrothermal emerald material is quite thin (limiting the overall size of a finished gemstone to about 7-8mm) but I was lucky to find a very clean extra-thick piece of bluish-green "Colombian" color material that could yield a large 10mm Asscher. The hydrothermal manufacturing method used for this material creates some internal wavy growth structures that give a similar appearance to the Gota de Aceite ("drop of oil") effect that is highly desired in natural Colombian emeralds. A similar natural emerald (if you could find one) could easily run you $100,000 (or more!) Near-flawless clarity, and guaranteed to have no clarity enhancements (common in many natural and synthetic emeralds). Perfect for a one-of-a-kind statement piece.
Dimensions: 10.1 x 10.1 x 9.2 mm
Origin: Lab-created (hydrothermal)
ID Report: None
Precision cut by: Gary Braun