Ethiopian Emerald, Oval, Single, 2.75 ct
This Ethiopian emerald material from Shakiso is unique and rare with colour ranging from light blue-green to intense saturated pure green. Some colour intensities are comparable to that of copper-bearing tourmaline. Our Ethiopian mining report and analysis can be found in our news section, here. When paired with diamonds, Ethiopian emeralds producing striking ring and necklace jewelry.
External reference: GIA: A New Discovery of Emeralds from Ethiopia, 2017.
Gem lab report: Gemological report will be issued upon request.
Oval, brilliant / step cut
|Length / width / depth|
10.49 mm / 8.73 mm / 4.95 mm
Oiled with natural cedar wood oil
Gubelin – 18011121
GIA: A New Discovery of Emeralds from Ethiopia, 2017
1. Geology of the emerald deposit is closely related to the near-by Kenticha tantalum mine, close to the dealing town of Shakiso;
2. This deposit is located at the southern rim of the Adola belt, which is dominated by pegmatites, metamorphic successions, high-grade schists and gneisses (feldspar, quartz, and mica);
3. The Kenticha field is penetrated by N/S striking pegmatites that are dated to be c. 500 million years old;
4. The emerald discovery was an unexpected find by a local couple looking for tantalum where they saw green gems in their washing pans;
5. Rough emeralds yielded come in a large range of quality, colour and clarity; and
6. See our analysis section for more information.
EMERALD DEPOSIT LOCATION
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