Dimensions: 22 x 20 x 12 mm (approximate)
Weight: 104.07 carat
Clarity: Moderately to heavily included
Origin: Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan
Per carat price: $125/carat
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Beautiful gem-quality emerald specimen from the rare mine of Mokini in Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan. This rare specimen is of exceptional size and weight with a charming color described as very slightly bluish-green color, medium tone, and vivid saturation!! For its size, this piece has quite nice clarity for a type 3 gem!!! Overall, a beautiful crystal for the ones who like collecting rare specimens!!!!!
Panjshir Valley is the home to the finest emeralds in the world. Emeralds from this source form hydrothermally and chromium trace elements cause the finest coveted shades of green in them. Panjshir is the only source in the world producing emeralds that compete and rival the best Colombian emeralds.
Emerald is the birthstone for the month of May and the anniversary gemstone for the 20th and 35th year of marriage, Symbolizing love, and success.
In this category, we are offering faceted natural Afghan, Colombian, and Zambian emeralds at wholesale prices. Each stone is guaranteed to be authentic, and any treatments that are applied to the stones are clearly disclosed. The most common treatment is the use of colorless oil. This oil enters any cracks or holes in the stone and makes them disappear. This improves the clarity of the stone while also enhancing the color. It is safe to assume that all Emeralds have been treated using this method. However, we offer some untreated natural emeralds in our stock.
The primary source for Emerald has always been South America, with the best quality gems coming from Columbia. In recent years, other significant sources like Afghanistan and Zambia are increasing in popularity. Origin is essential when selecting Emerald. Stones from Columbia are considered the finest in the world, while Panjshir Valley in Afghanistan on many occasions, has produced emeralds rivaling the best Colombian emeralds. Emeralds from Afghanistan have a hydrothermal formation just the same as Colombian emeralds. Emeralds from Panjshir are known for their intense green color and are recognized as representing some of the best on the planet. Panjshir Emeralds are found in Panjshir Valley in the Hindu Kush Mountains along the Himalayan Mountain range's foothills. The mines in Panjshir Valley are located at some of the world’s highest elevations at around 5000 m above sea level. Panjshir Emeralds have a long and lustrous history. Emeralds have been reported in Panjshir Valley for thousands of years. It is believed that the first emeralds that Romans saw were Panjshir Emeralds. Up until 2000 years ago, Panjshir Emeralds were traded along the Silk Road with Alexander the Great and Pilny the Elder. And today! Himalayan Gems and Jewelry is one of the first, and largest, companies in our era to ethically and legally commercialize emeralds from Panjshir. Now, we are the bridge to bring the most exquisite gems from the Silk Road to you.