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Log of AQC621 on completion of cutting
Cut Shape : Emerald Cut


Video Log of AQC621 on completion of cutting

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Log of AQC621 in its rough state

Rough Image

ID # AQC621

Geological History

In the remote area of Macula in the Zambezia province of Mozambique in Southern Africa lies an area of mining claims mined by local artisanal miners. These miners search daily for the much sought after “Santa Maria Afrique” Aquamarine that exists below the surface in pegmatites hundreds of millions of years old.

Pegmatites are igneous rocks which form during the final stages of a magma’s crystallization. In the early stages of crystallization of the magma in this area, the ions that form high-temperature minerals were depleted from the melt. Rare ions that did not participate in the crystallization of common rock-forming minerals became concentrated in the melt and in the excluded water. These ions formed this beautiful Aquamarine. This gorgeous, sparkling gem lay below the earth’s surface for many hundreds of millions of years, its brilliance masked by the tons of rock above it, until finally it was hued from the earth and sunlight released its inner fire.

Once mined, gemologists from Lapigems Gem Company negotiated to purchase the finest crystals of which this piece was one. It was then taken to the Lapigems cutting offices and carefully cut to international standards. Because these gems are highly dichroic (meaning that they have different colors on different axes of the crystal), they have to be carefully cut to get the best color. The aquamarines from this deposit are deep blue on one axis, and light green on the other. If the stone is cut with the green axis facing up, then the blue will be far less prominent, resulting in an inferior stone. Hence the cutter had to be very careful to cut on the correct axis to maximize the color. Often this axis is the smaller axis resulting in a smaller stone than would have been achieved cutting on the greener axis and this was the case with this stone. The result was this spectacular, rare Aquamarine.

Gemstone Reports And Certification

This gemstone has several reports prepared for it by a GIA Gemologist and these reports are shipped with it.

Gemstone Grading Certificate

This certificate is a full and detailed grading report utilizing the Gemological Institute of America Grading system.

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Mining & Geology Report

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This report has been prepared by a GIA Gemologist at Lapigems Gem Company. All gemological tests were performed using current techniques and using current gemological equipment. The gemstone here reported is certified and this report, combined with the printed photo-certificate constitutes a thorough certification of this gemstone from mine to private owner.

Private Ownership Registration
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Quality Report

Color - 3.5
Clarity - 4
Cut - 4
Rarity - 3.5

How are these quality allocations reached?

Color Clarity Cut Rarity

Gemstone Grading Report

The gemstone here described has been identified as a natural gemstone and has the following description :

Description : Faceted African Aquamarine
Weight : 6.11 carats
Shape : Emerald Cut
GIA Color Grade : slgB 4/4more info
GIA Clarity Grade : VVSmore info
Species : Beryl
Variety : Aquamarine
Refractive Index : 1.579
Cause of Color : Iron
Specific Gravity : 2.72
Optic Character : DR Unixial -
Crystal System : Hexagonal
Treatments : None
Country of Origin : Mozambique, Africa

Mining Report

Date Mined : 25th March, 2019
Mining Location : Macula, Mozambique, Africa
Explore the Mining Location : MAP | SATELLITE | TERRAIN
Type of Source : Primary
Mining Method : Artisanal Open Cast
Host Rock : Quartz / Mica / Amazonite
Chemical Composition of rough : Alluminium Beryllium Silicate

Gemological Testing Methodology

Gemological Tests performed on this gemstone by a GIA Gemologist include but are not limited to:

Refractive Index, Specific Gravity, Pleochroism, Polariscope to ascertain Optic Character, Spectroscope to ascertain spectrum, Magnification with GIA Microscope using darkfield lighting, Chelsea Filter, Ultraviolet Flourescence.

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