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Log of EMC035 on completion of cutting
Cut Shape : Oval


Video Log of EMC035 on completion of cutting

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Log of EMC035 in its rough state

Rough Image

ID # EMC035

Geological History

The Gemfields Kagem Emerald Mine in Zambia is world renowned for the beautiful emeralds that are mined from its depths. It is about 45 miles south-southwest of the little toen of Kitwe, near the Kifubu River.

This beautiful emerald was mined from this deposit very recently but the deposit itself began life many hundreds of millions of years ago in a process known as contact metamorphism. Approximately 500 million years ago in a geological event called the Pan-African event the entire Mozambique belt was metamorphosed. As magma pushed its way up through the existing rock the contact between the invading magma and the older rock caused a change to occur. The intense heat (as high as, and exceeding 750 degrees centigrade (about 1,530 degrees Fahrenheit) made the nearby minerals recrystallize into minerals stable at the higher temperature and emerald was allowed to form.

This gorgeous emerald was among the crystals that formed over 500 million years ago. The beautiful blue-green colour of these unique emeralds is provided by the existence of Chromium and Vanadium in the crystals. Once this Emerald had been extracted from its host rock, it was "knocked" to clean off the emerald crystals and taken by mine brokers to Nairobi where it was bought in the offices of Lapigems Gem Company and cut by our master cutters. The beautiful gemstone you see before you now has endured a journey of 500 million years.

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 - 4
Clarity - 3
Cut - 4
Rarity - 4

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 : Fine Zambian Emerald
Weight : 5.32 carats
Shape : Oval
GIA Color Grade : slbG 6/5more info
GIA Clarity Grade : VSmore info
Species : Beryl
Variety : Emerald
Refractive Index : 1.576
Cause of Color : Chromium
Specific Gravity : 2.7
Optic Character : DR Unixial -
Crystal System : Hexagonal
Treatments : Oiled
Country of Origin : Zambia, Africa

Mining Report

Date Mined : 10th May, 2019
Mining Location : Kafubu, Zambia
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Type of Source : Primary
Mining Method : Open Cast
Host Rock : Mica Schist
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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