Zambian emerald mines produces super quality of emerald gemstone, having very attractive color of green with a tint of blue imparting them a unique rich appearance.
Zambian emerald comes in almost all shades of green mostly with overtone of blue and have great transparency which adds to their appeal. The shine and luster of Zambian emeralds is one of its kind and considered a better choice in emeralds by many people in trade. The saturated color and superlative clarity found in zambian crystals have made them stand high on global demand.
These gems from Zambia have comparatively higher refractive index and specific gravity. The emerald mining in Zambia South Africa has started not long ago so it has given an extra supply of the gem in markets thus providing check to the rising prices of Colombian and other emeralds.
Zambian emeralds are relatively economical in same clarity and color compared to Colombian or Panjshir. A proper green color and clean looking finished Zambian emerald in adequate size, luster and cut will be priced in range of $200-$2000 per carat usually in wholesale trade.
The Zambian emeralds are found as semi transparent to shining transparent usually and more transparent stones with light and luster are better simply. The lesser the inclusions present the cleaner the stone will look making it pricey, also no open cracks should be there on the surface otherwise with open fissures stone will fall in rejection category.
The proportionate cutting and polishing should be skilfully done to bring out best of the lapidary rock which will create value to the stone.
The color has to be lively deeper green with minimal overpowering side tones and should be saturated or evenly spread all over enhenancing the richness of the gemstone. A deep green with tint of bluishness is most demanded and highely priced color.
The carat weight of the stone affects the rate as bigger size emeralds with above characterstics are rarer and hence expensive.
Inclusions are very common to be found in emeralds which can make the stones from shining clean transparent to opaque. The typical foreign inclusions in Zambian emeralds are actinolite, fluorapatite, magnitite, hematite, dravite and phlogopite and also alike other origin emeralds fissures and cracks are there.so proportionately cleaner stones with luster pulls cost.
The luster of the gem stone is just not subjected to the superior transparency in the rough stone but depends on the gem cutting applied by the gemcutter as the shape and arrangement of facets with polishing quality makes the brilliance of the gem.
The Colombian emeralds known for more pure green color but the Zambian includes a hue of blue in them which is due to the presence of more iron in them compared to other mines which impart them this one of a kind of rich shade but in some mining areas of Zambia the color of these emeralds mined is royal bright green with no secondary over shade which is equal to best quality color found in Colombian or Panjshir emeralds. The far size pieces of emeralds which are cleaner in clarity with pure more green color and brilliance becomes naturally rare and high price gemstones.
Zambia is the second largest producer of emeralds in world, which are fine in quality light luster and color.
The Kagem mines (kazam/kazem) in the region is the largest producer of superior quality emerald rough just not in Zambia but in the world. Twamipani mine, Grizzly mines and Pirala mines are some of the other mines giving the gem rough from decades.
Even profound gemologists from laboratories like GRS, Gubelin and GIA can seldom identify origin on level of various mines of Zambia and only trading and mining experts from years can tell the differences in most cases.
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