Unique 0.5 ct. Unheated/ Untreated Greenish-Blue Panjshir Emerald, from the Famous Mines in Panjshir, Afghanistan.
These Emeralds are great to add to any gem lover's collection. They possess unique features such as a saturated greenish blue color that some say is the best emerald type being preferred over the yellowish green hues of Columbian Emeralds.
This unique stone is small however if you understand the painful and primitive processes that the miners go through to extract the emeralds it helps to understand why there are very rarely large sized stones of this quality and color. The miners in this area of Panjshir Valley use dynamite to blow up the rock and expose the emeralds and in the process they Destroy any sizable stones. The Emeralds are especially prone to breakage due to their extremely brittle nature.
For more information on the Panjshir mining methods please watch this youtube clip:
A Very beautiful Emerald with a weight of 0.5 carat, with an excellent lusture and nicely saturated green color with good clarity and minimal clear inclusions, this stone is unique as well because it will change color showing light hues of light blue depending upon the background and lighting conditions, a trait not seen in many stones. This cut Emerald is the perfect stone for a ring or kept as a lose stone for your private gemstone collection.
0.5 ct. Natural Unheated/ Untreated Greenish-Blue Emerald, from the Famous Mines
- Model Number : Unique 0.5 ct. Natural Unheated/ Untreated Greenish-Blue Emerald, from the Famous Mines in Panjshir, Afghanistan
- Weight : 0.5 ct.
- Size : H 5 mm. x W 3 mm. x D 3 mm.
- Material : Panjshir Emerald
- Type : Natural Unheated/Untreated Emerald
- Product Type : Gemstone
- Style : Emerald Cut
- Regional Feature : Panjshir, Afghanistan
- Ship from : Chiang Mai, Thailand