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Emeralds from Russia Urals

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Recently we purchased some Raw Material that was supposed to be from Russia Urals. Apparently back in the day Russian Emeralds was sold as Colombian Emeralds in India. This being the case how can you now tell the difference without scientific analysis when you buy a true Colombian Emerald and a Russian Ural Emerald and which is the best quality

asked Oct 27, 2014 by mikeywic (120 points)

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True Colombian emeralds have a vivid color and transparency unmatched by other localities. An expert can often determine this visually. Matrix specimens of Colombian emeralds are also discernible as being location specific. Generally Colombian emeralds are considered to be the finest quality.

answered Nov 5, 2014 by hershel (47,460 points)

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