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Emerald rough

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I want to buy rough stone of emerald, what points should i keep in mind those are helpful to purchase these rough stones? So that after faceting i receive a good result?

asked Jan 25, 2012 by evershinevvss (120 points)

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Since you are purchasing for faceting rather then display, make sure that the transparency and color are good, and make sure you are getting it from a reputable dealer to ensure it isn't a fake or synthetic. Also get the origination source - i.e. Colombia, Brazil, Zambia, etc. Make sure to ask if it was oiled, or if treated in a way outside of the industry standard. And check for flaws -- heavy flawing will obviously decrease the value, though minor flaws can be desired in Emeralds as they show authenticity.

answered Jan 25, 2012 by hershel (47,740 points)

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