Large emeralds are rare. Even rarer are large ones that have little visible inclusions (imperfections within the stone created while it formed in the earth). On April 25, 2017 the opportunity to purchase such a stone is presented by Guernsey auction house in New York. The auction will feature raw, cut, and set emeralds from Manuel Marcial de Gomar’s personal collection.
One of the largest emeralds for sale will the the 887 carat La Gloria (estimated to sell for $4-5 million) as well as the largest of the eleven star emeralds known to exist- the 26 ct. Marcial de Gomar Star emerald (estimate to fetch $2-3 million).
The auction will also feature emeralds set in stunning, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. Examples of such finished jewelry include the versatile 889 diamond and 35 emerald Conquistadora that may be worn as either as a necklace and a tiara (estimate value of $150,000 to $250,000).
You can read more about these incredible emeralds and pieces of jewelry at CNN.
The Marcial de Gomar Star Emerald
The Conquistadora as a Necklace
Special thanks to CNN and Guernsey for article information and pictures.