How to judge Best quality Emerald Gemstones
What are the factors to judge that affect best quality Emerald Gemstones
The precious green gemstone of the beryl family that forms one of the essential components of the big 3 of the coloured gemstone world is the Emerald. The big 3 of the coloured gemstone world are Rubies, Emerald and Sapphire. When the term Sapphire is used individually it always refers to the Blue Sapphire.
The Emerald has enchanted mankind since centuries and is a gem favoured by royalty. Some of the best quality Emerald Gemstones comes from Colombia, Zambia, Brazil and India.
How to judge the factors that make the best quality emerald gemstones
The most important factor in judging the best quality Emerald is Colour. Colour is the most paramount factor that affects emerald quality and emerald price. Colour itself is made up of 3 components and these are:
Hue- the Kind of shade of Green that Emerald has. For example An Emerald Might is Bluish Green or Yellowish Green. Majority of the Colombian emeralds have a bluish green hue.
Tone: The degree of darkness or lightness of the color is called as the tone. Some of the major tonal grades to consider while evaluating Emerald colour are:
- Very Light
- Medium Light
- Medium Dark
- Very Dark.
An Emerald expert shall be able to evaluate and analyse these tonal grades to effectively help you select the best quality emerald. In general experts agree that a tonal grade of Medium Dark to Very Dark is the most acceptable and desirable tonal grade in best quality Emeralds.
Saturation: The strength or the intensity of colour is called as the Saturation. Saturation grades start from dull to medium to pure vivid. High Saturation of colour along with a higher tonal quality makes the colour more preferred and vibrant and is directly proportional to Emerald price and quality. Judging hue, tone and saturation to perfection is an exercise that takes years and years of experience.
For example a high tonal quality such as Dark Green and poor Hue such as dull will not make the Emerald look beautiful whereas a Light Tonal quality with a high saturation can make an emerald look very beautiful, vibrant and full of life.
The second most important factor in judging best quality emerald gemstones is the clarity. Clarity is the degree of transparency that is directly proportional to the lack of inclusions in the gemstones. The GIA- Gemmological Institute of America classifies Emerald as a TYPE 3 gemstone- a type that is almost always included. Around 99% of emeralds have inclusions called as Jardines that look like Gardens or Branches and prove that the Emerald is natural. One should become very cautious if one sees an exceptionally clean emerald. If such is the case most often than not either the clarity has been enhanced or it’s not an emerald al all.
Best Quality Emerald clarity ranges from 85% and above. A natural Emerald that has the clarity of 85% and above will for less than 2% of all natural emeralds mined and produced. The lesser the inclusions the higher the price and value of the emerald and as clarity levels rise from 85% and higher it is directly proportional to increase in the price. Placement of inclusions that affect clarity is also a very important factor in judging Emerald Clarity and Emerald Quality.
A Good Gemologist will always try to select an Emerald where the inclusions are in inconspicuous places within the crystal and are not very visible. An inclusion right on the face of the Emerald will reduce its clarity rating.
The third important factor is judging the best quality Emeralds is the carat weight. The unit of measurement of gemstone weight is the” Carat” and 1 carat is equivalent to .20 grams.
To obtain 1 carat of Gem quality Emerald one has to mine and process 5 tonnes of dust and ore.
To obtain a single piece of 2 carats will require that much more processing and that is why as carat weight goes up with color and clarity remaining the same the value of the Emerald shoots up by geometrical progression. A 5 carat Emerald will cost maybe 5 times or more than 5 emeralds of 1 carat each provided they are” Gem Quality”
Next time you are on the quest to search of Best Quality Emerald Gemstones ensure that you apply the three keys discussed above to get the best value for your Emerald Gemstone.
Other Factors affecting Emerald price per carat
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- Natural Earth Mined Emerald from Colombia.
- Has the most desirable tonal quality( see above)
- Has vivid and high degree of Saturation( see above)
- Is true Gem Quality at the apex of the Gem Pyramid
- The shades of the emerald are top class. Read the emerald sacred science of shades.
- The lustre is vitreous and brilliance giving life to each emerald.
- Beautiful, precious, rare and durable the fundamentals that make a Gem into a Gem.
- Rare given the high clarity levels of 85% and above
- Free from Emerald Flaws as Listed in the sacred texts to make them true Jyotish Gemstones capable of delivering results which only these special gemstones are capable of.
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The gemmologist’s analyse several parameters such as purity of colour based on hue tone, saturation, degree of purity of crystal, assessment of symmetry of cut and determine the true value of a Gemstone. A similar professional service anywhere in the world would generally cost 15-20% of the Gem Value as Fees but all this is available to you as Zero cost and doing this is what sets Gemstoneuniverse apart.
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