World largest emerald of watermelon size is no longer sold
World largest emerald of watermelon size is no longer sold. In late January, the world’s gem was presented. In Brazil, a huge emerald of 57 000 carats was mined, weighing 11.5 kg. Handsome giant was called “God’s gift.” The world’s largest cut emerald was set to go up for auction – and it was expected to fetch $1.15million. In the area of trade in precious stones a scandal – the largest emeralds in the world, a giant weighing over ten pounds exhibited recently at auction in Canada, was not so, and emerald. His owner was arrested for fraud.
This is the world’s largest faceted emerald in the history of these stones. It is the size of a watermelon. However, the exact spot where they found the treasure, is still a secret.
A Canadian named Regan Rini bought it for 1.15 million dollars and put up for auction in the Canadian province of British Columbia. In the photo: Regan Rini, co-owner of the world’s largest emeralds, sees a stone.
Emerald “Teodora” (God’s gift), weighing 11.5 kg (57 500 carats) was put up for auction in Canada on Saturday. Rini was going to get him at least 1.15 million dollars. On the day of auction, the owner of a giant emerald had been arrested. It is reported that he was repeatedly involved in fraud.
Stone was researched by professionals. It was discovered that the emerald – is most likely a white-colored beryl, which is not of great value. This opinion is shared by many gemologists, having carefully studied the photos of fake emerald.
Moreover, the proposed price at auction was relatively small. For example, the previous record holder, a Colombian emerald “Wagon” at 11,000 carats, worth approximately 150 million USD