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Unique emerald of 5000 carats found in the Urals

Unique emerald of 5000 carats found in the Urals
The high quality emerald was found at a deposit in the Urals, Russia, on March 22, 2013. Unique emerald of 5000 carats found in the Urals

Unique emerald of 5000 carats found in the Urals

The high quality emerald was found at a deposit in the Urals, Russia, on March 22, 2013, according to RIA Novosti. The emerald has a dark green color, this semi-transparent gemstone weighs one kilo (2.2 pounds). “It is an extremely beautiful rock chip sample of emerald,” said Kaliningrad Amber Factory spokesperson Svetlana Kalinina. It is not the first large emerald extracted at the Urals deposit. The 3,187-carat Jubilee emerald was found there in 2012. Urals emeralds possess a perfect hue quality. Emerald – one of the most beautiful and amazing gems. Here are 10 interesting facts about the emeralds.

Russian Emerald mine
natural emeralds from the famous Russian Emerald mine in Ural Mountains

The largest stones can weigh up to 5 carats and can be more expensive than diamonds. These stones have a deep rich color. Emerald color is divided into three components – hue, saturation and tone.

Emeralds
Emeralds are not commercially mined in Russia for 15 years

Unique emerald of 5000 carats found in the Urals

Emeralds are not only used in jewelry, but also in creating solid-state lasers.
Used also in creating solid-state lasers, emeralds
More valuable are transparent stones with a rich green color. In addition to this the price depends on the number of cracks and other mineral impurities.
More valuable are transparent stones with a rich green color. In addition to this the price depends on the number of cracks and other mineral impurities
Roman Emperor Nero used as emerald monocle through which he watched gladiatorial combat. Unfortunately, after the death of the emperor stone disappeared
Roman Emperor Nero used as emerald monocle through which he watched gladiatorial combat. Unfortunately, after the death of the emperor stone disappeared
Crown decorated with diamonds and emeralds
Crown decorated with diamonds and emeralds
Brooch decorated with diamonds and emeralds
Brooch decorated with diamonds and emeralds
Emerald, Diamond, Platinum, Gold Brooch
Emerald, Diamond, Platinum, Gold Brooch
Emeralds stand out among the other gems for its fragility. They can crack even a slight shock
Emeralds stand out among the other gems for its fragility. They can crack even a slight shock
The Urals minerals postage stamp
The Urals minerals postage stamp
There are so-called 'explosive' emeralds, which can eventually break up into several parts due to internal stresses in the crystal.
There are so-called ‘explosive’ emeralds, which can eventually break up into several parts due to internal stresses in the crystal.

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