Muzo Mine, Boyaca Dept., Columbia
Miniature, 5.4 x 5.2 x 5.1 cm
Ex. Dr. Peter Bancroft
Without question the world's finest emeralds are from Muzo, Coscuez, and Chivor in Colombia. This emerald specimen features a richly saturated, deep emerald green, lustrous and gemmy, emerald crystal which measures 2.0 cm in length. If this crystal had been any gemmier, it would have been relegated to cutting material. Thankfully, it is gemmy enough that we like it as a specimen but it survived the cutters! It is funny that if I were to buy a contemporary example of this material, i'd have to pay more than what I am charging for this antique one which came ot me as part of an old collection?!