Sure, the emerald recently discovered in Zambia would be a sparkling addition to any necklace or engagement ring. The thing is, it could be hard after a while. This rare find weighs 1.1 kilograms and 5,655 carats.
Do not be fooled by the rocks I have
Geologist Debapriya Rakshit and emerald miner Richard Kapeta excavated the giant emerald on October 2 in a Gemfield mine. They called it "Inkalamu", which is translated as "lion" in the language of Bemba, which is spoken in the north of Zambia.
Although this rock is huge, it is not the largest emerald discovered in Zambia. In 2010, the miners discovered an emerald nicknamed "The Elephant," which surpassed the scales at 6,225 carats. Elephantine indeed.
The value of a lion
The lion emerald has an overwhelming appeal. In a statement by Gemfields, the mining company where the emerald was found, geologists describe the stone as "remarkably clear and with a perfectly balanced gold green hue".
If you imagine how Inkalamu could work with aspects of your wardrobe, think smaller. The emerald will be cut into smaller pieces and auctioned in Singapore in November. The Zambian Carnivore Program and the Niassa Carnivore Project, two organizations dedicated to the conservation of Zambian wildlife, will be donated to the Zambian Carnivore Program.
Precious finds in Zambia
The presence of emeralds on Zambian soil was a boon to the economy. Emeralds are actually rarer than diamonds, which increases the demand for these green beauties. They are mostly found in Zambia, Brazil and Colombia. Likewise the quality and clarity of Zambian emeralds is unique. They have a rich color unlike other emeralds.
So, if you hit an emerald from Zambia, it's even a paltry one Pair Compared to this gigantic rock, it is more than enough to make others envy.