Natural 7.16 CT Pear Shape EMERALD AND FANCY YELLOW HALO DIAMOND 18k W/Y RING

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A splendid emerald pear shape surrounded by a rich yellow diamond halo. A classic color combination in a contemporary styling.

EMERALD AND DIAMOND RING

EMERALD AND DIAMOND RING A splendid emerald pear shape surrounded by a rich yellow diamond halo. A classic color combination in a contemporary styling.
EMERALD AND DIAMOND RING
A splendid emerald pear shape surrounded by a rich yellow diamond halo. A classic color combination in a contemporary styling.




Vintage Pear Emerald Pendant Necklace with Diamonds in 14kt White Gold 3.00ctw

 

 

An elegant and whimsical approach to the pendant necklace has been achieved here by a master craftsman who obviously developed this concept in their dreams. The necklace would be a great accessory to any dinner or cocktail dress infused with green. A pear cut natural emerald weighing about 1.00 carat is bezel set in a dangling halo pendant at the center of this vintage 1960s piece. The emerald does have natural visible inclusions which only adds to its earthy charm as it also displays the most vibrant medium-dark  green hue which is further embellished by the halo of round brilliant diamond’s around it.  There are no chips to the surface of the emerald. Waves of white gold encrusted with diamonds echo from the dangly pendant. The corners are all accented with emeralds which there are 5 total round cut emeralds in 4-prong settings that matched the center pear cut emerald perfectly in color. The total diamond weight is about 1.60 carats and the average color grade is H-I and the clarity grade is SI1-SI2. The mounting emeralds weigh about .40 carats total. This is a lovely and unique piece is in spectacular condition. The necklace measures 20” in length while the pendant measures 2 1/4” in length. The halo pear pendant drop length measures about 1” from the round emerald at the top to the bottom of the halo of diamonds.




Vintage Pear Emerald Pendant Necklace with Diamonds in 14kt White Gold 3.00ctw
Vintage Pear Emerald Pendant Necklace with Diamonds in 14kt White Gold 3.00ctw. Price: US $4,738.75







Spectacular North American Mined Emeralds

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Gorgeous North Carolina Mined Emerald
Gorgeous North Carolina Mined Emerald

Limited amounts of emeralds are mined in the United States. North Carolina has been a sporadic producer of emeralds in small quantities from a few tiny mines since the late 1800s. The Crabtree Emerald Mine was once operated by Tiffany and Company and a series of property owners between 1894 and the 1990s. Many fine clear emeralds were produced, and tons of emerald-bearing pegmatite was sold as “emerald matrix” for slabbing and cabochon cutting. The cabochons displayed emerald and tourmaline prisms in a white matrix of quartz and feldspar.

Gorgeous North Carolina Emerald Ring
Gorgeous North Carolina Emerald Ring

 

Fabulous North Carolina Emeralds in Classic Jewelry
Fabulous North Carolina Emeralds in Classic Jewelry

emerald_mine_headerToday, North American Emerald Mines operates a small mine near Hiddenite, North Carolina. Between 1995 and 2010, over 20,000 carats of emeralds had been produced, including a six-inch-long, 1,869-carat crystal that is now in the Houston Museum of Natural Science and valued at $3.5 million. A crushed stone quarry on the same property is operated with an eye open for signs of the hydro-thermal veins and pockets that sometimes contain emerald. It is one of the only gemstone mines in the world that sells the country rock.  The Emerald Hollow Mine is the only emerald mine in the United States open to the public for prospecting. Nestled snugly in the foothills of the beautiful Brushy Mountains, this North Carolina Emerald mine is located in the small town of Hiddenite, North Carolina. This locality is recognized as one of the most unique and interesting geological locations on the North American continent.




1.80 Ct North Carolina Emerald
1.80 Ct North Carolina Emerald
Photo of North Carolina emerald crystals from the Crabtree Emerald Mine. These crystals are embedded in a pegmatite that is rich in quartz, feldspar, black tourmaline, and bright green emerald. The emerald crystal in the center of the photo is only about 1/4 inch in length. Emerald-rich pieces of pegmatite from the Crabtree Mine are often slabbed and used to make interesting cabochons that display beautiful green emerald crystal cross-sections on a background of white pegmatite with a few crystals of black schorl tourmaline.
Photo of North Carolina emerald crystals from the Crabtree Emerald Mine. These crystals are embedded in a pegmatite that is rich in quartz, feldspar, black tourmaline, and bright green emerald. The emerald crystal in the center of the photo is only about 1/4 inch in length. Emerald-rich pieces of pegmatite from the Crabtree Mine are often slabbed and used to make interesting cabochons that display beautiful green emerald crystal cross-sections on a background of white pegmatite with a few crystals of black schorl tourmaline.

 

One of the unique experiences available to the visitor to Emerald Village is the opportunity to prospect and dig for emeralds in the dumps at the Crabtree Emerald Mine. This mine produced emeralds from 1895 (including for the Tiffany Company of New York) until the mine closed in the 1990s. The actual mine shaft went underground several hundred feet and lies flooded under a small pond.

Dubbed the "Carolina Emperor," the gem has been trimmed to 64.83 carats and is called the largest cut emerald ever found in North America. It is being compared to an emerald that once belonged to Catherine the Great of Russia.
Dubbed the “Carolina Emperor,” the gem has been trimmed to 64.83 carats and is called the largest cut emerald ever found in North America. It is being compared to an emerald that once belonged to Catherine the Great of Russia.
Dubbed the "Carolina Emperor," the gem has been trimmed to 64.83 carats and is called the largest cut emerald ever found in North America. It is being compared to an emerald that once belonged to Catherine the Great of Russia.
Dubbed the “Carolina Emperor,” the gem has been trimmed to 64.83 carats and is called the largest cut emerald ever found in North America. It is being compared to an emerald that once belonged to Catherine the Great of Russia.

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A beautiful custom-cut emerald in matrix mounted in a pendant.
A beautiful custom-cut emerald in matrix mounted in a pendant.

This is a beautiful custom-cut emerald in matrix mounted in a pendant. Emerald is the birthstone for May and the official state gemstone for North Carolina. In all of the United States there are only two locations that have been mined commercially for emeralds, both in North Carolina. This stone is from one of them, the famous Crabtree Emerald Mine near Little Switzerland, NC. This mine opened in 1895 and was mined by Tiffany’s in the early 20th century. Now abandoned and closed, no emeralds have been mined at this mine in decades. This beautiful gemstone was cut from rough mined many years ago and hidden away. As is typical, the green emeralds are small and embedded in a matrix of white quartz, feldspar and mica, which creates a pretty contrast between green and white. This stone measures 25 x 18 mm and is mounted in a sterling silver pendant. Also included is a 20 inch sterling silver heavy rope chain.  It is uncertain if emeralds will ever be mined at this famous location again. Here’s your chance to own a rare gemstone from a historical mine.

52 Carat Emerald Pendant Rare NC Gold Filled Wire Wrapped
52 Carat Emerald Pendant Rare NC Gold Filled Wire Wrapped

This spectacular pendant is over 52 carats of emerald with a small amount of matrix, with some of the best quality emerald, deepest and clearest in color, you will ever see, at any time, in any piece, anywhere. Quite a statement! The more expensive gold filled wire has been used to wrap it up securely in a permanent heirloom piece. The center emerald is huge! This was mined at the now closed Crabtree Emerald Mine in Spruce Pine, NC, so its value will only go UP over time. This is an absolutely one of a kind emerald pendant. Some of the emerald in it is the type that sells for over ten-thousand dollars a carat, with on average only two carats of such material being mined in all the emerald mines in the world per year.

Handmade Hand cut Emerald Matrix Gemstone Pendant
Handmade Hand cut Emerald Matrix Gemstone Pendant

This one of a kind hand cut emerald matrix consist of North Carolina Emerald, Black Tourmaline, Smoky Quartz and Feldspar. Mined prior to 1994 in Mitchell Co. Weighs in at 100.5 cts. Mounted in USA Sterling Silver and measures 30×40. Cabochon is cut by Mike.  This one of a kind hand cut emerald matrix from the Crabtree mine consist of North Carolina Emerald, Black Tourmaline, Smoky Quartz and Feldspar. Mined prior to 1994 in Mitchell Co. Weighs in at 100.5 cts. Mounted in USA Sterling Silver and measures 30×40. Cabochon is cut by Mike Jaynes, owner of Linville Mountain Gem Shop in Marion, NC. Over 25 years experience.

 A beautiful custom-cut emerald in matrix mounted in a pendant.
A beautiful custom-cut emerald in matrix mounted in a pendant.
A beautiful custom-cut emerald in matrix mounted in a pendant.
A beautiful custom-cut emerald in matrix mounted in a pendant.
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Emerald Bonanza Found By Amateur Diggers in North Carolina Mine

Jamie Hill thought he found a new way to make money by opening up his aging emerald mine to amateurs at $25 a head, and watched as a pair of couples quickly came away with tens of thousands of dollars worth of gems.  Libby and Kevin Barrieault were the first to strike gold – or emerald – on a group trip to the North American Emerald Mine in Hiddenite, N.C. The next day, Terry Lofgren and her fiance John Kehoe found a pocket of emerald crystals. Hill, known in the area as the “emerald man,” insisted today that he has no regrets.

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Emerald and Gemstone Buckets
Emerald and Gemstone Buckets






Certified Art Deco 16.0ct Old Cut Diamond & 10.0ct Emerald Platinum Bracelet

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Certified Art Deco 16.0ct Old Cut Diamond & 10.0ct Emerald Platinum Bracelet

Up for sale is an old cut diamond & emerald bracelet.

This antique bracelet is made of platinum; it is from the Art Deco period.

This rare bracelet has two large size certified Colombian emeralds and old cut diamonds. These emeralds are very rare with bright green color & good clarity.

The bracelet has etching in the platinum and all stones are high grade.

The emerald cut Colombian emeralds weigh approximately 10.0 carats; they have AGL certificate stating Colombian emeralds with minor treatment. (Rare)

The old cut diamonds weigh approximately 16.0 carats; they are G to H color and VS clarity.

This Art Deco piece has light wear on the platinum.

This bracelet measures 17.1cm (6.75 inch) long and 21mm (0.82 inch) wide.

The weight of this bracelet is 48.2 grams.




Certified Art Deco 16.0ct Old Cut Diamond & 10.0ct Emerald Platinum Bracelet
Certified Art Deco 16.0ct Old Cut Diamond & 10.0ct Emerald Platinum Bracelet






Natural 32.59 Ct Magnificent Emerald and Diamond Ring

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The Rare & Unique Zambian Emerald And Diamond Ring By TAKAT is a simply stunning and substantial (AGL,GIA and GRS Certified) no oil Zambian Emerald is the star of this classic platinum ring. The 23.43cts vibrant green Emerald is embraced on either side by GIA certified fancy yellow radiant cut diamond 3.53cts each with diamond pave band.







Natural 32.59CT Magnificent NO OIL EMERALD AND DIAMOND PLATINUM RING GIA/AGL






Colombian Emerald Ring with Diamonds White Gold 5.48ctw

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Featured is a bold Colombian emerald set amongst a halo of diamonds in brilliant 14kt white gold. The emerald displays an intense medium-dark Colombian green hue and is square step cut resting in a sturdy 8-prong setting. It weighs 5.21 carats and is a Type III AAA SI1 clarity stone. There are 54 round cut natural diamonds encrusted in the setting and they together weigh .27 carats. The ring raises the May birthstone high at 10.70mm above your finger.




 Colombian Emerald Ring with Diamonds in 14kt White Gold 5.48ctw



Choker Necklace with Diamonds and Colombian Emeralds by Chopard

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This gorgeous Chopard Choker Necklace is a rarity with rich luscious green old-cut Colombian emeralds.

Long associated with Spring and birth, gloriously green emeralds have an extensive history of healing and supernatural powers.




Chopard Choker with diamonds and emeralds
Chopard Choker with diamonds and emeralds

Rare and beautiful, emerald easily earns its reputation as “The Jewel of Kings.” The list of celebrated royalty who conspicuously displayed this green gem includes no less a figure than Cleopatra. Indeed, she may have done a great deal to popularize that connection. The ancients considered these gemstones sacred symbols of fertility and immortality. Reportedly, Cleopatra adorned herself and her palace with emeralds and also gave them as gifts to foreign dignitaries. Most likely, she intended this as a display of wealth and power.

Emerald symbolism encompasses not only royalty but also wit, eloquence, and foresight. Today, emerald also serves as the May birthstone. Whatever its supposed mystical properties, this gem has always been regarded as a superior jewel. Whether the stone of kings or deities, emerald’s stunning color has brought it an honored status amongst cultures worldwide.









No gemstone, including emerald, is ever completely perfect. Most have internal imperfections, or flaws, called inclusions. Inclusions generally decrease the value of gemstones. Not so with emeralds. Many people feel that the tiny flaws add to the character of the emerald. Because the inclusions often look like leaves and vines, they are called jardin, French for “garden.” Other inclusions create a satiny appearance known as silk.

Natural flawless emeralds are extremely rare and extremely expensive. In fact, most dealers regard flaws as an indication that the stone is natural.



The Rockefeller Emerald

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The Rockefeller Emerald: An emerald and diamond ring by Raymond C. Yard
An 18.04-carat emerald of mesmerizing color and impeccable clarity once owned by the Rockefeller family.

This superb Colombian emerald embodies the grandeur of the Rockefeller empire.








The Rockefeller Emerald: An emerald and diamond ring by Raymond C. Yard

The Exquisite Emerald and Diamond Moreira Tiara

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The famous emerald and diamond Moreira tiara featuring one of the largest jewelry quality emeralds ever found.  Platinum tiara with (42.4 carats) large center emerald, (7.56 carats) side emeralds and (7.89 carats) of pave diamonds.  By Ernesto Moreira




The Exquisite Emerald and Diamond Moreira Tiara

The famous Moreira tiara featuring one of the largest jewelry quality emeralds ever found
By Ernesto Moreira

Welcome to the world of Ernesto Moreira. A world of elegance, luxury, and romance: a world where the most amazing visions are transformed into the most breathtaking realities. In this world, beauty begins with inspiration. The inspiration can come in many forms: perhaps a client or a pattern found in nature; perhaps an object in the world around us, such as the curve of an architectural element or simply the raw materials themselves. Once inspired, the process of translating the vision into a reality begins. It is a meticulous process which involves exacting precision and the minutest attention to detail. The final result is a work of art wrought in precious metals and punctuated with the finest diamonds, the most unique gems and the highest quality pearls.



Critically acclaimed, the collections and one-of-a-kind pieces of Ernesto Moreira represent a return to old world craftsmanship and singularity of vision not often found in today’s tendencies toward convenience and mass cloning. So welcome to our world. Whether it’s a signature piece from one of our distinguished collections or a one-of-a-kind heirloom you’re looking for, we hope you enjoy browsing through our treasures and exploring our history. Innovative design, intricate detail, old world craftsmanship, and the most exquisite precision – these are the hallmarks of the creations born from the imagination of Ernesto Moreira.