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    Description

    Gentleman's Trapiche Emerald, Gold Ring
    The ring features an oval-shaped trapiche emerald cabochon measuring 19.00 x 15.00 x 8.70 mm, set in 18k gold. Gross weight 29.88 grams.
    Size: 12-1/4 (sizeable)
    Note:
    Trapiche is the Spanish word for the spoked wheel used to grind sugar in the Muzo, Columbia area from which trapiche emeralds are mined. Trapiche emeralds are the rarest form of emeralds and are usually cut as cabochons to show the lovely spoke-like structure. The six spokes, or 'rays', are formed from white albite feldspar impurities that form in the emerald crystal.

    Property of a Southern California Estate


    Condition Report*: Gem Type: Emerald
    Gem Average Clarity: Fair
    Gem Shape: Oval-shaped Cabochon
    Gem Count: 1 - 25
    Overall Condition: Good
    Notes: When viewed from the side the stone demonstrates the six-spoked pattern of a trapiche emerald.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2013
    29th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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