The World’s Largest Emerald To Be Auctioned Off Later This Month [VIDEO]
I'm sure you've heard the saying 'A Diamond is a girl's best friend.' Well I'm sure any girl would warm right up to this emerald. The world's largest emerald is going up for auction.
On January 28th the world will get a chance to own the biggest emerald around. 57,000 carats to be exact. The jewel weighs 11.5 kilograms and is about 12 inches long. It is said to be the biggest in the world.
The emerald was discovered in Brazil and cut in India. Rare gem dealer Regan Reany of Calgary got an email about the stone and thought it was too good to be true. But it is very real.
Since it is only a rough cut stone, the gem was appraised at $1.15 million. But Western Star Auctions owner Mike Odenbach told Huff Post Canada he thinks it could get way more at auction. "It's not unusual for gemstones to sell a lot higher than their appraised value, just depending on who wants to possess the largest emerald in the world," he said. Odenbach described the dark green emerald as "nothing short of spectacular."
And with a stone this spectacular, it is sure to be named. The emerald is named 'Teodora' and its rough translation is 'God's Gift.
God's gift indeed. I'm sure whoever buys it will be very happy with it.