GRS 5.42 ct. Colombian Trapiche Emerald & Diamond Ring in Platinum & 18K Gold
This beautiful ring was curated and designed by GIA Graduate Gemologist & NAJA Certified Master Appraiser, Scott Papper.
5.42 ct. Natural Colombian Trapiche Emerald
• Accompanied by GRS Lab Report # GRS2017-084099
• Colombian origin with insignificant oil!
• 5.42 carats
• 10.11 x 9.88 x 6.61mm
Trapiche emeralds are a rare variety of emerald named after a six-spoked cogwheel used in sugar cane mills (trapiche de cańa azucar in Spanish). During the emerald crystal's formation, black carbon impurities enter the emerald, forming a six point pattern as they fill in the gaps between growth sectors of the hexagonal crystal structure. The earliest mention of trapiche emeralds dates back to 1879 when Emile Bertrand described a trapiche emerald from Muzo, Colombia. The majority of trapiche emeralds are found in Colombia, but they are also mined in Brazil and Madagascar. Trapiche emeralds in finer qualities are cherished by collectors due to their rarity and beauty.
Gem Quality Trillion Cut Diamonds
• 1.00 ct. total weight
• D color, VS1-VS2 clarity
• 1 @ 5.35 x 5.28 x 2.63mm, 1 @ 5.30 x 5.11 2.95mm
Platinum & 18K Gold Setting
• Platinum setting with 18K gold prongs
• Ring Size 6.5
• Gross weight of 7.4 grams
• Hallmarked "PLAT 18K"
• This setting was custom made for this trapiche emerald and diamonds. It is not a stock setting.
The ring will be accompanied by its corresponding GRS Lab Report and digital copy of an Appraisal Report, for insurance purposes.