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The valuation doesn’t add up to us, and we explain why.…, Almost all cut emeralds have had clarity enhancements.

Although this is a non-standard grading system, it helps illustrate the types of inclusions and other clarity features you might encounter in emeralds and how they can affect the gem’s appearance. Emerald color is by far the biggest factor that establishes the value and quality of natural emeralds. These emeralds may have eye-visible white clouds. Emeralds in this category are medium green and may include moderate inclusions. With practice, you can master this skill. 2020

Cedar oil is most commonly used to improve emeralds' clarity, therefore improving its overall quality and grade. All rights reserved.

Learn how to get started with the International Gem Society’s guide to gemstone identification.

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Apart from Natural AAA, AA, and A, there’s also a category called Heirloom/Rare Emerald.

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AA- emeralds also have many surface reaching inclusions. Natural A emeralds are dark green, heavily included, and opaque. 10 to 20% of an AAA+ quality stone may have feathers or strong, eye-visible pinpoints that may even form clouds. This 5.30-carat emerald from Brazil has a slightly bluish green color. Natural AAA: This is the highest quality. Its inclusions form rays in a star-like pattern. Join our weekly newsletter & get a free copy of the Gem ID Checklist!   |  

10 to 20% of an AAA+ quality stone may have feathers or strong, eye-visible pinpoints that may even form clouds. • Explore a range of gemological tests… not only will you get familiar with the process but also time-saving shortcuts! Learn how aquamarines form, what they look like, and how they get their blue to blueish green…, Cabochon cutting or cabbing is the most popular form of gem cutting. Courtesy Ronald Ringsrud Co.

Since this grade is considered “low,” these emeralds sell for much less. Used with permission. Emeralds naturally fall into the Type 3 gemstone category. © Navneet Gems & Minerals. Although the table is usually clean, the stone’s sides may have more than a few inclusions. A- emerald.

Some may have eye-visible black dots, too. AAA+ emerald. How Much Does the Average Engagement Ring Cost? Saturation is what gives the color of an emerald its intensity and strength. Although AA- stones may have the same type of inclusions as AA+, these are definitely more visible and thus distracting to the viewer.

Since emeralds are naturally included, it has become standard practice to treat the stones with oils or resins to enhance their clarity.

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Emerald Valuation Report #81033 (3.73ct, color: 094 - medium light very slightly bluish Green; strong) Emerald Valuation Report #95995 (3.12ct, color: 100 - medium dark very slightly bluish Green; strong) Emerald Valuation Report #110281 (0.60ct, color: 098 - medium very … AA- emerald. In natural emeralds, color is evaluated by three categories: hue, tonal grade, and saturation.