Elongated Kagem Emerald
This specimen features an Emerald of deep evergreen color on Quartz. As with most Emeralds from this mine, the surface is a little rough and pitted compared to Colombian Emeralds, but then there is admittedly a tradeoff for sheer color and impact vs price; and this difference in surface texture is part of the explanation for more reasonable pricing on Kagem emerald crystals for their size. The termination is slightly asymmetric, but is complete. The color is very dark, but still the piece is quite translucent and even transparent in zones.
Kagem Emerald Mine, Kafubu, Ndola, Copperbelt Province, Zambia
4.6 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm.