This type of Emerald is characterized by thin septae of carboniferous shale separating the crystal into a flower-like appearance. Trapiche Emeralds are quite rare, and highly valued especially for their value in jewelry. They are typically made into cabochons, rather than faceted stones. This one has excellent color, bright and showy, whereas many are dull. It has gemmy areas within the pattern. Ex John Barlow, ex Irv Brown.
Muzo Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia
1.7 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm.