World’s Largest Emerald, Teodora, To Be Auctioned (Photo)

By on Jan 20, 2012 in Amazing, Announcement, Events, Lifestyle, North America, World Comments

A 57,000-carat emerald, which is considered as the world’s largest cut emerald, is scheduled for auction on January 28, 2012 at Western Star Auctions in British Columbia, Canada, according to international news reports on Tuesday, January 17, 2012.

World's Largest Emerald
World’s Largest Emerald
Credit: Western Star Auctions

Reports said that the emerald weighs 11.5 kilograms and is the size of a watermelon. It was appraised at $1.15 million, but Western Star Auctions owner Mike Odenbach believes it could fetch for more. The emerald is named “Teodora,” which means “God’s gift.”

“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. Really the sky’s the limit,” Odenbach reportedly said.

Reports said that the emerald is owned by Regan Reany, a gem dealer in Calgary. It was mined in Brazil and cut in India.

Below is a news coverage form Castanet:

Largest Emerald In The World
Credit: Youtube / CastanetNews

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