Emerald Value, Price, and Jewelry Information

Emerald Value, Price, and Jewelry Information

Emerald Value

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Top origins: Colombian emeralds command premium prices. Recent finds in Ethiopia may also command premium prices. Prices assume colorless clarity enhancement (no dyes). Average brilliancy of 40 to 60%. Add up to 20% or deduct to 10% for other cutting. Prices for emerald cuts, round, ovals and pear. Add to 10% for marquise.

Colombian Emeralds

Top Color: vstbG 5/5; bG 5/5 or 6/5; vslbG 5/5

<0.25 carat VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 0.25-0.99 carat VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 1.00-1.99 carats VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 2.00-4.99 carats VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 5.00-7.99 carats VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 8.00+ carats VVS – VS/SI – SI/I –

Very Good Color: vstbG 6/5; bG 5/5, 4/5 or 6/4; vslbG 5/5, 6/5

<0.25 carat VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 0.25-0.99 carat VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 1.00-1.99 carats VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 2.00-4.99 carats VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 5.00-7.99 carats VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 8.00+ carats VVS – VS/SI – SI/I –

Good Color: vstbG 4/5, 5/4, 6/4; bG 3/5, 4/4, 5/3, 6/3, 7/4; vslbG 3/5, 4/4, 4/5, 5/3, 6/4; G 4/5, 5/4,5/5, 6/5

<0.25 carat VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 0.25-0.99 carat VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 1.00-1.99 carats VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 2.00-4.99 carats VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 5.00-7.99 carat VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 8.00+ carat VVS – VS/SI – SI/I –

Fair Color: vstbG 3/5, 4/4, 7/4; bG 3/4, 4/3, 7/3; vslbG 3/4, 6/3, 7/3, 7/4; G 3/5, 4/4, 5/3, 6/4

<0.25 carat VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 0.25-0.99 carat VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 1.00-1.99 carats VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 2.00-4.99 carats VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 5.00-7.99 carat VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 8.00+ carat VVS – VS/SI – SI/I –

Other Emeralds

Top Color: vstbG 5/5; bG 5/5 or 6/5; vslbG 5/5

<0.25 carat VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 0.25-0.99 carat VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 1.00-1.99 carats VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 2.00-4.99 carats VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 5.00+ carats VVS – VS/SI – SI/I –

Very Good Color: vstbG 6/5; bG 5/5, 4/5 or 6/4; vslbG 5/5, 6/5

<0.25 carat VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 0.25-0.99 carat VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 1.00-1.99 carats VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 2.00-4.99 carats VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 5.00+ carats VVS – VS/SI – SI/I –

Good Color: vstbG 4/5, 5/4, 6/4; bG 3/5, 4/4, 5/3, 6/3, 7/4; vslbG 3/5, 4/4, 4/5, 5/3, 6/4; G 4/5, 5/4,5/5, 6/5

<0.25 carat VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 0.25-0.99 carat VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 1.00-1.99 carats VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 2.00-4.99 carats VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 5.00+ carats VVS – VS/SI – SI/I –

Fair Color: vstbG 3/5, 4/4, 7/4; bG 3/4, 4/3, 7/3; vslbG 3/4, 6/3, 7/3, 7/4; G 3/5, 4/4, 5/3, 6/4

<0.25 carat VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 0.25-0.99 carat VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 1.00-1.99 carats VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 2.00-4.99 carats VVS – VS/SI – SI/I – 5.00+ carats VVS – VS/SI – SI/I –

Accompanying value information:

Emerald Quality Simplified Ethiopian Emeralds (Better than Colombian?) Emerald Buying Guide Emerald Treatments and Alternatives Emerald Fillers and Treatments Is a Lab-Created Emerald a Real Emerald?

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Like many stones, the per-carat price of fine quality emerald escalates rapidly with size. For example, a recent price guide lists a fine quality 3-ct Colombian stone as six times more valuable than three equivalent quality 1-ct stones.

Value factors hinge largely on color, with nuances of saturation and hue affecting price to a significant degree. The most desirable color is a slightly bluish green in a medium dark tone with strong to vivid saturation.

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A beautiful 1.03-ct oval emerald is framed by gold leaves in this romantic, natural setting. © CustomMade. Used with permission.

Clarity is important, but inclusions are tolerated more in emeralds than virtually any other gem. Top quality, unenhanced stones (with certification) can bring as much as 50% more in price than treated stones of the same size, color, and clarity.

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An emerald’s inclusions can impact not only its clarity but also its structural integrity. However, they can also give each emerald a unique appearance. Vintage (1970s) faceted emerald, Brazil. © Joel E. Arem, PhD, FGA. Used with permission.

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For more information on emerald value factors, consult our emerald buying guide, engagement ring guide, and appraisal guide.

Emerald crystal on calcite, 4.6 x 3.2 x 2.6 cm, Cosquez Mine, Boyaca Dept., Colombia. © Rob Lavinsky, www.iRocks.com. Used with permission.

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