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Here you can see eight uncut untreated Colombian emeralds.
I'm hoping to finalize negotiations with Michael of GemShoppe to cut and set these "Mint Green" stones into some beautiful jewelry.

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I have seen emeralds from washing out too light to know they are emeralds to too dark to tell if they are opaque.Seems teh spectrum continues to grow. What is the attraction to "mint green" emeralds?
Most consumers are looking for a grassy green emerald as far as color goes .
I have never seem 'mint"grass.


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Grass is also a plant, some grasses are light green, others are darker green.
"grass-green" or "mint-green" are beautiful natural colors.
"washed-out" or "opaque" are terms that do not apply in reference to the 8 emeralds I posted.
Maybe you could suggest a better term to describe their color?

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Re: Range of emerald colors
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I have seen emeralds from washing out too light to know they are emeralds to too dark to tell if they are opaque.Seems teh spectrum continues to grow. What is the attraction to "mint green" emeralds?
Most consumers are looking for a grassy green emerald as far as color goes .
I have never seem 'mint"grass.


"Emerald" is any beryl which is green and colored with vanadium or chrome and the range of colors has always been fairly wide, just as it is in other beryls, such as aquamarine and morganite.

The attraction with these emeralds is that they are fairly clean, about as color saturated as the most saturate aquamarine and have a cost which is comparable to medium quality aquamarine. If most people prefer their emeralds to be deeper in color, that's great, but they're going to need to bring a BIG wallet to get their hands on them, particularly if they are clean and modestly treated. The object with these is to provide emeralds which are very attractive and more moderate in cost.

"Mint" and "grass" are two descriptive terms which could both describe the color of this emerald by themselves. The names don't belong together since I haven't seen "mint grass" either. I'd take a picture of the mint's growing in my yard but they're frozen and brown right now, so probably not a good analogy. Wait till spring, (that's it, "spring green"...doesn't mean anything, but sounds good!). I'll cut some of these gems as soon as they show up and put them next to different green things and see which comes the closest. Your suggestions are definitely welcome Maven!


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