It’s not always that precious gems of high quality and clarity are discovered in mining operations. That’s what makes this huge and clear uncut emerald rare and special! The company, Gemfields from Zambia, which discovered the rare gemstone, is evaluating its cost and significance. Named as “Insofu” (meaning “elephant” to the Bemba people), the 6,225carat rock is said to be dedicated to the World Land Trust’s “Wild Lands Elephant Corridor Project,” of which Gemfields is also a part.
The largest uncut emerald in the world is an 86,136-carat natural emerald, eventually valued at $1,120,080, found in Carnaiba, Brazil, in 1974.