The 5,655-carat Lion Emerald Credit: Gemfields.. Featured Image
The world’s largest producer of green stones has unearthed a 5,655-carat emerald crystal at its mines in Zambia.
The stone, which weighs almost 2.5 pounds, was found at the Gemfield mines in Kagem, the company said in a statement this week.
The emerald is being called “Inkalamu,” which means “lion” in the local Zambia Bemba language. It will be cut into smaller pieces and auctioned in Singapore in November.
It has “remarkable clarity and a perfectly balanced golden green hue,” the statement said.