One of the world’s largest emeralds – weighing 7,525 carats – has been recovered in Zambia.
London-based miner Gemfields, which recovered the gemstone, says no official record exists, but finds over 1,000 carats are considered “extremely unusual”.
The newly-found emerald, named Chipembele, is the largest emerald ever found at the Kagem mine, at 1,505g. It trumps Insofu, found at the same mine in 2018, at 6,225 carats and Inkalamu, found in 2010, at 5,655 carats.
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