Sometimes, Mother Earth throws up the most miraculous of discoveries that make you step back, take a deep breath and simply marvel at the sheer abundance. This 5,655-carat Zambian emerald discovered at Kagem by Gemfields in October is a rare and exceptional find. Christened ‘Inkalamu’ or the Lion Emerald in honour of the work carried out by Gemfields’ conservation partners the Zambian Carnivore Programme and the Niassa Carnivore Project, the emerald will be offered for sale at Gemfields’ emerald auction in Singapore in November. The naming of uncut emeralds is a tradition reserved for the rarest and most remarkable gems. While no official records exist, perhaps two dozen have merited their own name and with the majority weighing less than 1,000 carats. Gemfields last named an emerald in 2010 when it unveiled the ‘Insofu’ or ‘elephant’ emerald.