Kagem dis­cov­ers ex­cep­tion­ally rare 5,655 carat ‘Inkalamu’ Emer­ald

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KAGEM Min­ing has dis­cov­ered an ex­cep­tion­ally rare high qual­ity 5,655 carat (1.13kg) emer­ald crys­tal at its mine in Lufwanyama.

The emer­ald – dubbed ‘Inkalamu’, the Lion Emer­ald shows re­mark­able clar­ity with a per­fectly bal­anced golden green colour, and is al­ready cre­at­ing a buzz in the global gem­stone in­dus­try ahead of its auc­tion in Sin­ga­pore next month (Novem­ber). Inkalamu was dis­cov­ered at Kagem, the world’s largest emer­ald mine, which is 75% owned by Lon­don-based Gem­fields and 25% by the Zam­bian govern­ment through the In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion of Zambia. “The dis­cov­ery of this ex­cep­tional gem­stone is such an im­por­tant mo­ment both for us and for the emer­ald world in gen­eral” com­mented Gem­fields’ Lon­don-based gem­mol­o­gist Elena Basaglia..

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