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