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2. The largest producing country of Emeralds is Columbia. In fact, more than half of these precious gemstones come from there. Columbia continues to be the leading provider of this stone.
3. Many people assume that Emeralds have to be cut in a specific way. Although often they are featured in a square/ rectangular shape, they are not cut that way intentionally. They can be cut into virtually any shape, although the "emerald cut" is very popular.
4. Emeralds have been discovered in 5 states within the United States so far. Connecticut, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina and Montana have all reported the gemstone.
5. The name Emerald originates from Greek term “smaragdus”. This word is translated into the meaning "green color".
6. Vivid, dark green Emeralds are the most valuable and most pure. Those that show hues of brown or yellow are considered lower in value.
7. An Emerald weighing 217.80 carats was discovered in Columbia. It is known as the Mogul Emerald.
It was auctioned off in 2001 at Christie's in London for 2.2 Million Dollars.
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