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Big Emerald Gemstone Ring Found 

Ancient Spanish Ship Wreckage Yields A Large Emerald Gold Ring 

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A big emerald gem stone ring was salvaged from an ancient 400 year old Spanish ship that had sunk. Directstones reports on this gorgeous emerald gem stone ring with a 10 carat emerald gem stone. It does not need much research to say that this big emerald gemstone came from the Colombian mines. More specifically experts report that the 10 carat emerald in the antique gold ring came from the Muzo mines in Colombia.

This report does more than just bring news to emerald lovers. We analyze the issues related to this big emerald ring and also make some fine suggestions. In 1622 a huge hurricane lashed out at a Spanish ship named Nuestra Senora de Atocha. On a location off the Florida Keys, the huge ship sank in the waters and was apparently carrying a lot of wealth and precious jewels. Incidentally this is not the first jewelry find in the vicinity where the Spanish Neustra Senora de Atocha sank. It is widely known that professional divers from the Mel Fisher's Treasures have recovered at least 400 million dollars of jewelry from the wreckage of this sunken ship. The big emerald gem stone ring is the latest find.


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A big emerald gold ring was found in the ruins of a Spanish ship that sank about 400 years ago. The large 10 carat emerald in this ring is believed to have come from Colombia. It is hard to put a dollar value on such antique jewels, a major premium due to their history and significance adds to their price tag. .

The emerald cut gem stone in this antique gold ring is a gorgeous 10 carat emerald gemstone. Since this is a high quality emerald, it is almost certainly from the Colombian emerald mines. Many people claim that all the jewelry aboard this ancient Spanish ship came from the wealth of other nations. There were the ship Neustra Senora de Atocha had about 265 people aboard when it sank. It included slaves and sailors and most of the people perished when the ship sank off the Florida Keys. Reports say that 2-3 sailors and 2 slaves were lucky to survive the tragedy, they jumped off the sinking ship before it was completely under water.

There is no accurate account of the gold karatage in the gold ring, however it was common for jewelry in those days to be made with a 90% or more gold content. You could put an estimate of the gold weight in this big emerald ring at around 10 to 15 grams. The gem stone is mounted in a fairly deep gold mount, this would add to the gold weight too. The emerald size is 2.70 cm x 2.5cm, this is 27mm x 25mm. The 1 inch dimensions of this gem stone surely put it in the big emerald gemstone  category. The good quality and size of this 10 carat Colombian emerald would indicate a very expensive gemstone. The above technical details for this antique emerald ring show that it is truly gorgeous and also very valuable. If we had to put a price on this big emerald gem stone gold ring, we would say that it is in the 300,000 U.S$ to 500,000 U.S$ range. A portion of this price would ofcourse include the premium due to the origin and history of the jewel.

Directstones experts make an important observation regarding the big emerald gem in the ring. As most gem experts agree, the 10 carat Colombian emerald set in the antique gold ring would have originally gone through the natural oil treatment. In normal circumstances, it is highly recommended that an emerald not be soaked in water for more than a few minutes. This is because the oils used to treat the emerald could be damaged, this will obviously reduce the beauty of the gemstone. Considering the fact that this big emerald gold ring has been on the sea bed for around 4 centuries, the effect of the water and salts in the water would surely have affected the gemstone. It will be up to the gem experts who handle the ring to see if the gem can be brought back to it's original condition by retreating the jewel with natural oils.

How can you get a similar ring, ofcourse within a more friendly price range. We provide some suggestions here, the exact price can only be quoted once we have your exact requirements. We will also consider gem options other than emerald for your ring. You can contact our support experts at sales@kaisilver.com if you have any doubts or queries.


Price Range

Some Suggestions For Your Ring

400-700 U.S$ Sterling silver ring with a 10x8mm octogonal gemstone, Depending on price green gem options could be Peridot, Green Tourmaline, Green Jade.
750 U.S$ to 1,200 U.S$ Sterling silver ring with a 10x8mm medium grade Emerald or green sapphire gemstone.
1,300 U.S$ to 1,600 U.S$ 14k/18k Yellow or white gold, medium grade 9x7mm emerald gemstone. Depending on price, 10x8mm medium grade emerald could also be possible.
1,800 U.S$ to 2,500 U.S$ 14k/18k Yellow or white gold, good grade 9x7mm emerald gemstone. Depending on price, 10x8mm medium grade emerald could also be possible.
2,700 U.S$ to 3,700 U.S$ 14k/18k Yellow or white gold, good grade 10x8mm emerald gemstone. Depending on price, 11x9mm medium grade emerald might also be possible.
4,500 U.S$ to 6,000 U.S$ 14k/18k Yellow or white gold. Depending on price could be a medium grade 11x9mm or good grade 11x9mm emerald gemstone.
 Contact us for other designs, gemstones or options.


The above report has been compiled by Directstones, the entire report is based on the reports that published the find of the old emerald gold ring. We have always tried to educate the buyer rather than to make a sale. While this brings us lesser orders, it gives us immense satisfaction in ensuring that the buyer makes well informed buying decisions. Do write to our support experts at sales@kaisilver.com if you have any queries or doubts related to gems and jewelry. There is no need to make any purchase from us, so do go ahead and get the benefit of our expertise.  

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