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Zambian Emerald

Trapiche emeralds are in a class by themselves and are perhaps the rarest and most memorable of "pattern" gems—certainly the most unusual amongst the big three of emerald, ruby, and sapphire. Trapiche is the Spanish word for a spoked wheel used to grind sugar cane, which bears a striking resemblance to the pattern in these emeralds. Normally they are cut en cabochon to display the beautiful spoke-like star.


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a pair of Gemfields Mozambican ruby, Gemfields Zambian emerald, diamond, pink sapphire and orange sapphire earrings by Mirari, being auctioned as part of a suite