The current owner - Regan Reaney says that there is simply no way to describe the stone and it has to be seen to be believed. The emerald was mined from Brazil , the exact location of which is however kept a secret.
Teodaro - a name which owes its origin to a Brazilian word which translates as a gift from gods was found by an individual miner rather than a big company. The final price of the emerald will depend on how much collectors value its rarity. Its hard to expect a similar sized emerald find anywhere else in the world. In terms of world records - the Teodora is actually the fifth largest emerald ever found, but the biggest that’s been cut with facets.
The auctioneers - Western star auctions are also pleased as punch to have the emerald. “Its stunning, a thing of beauty and far and above the most precious item we have ever had” , said Western Star Auction owner Mike Odenbach.
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