He traveled tirelessly on foot and horseback in the region of Muzo where the best emeralds in the world are found, characterized by an intense green and a perfect geometry of the crystal. Internationally recognized as a specialist in emerald, he also appraised the specimens from the 1622 Atocha shipwreck which already came from Muzo.
On April 25 in New York, Guernsey's sells the personal collection of Marcial de Gomar, dedicating a specific website to this operation. Museum quality minerals abound in this sale.
At lot 16 La Gloria is a rough emerald weighing 887 carats. The catalog considers that it could yield after cut a jewel of 300 to 400 carats.
A group of nine emeralds from the Atocha treasure for a total weight of 91.69 carats constitutes lot 21 under the name of Nine Pillars of the Andes.
Lot 19, the Marcial de Gomar Star cut as a 25.86 carat cabochon is an exceptional example of double star, meaning that contrary to the usual reflections of the emeralds this one returns light in all directions and by its two faces.
The Tears of Fura at lot 5 is a well matched pair of emeralds from Muzo in an exquisite drop shape for a total weight of 95.51 carats.
Leading the composite jewels is lot 4, Corona de Muzo, a necklace centered on an emerald of 24.34 carats from the Atocha.
Invited by the collector, a remarkable pair from another provenance is added as lot 26A. Cut from a 370 carat rough emerald, this pair of well matched gems weighing 36.17 and 38.36 carats offers the very rare cat's eye natural feature.
They are in the form of a pill enhanced by the spectacular brilliance of a thin reflection crossing throughout the length. Their double preparation which is an unprecedented technical feat in such a size has been carried out and documented under the control of the GIA.
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