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Muzo Marino

2.98 carat emerald cut Colombian Muzo emerald recovered from the Nuestra Señora de Atocha.To bid on this lot, please complete the form: Guernsey's Bidder Agreement and return it by email to sjaffe@guernseys.com or by fax at 212-744-3638. This 2.98 carat long, large emerald cut emerald, represents some of the finest gem material Colombia has to offer. It has the typical shape referred to as "Canutillo" in Colombia, cut from an elongated C-axis crystal. Lost deep within ocean sands for 363 years, it was recovered from the remains of the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha in the Marquesas Keys, Florida, and cut from a 12.01 carat rough crystal revealing the highly treasured green fire typical of Colombian emeralds from the world renowned Muzo mine.In gem cutting, particularly when working with such rare material, a good measure of risk is often taken to produce the right cut and reveal the emerald's beauty. It has been a source of great delight that each of the historic Atocha rough emeralds selected for cutting by Marcial de Gomar (under his supervision) have been successfully and beautifully cut, maintaining the classic Spanish style of the time, and doing great justice and honor to these treasures'remarkable history. Accompanied by GIA Report 6187154028 of February 17, 2017 and Treasure Salvor's, Inc. Certificate of Authenticity (Emerald Number A85-E25).Note: Due to the inability of current technology capturing the blue green hues and light dispersion in emeralds accurately, digital and particularly print images, do no justice to the true beauty, color and fire of Colombian emeralds. These magnificent specimens truly need to be seen with the naked eye to be appreciated to their full extent.Read more

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  • 1d 12h
Low estimate
160 000 GBP

Flor de Muzo

Offered without a minimum reserveA stunning platinum ring featuring an extremely high quality 2.19 carat square emerald cut Muzo emerald, accented with two Asscher cut diamonds of 2.01 carats (total weight) and 1.10 carats of round brilliant diamonds.To bid on this lot, please complete the form: Guernsey's Bidder Agreement and return it by email to sjaffe@guernseys.com or by fax at 212-744-3638. The "Flower of Muzo" is a contemporary style platinum ring featuring the highest level of emerald perfection, as seen in its center set square emerald cut stone of 2.19 carats from Muzo, Colombia. It is accented with two Asscher cut diamonds weighing together 2.01 carats, of VVS clarity and E/F color, and surrounded by a combination of 1.10 carats of equally fine round brilliant diamonds. All stones were set with impeccable workmanship by the finest stone setters in London before entering into the Marcial de Gomar Collection. The Colombian euphemism used to describe this fine quality emerald is "gota de aceite" or literally, "drop of oil," a title intended to speak to the ideal union of fire and color, uniquely typical of the finest quality of emerald sourced from the earth of the renowned Muzo mine, considered to be the world standard for the finest quality emeralds. This "Flower of Muzo" has waited fifty million years for the hand of man to bring it forth and fashion it into a beautiful arrangement worthy of the one who will be its owner. Accompanied by GIA Report 5182154174 of February 16, 2017Note: Due to the inability of current technology capturing the blue green hues and light dispersion in emeralds accurately, digital and particularly print images, do no justice to the true beauty, color and fire of Colombian emeralds. These magnificent specimens truly need to be seen with the naked eye to be appreciated to their full extent.Read more

  • USAUSA
  • 1d 12h
Low estimate
120 000 GBP

Lagrima de Atocha

Offered without a minimum reserveA beautiful 1.61 carat pear shape Muzo emerald from the Nuestra Señora de Atocha. To bid on this lot, please complete the form: Guernsey's Bidder Agreement and return it by email to sjaffe@guernseys.com or by fax at 212-744-3638. This historic gem is believed to be the finest quality pear shape emerald cut from a rough emerald recovered from the Nuestra Señora de Atocha shipwreck. Her name "Lagrima," meaning "tear," is an expression for the pear shape style of faceting in the Spanish language. The Lagrima is another remarkable example of emerald material unearthed four hundred years ago in the Banco Tequendama section of the Muzo mine in Colombia. These emeralds were transported to Cartagena over torturous mountain jungle trails, down uncharted rivers and past hostile tribes, and in the fury of two hurricanes they were deposited, among the Atocha's lost treasures, in the Florida Keys. It is because of this accident of fate that the next owner of the Lagrima de Atocha will be someone other than the intended King Phillip IV of Spain. Weighing well over the one carat mark that is considered a large size for conventional fine quality emeralds, this 1.61 carat top level specimen was cut from an original 4.41 carat rough specimen and meets the highest level of the definition of fineness in emeralds. Pictures do no justice to her color, saturation and fire. Like all the cut from rough Atocha emeralds in the Marcial de Gomar Collection, the Lagrima has extensive documentation maintaining the provenance of the cutting process with recertification by Mel Fisher's Treasure Salvors, Inc. of the final result. Accompanied by GIA Report 2185154026 of February 17, 2017 and Mel Fisher’s Motivation, Inc. Certificate of Authenticity (Emerald Number 96A-61006).Note: Due to the inability of current technology capturing the blue green hues and light dispersion in emeralds accurately, digital and particularly print images, do no justice to the true beauty, color and fire of Colombian emeralds. These magnificent specimens truly need to be seen with the naked eye to be appreciated to their full extent.Read more

  • USAUSA
  • 1d 12h
Low estimate
80 000 GBP

La Gloria

887 carats. Incredibly large and fine museum-quality rough emerald from Muzo.To bid on this lot, please complete the form: Guernsey's Bidder Agreement and return it by email to sjaffe@guernseys.com or by fax at 212-744-3638. La Gloria is a queen of gems. This stunning 887 carat gem emerald comes from none other than the world's most famous emerald mine - the Muzo mine (also the source of the emeralds recovered from the sunken Atocha galleon). Larger than the famed specimen in the Smithsonian from the Gachala mine, she is believed to be the largest rough gem quality Colombian emerald in the United States. With her classic blue green Colombian hues and identifying matrix material, she bears all the looks and qualities of royal beauty, splendor and grace suited to crown any museum or discerning private collection. La Gloria has a small surface calcite matrix, which not only evidences its provenance but can further indicate with general specificity the area of the mine in which it originated. The Muzo mine is well-known for producing some of the largest crystals of emeralds found anywhere in Colombia. La Gloria is larger than the Colombian emerald from Gachala in the Smithsonian, which is 857 carats, and also larger than the "Patricia" emerald from the Chivor mine, now in the Museum of Natural History in New York (632 carats). This remarkable emerald is most impressive as a rough stone of unbelievable weight; should it ever be cut and polished, however, it should yield a gem of about 300 to 400 carats.Accompanied by GIA Report 1186154010 of February 21, 2017Note: Due to the inability of current technology capturing the blue green hues and light dispersion in emeralds accurately, digital and particularly print images, do no justice to the true beauty, color and fire of Colombian emeralds. These magnificent specimens truly need to be seen with the naked eye to be appreciated to their full extent.Read more

  • USAUSA
  • 1d 12h
Low estimate
2 400 000 GBP

The Jaguar's Eye

Large and very rare 4.32 carat cabochon cat's eye emerald from Muzo.To bid on this lot, please complete the form: Guernsey's Bidder Agreement and return it by email to sjaffe@guernseys.com or by fax at 212-744-3638. The famous late gemologist and author John Sinkankas writes in "Emeralds and other Beryls"- considered to be the ultimate authority on the gemology of emeralds - that "a cat's eye in an emerald was the rarest of all," and that so few of them have ever been found that they are considered to be "virtually non-existent." This extremely rare phenomenon in the beryl species might be observed only once in a lifetime, even by gem cutters familiar with emerald crystal structures. This 4.32 carat fine quality cabochon is from the world renowned Muzo mine in Colombia and displays the classical blue-green hue and intensity of fire associated with that particular emerald source. This unique combination of qualities will be appreciated by the serious gem collector. The combination of large size and fine quality seen in this emerald establishes its place in the Marcial de Gomar Collection of emeralds. Its name is reminiscent of Mr. Marcial's encounter with a jaguar in the rainforest of Colombia as a young emerald miner. Accompanied by GIA Report 1182154009 of February 17, 2017Note: Due to the inability of current technology capturing the blue green hues and light dispersion in emeralds accurately, digital and particularly print images, do no justice to the true beauty, color and fire of Colombian emeralds. These magnificent specimens truly need to be seen with the naked eye to be appreciated to their full extent.Read more

  • USAUSA
  • 1d 12h
Low estimate
48 000 GBP

Epiphany

Offered without a minimum reserve.To bid on this lot, please complete the form: Guernsey's Bidder Agreement and return it by email to sjaffe@guernseys.com or by fax at 212-744-3638. A contemporary style platinum cross designed and set by Marcial de Gomar featuring seven fine quality rare fancy kite cut Colombian emeralds with an approximate weight of 5.25 carats, accented by round brilliant and tapered baguette cut diamonds with an approximate combined weight of 1.00 carat. The shape of these cut emeralds reflects a geological aspect of the natural irregular shapes of the majority of rough emeralds recovered from the Buena Vista mine. Their faceting lends itself to this particular shaping, which allows the natural beauty and color to stand out while also retaining maximum size. All seven have the exceptional brilliance typical of emerald bearing areas in the Chivor Region. Here however, it is important to note that achieving the type of parity of color and fire present in this cross, in a single emerald recovery, is a rare, heavens-opening occurrence that gives this piece its name "Epiphany." It is at that precise moment of discovery that the imagination unfolds the ultimate design in which to place the stones, the emeralds voicing to Marcial de Gomar the manner in which they should be set. The symbol of the cross into which these stones have been set celebrates the unity within mankind's many faiths through the words "Universality is of God and all limitations earthly." It can, thus, be worn in all its splendor by a person of any belief system. Accompanied by GIA Report 2181154030 of February 16, 2017Note: Due to the inability of current technology capturing the blue green hues and light dispersion in emeralds accurately, digital and particularly print images, do no justice to the true beauty, color and fire of Colombian emeralds. These magnificent specimens truly need to be seen with the naked eye to be appreciated to their full extent.Read more

  • USAUSA
  • 1d 12h
Low estimate
24 000 GBP

Mariposas de Muzo

Offered without a minimum reserveA stunning pair of emerald and diamond earrings with a combined total weight of 13.36 carats, set in platinum and 18 karat yellow gold.To bid on this lot, please complete the form: Guernsey's Bidder Agreement and return it by email to sjaffe@guernseys.com or by fax at 212-744-3638. This pair of difficult-to-find, fine quality emerald and diamond stud earrings is named after the butterflies of spectacular beauty seen in the Muzo region of Colombia-like the region's emeralds, these creatures are not to be found anywhere else on the planet. Presented to the eyes of those who are fortunate to view these two exquisitely matched emeralds are glimpses of the forces emanating from those dark green jungles and powerful lightning bolts that stem from the mountains surrounding the Muzo mine.With a total weight of 8.97 carats, these fiery emerald cut emeralds are wonderfully married to eight Asscher cut and four oval shape diamonds totaling 4.39 carats of VS/EF quality, sparkling vividly in each earring. With a combined gemstone total of 13.36 carats, they are very finely handcrafted in both platinum and 18 karat yellow gold, in stylish eight prong settings, and fashioned on Omega style post and clip backs. The wearer will be favored in owning not one, but two of these geologically rare and large gem-emeralds. Accompanied by GIA report 2185154033 of February 17, 2017Note: Due to the inability of current technology capturing the blue green hues and light dispersion in emeralds accurately, digital and particularly print images, do no justice to the true beauty, color and fire of Colombian emeralds. These magnificent specimens truly need to be seen with the naked eye to be appreciated to their full extent.Read more

  • USAUSA
  • 1d 12h
Low estimate
140 000 GBP

Gloria de Dios

Offered without a minimum reserve2.24 carat pear shape Muzo emerald set in a 22 karat gold ring.To bid on this lot, please complete the form: Guernsey's Bidder Agreement and return it by email to sjaffe@guernseys.com or by fax at 212-744-3638. This classic Marcial de Gomar Spanish-influenced design ring features one of the largest known fancy pear shape natural Colombian emeralds found on the wreck site of the Nuestra Señora de Atocha. Cut from a 6.09 carat rough emerald originating in the Muzo Region far inland in the mountains of Colombia, this stunning gem-fine specimen weighs in at a large 2.24 carats. Inspired by the craftsmanship and the history of the era, she is set in 22 karat gold in the classic cire perdue method of the time. The inset of the cross design on the ring reveals a little known connection between Native American and European cultures. Quetzalcoatl, the Founder of the Aztec Civilization, a divine Messenger to Mesoamerica, told his followers that He would return, at a specific time in the future, "From out of the east, on great white wings." On that very day, as prophesied, the Spanish ships of the Tierra Firme galleons appeared on the eastern horizon, their mainsails emblazoned with the Jerusalem Cross, heralding the message of Jesus Christ, "La Gloria de Dios." Thus the promised "return" was fulfilled, albeit, as in other times and places, not according to the scriptural interpretation of those awaiting that moment. The ring forges a connection between the Old World and the New World; it is a fitting example of how art and history can interweave.Accompanied by GIA Report 5182154417 of February 17, 2017, Mel Fisher’s Treasures LLC Certificate of Authenticity (Emerald Number 94A-34316) and Mel Fisher's Motivation, Inc. Certificate of Authenticity (Emerald Number 94A-34316).Note: Due to the inability of current technology capturing the blue green hues and light dispersion in emeralds accurately, digital and particularly print images, do no justice to the true beauty, color and fire of Colombian emeralds. These magnificent specimens truly need to be seen with the naked eye to be appreciated to their full extent.Read more

  • USAUSA
  • 1d 12h
Low estimate
160 000 GBP

Alma Caribe

Offered without a minimum reserveIncredibly large 22.50 carat natural round snow gold Caribbean queen conch pearl. To bid on this lot, please complete the form: Guernsey's Bidder Agreement and return it by email to sjaffe@guernseys.com or by fax at 212-744-3638. The "Soul of the Caribbean" is representative of the joy of discovering objects of great beauty when they are least expected. Such was the origin of Marcial de Gomar's passion for conch pearls, ignited by a beautiful pink pearl traded to him for a half dozen lobsters during his time living on the San Bernardo Islands. Marcial became captivated by conch pearls, which are of such rarity that it requires an average of ten to fifteen thousand conchs just to find a single pearl among them. He has since become a global name and authority in natural queen conch pearls sought out by connoisseurs, collectors and experts from around the world. In 2009 the Marcial de Gomar Conch Pearl Color Description Guide was released and shared within the appraising industry as a service to easily describe colors of the Strombus Gigas pearls for dealers and appraisers. Conch pearls occur in a wide variety of shapes ranging from baroque to oval and, very occasionally, round. This magnificent round snow gold pearl (white primary color with gold hue as secondary) gives new meaning to the word "rare," which is so often subject to hyperbole. Conch pearls in sizes of 3 to 6 carats of any shape are considered large and collector size, and a 2 carat round queen conch pearl is considered large. The "Alma Caribe," at 22.50 carats of natural Caribbean queen conch pearl (regarded by many as the rarest of all gems) is the largest round queen conch pearl ever encountered by Marcial de Gomar in his 60 years of familiarity with these treasures of the ocean. Accompanied by GIA Report 1152782346 of December 24, 2013Read more

  • USAUSA
  • 1d 12h
Low estimate
120 000 GBP

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