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Emeralds from a wreck

Emeralds from a wreck

April 25 at the auction house Guernsey in New York exhibited a rich collection of emeralds. The stones belong to the jeweler Manuel Marchal de Gomara, a specialist in the field of those green beryl that he studied for many years, collected knowledge, with a passion for collecting, beautiful and valuable stones.

Colorful jewelry found in the wreck of the Spanish ship Nuestra Senora de Atocha, which lay on the seabed from 1622. Galeon carried on board not only precious stones, but also gold and silver coins. In 1985, he found the wreckage of Mel Fisher, a treasure hunter who asked Gomar for a professional advice in assessing the found stones. In exchange for help, he offered him some rough stones.

Among the exhibits were auctioned more than 30 unique specimens, such as the 887-carat emerald "La Gloria", produced in the hut Muzo in Colombia, worth 4-5 million dollars and "Marcial de Gomar Star Emerald" Extracted in Madagascar. This is the one with the greatest emeralds of this type, the cost of which is about 2-3 million dollars.