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I once heard that emeralds were more valuable than diamonds, so if that's truly emerald, I think you hit the jackpot.

May we ask where you found it?

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Wow! What an interesting thread. And man, if Esoy is a scammer he has his work cut out for him. A little intro- I am a gemologist in Bangkok and have a Filipina wife who works with me in the busine

personally i would leave it to the experts because there could be a massive stone inside the rock and if you start chopping away you could affect the value of the rock .

I think Esoy would have a bit of trouble scamming anyone on this site. Our long-standing, proud tradition of entrenched cynicism and dyed in wool pessimism would make this a tough audience to run any

I once heard that emeralds were more valuable than diamonds, so if that's truly emerald, I think you hit the jackpot.

May we ask where you found it?

I am posting this enquiry as a favor from someone from mindanao. surely there are more...
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Jess Bartone

You wont even know what you have until you chop it apart

 

... carefully.

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You wont even know what you have until you chop it apart

do you know how to chop this apart? Chiseling ??
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personally i would leave it to the experts because there could be a massive stone inside the rock and if you start chopping away you could affect the value of the rock .

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Personally, there is no way I would have this piece appraised here in the Philippines. What are the chances that you can find a really good gemologist here? Not very good I would think. It's hard enough to find a real jeweler here. Sending it to a trusted agent in either Australia or the US would give you a much better shot at a decent appraisal (be sure it is well-insured). If it is emerald (and it very well may be), it appears to have gem-quality stone in it. The matrix the crystals are in looks a bit unusual, but who knows? There aren't too many gemstones that will give you that shade of green. Whoever owns this piece is likely to become quite wealthy...especially if they know where to find more like it.

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Personally, there is no way I would have this piece appraised here in the Philippines. What are the chances that you can find a really good gemologist here? Not very good I would think. It's hard enough to find a real jeweler here. Sending it to a trusted agent in either Australia or the US would give you a much better shot at a decent appraisal (be sure it is well-insured). If it is emerald (and it very well may be), it appears to have gem-quality stone in it. The matrix the crystals are in looks a bit unusual, but who knows? There aren't too many gemstones that will give you that shade of green. Whoever owns this piece is likely to become quite wealthy...especially if they know where to find more like it.

 

It seems the next challenge is how to bring it out of the country..? It was not easy moving this around from source..perhaps to chip-off a bit and send it by courier? If indeed this is for real, I truly believe the Philippines is a blessed country - there is no need for greed, hunger or violence. There is more than enough for everyone; There is so much wealth in this country found and unfound...we can all be happy and be at peace, cheers...

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You need to check on the legality of taking it out of the country, there may be laws prohibiting this, it could be construed as smuggling. I would be very careful, do your homework.

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It seems the next challenge is how to bring it out of the country..? It was not easy moving this around from source..perhaps to chip-off a bit and send it by courier? If indeed this is for real, I truly believe the Philippines is a blessed country - there is no need for greed, hunger or violence. There is more than enough for everyone; There is so much wealth in this country found and unfound...we can all be happy and be at peace, cheers...

 

esoy get 6 more posts and i can pm you the contact information for a gemologist that is a member of the forum though he's been inactive a long time

 

perhaps he can help you out

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Justin Kredible

Esoy, aren't you selling a few handguns as well?

 

If so, I will buy the handguns off you first, and then we can discuss the rock.

 

Seriously, good luck. This is movie stuff!

 

Oh, and if you become wealthy, don't forget us little people.

 

 

 

:tinkerbell:

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You need to check on the legality of taking it out of the country, there may be laws prohibiting this, it could be construed as smuggling. I would be very careful, do your homework.

 

I have been thru customs more than once. no matter where you go the questions that they ask are pretty standard . Do you have currency in a certain amount ? Do you have any fruit or vegetables. I have never yet seen the question " Do you have any rocks in your luggage". At this point that is all you have- a rock .

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I have been thru customs more than once. no matter where you go the questions that they ask are pretty standard . Do you have currency in a certain amount ? Do you have any fruit or vegetables. I have never yet seen the question " Do you have any rocks in your luggage". At this point that is all you have- a rock .

 

True it's a rock but it will show up in the x-ray scan and he may need an explanation.Altho he doesn't have a value attached to it yet it may still be construed as "smuggling" since the rock is clearly emerald.There may be some sort of heavy tariff if there is no law concerning it.Much better to know what to expect first than to take the chance they'l pass it off as so much gravel.

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do you know how to chop this apart? Chiseling ??

 

For all you know it could be one huge emerald with spurs growing off it. I would be trying to scratch the dirt off to clean it up and have a good look at it before cutting it... as mentioned a gem specialist knows what to do... but if you clean it up it becomes glaringly obvious it is a highly valuable stone worth stealing so whatever you do tread softly and carry a big stick.

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