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Chopard Purchases Huge 6,225-carat Emerald

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An undisclosed sum has been paid to Chopard for the acquisition of one of the world's largest raw emeralds, weighing 6,225 carats.

Switzerland's most famous jeweler stated that it would be able to "create a dedicated high jewelry collection with infinite possibilities."

The 1.22kg gemstone (pictured) was discovered more than a decade ago, in February 2010, at the Kagem mine in Zambia, by Gemfields, a London-based gemstone company.

It was given the name Insofu, which translates as "elephant" in the Bemba language, which is spoken by the indigenous people of the region where it was mined.

Chopard announced on Twitter that the emerald had been purchased by Caroline Scheufele, the company's co-president.

Chopard's presentation of Exceptional Gemstones at the company's flagship store in Paris will be the highlight of the event.

According to Gemfields CEO Ian Harebottle, the Insofu "displays wonderful color and good translucency." This is a unique find. The Insofu displays wonderful color and good translucency. Its sheer size, rich color and fine protective biotite shell makes it difficult to see deep into the gem.

"However, all indications suggest that the emerald's core is competent, and that it should yield a significant number of cut gems of significant size," the report says.

The Israeli company Eshed - Gemstar recently purchased an even larger emerald, also from the Kagem mine, weighing 7,525 carats and also from the Kagem mine.

Despite the fact that there is no official record for the world's largest emerald, finds exceeding 1,000 carats are considered "extremely unusual."

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