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Eshed – Gemstar is delighted to announce that they are the new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title holder for the Largest uncut emerald.

The record was given to the largest high-quality emerald ever found at Gemfields’ Kagem mine in Zambia, the extraordinary 7,525-carat (1.505kg), single-crystal Chipembele. Chipembele is known as “the rhino emerald”, with Chipembele meaning rhino in the indigenous Zambian dialect of Bemba. Traditionally, only the rarest and most remarkable emeralds have been given names.

It was with great pride that Eshed – Gemstar and Gemfields formally unveiled this accolade together at Gem Geneva, the world-renowned gem and jewellery show.

On the 5 th of May, the second day of Gem Geneva, a very special ceremony was held to honour Eshed – Gemstar and its founder Avraham Eshed. This was followed by a champagne toast and presentation of the certificate of the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title, in the company of friends and colleagues from the gemstone and jewellery industries.

“We congratulate Avraham on yet another achievement in his lifelong commitment to the coloured gemstone industry. Relationships with trusted partners like Eshed – Gemstar, who share Gemfields’ principles of trust and transparency, have been the driving force behind our ability to build a unique model within the coloured gemstone industry, which supports sustainable development in places like Zambia,” said Gemfields’ Managing Director – Product & Sales, Adrian Banks.

“We wanted to do something really special to celebrate our relationship with Africa and African gemstones and there is nothing more suitable than breaking the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Largest uncut emerald,” explained Avraham, adding: “We are here to inspire people worldwide and introduce them to the exquisite beauty and rarity of natural gemstones – especially natural gemstones from Africa. We want to pass our knowledge and love for natural gemstones to future generations.”

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