2.51 carat round cut Muzo emerald from the Nuestra Señora de Atocha.
At 2.51 carats this fine, round cut Colombian emerald from the Muzo mine in Colombia is among the select few that were recovered from the Nuestra Señora de Atocha. Cut from a 5.35 carat rough emerald, she holds the rank of second largest known round faceted emerald drawn from the ocean depths out of the remains of the sunken Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha.
Her name, “Andina del Mar,” reflects her birth fifty million years ago in the tectonic uplift of the Andes Mountains from the bottom of the sea. This emerald has the exceptional distinction of being twice discovered: once in the high mountains of the Andes of South America, and a second time, after being committed to the sea by two hurricanes in the Florida Keys, when it was finally brought to light again by the renowned treasure diver, Mel Fisher, in 1986.
Accompanied by GIA report 2185154027 of February 17, 2017 and Mel Fisher’s Treasures LLC Certificate of Authenticity.
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.