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One of the largest Emeralds in the world, weighing 137 kilos, is sold for a generous price of R$ 175 MILLION at a Federal Revenue auction: experts indicate that its real value could be much higher!

Written by Roberta Souza
Published 29/05/2024 às 17:09
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A magnificent 137 kilo emerald found in Bahia gains prominence in the national and international gemstone market!

According to Terra, on the sunny morning of this Tuesday, May 28, the Viracopos International Airport, in Campinas (SP), it was the scene of an unusual event: the auction of a rough emerald. That gemstone, extracted from the Caraíba Mine, in Pindobaçu, in the north of Bahia, was sold for impressive R $ million 175. The minimum bid value was R$115 million, but fierce competition between collectors and investors raised the price beyond expectations.

The giant green jewel

The emerald in question is a real nature's treasure. Measuring 60 centimeters tall and weighing an imposing 137 kilos, it is a rocky block studded with light green emeralds. Imagine holding this stone in your hands! It is one of the largest emeralds ever found in Brazil and, without a doubt, one of the most valuable.

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Estimated and historical value of the emerald

The technical gemological report reveals that the estimated value of this exceptional piece could reach even more impressive figures. According to experts, in an international auction, this emerald could be sold for values ​​between US$30 to US$50 million. Converting to our currency, we are talking about R$154 million to R$256 million. It's as if the stone had its own shine, capable of attracting attention and rich wallets.

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The mysterious past of the emerald

Interestingly, this is not the first time that this emerald has attracted attention. In 2017, a businessman from the city of Petrolina, in Pernambuco, purchased the stone for an incredible R$500 million. At the time, it was already considered a precious thing, but its current value has exceeded all expectations.

The Federal Revenue auction

The auction promoted by the Federal Revenue Service lasted just over an hour, but left a mark on the history of Brazilian gems. The precious stone was included in the notice and attracted buyers from all over the country. Now, it will go into the hands of its new owner, who will certainly have a unique jewel full of stories to tell.

Therefore, this emerald is much more than a simple stone. She is a symbol of richness, beauty and mystery, and her journey continues to surprise us all. Who knows, maybe it will soon appear in some royal crown or dazzling necklace? After all, with an emerald like this, the sky is the limit!

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Roberta Souza

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