Fabulous Green Emerald Makes It’s Debut at Basal Jewelry Show.

A dazzling 206.09-carat Colombian emerald of exceptional color and clarity, purchased by Bayco LLC from a private collector earlier this year made it’s debut this week at the Basal Jewelry Show in Basal, Switzerland.

The Imperial Emerald, 206.09 Carats

The polished cut yield from Emerald rough is in the range of 20-24% which means that The Imperial Emerald started out as a 800 carat rough stone, WOW!

Giacomo Hadjibay, a co-owner of the family-owned, New York-based jewelry company, said the gem, dubbed “The Imperial Emerald,” is the most exceptional stone their company has ever purchased.

The Imperial Emerald is the largest Emerald in terms of its clarity, color, brilliance and cut, and is untreated. It was mined at the Muzo mines, located at the foothills of the eastern range of the Andes mountains in Colombia which are known for producing the best emeralds in the world.

It was Colombian emeralds that the great Moguls of India coveted when they ruled the country, swapping their diamonds and gold with the Spanish for the green gems.

Bayco purchased this Emerald rough in 2012 and submitted it to three of the worlds best Gemstone Grading laboratories, the American Gem Laboratories, the Gemological Institute of America and Gübelin; who created books on the emerald, a step taken only for extremely rare and exceptional stones.

Bayco brought the stone to Baselworld to show it to the world, the first stop on what may be a global tour for the 200-carat-plus gem. .

Bayco is exhibiting at Baselworld, which began today and runs through May 2.

Kim Kardashian Keeping Humphrey’s Bling.

Kim Kardashian’s refusal to return her engagement ring from basketball star Kris Humphries has already lasted fives longer than their actual marriage.

Kardashian contends that she has no obligation to return the bling because the former couple’s prenup states that she is entitled to keep the estimated $2 million 21.5 Carat diamond. Humphries says that the marriage was a total sham and that Kim only wed him for publicity so therefore she has no right to keep such an expensive gift.

The estranged couple is set to return to court in mid February to determine a trial date.





Are you Getting Married this year on December 12th?

Yes, this year December 12th comes out to 12-12-12, the last triple date for the next 100 years!

Wedding planners, Caterers, hotels and restaurants are flooding the airwaves and print media with advertisements of special offers for weddings on 12/12/12.  A range of options,  from “luxurious” ceremonies to “economy” models are being offered. Price ranges, are accompanied by misty soft-focus illustrations of wedding rings, cakes and adoring couples gazing longingly at each other.

No doubt the inside band of the diamond engagement rings and wedding bands will be inscribed with “12-12-12″  in addition to an additional personal message or phrase.

Cities and towns all over the world from Australia to Finland to Russia, to the USA, and Asia are reporting a torrent of bookings of wedding ceremonies on December 12.

One country, however, is an exception to this wedding booking frenzy and that is Bulgaria.

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church is currently observing the 40-day lent period of Advent before Christmas, a time during which weddings are not allowed.

Church weddings are ceremonial but not legal, given that Bulgaria’s constitution specifies that marriage is a civil union between a man and a woman – a provision, by the way, that forestalls gay marriages in Bulgaria. December 12 will see only weddings at state civil marriage offices on a strictly heterosexual basis.