Emeralds unearthed in shipwreck

The rare gems will be auctioned off as part of the Marcial de Gomar Emerald Collection

By Khristian Ibarrola - Lifestyle Inquirer

Shipwrecks are usually home to lost treasures including an extremely rare 887-carat gem.

A collection of exquisite emeralds discovered from a 400-year-old shipwreck will be up for auction on April 25, The Telegraph reported.

The impressive glittering set of gems, which consists of more than 20 loose emeralds, is far more expensive than diamonds and will be sold to the highest bidder by Guernsey’s Auction House in New York, USA.

But the collection’s main attraction is the 887-carat “La Gloria,” which is deemed as ”one of the largest museum-quality emeralds in the world.”

The gem is estimated to fetch between $4 million and $5 million.

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