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Beryl (variety: Emerald)

The stunning Mackay Emerald was mined in Muzo, Colombia. The largest cut emerald in the National Gem Collection, it is set in a pendant of diamonds and platinum and was designed by Cartier. The art deco style necklace was a wedding gift in 1931 from Clarence Mackay to his wife Anna Case Mackay, who was a prima donna at the New York Metropolitan Opera from 1909 to 1920. The emerald weighs 167.97 carats and is set in platinum with 35 emeralds and 2,191 colorless brilliant and step cut diamonds.

Image Number: 95-40539
Catalog Number: G9775
Weight: 167.97 carats
Gift: Anna Case Mackay , 1984
Locality: Muzo , Colombia

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