Zambian emerald breaks record
Published On May 16, 2022 » 1187 Views» By Times Reporter » Latest News
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By KAIKO NAMUSA –
AN extraordinary 7,525-carat (1.505kg) single-crystal Chipembele was awarded the record for the largest high-quality emerald ever discovered at Gemfields’ Kagem mine in Zambia.
Chipembele is known as “the rhino emerald,” with Chipembele meaning rhino in Zambia’s indigenous Bemba dialect. Only the rarest and most remarkable emeralds have been given names in the past.

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