I have a customer that has approached me with an awkward request. He
has asked me to cut his emerald crystal cluster into gemstones but it
is without doubt the most beautiful specimen I have ever seen. This
stone from Muzo, Colunbia has provenance and appraisal papers and is
documented and published and I consider using it for rough to be a
thoroughly lamentable loss.
The owner of the crystal cluster has a 6 figure investment in this
stone which has been in his possession for over 10 years. He is
neither a stone collector nor a jeweller and only desires to realise
his investment with the sale of the cut stones. He has buyers for the
finished goods that I am confident can be recovered. He has tried to
offer the specimen locally but such an item is quite out of the
league of collectors he has approached.
I would prefer to forgo the quite generous cutting fees and retain a
clear conscience, at least as a gemcutter. I also do not need to be
part of any negotiations and will supply my customer’s contact
details in order that any prospective new owners may arrange matters
directly with the owner.
I would sincerely appreciate any help that would get me out of this
dilemma. Please contact me off list
Thank you, Tony. firstname.lastname@example.org