Stunning 5,655-carat emerald found in Zambian mine
A stunning 5,655-carat emerald thought to be worth up to £2 million has been discovered in Zambia.
The astonishing Lion Emerald was found earlier this month at Kagem, the planet's largest emerald mine (75 per cent-owned by London gemstone producer Gemfields).
It was unearthed by geologist Debapriya Rakshit and miner Richard Kapeta - and is named "Inkalamu", after the lion, to recognise the animal conservation work carried out in the area.
Described as having "remarkable clarity and a perfectly balanced golden green hue", it is the second to be given a name by Gemfields - a tradition reserved for very special gems.