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Two decades to collect 22 rare cat's eye emeralds

An emerald necklace and a pair of earrings by Singapore-based Vihari Jewels might not dazzle the casual observer at first glance, but these multi-million-dollar pieces bear testament to decades of perseverance and patience.

Fashioned from 22 pieces of rare cat's eye emeralds from the Belmont mine in Brazil, the necklace and earrings have a total of 492.76 carats, including a 77-carat gem that is the necklace's centre stone.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 12, 2018, with the headline 'Two decades to collect 22 rare cat's eye emeralds'. Print Edition | Subscribe