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Date: 02/07/12 02:58 PM

39 Responses to It`s Just The World`s Biggest Emerald [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of orange_panty
    orange_panty Female 18-29
    596 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 2:59 pm
    Link: It`s Just The World`s Biggest Emerald - It comes in at 57500 carats, no big deal.
  2. Profile photo of megavidiot
    megavidiot Male 30-39
    901 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 3:08 pm
    Also dyed, so not natural. And nobody at the auction last week put a bid on it.
  3. Profile photo of dkstudios
    dkstudios Male 18-29
    130 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 3:15 pm
    Here, have this along with it
  4. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 3:18 pm
    That`s not pretty.

    That being said, I think gemstones in general are pointless wastes of money.
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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18933 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 3:21 pm
    Christ, this place is filled with Debbie Downers.
  6. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 3:25 pm
    That being said, I think gemstones in general are pointless wastes of money.

    I agree. Huge amounts of money for tiny pieces of rock just because it`s sparkly. Er...why? You can buy sparkly things for much less money. A symbol of something enduring? Rubbish. If you wanted a rock that was a symbol of endurance, you`d use granite. It`s just about sparkles and advertising.
  7. Profile photo of Kegomatix
    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 3:30 pm
    WEEE lets pay thousands of dollars for some ROCKS!!!

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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2422 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 3:41 pm
    Sometimes, these rocks have useful properties. But, shhh wouldn`t want people to know that we actually use these things to do stuff. It lessens the status.
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    Kiaran123 Male 30-39
    114 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 3:45 pm
    I agree, its just a dumb rock. By the way, where is it so I can steal it.
  10. Profile photo of bridezilla
    bridezilla Female 18-29
    12 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 3:48 pm
    Funny how only males are saying it`s a pointless dumb rock. Regardless of what you think of it, you will need to buy one of these at least once in your life for that special someone! :)
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    robinbeirne Male 18-29
    126 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 3:49 pm

  12. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 3:51 pm
    I want that. I love gemstones. Also, all of you idiots saying it`s just a dumb rock, these things have uses in laser beams. derpity derpatron.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 3:52 pm
    "Christ, this place is filled with Debbie Downers."

    Right?
  14. Profile photo of jendrian
    jendrian Male 18-29
    2516 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 4:40 pm
    correction: "It`s just the world`s biggest FAKE emerald"
  15. Profile photo of ChiefRocka
    ChiefRocka Male 18-29
    65 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 4:44 pm
    they were trying to sell it at an auction house in Kelowna which is like 5 hours away from Vancouver stupid...
  16. Profile photo of Ajikan
    Ajikan Male 18-29
    1526 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 6:10 pm
    TKD_Master
    I was just about to ask what use it had.
    Sooo, can we make a big laser with it?
  17. Profile photo of slut_etta
    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3879 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 6:24 pm
    I WANT!!!!!
  18. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    "A security guard keeps a watchful eye of the stone as residents take a look at it at Western Star Auction House in Kelowna, British Columbia"

    also, apparently it`s probably not an emerald
  19. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 8:28 pm
    So THAT`S what was in Kim Kardashian`s ass.
  20. Profile photo of teknollag
    teknollag Male 18-29
    164 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 9:20 pm
    Take it. And run.
  21. Profile photo of ledzeppeloyd
    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2385 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 9:39 pm
    some rich rap star will put that around his neck
  22. Profile photo of xelous
    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 10:18 pm
    Nice color, wonder where he bought the dye
  23. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2012 at 10:49 pm
    >I-IS-BORED
    If you`re referring to the fact that you quoted them as writing "...watchful eye of the stone...", you might like to know that jewels are not uncommonly referred to as precious stones or just stones.
  24. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    February 8, 2012 at 12:03 am
    "TKD_Master
    I was just about to ask what use it had.
    Sooo, can we make a big laser with it?"

    i`m not entirely clear on why, but many gemstones have a place in many certain types of lasers.
  25. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    February 8, 2012 at 12:05 am
    @GRadde
    no i`m referring to the fact that the owner is being charged with fraud
  26. Profile photo of Nytewulf
    Nytewulf Male 30-39
    513 posts
    February 8, 2012 at 3:56 am
    Guy with microscope: "Yep, that`s an emerald, alright."
  27. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    February 8, 2012 at 6:15 am
    @bridezilla--it`s funny how only females are attaching value to a pointless dumb rock*.

    (I haven`t checked to verify the truth of this statement, I was just positing the opposite of what she said)
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    Vimto Male 40-49
    2853 posts
    February 8, 2012 at 6:55 am
    Big.
    Green.
    Rock.
  29. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    February 8, 2012 at 7:13 am
    If I had randomly seen this pic online I would have thought the guy was Lex Luthor.
  30. Profile photo of DixxyRarr
    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    February 8, 2012 at 8:26 am
    I love gemstones. My first instinct is to want to put it in my mouth. I`m not sure what that means...
  31. Profile photo of Lesombre
    Lesombre Male 40-49
    17 posts
    February 8, 2012 at 8:40 am
    Are you sure it`s not just really old hospital lime Jell-O?
  32. Profile photo of uhmerikin
    uhmerikin Male 18-29
    876 posts
    February 8, 2012 at 10:10 am
    @DixxyRarr - I think it means that we both look at it and subconsciously say to ourselves, "Ooh! It`s a huge Jolly Rancher!"
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    February 8, 2012 at 10:36 am
    @DixxyRarr

    **Bites tounge** AHHHHH I CAN`T RESIST! You can put my stones in your mouth anytime babe!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    February 8, 2012 at 12:32 pm
    NIce... now that would be an engagement ring
  35. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    February 8, 2012 at 12:46 pm
    Funny how only males are saying it`s a pointless dumb rock. Regardless of what you think of it, you will need to buy one of these at least once in your life for that special someone! :)

    Most prostitutes prefer cash, or so I`m told.

    And yes, I am saying that if you`re exchanging sexual favours for valuables, you`re being a prostitute. It`s not love, it`s a business transaction.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    February 8, 2012 at 1:19 pm
    [quote">i`m not entirely clear on why, but many gemstones have a place in many certain types of lasers.[/quote">

    I don`t know why either, so now I am compelled to find out why...

    ...that was interesting. Now I have a much better understanding of how lasers work. Gemstones work well as a lasing medium. Apparently you can theoretically get almost anything to work as a lasing medium and very many materials have been used, but a crystalline material doped with the right kind of material is efficient and relatively easy to get to work. The gemstones in lasers are artificial, of course.

    Good info here
  37. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    February 8, 2012 at 1:46 pm
    Try selling one of THESE to the vendors in Skyrim - Sheesh!
  38. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    February 8, 2012 at 2:05 pm
    Having thought about it, my prostitution comment was overly broad. Sometimes she`s just being a puppet for the gemstone industry.
  39. Profile photo of carmium
    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    February 8, 2012 at 8:12 pm
    This whole "biggest emerald" stuff is kinda weird. They tried to sell it around here somewhere and it didn`t go thru, for one, and it`s obviously not the clear type of stone you`d want for for a ring. And the "cutting" is odd in that the corners are rounded! What use is it?

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