Although not Colombian, the Bahia Emerald is a large piece of rough emerald matrix of recent acclaim. Although not of gem quality the emeralds within the matrix are estimated to weigh about 180,000 carats. The stone has been through a decade of arguments and legal battles as to define who is the true owner of the stone. After narrowly escaping its storage vault being flooded in hurricane Katrina, the stone ended up being seized by authorities in Las Vegas. A lengthy legal of claims and appeals made at an LA county court resulted in the stone being awarded to Fm Holdings LLC in June 2015. This is the subject of a National Geographic documentary titled “400 Million Dollar Emerald” that is widely available online.