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Article: Colombian emerald markets in the world


Colombian emerald markets in the world

The emeralds, known for their distinctive green color and rarity, are sold in various markets and places around the world.

When talking about Colombian emeralds, the markets selling this gem increase, and that is that the emerald has become one of the most much-loving stones of gemology.

Countries with the largest emerald market

Here are some of the main markets and emerald sales locations in the world:

  1. Colombia: Colombia is the world's leading emerald producer. Mines such as Muzo, Chivor and Coscuez are famous for producing high-quality emeralds. In Colombia, emeralds are sold in local markets and are also exported to international jewelry stores.
  2. Zambia: Kagem mines in Zambia are an important source of emeralds on the world market. Zambia's emeralds are known for their deep green colour and are exported to different countries for sale in high-end jewelry stores.
  3. Brazil: Brazil is also a significant producer of emeralds. Brazil's emeralds are extracted in places such as Belmont, Campos Verdes and Santa Terezinha de Goiás. These emeralds are sold both on the local and international markets.
  4. Afghanistan: Afghanistan is known for producing emeralds of excellent quality. However, due to the political and social situation in the country, the sale of emeralds is often carried out through intermediaries and international markets.
  5. United States: The United States is an important market for emeralds, with numerous specialized jewelry stores offering a variety of both natural and treated emeralds.
  6. Europe: European countries such as Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom have an established market for emeralds. The precious stones are sold at auctions, specialized shops and through gem merchants.

Means for sale of Colombian emeralds

  • International Auctions: Auction houses such as Christies, Sothebys and Bonhams regularly offer emeralds at specialized jewelry auctions. These auctions attract collectors and buyers from all over the world.
  • Luxury Jewelry: Luxury brands such as Tiffany & Co., Cartier and Bulgari offer emeralds in their stores. These jewelry stores offer high-quality emeralds set in exclusive and often customized designs.
    With Emerald By Love you can also access the emerald market as we have Gems ranging from 20,000 Colombian pesos to 1.8 billion Colombian pesos.
  • Online Markets: With the e-commerce boom, emeralds are also sold online across specialized platforms. These platforms offer a wide variety of emeralds, from loose stones to finished jewelry, and often provide certificates of authenticity and quality.
    In our jewelry we also offer the ease of online shopping, we have social networks, website and sales platforms on which you can buy jewelry with emeralds and loose emeralds of different values.
  • Gem's Fairs and Exhibitions: International gem fairs and exhibitions, such as the Hong Kong Jewelry Fair and the Tucson Gems Fair in the United States, are places where emerald merchants exhibit and sell their products to international buyers.

Paula A. Bonilla 

Social communicator and journalist from Sergio Arboleda University in Colombia. She is also a jeweler and is passionate about constantly learning about precious gems and national high jewelry.

Currently, she is working for one of Bogotá's most important jewelry stores, Emerald by Love. This jewelry store has over 40 years of experience and has 2 physical branches in the capital city of Colombia, located in the city center.

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