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Article: Colombian emeralds transcending borders


Colombian emeralds transcending borders

Colombian emeralds, known for their deep and dazzling green colour, have captured the hearts of collectors, jewelry jewellers and lovers of precious stones around the world.

These unique gems are not just precious stones; they are witnesses to the history and geological wealth of Colombia, which have transcended geographical and cultural boundaries.

Then we summarize a little what has been the journey of the Colombian emeralds across the geological borders.

Colombia: Cradle of the Emeralds

Colombia, a country blessed with exceptional geological wealth, houses in its gut deposits of emeralds of incomparable quality.

The combination of minerals and specific geological conditions has led to the formation of these precious stones, making them unique in the whole world.

Since ancient times, emeralds have been considered symbols of power and wealth.

Civilizations such as the Incas and the Aztecs valued them enormously. In colonial times, European conquerors were marveled at the beauty of Colombian emeralds and took them to Europe, where they became royal treasures.

Unmatched Quality

What distinguishes Colombian emeralds is their intense green color and exceptional clarity.

These rare and valuable gems have earned a worldwide reputation because of their unparalleled quality.

Ethical and sustainable mining in Colombia ensures that these precious stones reach the hands of expert craftsmen and jewelry designers, creating unique and dazzling pieces.

Throughout history, several Colombian emeralds have achieved world fame. The Emerald Fura, with its unparalleled size and color, is a prominent example.

Other famous gems, such as the Emerald Gachalá, have been coveted by collectors and have appeared in international exhibitions, highlighting the magnificence of Colombian emeralds.

Colombian Esmeraldas Global Trade

The Colombian emerald trade has created a global network that connects miners, traders and customers from all over the world.

International auction houses and luxury jewellery boutiques offer these precious stones in international markets, creating a constant demand that drives the Colombian economy.

As the world becomes more aware of ethics and sustainability in the gems industry, Colombian emeralds are in a privileged position.

Transparency in the supply chain and environmental conservation are priorities, ensuring that future generations can also admire and enjoy these exceptional jewels.

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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