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Article: Different tones of the Colombian emerald


Different tones of the Colombian emerald

The color of Colombian emeralds can range from intense and bright green to a darker and opaque tone, depending on the quality of the stone and the mineral present in it.

Some emeralds can be pure emerald green, while others may have yellow or bluish nuances. Everything depends on the chemical composition and the way the stone was formed.

In this entrance we will explain to what the different tones are due in a Colombian emerald and what are the distinctive colors of these gems in the country.

What gives the color to a Colombian emerald?

The color of an emerald is due to the presence of chromium and vanadium within its chemical structure. These elements give the emerald a deep and bright green tone that makes the much appreciated. The more intense the emerald green, the more valuable it is and its price will be higher.

One of the most important characteristics of Colombia's emeralds is its color, as it consists of tones that in people's eyes become very much like. In Colombia there are Esmeraldas of more than 40 different shades of green, and it is the only place in the world where the bluish green emeralds are located, which is the most liked by the ideal of its saturation, not so dark and not so light, that gives the gem an incomparable beauty.

The color of the Colombian emeralds is achieved thanks to the special characteristics of our subs. The process of training the emeralds is very different from that of other parts of the world and for that reason they have different tones and brightness.

Green tones of the Colombian emerald

The Colombian emerald is known for its intense and vibrant green tones, ranging from light green to a dark green. Some of the most common shades include:

Emerald green: A bright and saturated green found in the highest quality emeralds. It is characterized by a bright tone and exceptional brilliance.

Medium green: A green more off and less saturated than emerald green, which can still have a great brightness and a unique luminosity.

Bluish green: A greenish hue with touches of blue that give the stone a fresher and more modern feel.

Yellow green: This is a green with yellow shades, which is less common but still very beautiful and unique.

The emerald is a natural stone and each has its own unique combination of tones and nuances. In addition to the colors mentioned above, emeralds can also be found with other shades of green, including dark green, greyish green and dark bluish green.

Certificates of emerald tone

For those passionate about Colombian emeralds, there will always be a good option when it comes to wanting to know in detail the color or tone of these precious gems.

Through a Gemological Laboratory certificate it is possible to know data from the color of the emerald, this includes the color, which will be catalogued in three types of green, intense green, medium green and light green.

In addition, it will be possible to know whether the emerald stone contains any treatment that may have improved or altered the color or its inclusions.

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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