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Article: Export with us your Colombian emeralds


Export with us your Colombian emeralds

More and more companies and people are looking to take the famous Colombian emeralds to more corners of the world. Undoubtedly, while it is a process that requires care and meeting the necessary requirements, With Emerald By Love this process is a much simpler reality.

In this article we will seek to enter the world of exports of Colombian emeralds worldwide, so we will tell you what the export landscape has been in recent years, what requirements must be met to achieve this and how Emerald By Love can facilitate the process.

Exports of Colombian emeralds around the world

Colombian emerald exports have been very important for the country's economy for many years. In 2020, despite the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, emerald exports reached a total value of USD 102.7 million, a decrease of 17.4% compared to 2019.

Exports of Colombian emeralds reached 129 million dollars in 2021, a figure that exceeds the best projections made by the connoisseurs of the sector and that more than triples the value of exports seen the previous year.

The 2021 figure is the highest seen since 2018, when exports totaled 142 million dollars, and the fifth highest annual figure seen in the last ten years. The best year over the last decade was 2015, when Colombian emerald exports exceeded $160 million (all USD figures).

The main destinations for Colombian emerald exports are the United States, Hong Kong, Switzerland and the Netherlands. However, demand for emeralds has decreased in recent years due to competition from other precious stones and the decline in consumer purchasing power due to the pandemic.

Despite this, Colombian emeralds are still highly valued around the world for their quality and beauty. In addition, the Colombian government has taken steps to promote and protect the emerald mining industry, which has helped maintain the quality and authenticity of Colombian emeralds.

Requirements for exporting Colombian emeralds

Export emeralds from Colombia requires compliance with certain requirements and formalities, including:

1. Get an export license issued by the Colombian Ministry of Mines and Energy.

2. Ensure that emeralds meet the quality and authenticity requirements established by the Colombian government.

3. Conduct an inspection and certification by the Centre for Research and Technological Development of the Mining, Ceramics and Construction Industry (CETEC).

4. Comply with the shipping and documentation requirements required for export.

5. Hire a reliable logistics and transport company to send emeralds to the desired destination.

It is important to work with an experienced and reliable export company that can help with all the necessary formalities and requirements to export emeralds from Colombia.

Export Colombian emeralds with Emerald By Love

With Emerald By Love, emerald exports from Colombia to the Abroad are much simpler as we have all the necessary regulations and requirements to send the precious green gems to the destination needed.

Whether companies or natural people have more than 40 years of experience in the Colombian emerald business, so we know what legal documents are needed, what are the parameters for exporting and the most beneficial destinations and shipping methods.

Contact us and we will advise you to achieve an emerald export correctly.

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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