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Article: How to buy Rough Colombian emeralds?


How to buy Rough Colombian emeralds?

Colombian emeralds are known all over the world for their intense green color and exceptional quality. However, if you are interested in buying Colombian emeralds morralla, that is, small stones or fragments of emeralds, you have to follow some tips.

Then we give you some general tips and tips so you don't fail in the attempt to buy these gems, especially if you're not an expert on the subject.

Basic tips for the morralla

  • The first thing you need to know is that the Colombian emerald drwell is usually sold for large quantities, very rarely you'll find any trade that sells a single unit of this gem.
  • You should also keep in mind that the price per ct changes considering the quality of the shroud, for example: If the bite you buy does not contain fragments of other minerals it is likely to be more expensive than others that have traces of pyrite, quartz and other stones.
  • The size will also give the value to the purchase of the morralla, clearly, the greater the size, so the cost of the stones will be.
  • Usually the morralla does not require certificates or laboratory exams, however you must make sure that it is raw emerald and not other gems that resemble color and quality.
  • Color is another determining factor in the value of the morralla, the more green the color of these stones, the greater their value.

General tips for buying morralla

1. Education and Knowledge: Before making any purchase, familiarize yourself with the characteristics of high quality emeralds. Research on factors that influence its value, such as color, clarity, cutting and weight. The more you learn, the better you can make informed decisions during the purchase process.

2. Find a Reliable Supplier: Look for reliable and renowned suppliers that specialize in the sale of Colombian emeralds. Read reviews, search for recommendations and verify the seller's authenticity. Respectable traders often have certificates of authenticity for their stones and are willing to provide detailed information on the quality of the bite they offer.

3. Set up a Budget: Determine how much you are willing to spend on buying emerald mottle. Set a realistic budget and stick to it to avoid spending more than necessary. Keep in mind that, although the drealla is more affordable than polished emeralds, quality remains an important factor.

4. Check Authenticity: Before you make the purchase, make sure that emeralds are genuine and Colombian origin. Ask for certificates of authenticity and, if possible, verifies authenticity with a certified gemologist. Authenticity and origin are crucial to determining the value of emeralds.

5. Visual Inspection and Evaluation: If possible, examine the morralla in person or request detailed images of the stones you are considering. Observe the color, clarity and overall quality of emeralds. If you're shopping online, make sure the images are clear and well lit for proper evaluation.

6. Negotiation and Transaction: If you are satisfied with the morralla and are ready to buy, negotiate the price with the seller. Make sure you understand the terms of the transaction, including the return policy and the secure payment method. Use secure payment methods to protect your investment.

7. Take care of your investment: Once you have acquired the emerald mould, store it properly in a safe and protected place. If you plan to use them in jewelry or craft projects, be sure to manipulate them carefully to avoid damage.

Remember that buying precious stones, even in the form of a shroud, is a significant investment. Patience and education are key to making right decisions. Always consult with gemology experts and rely on reliable suppliers to ensure you are acquiring authentic and quality Colombian emeralds.

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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