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Article: When change the Colombian emerald of your jewel for a better quality emerald?


When change the Colombian emerald of your jewel for a better quality emerald?

Changing the emerald of a jewel for a better quality one can be an important decision for those who value the authenticity and quality of their jewelry.

If you have a jewel with an emerald that does not meet your expectations in terms of color, clarity or brightness, it is possible to consider replacing it with a better quality emerald.

Here we present you a step-by-step guide on how to carry out this process effectively and safely.

When to decide to change the gem?

The decision to change the emerald of your jewel depends on several factors. Here are some common situations where you might consider making the change:

  1. Wear or Damage: If the emerald in your current jewel is worn out, scratched or damaged, it is a good time to consider the replacement. Damage can affect the appearance and value of the stone.
  2. Quality Dissatisfaction: If you are not satisfied with the quality of the current emerald due to its color, clarity or cutting, and you want a better quality stone, you might consider the change.
  3. Style update: If you're renovating an old or inherited jewel and want to give it a modern touch, changing the emerald for a better quality and updated design can be an excellent option.
  4. Change in Personal Preferences: Personal preferences can change over time. If you now prefer a different emerald color or a different stone size, it might be a good time to make the change.
  5. Special Celebrations: Some people choose to change the stone in a jewel for special occasions, such as significant anniversaries, to symbolize a new beginning or as a special gift for a loved one.
  6. Investment: If you see the jewel as an investment and want to increase its value, changing the emerald for a higher quality or value stone can be a strategic decision, especially if the new stone has a certificate of authenticity and comes from a reliable source.

Step by step: how, when and where

1. Evaluate your Jewel Actual: Before making any changes, it is important to evaluate the current jewel and determine which aspects of the emerald you want to improve. Consider the color, clarity, size and cutting of the current emerald to get a clear idea of what you're looking for in the new stone.

2. Find a Trusted Jeweler: Look for a trusted jeweler who has experience in replacing gemstones. He asks friends and family for recommendations or research online to find jewellers with good reviews and reputations.

3. Consult with the Jeweler: Schedule a consultation with the jeweler selected to discuss your needs and expectations. During the consultation, explain in detail what you expect in terms of quality and budget. The jeweler will be able to show you better quality emerald options that fit your criteria.

4. Evaluate the Available Options: The jeweler will show you various better quality emerald options. Carefully examine each stone, considering factors such as color, clarity, size and cutting. Ask about the origin of the stone and whether it comes with a certificate of authenticity, which guarantees its quality and authenticity.

5. Discuss the Replacement Process: Once you've selected the new emerald, discuss the replacement process with the jewelry box. Be sure to understand all the details, including the cost of the replacement, the estimated time the process will take and any warranties offered by the jewelry box.

6. Make Change: If you are satisfied with the choice of the new emerald and replacement terms, authorize the jeweller to make the change in your jewel. The professional jeweler will use specialized techniques to remove the old emerald and place the new one in its place, making sure the jewel remains intact during the process.

7. Take care of your New Jewel: Once you've received your jewel with the new emerald, be sure to take care of it properly. Clean the jewel regularly and keep it in a safe place when you're not wearing it. Avoid exposing her to aggressive chemicals and protect her from blows and scratches to maintain her beauty over time.

By following these steps and working with a trusted jeweller, you can swap the emerald of your jewel for a better quality one, making sure your jewel shines with a new intensity and authenticity.

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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