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Article: Where to buy your Colombian emeralds?


Where to buy your Colombian emeralds?

In Colombia, speaking more specifically about Bogotá, there are several places where you can acquire your certified Colombian natural emeralds. In the Colombian capital alone there is an area in the center of the city where you can acquire these gems with all guarantees.

However, after the pandemic and some improvements of the emerald guild, the ways of acquiring Colombian emeralds have increased. You can now buy emeralds in different places, depending on your location and preferences. Here are some options.

Where should I go in Bogota?

Each city or municipality of the country where this gem is marketed, has a specific area, neighborhood or location destined for the purchase and sale of 100% Colombian emeralds.

If this is the case and you wish to make your first purchase in a commercial establishment, you must ensure that it has a RUCOM register (Single Register of Mineral Marketingers), since this document will ensure the authenticity of the emeralds and the legality of their marketing.

On the other hand, if you want to make a slightly more traditional purchase, in the city of Bogotá you will find the Emeralds of the emeralds a place located in front of the station of transmilenio Museo del Oro, next to the University of Rosario. There, you'll find the famous commissioners, men and women in charge of marketing this precious gem.

Places to buy Colombian emerald

1. Jewelry: Visit local jewelry stores specializing in precious stones. They often have a selection of emeralds available in different sizes and qualities.

Remember that you must verify that the jewelry store has the necessary records and the documents required by law to market Colombian emeralds.

2. Auctions: Some auction houses organize auctions of jewelry and gems, where you can find authentic emeralds. Check out the auction houses close to you and stay tuned for the scheduled auctions.

Most of these events spread voice-to-voice voice or in groups across social media.

3. Online shops: There are numerous online stores selling emeralds. Make sure you look for reliable and renowned vendors. Read the opinions of other buyers and check their policy of return and authenticity of the gems.

4. Gems and mineral fairs: In some cities there are fairs or exhibitions of gems and minerals. These events bring together vendors from all over the world, where you can find a wide variety of emeralds to buy.

5. Gem merchants: In some areas, there are merchants specializing in gems and precious stones. You can investigate if there are trusted traders in your locality and visit them to see their selection of emeralds.

Remember that emeralds are valuable and precious gems, so it is important to purchase them from reliable sources and ensure their authenticity before making the purchase. It is always advisable to obtain a certificate of authenticity and, if possible, consult with a gemology expert before making an expensive purchase.

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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