INVEST IN COLOMBIAN EMERALDS
Our Associate, located in Bogotá Colombia and Miami, is a wholesaler company comprised of third generation experts in the emerald business. They have been in operations since 1963. They supply major companies in the United States, Japan, India, Switzerland, and Spain with the world's finest emeralds. They understand the emerald business from mining to cutting and to setting the stones. They always maintain the highest standards when selecting each Emerald.
You can obtain the quantity of emeralds that you want in Colombia, The United States or Canada at distributor prices. The only additional costs are delivery, the cost of appraisal and taxes charged.
We speak Spanish, English and Italian
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Colombia is the worlds major producer of emeralds. Colombia produces 60% of the worlds emeralds (9 millions of carats, 1998), then Zambia at 15% and Brazil at 12%. Colombia produces the worlds top stones in terms of clarity, color and bigger sizes.
Picture: “Green all over the world” Muzo Mine by Rob Gould, 2003
The world's finest emeralds originate from the Chivor and Muzo Mines in Colombia, South America. The Spanish Conquistadors, who learned of their locations from the Indians, opened both mines in the 1500s. The fantastic emeralds emerging from these mines are referred to as "Old Mine Emeralds," and were mostly in the form of rounded pebbles called "Chibcha stones."
The Muzo emeralds exhibit fantastic yellowish-green shades, while the Chivor emeralds are distinguished worldwide by their deep bluish-green tones.
The emerald (Greek: smaragdos) of the ancients probably referred to a number of distinct species of green stones; that mentioned in the Old Testament probably was carbuncle garnet. Superstitions abound concerning the emerald, birthstone for May: it supposedly soothes the eyes, preserves chastity, cures dysentery, prevents epilepsy, and drives away evil spirits.
Gemstones are also very portable. In Europe, for example, where wars have ravaged nations for centuries people have often been stripped of their land, their homes, and all their property and possessions including their bank accounts. How did many of these people manage to escape such persecution and enter another country and almost overnight be back in business. There is only one answer. GEMS! They carried, or swallowed in some cases, their gemstones and crossed borders to personal and economic freedom.
There are in Colombia, two main sources of emeralds. The Muzo and the Chivor Mines. Muzo, 105 Km north of the Capital city of Bogotá, D.C., with an area close to 360 Km2, is located 600 meters (1800 feet) above sea level. The mine embraces the Itoco River a tributary to the Minero River. Worth mentioning in the Muzo area are the mines of Tequendama, Santa Barbara, El Cholo, Coscuez, and Peñas Blancas. This mining district is controlled by the Colombian Government and exploited private companies through term contracts.
Chivor, on the other hand, is located 165 Km. Northeast of Santafé de Bogotá, D.C., in territory of the municipality of Almeida, in Boyacá. The mine oversees the confluence of rivers Lengupa and Rucio, which together become the Guavio River. It is located 1800 Mts. (5400 ft) above sea level, and holds two main mining centers: Buenavista, with Las Vegas and San Juan, 8 Km away from each other, and Gachala. Chivor and Muzo areas are operated through concession by the government.
The Muzo and the Chivor Mines. Muzo, 105 Km north of the Capital city of Bogotá, D.C., with an area close to 360 Km2, is located 600 meters (1800 feet) above sea level. The mine embraces the Itoco River a tributary to the Minero River. Worth mentioning in the Muzo area are the mines of Tequendama, Santa Barbara, El Cholo, Coscuez, and Peñas Blancas.
The color of Emeralds ranges from bluish-green to a shade of yellowish green. The presence of chrome + iron renders the yellow-green color and the chromium + vanadium gives the bluish green color. The Emerald is the only stone of the Bérylses family to be classified in the precious stone family.
Emerald is a member of the beryl family of minerals. Other gemstones in this family include Aquamarine, Bixbite, Golden Beryl, Goshenite and Morganite. The most prized color for Emerald is a deep, vibrant, rich green. Inclusions are extremely common among Emeralds.
These are an important way to mark the distinction between natural and synthetic stones. We do not sell synthetic Emeralds. Treatment: Almost all Emeralds have some inclusions. The visibility of fractures can be reduced by filling them with oils and resins. Both of these methods are accepted practice and do not in any way diminish the value of the stone. Care: Emeralds are very delicate stones.
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