Rare Emeralds

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Emeralds are green precious gems

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The three major mines in Colombia are Muzo, Coscuez, and Chivor.

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The photo above was taken through a glass jewelry case.

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According to our tour guide at the emerald museum, emeralds are becoming scarce.
They don’t lend themselves to mass production, which is one of the reasons you don’t find them everywhere.
They’re mined with dynamite once they’ve been located in the sedimentary rock.

“Colombian emerald companies believe the rarity of sedimentary rock found in the emerald deposits to be the reason why Colombian emerald deposits are the purest emerald deposits found on earth. They are the premier gems in the Beryl family of stone-rocks. For more than 4,000 years, emeralds have been among the most valuable of all jewels on earth.” info above wikipedia

Although there are commercial grade emeralds which are plentiful, fine and extra fine emeralds are extremely rare.
These photographic examples of this precious emerald gem are from Cartagena, Columbia.

2016©Isadora DeLaVega

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13 thoughts on “Rare Emeralds

    • It’s an irresistible gemstone when you see it in person. Seeing it from where it starts in a rock to the
      final creative design is fabtatstic. You would definitely come home owning something with an emerald.
      I’m glad you enjoyed these photographs. Thank you for visiting anc leaving your nice comment.
      Isadora 😎

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    • Yes, it would make a gorgeous ring Gilly. There was a huge amount of beautifully created jewelry. The emeralds were captivating. As a jeweler it was difficult to justify buying something I could make. I did get a few cabochons to play with. I’m pleased you enjoyed the photographs of this treasured gem. Have a fabulous weekend. 🌻
      Issy 😎

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